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Posted: 3/10/2001 9:41:15 PM EST
The U.S. Army marches to the "All your base" command
[url]http://www.salon.com/tech/inbox/archives/2001/02/27/1424/index.html[/url]
After our recent item about how the bizarre English translation of the game ZeroWing has developed into a meme of enormous proportions, we began -- predictably -- to hear back from readers eager to fill in the blanks.

Which is how we found out about one place where ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US has really developed a following: the U.S. Army. Bill McIntyre sent us this note from a friend nicknamed "Army Chip," a member of the "Permanent Opposing Force" that runs combat exercises against other divisions (a fan base well suited for intergalactic shoot-'em-up games like this one):

"We watch that video about three times a week. It has many and humorous military uses. At physical training in the morning: 'How are you gentleMEN!' At operations orders: ' ... and then, sir, all their base are belong to us!' On the intercepted radio frequencies: 'you have no chance to survive, make your time!' This thing has a huge and twisted following."


Link Posted: 3/10/2001 9:48:13 PM EST
[#1]
ALL YOUR BASE BELONG TO US

The original:
[url]http://www.overclocked.org/zerowing.mov[/url]

The flash:
[url]http://www.slackbastard.net/~polaris/AYB2.swf[/url]

Looking for the disco version with the flash animations.
Link Posted: 3/10/2001 10:40:56 PM EST
[#2]
You know what this "All your base" nonsense reminds me of?  That old lady saying "Where's the beef?" on those old Wendy's commercials.
Link Posted: 3/11/2001 3:05:20 AM EST
[#3]
Fox News had a segment on it last night.(that would denote it no longer be cool)
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