Re: "all your base" - distress call, or attack?

From: Emlyn (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 16:51:41 MST

Fantastic... everyone should have a look at that link.

Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
Wizards of AU
"All your base are belong to us"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hugo Alves" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: "all your base" - distress call, or attack?

> In case you are wondering what's this all about...
> Quite elucidative, if you ask me... :)
> I believe it started out being so popular because it's a lousy translation
> of a japanese game that used a very common plot, that of the
> Big-bad-guy-that's-gonna-take-over-the-world-with-overwhelming-power
> Since the translated version spawned such a hilarious phrase (I could
> imagine people laughing on the floor seeing the bad guy saying "All your
> base are belong to us" in a way that's supposed to be scary, but isn't
> well accomplished), and since these kind of intimidating phrases are used
> lot around the world (specialy among the gaming comunity, like for
> when you "frag" someone - it's a nice humiliating final touch...), they
> to a lot of people's ears. Now imagine that bad guy getting everywhere, in
> "Big Brother is watching you" style. You can't help but laugh (ok, maybe
> won't, but young people will). Thus the popularity of it. It's as if
> made up a new joke. How many of you know the same joke? This particular
> consists in a video. A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine how many
> is a video worth...
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