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YTMND Graphic that just screams YOU THE MAN NOW, DOG with Sean Connery pointing an accusatory finger and faces of other YTMNDs littering the foreground which acts as the background in this case

About

YTMND, an abbreviation of the phrase “You’re the man now, dog!", is an online community and memetic hub site that hosts user-generated remixes and parodies of popular culture in the form of multimedia webpages featuring a still image or animated GIF with an overlay text and looped audio track.

History

The phrase "you're the man now, dog!" is a memorable quote by uttered by the character William Forrester (player by Sean Connery) in the 2000 drama film Finding Forrester (shown below).



On July 6th, 2001, YTMND founder Max Goldberg created the site Yourethemannowdog.com,[2] which was originally composed of white, 3-dimensional ASCII text on a black background reading "YOURE THE MAN NOW DOG DOT COM" (shown below, left).[3] Several months later, the website swapped the ASCII text with a tiled photograph of Sean Connery (shown below, right).


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On April 1st, 2004, Goldberg registered the domain ytmnd.com. According to the YTMND about page,[4] the site was launched that month, though marred by numerous bugs. On April 25th, one of the first notable YTMND sites was submitted by user ShittyMcShit. Titled picard.ytmnd.com, the page featured a photograph of the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Jean-Luc Picard accompanied by the remix track "The Picard Song" by musician DarkMateria. Within eight years, the page received over 3.8 million views, 1,800 comments and a 4.55/5 star rating.



HOME SITE LIST FORUM ABOUT Last 5 Sites Created ★★★☆☆ OK, back from california. There may be some slight problems with images and sounds not showing up. This should be resolved in the next few days. For those of you who have sent me donations, and havent been put on the list, please send me an email, as I only got 14,000 spam while on vacation, and it's possible I overlooked any mail I got while I was away ? I'm going to hel… ? robert ? bad luck ? Get Away From Op… ★★★☆☆ more] Iold news ] TOP 15 VIEWED SITES DONATORS! ? Picard Song ? Hillary Duff Is A NAZI! ? Hit Me Baby J-------! ? CUPPYCAKE GUMDROPS ? I believe you have my stapler? 71,980 ?WHAT'S NEW KHAN ? giggitygiggity ? Ridin Spinnas ? I believe you have my N-Gage? 54,248 ? Dey tuk ar jerbs! ? Welcome to Iraq NWS ? YEEEAAAH!!! ? Bear in the Big Blue House 44,248 ? Jump to KAHNdlusions mat 43,392 ? I'm fckin' Luigi! more] ?Blank page? ★★☆☆☆ ? Cowbell Fever ★★☆☆☆ ?Free at last! ★★☆☆☆ ? Pete & Pete [ Click here to Support this Site!] 215,515 195,454 103,414 75,085 70,546 63,905 57,803 RANDOM! ? SLEEPER HOLD ★★☆☆☆ ?OMGHIZU ★☆☆☆☆ ?Right On! ★★☆☆☆ 48,714 46,907 45,557 Top 5 Rated Sites 41,230 ShittyMcShit ★★★☆☆ Dasyat ? Picard Song ? Stapler Called Love ? spread my stapler and fly away pineappledock ★★★☆☆ ? Gangsta's Paradise ? TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES more] | | | Total Users: 8,617 ★★★☆☆ Silent-Bob Arkides Draznel | Total sites : 14,521 SUPPORT THIS SITE pls:( Copyright © 2000-2004, Max Goldberg/YTMND Inc. All Rights Reserved.CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD ER


2005 Redesign

On November 25th, 2005, Goldberg updated the site with a new redesign, comment layout, news system, content management system, URL scheme and added two new servers.[16]


