somebody set up us the bomb

October 6, 2003

[all your base are belong to us]Real Live Preacher just included a passing reference to an old meme. Thanks to the wonders of the web, you can still enjoy it: all your base are belong to us.

You are on the way to destruction.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

11 responses to somebody set up us the bomb

  1. What????????????????????? I don’t get it. Is that anything like FGOGLGUYS??? ;^)

  2. Groan. You had to do that, didn’t you??
    I now have two boys running around omitting “All your base are belong to us” in 5 to 10 minute intervals….

  3. Birgit: “ha ha ha ha ….”

  4. Hope you only said two of those HAs out loud to stay true to the game.

  5. Ok, for those of us who are…shall we say…less then in the know on this, would you please provide an explanation?! What the heck is “All your base are belong to us?”. It makes no sense, and is pretty bad English grammar on top of it all! I’m guessing it has something to do with ET’s and some sort of game???

  6. Jon: Just watch out – I’ll move zig for GREAT justice!

  7. It seems you asking “What happen?”
    “All your base are belong to us!!” Is a phrase that came from an old sega genesis game by the name of “Zero Wing”. The game’s developers didn’t have enough money(they were starting to go out of business) to hire a professional translator so they found this japanese guy who was taking english classes at night and asked him to translate the game for them. However he was not very fluent with english so the translation was really awful. There are various websites with the original flash video “All Your Base Are Belong To Us!!” After that video came out people began putting quotes from the game in many places and because the game is in “Engrish” or “Janpanglish” it is fit for a good laugh. The game(besides the intro) IS fun. Try to find a SEGA emulator and get a ROM for it.If you like “R-type”-ish games this is right up your ally,also the ending of the game is messed up in a similar way.

    IN AD 2101
    WAR WAS BEGINING
    CAPTAIN:”WHAT HAPPEN?”
    MECHANIC:”SOMEBODY SET UP US THE BOMB!!”
    OPERATOR:”WE GET SIGNAL”
    CAPTAIN:”WHAT!”
    OPERATOR:”MAIN SACREEN TURN ON”
    [HOLOGRAPHIC CATS APPEARS]
    CATS:”HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!! YOU ARE ON THE WAY TO DESTRUCTION!!”
    CAPTAIN:”WHAT YOU SAY!!”
    CATS:”YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE MAKE YOUR TIME. HA HA HA HA!!”
    OPERATOT:”CAPTAIN!!”
    CAPTAIN:”TAKE OFF EVERY ‘ZIG’. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DOING. MOVE ‘ZIG’. FOR GREAT JUSTICE.”
    [SHIP BLOWS UP AS A LONE ‘ZIG’ MANAGES TO LAUNCH JUST IN TIME]
    {‘ZIG’S ARE LIKE X-WINGS THE’RE LITTLE COMBAT SHIPS}

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  9. Nick and ZIG (and other lurkers reading this), glad to have you. I almost deleted ZIG’s comment thinking it was a mistake. Nope. Look closely. Or better yet, look from far away.
    Anyway, I invite you to check out and join in more recent postings. For great justice.

  10. Thank you. I wish some radio station would play the original “All Your Base Are Belong To Us!!” song. I also think there should be a holiday for AYBABTU