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PTKFGS (Punch the Keys for Gods Sake), is a quote from Finding Forrester, and is said by Sean Connery shortly before he says the definitive YTMND line.


On March 4, 2006, a YTMND was submitted [2] including the scene in Finding Forrester which included both "You're the man now, dog!" and another line, "Punch the keys, for God's sake!" This second line has since generated a fad of its own [3]. PTKFGS explored the notion that the future of would carry a Bradbury-esque facade with it; implying that if PTKFGS had been the line used by Max Goldberg instead of "You're the man now, dog!", the website would have still been popular and successful but would offer idiosyncratic differences--in essence, a PTKFGS would be a bizzaro YTMND.

Traditionally, it involves taking a popular YTMND, and creating a kind of parallel idea to it ("Secret Nazi Forest" becomes "Secret Communist Forest," "O RLY?" becomes "R U SHUR?", etc.). This is noted when the creator adds "PTKFGS" right next to the said YTMND; some also include a purple "PTKFGS" watermark attached to the top right corner of the image. Since then, the domain has been forwarded to several related YTMNDs, while brings the user to the YTMND that may have started the fad.

This was expanded on top of the Safety Not Guaranteed fad, in which the Time Traveler went back in time, and created an alternate Universe where YTMND is PTKFGS. This was further built into Alternate Universe Versions of Famous fads. The time traveler often credited as having created the alternate PTKFGS universe. Recently in a similar vein, people have created YesYes and Typing Noises YTMNDs and the situation has not changed very much.

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