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Re: All your base (was Re: New Member With Questions)

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Saturday, March 17, 2001, 20:50
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 07:33:18PM -0500, Robert Hailman wrote: > > Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > > > > > On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Nik Taylor wrote: > > > > > > > > I am a giver-uperrer. > > > > > > > > Indeed. And interestingly, pronouns are more restricted. Like, "I gave > > > > it up", but not *"I gave up it" > > > > > > Unless, of course, someone set you up the bomb. > > > > > > (If this is obscure, see or, if that > > > fails, look for "Japanese video game parody" or somesuch on > > > > > > > Yes! YES! Yes, yes yes! Thank you! I've been a major proponent of All > > Your Base Are Belong to Us for a long time now. > > It's amazing that this in-joke has been around for a few years now, but only > just started exploding into pop culture a month or so ago.
Well, it only became unified (in the form of the music video) rather recently. The phrase "All your base are belong to us." has been an in-joke for a long time now, and that culminated in the song, and then the pictures were another thing - the unification of the two, though - bellisimo!
> > A pet peeve of mine, though, it's "Someone set up us the bomb", not > > "Someone set us up the bomb." Or maybe I'm just excessively pedantic. > > And obviously in context, that's what Yoon Ha *meant* to type. Oh well. I > just wish I had had the chance to type it sooner. As soon as I saw '*"I gave > up it"' I knew I had to type it, but it was too late. Oh, bother.
Yeah, I was thinking it too. Yoon Ha got there first, so there's nothing we can do but "coulda, woulda, shoulda". *continues rambling*
> > Check out, it's something else. > > I'm not too crazy about this site. I like to see the pictures, but I don't > want to have to rate them. And sometimes it shows the same picture more than > once, so how is it fair to rate it multiple times? Also, sometimes the > picture doesn't come up at all. How do I rate that?
What really bothers me is that nothing seems to be able to get a good rating. I've only seen one or two pictures rated above 7 - most of them, incredibly good or not, seem to be stuck around 4.5. And that bothers me.
> Anyway, for something at least SLIGHTLY conlang-relevant: > Tô sôs base son pertanesce a nois. (Lainesco)
Hmm - I was thinking about doing this, but you can't get the same effect in Ajuk, save for a dissagreement in number between the subject and verb. An Ajuk speaker wouldn't find that funny, just sad. -- Robert