I’m liking you more and more
I always thought it was impressive that she at least writes her own music. Even if it is increasingly grating and awful to listen to.
Blaming sexism though? I don’t know about that. I know I don’t like those artists she mentioned because they only write songs about one thing as well. I don’t like things that don’t evolve or explore other subject matter, and ”Other people do it” isn’t a good excuse for why you write the same song over and over again.
One of the more depressing parts about coming back here every now and then is seeing that your Tumblr crushes have become people you can no longer Tumblr-crush on.
Today marks the first time I’ve deliberately followed someone only to immediately unfollow them because of how stupid their post is.
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 - 94-96
A- - 90-93
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
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”
#is that true?
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.
The grading scale isn’t the problem so much as it is the actual curriculum and lack of funding for schools.
Also, I think the grading scale is fair. If you’re failing, do better. If people aren’t meeting the average, the solution isn’t to lower the average. It’s to help the people who are struggling.
Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter
Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.
"So little information", indeed.
CNN is reporting that the man was armed and shot first. BBC reports, “Ballistic evidence suggests the man fired three rounds at the officer before his weapon jammed, and a gun was recovered from the scene…” If this is the case, the police officer acted appropriately.
Wait for all the facts to come out before jumping to conclusions.
nosferatwo replied to your post: my itunes library is out of control
My introduction to torrents had my library looking like that, then Spotify was like the second coming for me.
spotify is nice, but a good chunk of the music i like isn’t on spotify. (forgive me for becoming the dreaded hipster momentarily.) if i can stream it, i will, but the odds of finding a band like Dispensing of False Halos on there are slim, ya feel?
Maybe I’m just old and out of touch now that I don’t dig for new music as much as I used to. I think I’ll go out and buy a Hawaiian print shirt and a pair of Bud Light flip-flops.
Tuesday August 26th, the Belgian feminist activist group Lilith’S took Liège airport by storm to condemn the airport authorities’ role in supplying arms to Israel. Under a banner bearing the slogan “HOW MANY TONS OF WEAPONS FOR SO MANY LITERS OF BLOOD ? “, the activists spilled a hundred liters of fake blood, creating a red pool to symbolize the slaughter committed by Israel in Palestine.
this is so awesome that I can’t even begin to comprehend. Applause for them.
Yeah! Take that, underpaid janitors that have to clean that shit up!
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"
- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)
Yeah, just how there wasn’t any money in cures for polio, smallpox, etc. so we never cured or eradicated them.
Even if money was the main objective here, wouldn’t you want your pharmaceutical company to beat the others to the cure? You could not only claim that you cured one of the worst viruses to ever plague humankind, but you could put them out of business in the process.
But there are no illuminati or black helicopters in this scenario, so forget I said anything.