Looks like mid-00s meme factory YTMND has shut down for good :(

Omegasquash

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Oct 31, 2017
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I was just thinking about them recently, and remembered laughing my head off to an old Ernest Borgnine gem I found.

RIP.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Truly a sad day for all of us old internet meme lovers. So many hours wasted in my childhood browsing YTMND pages for what felt like non-stop content.
 

Doober

The Fallen
Jun 10, 2018
3,940
God, if only we could go back in time and warn everyone what was coming.

Meme culture is a cancer.
 

Sölf

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,303
Germany
RIP sweet prince.

Ah man. RIP. You brought me so many laughs. I don't think memes would be the same today without YTMND.

A tribute to my all time favorite:

To this day this is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. And I do know it's a real song. Same is true for "lol, internet". Cosby Bebop is also great just because of the work back then.
 

mattp

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Oct 25, 2017
1,029
NJ
what is with this weird revisionist history? i've seen multiple people today say something along the lines of "rip ytmnd, before memes were called memes".
that's 100% not true
the term meme was totally used on the internet in the early 2000s
 

MrSaturn99

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Oct 25, 2017
5,998
I live in a giant bucket.
Also, I played Chrono Trigger after I knew about the Brian Peppers YTMND. Once that fucking music started playing it just didn't sound right for the situation in the game since it was The Brian Peppers theme in my mind.
This was me as well, kinda. I'd played CT before, but somehow missed the caveman dance at the festival and hadn't reached Ayla's time period yet. Imagine my surprise when I learned it was from Chrono.

So wrong.

Remember when Ebaum's World sent YTMND a legal letter than literally had "LOL" in it?

Literally the only thing I remember about that letter, LOL.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Sharing my favourite ones while grinding with others on Runescape and getting kicked out the game since I didn't have a strong enough dial-up connection to handle loading the page and the game at the same time.

Priceless times.
 
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Bossking

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Nov 20, 2017
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Copy-pasting from the dupe thread

Oh man, I was huge into YTMND back in the day. Downloaded like, 10 volumes of the "official" soundtracks and was introduced to so much good music. I still think the alternate universe phase (PTKFGS - Punch the Keys for God's Sake) was legit hilarious, and I still remember the entirety of the Eric Bauman dramatic readings.

Siivagunner has kind of replaced the hole in my heart that YTMND (and youtube poops) left. It's in a pretty similar vein of humor. Even has some of the same people, like Mowtendoo (who did Batman ulieulieulie and contributes to some Siivagunner stuff)
 

Ionic

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Oct 31, 2017
1,908
For me the most memorable types of YTMND's were the ones that had consistent music. The secret Nazi ones with that one woman singing the techno song, the Call On Me face ones, etc. I think I also learned about Deja Vu and some Touhou songs that still come up in plenty of memes. Great fun. Also I had no idea Motendoo did the Batman one. So prolific.
 

Bob Beat

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Oct 25, 2017
3,371

Best one. I'm reposting it.

=`(

And more history:
'You supposed to be up cooking breakfast'😂😂
 
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MrSaturn99

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,998
I live in a giant bucket.
Here's a Legends of the Hidden Temple-themed one that's a collection of various YTMND memes. I distinctly recall one with '05 memes that I enjoyed, although I'm assuming that's also lost.

 
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Haruko

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Oct 25, 2017
614

Durden

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,699
Man I have so many amazing memories here. I checked in on it about a year or so ago, and yeah the last post was from years before that from the owner talking about it's struggles, and the entire site just seemed to be frozen. Just someone paying for the domain I guess. Sad to see it finally go, but I know after a while it was inevitable. It was basically a time capsule of the internet. Nothing needs to come like it again, but also nothing will ever be like it again. Thanks YTMND.

EDIT : Oh it's under maintenance? Hmmm..
 

gblues

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Oct 25, 2017
1,151
Beaverton, OR
yeah maybe let's not post a video that includes an uncensored use of the n-word ("We didn't build this website" video referencing racist YTMND meme "... stole my bike").
 

Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
29,686
One of the reasons I loved Vine was because it reminded me a lot of the type of dumb shit you saw on YTMND.
 

Sulik2

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Oct 27, 2017
4,432
I'm going to scream a Nollercoaster impression before bed tonight. A sad day on the internet and piece of my childhood dying. Edit: I just realized I was 21 during peak ytmnd, I'm officially old.
 
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MetalMagus

Avenger
Oct 16, 2018
714
Maine
Oh man, YTMND?



I still have all the ytmnd soundtrack releases somewhere....

...I hope
Dude, those were amazing. But the best thing about them were the promos that they cut that announced them. They were so well done - like professional quality. Always got me hyped.


You are now remembering when YTMND found the 'Mystery Song'
Oh man. Legit, this is an AMAZING sample of how crowdsourcing can achieve amazing things. Of course, the best part was the profound disappointment everyone had when they heard the entire song and realized that everything after the intro kinda sucked.
 
Shutdown unintentional, might stay dead though
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Jordan117

Jordan117

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Oct 27, 2017
520
Alabammy
Plot twist: I happened upon Max Goldberg's Reddit account last night, and apparently the shutdown was entirely unplanned. As in, he wasn't even aware it was offline until somebody sent him a news article about it several days afterward. He also PM'd me his thinking when asked:

It was unintentional but also maybe it's just time. I haven't worked on it seriously in almost a decade which left it vulnerable. I sort of want to make it a read-only archive and update it to not rely on flash. I haven't made any decisions what to do yet though.
FWIW, I suggested it might be better to keep it offline and rely on the various archives to preserve it, because at this point the only real "community" still active there were alt-right edgelords and mentally unstable people unhealthily obsessed with obscure internal drama.

Also, he's since updated the site with this message:

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).
 

LakeEarth

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ontario
Oh man. Legit, this is an AMAZING sample of how crowdsourcing can achieve amazing things. Of course, the best part was the profound disappointment everyone had when they heard the entire song and realized that everything after the intro kinda sucked.
That's actually happened before. There was a commercial that used the first 20 seconds of a song, and it suddenly got really popular on iTunes. Then suddenly not popular, because the cool intro was the only part of the song was good, and the rest of the song was completely different and awful. I wish I could remember what song it was.