HOME LIST ABOUT FORUMS HELP LOGIN YTMND NEWS QUICK SEARCH TOP 5 RATED YTMNDs welcome to the new face of ytmn (d sfw)! posted by max on 2005-11-25 21:10:18 ★★★★ ? YTMND: For Gameboy (Ultimate U ? Cheers to YTMND (refresh) * el ? R.I.P. Noriyuki Pat Morita ? Captain Picard's New Ship ? Safety Not Guaranteed search ladies, gents, trolls You may have noticed the site has been stagnating for the last few weeks. I've been busy working on the new site and adding features, fixing a ton of problems and overall, increasing performance. Two new powerful servers have launched and the site should be substantially faster for everyone LAST 5 CREATED YTMNDS ? Power Ranger Kids... ? It is now officia. ? Chris Farely ? Desert Eagle .50 ? Tickets for hitle I've outlined a list of what's new and what to look out for in the future [ read more 144 comments efnet->#ytmnd Total Users 66,544 Total Sites: 144,733 MODERATOR FAVORITES ? LARGE CAPITAL LETTERS CATCHES YOUR ATTENTION ? Loving it Bald! ? Conan is...AN ALLIGATOR ? 2:33 AM ? George Costanza! ★★★★★ TOP 1 5 VIEWED YTMNDS ? Paris Hilton doesn't change facial expressions ? Blue Ball Machine (Classic GIF Returned) ? R.I.P. Noriyuki Pat Morita ? lol, xmas ? Various fads attempt to hypnotise you ? The Emo Song ? My God!?! Is that a… ? MASS APPEAL ? Safety Not Guaranteed ? Derek Jeter, stop f**king white women! ? OOT RLY? ? Captain Picard's New Ship ? I'M A BLOOD SUCKIN VAMPIRE ? Medieval Shining ? emo kid cries about ytmnd major emo updates* 35,409 27,521 21,603 19,248 18,219 17,621 UP AND COMNG YTMNDs ? Deleted Star Wars Scene... ? Chunk Truffle (The Goonies) ua. ? R.I.P. Noriyuki Pat Morita... ? Theodore Roosevelt on democrac ? PULP WARS! ★★★★ 16,397 16,204 ★★★★ 15,573 15,164 13,584 12,883 RANDOM YTMNDs ? Homer the Joker ? ITS NOT MY FAULT ? caught between light and darkness today] -[yesterday] -[this week] always random > random.ytmnd.com this content box was killing the server, rewriting it

On December 14th, 2005, Goldberg posted a blog post announcing a new "site sponsorship" feature allowing users to donate money to the site to have their YTMNDs featured on the front page. The program was launched as a fundraiser to purchase a new content server for the site.[17]

2006 Redesign

On September 24th, 2006, the site was updated with a redesign and a new browse feature allowing users to sort through the site's growing collection of YTMN pages.


QUICK SEARCH USERNAME PASSWORD eslablished 2001 tr ve ine man now dog LATEST YTMND NEWS NEW TO YTMND? create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave posted by max on 2006-09-24 01:39:23 For a bit of YTMND history be sure to check out: Max's favorites Live dangerously and view a random YTMND Also be sure to check out the YTMND Digest. : The most viewed YTMNDs of all time hey guys, what's up? : The YTMND Hall of Fame Before you whine and cry, 1) clear your cache 2) look at the new browse feature írc.efnet.org->#ytmnd Total Users: . read more ] 1657 comments 157,165 1,157 Total Sites: In the last week: 364,552 84,764 : Users Online: RECENTLY SPONSORED YTMNDs RECENTLY CREATED YTMNDs ? Pale Blue Dot (an atheist's view ? Croc Does a Barrel Roll ? H------- MODE! ? impersonation of cleveland(contest) ? steve irwin kalimah ? PTKFGS: DING DONG ? Stoned kitty cat ? Family Guy says f--- on TV!!! ? DR-L337 STOLE MY BIKE!! ? Khan vs Wrong $129.50 tiny update) ? money has no artistic value ? A Feature Requesst: Anti- $88.14 QQ MORE OMG WHERES TOP 5 I HATE U MAX Sponsorship ? Dying Grace of the Saints 2 DR-L337 THE $34.93 $23.67 ★★ $22.51 * SOUNDTRACK( VOLUME ONE*) ? Vending Machines Are Dangerous $22.03 ? MAX IS ON THE VERGE OF SHUTTING DOWN YTMND ? Will Smith Can't Get A Shot Off ? Disposable Matters ? SOLAR YAK $21.06 $20.09 ★★★★ナ $19.99 $19.94 x**x Bush is a dumb ass

2011 Redesign

On July 16th, 2011, Goldberg updated the design and software running YTMND, moving the pages from XHTML to HTML5, a full rewrite of the YTMND loader/player, a standalone asset uploader and customizable site preview images.


