Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/02/22/all_your_base_are_belong/

All your base are belong to us

World domination has begun

By Kieren McCarthy

Posted in Bootnotes, 22nd February 2001 15:40 GMT

Updated and funnier

All your bases are belong to us

Look closely at the animated gif above because you will see those grammatically disturbed phrases repeated anywhere and everywhere you go. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but some day and soon.

It has become, ladies and gentlemen, a cult. A Net-based cult, sure, but there are already T-shirts sporting the key phrase "All your base are belong to us" and if you think that's the end of it, you are sadly deluded.

What is it? you cry. Well clearly it's some very badly translated computer game but beyond that, we're really not sure. Of course we tried to find out but it has taken hold, we tell you, and after an hour of trawling we had found merely the manifestations.

Do a search and you will find newsgroups posters exclaiming the phrases and leaving puzzled and angry observers. And then, of course, there are the pics, just some of which we have posted below. They're good, you'll like em.

Update

Okay, you readers, as ever, have been incredibly efficient. Six minutes after we posted this story, we have been informed by no less that sixteen people the origins of the gif. The fact it was called Zero Wing was, of course, a clue.

It is an old Sega Megadrive game called Zero Wing. We would like to go into it more but we want this update up as soon as poss. Eighteen readers, 22 readers...

Back. Fifty-two readers. And two URLs have come out as the leaders in this saga. They are here (the story) and here (the pics). Enjoy. Actually, this must be the best FAQ on the Net.

Funny update

Check out the very end of the story for a modern version. Is good.

Here then is the transcript:

In A.D. 2101
War was beginning

Captain: What happen?
Operator: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Operator: We get signal.
Captain: What!
Operator: Main screen turn on.
Captain: It's You!!
Cats: How are you gentlemen!!
Cats: All your base are belong to us.
Cats: You are on the way to destruction.
Captain: What you say!!
Cats: You have no chance to survive make your time.
Cats: Ha Ha Ha Ha ….
Captain: Take off every "zig."
Captain: You know what you doing.
Captain: Move "zig".
Captain: For great justice.

You have been warned. ®

All your bases are belong to us Saddam


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