lol, internet or Steam, Steam is a fad involving popular YTMND characters moving quickly in some sort of vehicle as they laugh at certain objects, topics, or ideas.
It was originally created by Dunkinbean on March 7, 2005, showing Ronald McDonald pointing upwards at the sky. At the same time, he is pictured driving a convertible and saying lol, internet! Max Coveri's Running in the 90s playing in the background. Though the site was made in March, the fad was never really picked up until November 2005 when the site was created. Since then, handfuls of YTMNDs of variable quality are created every week.
A typical "lol, internet" YTMND would have a character, commonly Ronald McDonald, in a moving vehicle or item overlaid on a motion-blurred background. Over their head in a speech bubble would be the phrase "lol, [object]!" where [object] can be any imaginable item.
LOL Collision is a sub-fad to "lol, internet." It features two or more characters from lol, internet-inspired YTMNDs involved in a collision.
Typically, they do two flashbacks from one character to the next before the "crash," typically involving a nuclear detonation.
The original YTMND features Ronald McDonald driving a blue sports car, and Jean luc Picard piloting an 18th-century-esque galleon or frigate. They appear to be driving towards each other when the screen suddenly switches to a nuclear explosion,most likely a detonation at the Bikini Atoll.
The Origin of "Lol, Internet" as a phrase
No one knows exactly which internet forum it originated from, most speculate that it is from Fark.com, where the members bicker constantly. It became a saying short for Lol, it's the internet, arguements don't matter. This phrase also spawned the infamous Special Olympics forum signature. The image depicts a wheelchair-bound child finishing an event with the phrase Arguing on the internet is like the special olympics: Even if you win, your still retarted.
The PTKFGS version substitutes Ronald McDonald and his blue sports car for Colonel Sanders in a white golf cart saying "omg, internet", together with a loop of Max Coveri's Golden Age.
The YesYes version features The King in a white and brown boat saying "WTF, internet," with a loop of Barthezz' On The Move, but it was later updated to Max Coveri's Master Power.
The GAYTMND version features Lance Bass, unlike the others that feature mascots of fast food restaurants, in a rainbow spaceship saying "golly, internet." The YTMND is completed with a looping soundbyte of Aqua's Roses Are Red.
There are also four other versions for the 4th Corner.