YOURETHEMANNOWDOG HOME CREATE A YTMND SITES USERS NEWS CONTESTS SEARCH STORE WIKI NEWS: Boom Boonm Reus posted 2 weeks ago (× Hi buds, Welcome to the latestversion of YTMND. In addition to updating the design and software, we've also upgraded a number of our servers and it should result in a much faster site. As with any major launch, there will be a number of bugs that pop up, and we're running the site in "debug" mode, so please bear with us while we hammer out the kinks in this new software. If you encounter a bug, see something that looks weird or even think a feature is confusing, please report it, seriously. Changes are listed inside. READ MORE 253 comments UP AND COMING O (nsfw) connery gets told Matlab Question Resolved e Jerry Breathes New Life Into Krame.. Masters of NYANing O Dr. Light dispatches the undead with O Oh, You Touch My Weakpoint 2.0 0 Alt Film (Do not vote) O INGWRONGTION he killed the car O Art Film (Do not watch)

2019 Shutdown Speculation

On August 29th, 2016, Gizmodo published an article about the site titled "Who Killed YTMND?", featuring an interview with Goldberg in which he stated that the site was likely to shut down:

“Besides being a time capsule I don’t really see a reason for it to continue to exist… It seems like the internet has moved on. And I’ve moved on too. I don’t have much interest in the site beyond it being good memories.”

On March 8th, 2019, Justin Whang uploaded a video about the website's decline titled "The Rise and Fall of YTMND – Tales From the Internet" (shown below).



On May 13th, many noticed the site was offline. The following day, Twitter user @twittetikette[18] posted a tweet claiming the sit was shutdown (shown below).


Alfred @twittetikette RIP "YTMND." The website shut down for good Press "F" to pay respects. youtu.be/KcxwJYeUJgA @JustinWhang IIE 6:24 PM 14 May 2019

In an email correspondence with Know Your Meme on May 16th, Goldberg revealed he had no idea the site had been down for several days and only found out after seeing news coverage about its purported shutdown. That day, a page with a "YTMND Is Down" banner graphic was placed on YTMND.com, notifying viewers that the site had "suffered a catastrophic failure" and it was uncertain if it would return (shown below).


YTMND 1s DOWN IS rip db YTMND has suffered a catostrophic failure. Whether or not the site will ever be back is still undecided. I am actively working on data recovery, but who really knows what the future holds Join the chat to reminisce, or if you have concerns about the direction in which your life is heading, feel free to send an email to support @ ytmnd.com (and expect to be ignored). Sound (randomize) Chat Status Checking Down - Checking again in 20 seconds

"YTMND has suffered a catostrophic failure. Whether or not the site will ever be back is still undecided. I am actively working on data recovery, but who really knows what the future holds. Join the chat to reminisce, or if you have concerns about the direction in which your life is heading, feel free to send an email to support @ ytmnd.com (and expect to be ignored)."

Features

After creating an account, YTMND users have the ability to create customized pages consisting of a centered or tiled image accompanied by a looping sound file. The front page prominently displays top rated, top viewed, recently created and sponsored pages.

Highlights

Doesn't Change Facial Expressions

Doesn’t Change Facial Expressions is a series of animated GIFs created by compiling a series of individual’s stillshots (or celebrity photos) and producing a montage in loop sequence. On YTMND, the GIFs are often accompanied by the Swedish DJ Eric Prydz' 2004 house single "Call on Me."



Kirby's Gourmet Race Remixes

Kirby’s Gourmet Race Remixes refers to a style of MAD videos, YTPMVs and YTMND pages that utilize the audio track from the Gourmet Race mini-game included in Nintendo’s 1996 game Kirby Super Star.

OMG Secret Nazi

OMG Secret Nazi is a YTMND photoshop meme depicting swastikas and other Nazi-related symbols that are “accidentally found” in public places.



Dramatic Reading

Dramatic Readings are intentionally over-the-top sarcastic readings of a text performed with an overly-dramatic voice. YTMND pages featuring audio recordings of dramatic readings were first created in early 2006.

P1ZZ4 GUY

P1ZZ4 GUY is a series of YTMND pages based on a scene from the 2004 superhero film Spider Man II in which a man sees Spider-Man holding a pizza and says “WHOA! He stole that guy’s PIZZA!”

Asiacopter

Asiacopter is a series of stop-motion animations featuring an Asian student spinning around in mid-air like a helicopter which are typically accompanied by the orchestral version of the main theme from the Japanese role-playing game Final Fantasy VII.



Brian Peppers

Brian Peppers is a registered sex offender from Ohio who has been featured in numerous YTMND pages since March 2005.



Batman Bomb Run

Batman Bomb Run is a series of YTMND pages featuring a scene in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie in which the superhero Batman runs around a boardwalk to look for a place to dispose of a ticking bomb.



It's Not a Defect, It's a Feature

It's Not a Defect, It's a Feature is a series of YTMND pages featuring zooming text containing variations of the phrase "It's not a defect, it's a feature!"

Lex Luthor YTMNDs

Lex Luthor YTMNDs is a YTMND fad based off a scene from the 2006 superhero movie Superman Returns.

NEDM

Not Even Doom Music (NEDM) is a YTMND series which often feature the face of Happycat and the logo for the first-person shooter game Doom.



