All Your Base Are Belong To Us

A few Facebook posts back, a good friend of mine, Murray Purdon, posted a message “All Your Base Are Belong To Us”. This took me back to an Internet craze that went around in the early 2000’s…

The phrase “All Your Base Are Belong To Us” comes from the opening scene from the Japanese game, which was very crudely translated into English. The game was called Zero Wing and was on the European Sega MegaDrive console system.

To quote Wikipedia, below is the original script, what was put in the game and what SHOULD have been put in the game…

Needless to say, people thought that it was very funny. In late 2000, Kansas City computer programmer and part-time DJ Jeffrey Ray Roberts of the Gabber band “The Laziest Men on Mars” made a techno dance track, “Invasion of the Gabber Robots”, which remixed some of the Zero Wing video game music by Tatsuya Uemura with a voiceover phrase “All your base are belong to us.”.  There were many spinoffs from this and here is just one YouTube clip of “All Your Base Are Belong To Us”.

Many pranks have been played using the phase. One such prank was on June 1, 2006, YouTube was taken down temporarily for maintenance. The phrase “ALL YOUR VIDEO ARE BELONG TO US” appeared below the YouTube logo while the site was down. Some  believed the site had been hacked, which lead them to add the message “No, we haven’t been hacked. Get a sense of humor.”

Remember… All Your Base Are Belong To Us!

MadMike posted at 2011-1-16 Category: LighterSide

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