When I was a kid, my Dad was a fireman. (Yes, a Jewish fireman... Weird, eh?) This was in the early to mid-80's, and I remember being AMAZED when my Dad told us about this magical machine that they had purchased for the firehouse. It could record TV shows...and you could RENT movies to watch at home! I was stunned. So over the next 3 years, my Dad came home with stories about this movie and that movie...and every once in a while he'd look to me and my sister and say "THIS one is not for kids!" Needless to say, these titles were among the first I rented once I became friendly with the people at our local Video Village. (Video Village - sigh) Between the ages of 13 and 15, I must have seen 200 R-rated movies, none of which my parents had any clue about. So flash forward to yesterday, and my 13-year-old niece asks me if she can watch Scary Movie 2. I said absolutely not, and my sister looked at me like I was insane. "Hypocrite" she says, implying that I saw tons of R-rated movies when I was her age. So that got me to thinking. First off, I don't recall seeing any flicks that were as over-the-top raunchy as SM2 when I was a kid. The raunchiest we saw was Porky's or The Last American Virgin... Am I a hypocrite, or am I just getting older? I don't want my niece seeing the 'tree rape' scene from The Evil Dead...yet I was maybe a year older than she when I first saw it! We all know that most kids see R-rated movies before they're supposed to - and I bet you did also! I'd be particularly interested in hearing from parents around my age (I'm 30) - although I doubt many of you have 13-year-old kids.