All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Dug this out of the archives and just had to share. Annika found some new material for “All Your Base” and you have to hear (and see) to believe.

Listen to this John Denver Inspired version. John Denver

More versions here. The Billy Joel version is my favorite. Billy Joel

This Queen inspired video is pretty good too.

“All your base are belong to us” (often referred to as “All Your Base” or abbreviated AYBABTU, AYBAB2U, or simply AYB) is an Engrish phrase that sparked an Internet phenomenon in 2001 and 2002. The text is taken from the opening cut scene of the English version of the 1989 Japanese video game Zero Wing by Toaplan. While the translation was generally poor, this phrase stood out as particularly humorous. From mid-to-late 2000 many images were digitally altered so that the phrase was added in, either obviously or discreetly, led by the Something Awful Forums[1]. Some of these images were compiled with those created and posted to a forum thread on by their members; one of whom, known only as “Bad_CRC”, created the AYBABTU Flash animation that was widely downloaded and later featured on various online and televised news outlets. – Wikipedea

The cut scene transcript goes as follows:

Narrator: In A.D. 2101, war was beginning.

Captain: What happen ?
Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb.

(spoken in the Flash animation as Someone 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 ….

(spoken in the Flash animation as Ha Ha Ha)

Operator: Captain !! *
Captain: Take off every ‘Zig’ !!
Captain: You know what you doing.
Captain: Move ‘Zig’.
Captain: For great justice.

* This line and those following it are not in some animated GIF/Flash versions seen on the Internet. They may also be included within the song lyrics of the animated Flash movie.

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