Professor X Had One Weakness

Professor X Had One Weakness is a YTMND fad featuring an exploitable comic panel of the character Professor X from the X-Men being pushed down a flight of stairs accompanied by a chiptune cover of the theme from the 1984 comedy film Beverly Hills Cop.


Stairs.

What is Love?

"What is Love" is a 1993 dance pop song by the Trinidanian eurodance artist Haddaway,[1] which saw a resurgence in popularity when it was featured in the “Roxbury Guys”[2] sketches on TV show Saturday Night Live in 1996. In 2005, a scene from the show in which several characters are shown bobbing their heads in unison to “What is Love” was uploaded as a GIF to YTMND, which inspired a fad on the community website.



I Love Bell Peppers

I Love Bell Peppers is a YTMND fad featuring an exploitable GIF of Takeshi Kaga from the reality show Iron Chef biting proudly and enthusiastically into a bell pepper.



Gay Fuel

Gay Fuel was an energy drink marketed by Florida-based Specialty Spirits, LLC towards the gay community using the slogan “GET FIRED UP" which subsequently inspired a YTMND fad featuring the 1985 pop song "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora.

Chacarron Macarron

Chacarron Macarron, also known as "Ualuealuealeuale," refers to a YTMND fad associated with the incoherent gibberish chorus from the song “Chacarron Macarron” by the Panamanian artist Rodney Clark, a.k.a El Chombo.



Ridin Spinnaz

“Ridin’ Spinnaz” refers to a YTMND series featuring a looped footage of hardcore gay porn, set to the eponymous rap song by Three 6 Mafia for humorous effect.

Dew Army

Dew Army is a YTMND series that involves combining a short clip of a mondegreen (an easily misunderstood fragment of a song) with text or an image representing the phonetic interpretation of the misinterpreted lyrics. Despite being labeled “Dew Army,” individual instances of the YTMND series almost never contain the words “Dew Army” in the title.

LOL, Internet

LOL Internet is a series of YTMNDs featuring animated GIFs of various characters shown traveling at fast speeds with speech bubbles containing variations of the phrase "LOL, Internet."


lol, nternet

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed is a YTMND series based on a newspaper ad featuring a portrait of a young man sporting a mullet haircut next to an advertisement seeking a time-traveling companion.


WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box Oakview, CA 93022. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before

Controversies

Conflict With eBaum's World

In January 2006, a "doesn't change facial expressions" animated GIF of actress Lindsay Lohan created by YTMND user SpliceVW was reuploaded and watermarked on eBaum's World without crediting either SpliceVW or YTMND. In retaliation, YTMND users raided the eBaum's World forums with spam and orchestrated DDoS attacks against the site. On January 8th, Goldberg denounced the attacks in a blog post:[7]

"I tried to stop this all when it was a snowball, but it just turned into an avalanche. I'd like to make an open statement to the community, in regards to DDoS. Don't do it. It sets a whole new precedent and will not end well, it affects a lot more than just eBaum's World and really crosses the line."

On January 10th, eBaum's World published a blog post[8] claiming that the site had been the victim of a "global cyber-terrorism attack." That same day, Goldberg posted an email correspondence between with eBaum's World executive Neil Bauman,[9] in which the two came to an agreement regarding content on their respective websites.

Church of Scientology

In June 10th, 2006, YTMND[10] founder Max Goldberg announced that he had received a cease-and-desist[11] letter from Scientology lawyers requesting the removal of several pages that mocked the organization. After Goldberg refused to take down the sites, YTMND users responded by creating more Scientology-related sites. In the month of June alone, over 550 YTMND pages were created mocking Scientology.

SEGA

On January 11th, 2007, Goldberg published a blog post[12] announcing that Sega Europe had delivered a cease and desist letter concerning the Sonic Says YTMND fad concerning its use of a clip from the Sonic animated series. On February 7th, Goldberg posted an update speculating that the conflict with Sega had "blown over."[13]

Scholastic

On July 19th, 2007, Goldberg published a blog post[14] featuring several emails sent from Scholastic books threatening to sue him for hosting spoilers for the fantasy children's book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Goldberg claimed he "enjoyed" getting these types of emails, adding "so I'm not taking shit down."

Pez

In May 2009, after the Pez candy company threatened to sue YTMND for hosting two pages with fake Adolf Hitler Pez candy dispensers, Goldberg launched a Pez-themed YTMND contest[15] with the winning prize being a potential lawsuit.

Search Interest

Search interest in "YTMND" peaked in mid-2006, and has been steadily decreasing since 2008.

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