Re: USAGE: All your base are belong to us (Was: Re: USAGE: idioms with variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO nightmare))
|From:||Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 27, 2001, 13:34|
Very, very interesting. Stupid, but interesting.
Reminds me of the sign on the the eyeware store down the street --Bachelor
Optical, We fit you with the mose in expensive glasses.
I giggle every time I see that one.
So lift the cup of joy and take a big drink.
In spite of it all it's a beautiful world.
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>From: "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: [OT] All your base are belong to us (Was: Re: USAGE: idioms with
> variable objects (was: deeply embedded VSO nightmare))
>Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 08:56:24 -0400
>On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 03:06:13AM -0400, Adam Walker wrote:
> > Excuse me, but What are ya'll talking about? Is this some new slang?
>Not really, it's this little inside "joke" going around computer gaming
>circles that seems to have gotten extremely popular. The phrase "all your
>base are belong to us" comes from an old (little-known) computer game
>created in Japan, called "Zero Wing", that was apparently translated to
>English by somebody who knew very little English. For some reason or
>other, people found the result very funny, and so it's been spreading
>around since, and recently suddenly became very popular (I'm not sure
>Here's one of many links on the net that explains the game, and gives a
>transcription of the intro sequence, which is where the "all your base are
>belong to us" phrase comes from:
>The FAQ is very long, so I've decided to quote the relevant passage here:
>C1. The Introduction (English version)
> In A.D. 2101
> War was beginning
>Outside Ship - An explosion occurs.
> Captain: "What happen ?"
> Mechanic: "Somebody set up us the bomb."
>Close-Up of Excited Communications Officer
> Operator: "We get signal."
> Captain: "What !"
> Operator: "Main screen turn on."
> (CATS appears)
> Captain: "It's you !!"
>Close up of CATS
> CATS: "How are you gentlemen !!"
> CATS: "All your base are belong to us."
> CATS: "You are on the way to destruction."
>Close up of captain & CATS
> Captain: "What you say !!"
> CATS: "You have no chance to survive make your time."
> CATS: "Ha ha ha ha ...."
>Close up of Forlorn Captain
> Operator: "Captain !!"
>Ship's Bridge (ZIGs on monitors)
> Captain: "Take off every 'ZIG'!!"
>Shows a ZIG pilot powering up
> Captain: "You know what you doing."
>Shows a ZIG moving into launch position
> Captain: "Move 'ZIG'."
>ZIGs on monitors, Bridge Explodes
> Captain: "For great justice."
>The ship explodes.
>A lone ZIG zooms into view!
>PNP = Plug 'N' Pray