YouTube Comments Hall of Fame

People who comment on websites and blogs aren't just a homogeneous mass. On the top of the heap, obviously, you've got mental floss commenters, who are thoughtful and intelligent and generally polite. On the absolute bottom of the heap, you have YouTube commenters. It doesn't matter what the video is, it's pretty much inevitable that someone will chime in with a humdinger like "THIS IS GEY!!!"

Sometimes, though, YouTube commenters get it just right -- and that's why the world has screenshots. One of my favorite ever YouTube bon mots is this:

Others have the power to distill, through their sheer inarticulate lunkheadedness, the lunkheadedness of whatever it is they're commenting on. Like this scene from Jurassic Park, which appears to be a man vomiting into a toilet in the jungle about to be eaten by a T-Rex.

Then there are the absolutely clueless ones, like this comment on a music video by the band Coldplay.

All I can say is that I hope someone's saving all this stuff, because one day all this stupidity will make brilliant reading.

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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