I have to admit that I’ve been quietly addicted to the complete and udder waste of time that is ytmnd.com for several years now. Although I’ve only been voting on and contributing to the community for the last few months, it’s always been entertaining to see how creative people can be when armed with only a sound file, an animated gif (or even a still image), and a tagline.
What is YTMND?: If you’ve visited the site and still have no idea what it’s all about, try reading the Wikipedia Definition or the The Wall Street Journal Online Article. If you still don’t get it, you probably never will…and don’t even think about Googling “ytmnd”
“A carnival of internet culture and meme humor.” is about the best set of words I can come up with to describe YTMND. Anything that anyone considers cool, funny, weird, ironic, twisted, or trite might become the next most popular ytmnd. Then…when a YTMND site becomes popular, you can bet that it will inspire others to make variation YTMND sites to make fun of, pay homage to, or improve on those sites. If you follow the top viewed YTMNDs for any length of time, you’ll pick up on these memes, which makes the entire site more enjoyable.
Sometimes, sorting through the vulgar and graphic to find genuinely interesting or funny YTMNDs can be annoying. Recently though, some effort has been made to move the most offensive and obnoxious YTMNDs off the main site to a sister site – YTMNSFW. There has been some criticism of this move in the forums, but overall, I think it was for the best.
“What’s so funny about YTMND?” You tell me. Here is a list (in no particular order) of some of my favorite YTMND sites.
- Knight Low-Rider
- Ninja works it.
- Butt Racing Grand Prix
- Yoda Remembers the 80s
- Boil ’em
- What is Love!?
- Batman: ualuaeluealeuale
- Owen Wilson’s Guns
- Tom Cruise Kills Oprah
- spread my stapler and fly away
- Michael Moore is too easy to make fun of
- It’s a Shoreline!
- I love bell peppers!
- YUO CAN DO IT
- Indian Jones Can’t Stop the Rock
- It’s an Arnold Rave
- Wonka is…MICHAEL JACKSON
- IT’S A MULLET
- BANANA PHONE