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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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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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