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There has been an increasing number of media sightings since YTMND's inception, much of it due to the fact that the site's humor is heavily influenced by pop culture and current events.



On June 27, 2005, Reuters wrote an article on Tom Cruise which made a reference to the Tom Cruise Kills Oprah YTMND. The site received further publicity when The Wall Street Journal published an article about YTMND, and mentioned several popular website creations, linking to many of them through their website. The original "Tom Cruise Kills Oprah" video, on which the YTMND is based, was mentioned on Dateline NBC's "The Mank Blog" segment, VH1's show "Web Junk 20", and CBC Newsworld's The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

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The Wall Street Journal

On November 7th, 2005, The Wall Street Journal published an article about and mentioned several popular YTMND creations, linking to many of them through their website.

Also, On February 13, 2006, The Wall Street Journal printed a full page article entitled "The Problem With Parody" and quotes Max with a mention of YTMND.


In December of 2005, CNN featured a segment where the owner of a recently deceased pet, Sam, the World's Ugliest Dog of 2006 views a YTMND and is brought to tears.


After the 2006 FIFA World Cup, several YTMNDs related to the Zidane headbutt were shown on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Neither the site, nor the creators were ever mentioned.

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The Washington Post

YTMND was featured in an article for the July 30, 2006 issue of The Washington Post. The article describes how Goldberg conceived, its rise in popularity and the elements of a YTMND site.

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On August 5, 2006, CNET News reported on the Amazon "Awesome Milk" group YTMND event. Encouraged by Awesome Milk *now with YTMND comments* by Zuaxdion, several users left reviews for a gallon of Tuscan Whole Milk available on sale through Amazon for $3.99.


Stuff Magazine

In the March, 2006 issue of Stuff Magazine, there is a mention of the original "You're the Man Now Dog" website. YTMND was again mentioned in Stuff Magazine in June 2006 when a link to was printed.

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WIRED Magazine

In the August 2006 issue of WIRED magazine, an article under the "Expert" column by the name of "1 Web Site, 250,000 Idiotic Clips. LOL!" was printed. In the article, five of Max Goldberg's favorite ytmnds were mentioned, along with commentary from Max himself for each one. The article's writer, James Lee, can be quoted as saying "Repeat an image loop and a sound file - as 24-year-old Max Goldberg with You're the Man Now, Dog - and pretty soon you'll have 4 million visitors a month and 120,000 contributors uploading their own clips."

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Bizarre Magazine

In the August 2006 issue of Bizarre Magazine, YTMND was mentioned in an article regarding a recent MySpace Suicide.

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Entertainment Weekly

In the August 25th 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly was listed as the eight item on "The Must List"


Attack of the Show

On the February 29, 2006 episode of Attack of the Show, viewers were asked to "make a kickass YTMND" for the show's "user created" segment. In order for sites to qualify for this YTMND competition, members were required to add "aots" at the beginning of the site's URL.

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Current TV

In May of 2006, Current TV host and producer Max Lugavere was spotted wearing a YTMND T-shirt on the network.


Game Revolution

In March 2006, Game-Revolution held a contest for video game-themed YTMNDs. The winner won a PSP as a prize.