It’s not like XKCD didn’t say it first and say it better, but it really is true — the commenters on YouTube are quite possibly the stupidest people on earth.
In 2006, while covering it for Scientific American, I shot five videos at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and now once a week the comment robot at YouTube helpfully notifies me that some mouth-breather has spilled his or her genius insight below castoff clips I’d just as soon forget.
The original caption on one of the videos…
More ridiculousness from the Consumer Electronics Show – these woofers, embedded in the back of a truck, spin… for no apparent reason.
…and a typical comment…
well achmed they spin because its jsut plain fucking cool how many people do you kno that have like 12 subs in their trunk that spin O.o