Parents across the country sent their high school students out the door Friday with the hope they’d score a 5 on the College Board’s AP U.S. American History exam. If they blew it, don’t blame yourself, and don’t blame them; blame “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda for not doing more. He tweeted Friday morning that he did all he could …
Today the 1st generation of kids for whom Hamilton exists take the AP US History exam.
I've done all I can do to help.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 6, 2016
The widely accepted scientific consensus is that every American loves the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which has won every prize that exists and even some that don’t yet, and it is heavily favored to win the Kentucky Derby Saturday evening. Still, Twitchy did manage to expose some curmudgeonly holdouts who aren’t buying into the “Hamilton” hype. (We wanted to buy our way in to a showing tonight, but Ticketmaster informs us it would cost somewhere between 70 and 105 Tubmans.)
Regardless, it’s time for the much-maligned millennials to pass the torch to “the first generation of kids for whom Hamilton exists.” We’re thinking something along the lines of “Hamiltons,” although it might cause some confusion with Hamiltons, which the creator of “Hamilton” helped save from becoming Tubmans.
@Lin_Manuel I got a 2 on mine way back when so I’m glad I can attribute that to you now
— Colin Weir (@radiocolin) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel AP Music Theory is next Monday. You've helped with that one too.
An AP Music Theory scorer
— Wes Flinn (@WesFlinn) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel Can you do something to help with AP Calculus next?
— Chris Hubbs (@cjhubbs) May 6, 2016
— John H (@johnthelutheran) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel can you write a musical on womens suffrage, british students need your teaching powers
— hannah (@malcolmtuckers) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel you've 6 days to help me for AP World History
— Reegan M. Fabian (@_R_Fabz) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel Can you please write a musical about Common Core math? Da kids could really use some help…
— Sarah Hudnall (@willieveeridae) May 6, 2016
He could try, but no one would be able to figure out the time signature without crying.
— Lissette Calveiro (@lissettecalv) May 6, 2016
This is no country for old men.
@Lin_Manuel In MY day, we walked five miles in the snow listening to 1776!!!
— JULIÁ (@juliastroud) May 6, 2016
@Lin_Manuel I have an Honours Degree in History from Trinity College Dublin based – in part at least – on quotes from "1776".
— Jonathan White (@liffeystynx) May 6, 2016