blommer's recent comments:

June 26th, 2010
No, Kiva lenders DO NOT make interest. If you lend $25, you get back a maximum of $25. The person taking the loan out pays interest to the local field partner (some local financial group). Generally, the more dangerous the country, the higher the interest rate. So in Mongolia it's like 25% and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo it's 80%.

The real strength with Kiva versus donation charities is the long term involvement. With a donation, you send $25 once and usually forget about it. With Kiva, you donate $25 and get repaid over a year, usually with an email update once a month. This keeps you involved and really makes it feel like you're personally invested in helping the individual out. You want them to succeed! You stay updated on where your money goes and how it's being used. And once your $25 is repaid, you're encouraged to find someone new to lend the money back out. Accountability is probably better with the micro-loans. You know exactly who the money is going to.
April 19th, 2010
Reply to nutnics' comment on the news post A Glorious Dawn.
Listen to nutnics. His design is pleasant and clean. And [i]professional[/i].

I can't articulate how much I dislike the new design without going on another rant. Some of the new back-end features might be nice, but they're useless without a decent UI. I'm honestly considering pulling all my content from this website, and I've submitted a lot under other aliases other than blommer.

I can't stand the look of this place.
April 2nd, 2010
Reply to max's comment on the news post Return Of The Mack.
You know, I've tried to provide constructive criticism on every change you've implemented. And your usual response is dismissal or something along the lines of, "Your criticism is exactly what's making YTMND worse!" You know what? Fuck you. I've spent hundreds if not thousands of hours making content for this website. I've been disappointed in the direction (or lack thereof) you've taken this place, and my comments have been blunt but honest. I've cared about YTMND for way longer than I should have. It's obvious that your target audience is the random visitor from Google who accidentally clicks on an ad, because this new layout is terrible. And no one will want to become a user or frequent this site unless it's out of some strange feeling of nostalgia.
April 2nd, 2010
On on the news post Return Of The Mack.
Is this a late April foosl joke? The update is awful. The layout makes no sense and the color scheme is horrendous. Parsing anything on this site is an exercise in futility (also YTMNDs won't open in a new window). If you don't change the layout to something usable, expect new visitors to the site to plummet to 0.
March 31st, 2010
Reply to money-hat's comment on the news post At Last.
He probably just ripped it from this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHzh6eghVFo
March 31st, 2010
The title made me laugh because I can picture some dumb protester writing that on a misspelled sign.
March 31st, 2010
They said "Jedi" way too much in that boring movie!
March 30th, 2010
Reply to money-hat's comment on the news post At Last.
According to Google Cache, there was a site called "DeNiro turns into a dummy, explodes" made by airbornebryan. It was alive as of March 9, 2010, but appears to have been deleted. http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:BVMuPEOSWYIJ:ytmnd.com/search%3Fq%3Ddummy+airbornebryan+DeNiro+turns+into+a+dummy,+explodes&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
March 28th, 2010
the Binford Portable Teleporterô
March 8th, 2010
On on the site ?They've Adapted
Excellent!
March 8th, 2010
Worthy follow-up to doug sh*ts. I hope max votes more than a 1 this time.
March 7th, 2010
http://i.imgur.com/mU6Zp.jpg
March 6th, 2010
UG LEE
February 28th, 2010
Not even an electric guitar solo will forgive her for what she did to that poor cat.
February 28th, 2010
Oops nevermind, http://sports.espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2010/bobsled/news/story?id=4884474
February 28th, 2010
On on the site ?THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT
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When the Olympics return to Canada, the world will lay witness to the one true great Bobsledding empire.
February 23rd, 2010
The Muscles from Brussels is now the Dent from Ghent.
February 23rd, 2010
On on the site ?WAAAAHHHH!
Even though he speaks English, I like how Jackie Chan looks off to his interpreter to translate this crazy man's words.
February 23rd, 2010
On on the site ?
Haha, even got me!
February 17th, 2010
Reply to TheREALAmerica's comment on the news post At Last.
I did a search for "lol" sorted by date, and almost all the WAV sites were silent.
February 17th, 2010
On on the news post At Last.
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I may not be able to view a GIF, but I sure can get 3 MONTHS FREE DIRECTV!
February 17th, 2010
Reply to TheREALAmerica's comment on the news post At Last.
WAVs are not working for me at all, regardless of browser. And I'm getting a lot of JavaScript errors with Chrome.
February 6th, 2010
On on the site ?WHOA!
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He just stole that old man's pizza!
January 28th, 2010
Reply to Ochobobo's comment on the site ?
Max has been spending all his waking time writing a backend that is converting all the GIF + WAV/MP3 sites to H.264 video. He will be submitting iYTMND to the App Store but it will be rejected within a week due to malicious mobile ads.
January 28th, 2010
On on the site ?
How did Steve Jobs' head instantly grow hair? It's full of electronics.
January 20th, 2010
On on the news post Crimson and Clover.
What new malware visited me today? I opened this news page and was directed to download a PDF from brytva.net.
January 20th, 2010
On on the site ?ABADAH FOX NFL
I don't have to think about this site. It's just stupid.
January 20th, 2010
On on the site ?Conan Ends Leno
Leno puts his hands up sarcastically but Conan's bullets are REAL.
January 12th, 2010
Reply to Anig's comment on the news post Crimson and Clover.
Users disable AdBlockPlus to make YTMND a couple extra pennies. Users tell Max that his ads are malignant. Site owner ignores concerns. It's seriously f*cked that when a security issue is brought up, the best answer is to use a Firefox Add-on.
December 28th, 2009
On on the news post Crimson and Clover.
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Chrome was giving me a malware warning when visiting this site...