At the elimination ceremony its pretty lighthearted and everyone has a laugh about cake. As the voting begins we're very nervous. We trusted the Teal and Lime teams the most since we got along with them pretty well at that point.
The new Common Core Standards tests are really being used as weapons against teachers and schools to force them to adopt questionable but expensive curriculum being marketed by test prep companies that seem to have enormous influence over politicians.
Perhaps the rise of terrorism, climate change, and the global financial collapse have caused some form of sociological damage that has turned us all into jaded cynics. Maybe we've stopped making movies that are full of wonder because we've stopped seeing the wonder in the world.