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All your base are belong to us!
« on: June 18, 2005, 09:20:19 AM »
When I first encountered this phrase I did not know where to put it. It actually stems from a very bad translation of the game Zero Wing ( See the flash video to get the feeling). I think it is now part of the popular culture so you might come across it every now and then and this small reference may or may not be useful. I found it very entertaining.

All your base are belong to us!
(Cited from: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=all+your+base+are+belong+to+us)

 A declaration of victory or superiority. The phrase stems from a 1991 adaptation of Toaplan's "Zero Wing" shoot-'em-up arcade game for the Sega Genesis game console. A brief introduction was added to the opening screen, and it has what many consider to be the worst Japanese-to-English translation in video game history. The introduction shows the bridge of a starship in chaos as a Borg-like figure named CATS materializes and says, "How are you gentlemen!! All your base are belong to us." sic In 2001, this amusing mistranslation spread virally through the internet, bringing with it a slew of JPEGs and a movie of hacked photographs, each showing a street sign, store front, package label, etc. hacked to read "All your base are belong to us" or one of the other many supremely dopey lines from the game (such as "Somebody set us up the bomb!!!" or "What happen?"). When these phrases are used properly, the overall effect is both screamingly funny and somewhat chilling, reminiscent of the B movie "They Live".

The original has been generalized to "All your X are belong to us", where X is filled in to connote a sinister takeover of some sort. Thus, "When Joe signed up for his new job at Yoyodyne, he had to sign a draconian NDA. It basically said, `All your code are belong to us.'" Has many of the connotations of "Resistance is futile; you will be assimilated"
all your base are belong to us

Five years oh my:
http://web.archive.org/web/20021203003812/www.tvsian.com/hubert/article.php?sid=1

A very nice flash film to get the feeling:
http://www.planettribes.com/allyourbase/AYB2.swf
http://www.planettribes.com/allyourbase/


So :

CAT: HA HA HA HA
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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2005, 09:40:17 AM »
I'm just surprised you hadn't posted this tidbit much earlier.
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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005, 09:40:54 AM »
For some reason none of the swf files would load from the links above for me!  ???

Still I found a version here: http://www.allyourbasearebelongtous.com/flash/

Yeah "Some one set us up the bomb" kills me every time!

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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005, 09:41:20 AM »
Well I have a daytime job I should not give up entirely. :P
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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005, 10:51:40 AM »
For great justice.

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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2005, 11:44:32 AM »
Thanx Jester, good to know this, I've been wandering why so many people started to hate grammar.
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Re: All your base are belong to us!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005, 03:54:55 AM »
its the victory cheat on warcraft 3, if anyone cares... or if thats mentioned already, get me the fire extenguisher....