SLOW NEWS DAY….From the annals of superfluous research:

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that a decade of “ratings creep” has allowed more violent and sexually explicit content into films, suggesting that movie raters have grown more lenient in their standards.

….The study, which was issued on Tuesday, quantified what children’s advocates and critics of the ratings system have said anecdotally for years: that a movie rated PG or PG-13 today has more sexual or violent content than a similarly rated movie in the past.

I’m shocked. Coming next: study shows bloggers have strong opinions, too much free time in which to express them.

There’s good news, though: at least no taxpayer money was spent on this project.