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RIP. This whole phenomenon was wildly popular with my friend group back in the day. In 2001, the original yourethemannowdog.com went down for a bit and I put up a mirror at a similar domain. It started gaining in popularity, prompting YTMND creator Max Goldberg to send me a realistic looking but ultimately fake email from a supposed law firm threatening me with a cease and desist (unfortunately, I no longer have a copy of this email). We all had a good laugh about that, and the original site was back up soon after. I never would've guessed it would blow up as a meme the way it did.

Edit: It turns out I had the year of the cease and desist wrong; it was 2002. I'm amused that evidence[1] still exists[2] of my small contribution to this meme.

[1] https://i.imgur.com/CYRMvup.png

[2] https://www.avsforum.com/forum/44-movies-concerts-music-disc...






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