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Okay, so, everything I’ve been reading about The Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug EE is always about BluRay or 3D or whatever…

Um….are they….just, like, not releasing an EE on DVD? *starts to cry* Am I missing something here? I mean not everyone has a BluRay, or can AFFORD a BluRay player, etc…

a quick search on the net yielded a cnet article stating the following: “The extended edition includes a 3D Blu-ray, regular Blu-ray, and a DVD. You also get a digital copy of the movie to store and watch online via the UltraViolet cloud locker service.” Hope this helps :-)

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Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

but then there’s also the curriculum and how it’s taught 

And shitty teachers and my FAVORITE which is AP classes. Also known as ‘if you live anywhere where school doesn’t end in May, you have to cram a months work of school in SOMEWHERE because the tests start second week of May! And you get out in June!

the amount of bullshit high schoolers are fed about ap classes are enough to make even american colleges laugh their fucking asses off

and don’t try to fucking use the grading system to shame americans okay i saw some of that earlier in this thread and fuck you this is a topic that hits hard with a lot of people, to the point where people have panic attacks and have to drop out of school and school becomes a trigger for them so fuck you if you think this is okay

Legitimately, there is absolutely no difference between AP classes and regular classes in my school except that AP classes get more work. The material would be exactly the same only the agenda reads: Regular English 3: Watch the movie. AP: Finish evaluation essay before deadline and project is due next Tuesday. Truly does only measure work ethic this way and not exactly “intelligence” per se.

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So a really awesome thing happened in the supermarket today

GUYS. I HAVE AN INTERVIEW NEXT WEEK. Like, I talked to an actual legitimate person, who wanted to interview me for an actual existing job, rather than sign me up for some agency or another (which I joined, by the way, because why not). THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED IN MONTHS. I DON’T EVEN CARE WHAT HAPPENS NOW. REAL PEOPLE LIKE ME FOR REAL JOBS. I AM NOT A FAILURE. YES.

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