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    All Your Base Are Belong To Us?

    Ok, is this some kind of inside joke? Cause I don't get it... when you go to the FORT forum index, it says "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" and with my OCD problems (go read about it in the GD forum) that kind of bugs me... not that that should matter, just curious where that quote came from. Please do not post a bunch of "It's John's site and he can do what he wants" I realize that, and I think it's fine... I am just curious to know what it's about, that's all.

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    Here are all the answers:

    All Your Base Are Belong to Us!

    And oh, yeah. It's John's site, and he can do what he wants.

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    It is an old joke. It was a translation that got a little messed up. I can't remember the background, but I'm sure someone here can tell you what the deal was.
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    It is an internet inside joke. The root of the joke is an old japanese video game called Zero Wing that got some really bad English translation. As a result you would see the characters say things like "all your base are belong to us" or "Somebody set up us the bomb" or even "You have no chance to survive make your time." Some web sites noticed the bad translation and highlighted the game and it took off from there. At the height of the phenomenon, there was a series of photoshoped images with "all your base are belong to us" text replacing any existing text there might have been on the original image. There were even some real-life sightings of the phrase in college campuses. Since then it has pretty much died down, but the inside joke remains!
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    Ah! See, I knew someone would have the background. When you click on the linky, go to History & it tells how it came to be.

    BTW, Matenna, I love your sig! I love the pumpkins.
    Your avatar comment cracks me up. I HATE Ricci, that punk. I want to punch the rest of his teeth out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holly71
    BTW, Matenna, I love your sig! I love the pumpkins.
    Your avatar comment cracks me up. I HATE Ricci, that punk. I want to punch the rest of his teeth out.
    Thank you! The Pumpkins are wonderful, I agree.

    As for Ricci . . . I only have him there because the Sharks beat the Avs. I'm not a exactly big fan of him, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna
    Thank you! The Pumpkins are wonderful, I agree.

    As for Ricci . . . I only have him there because the Sharks beat the Avs. I'm not a exactly big fan of him, either.

    Yeah, I didn't think you were too fond of him with the "I'm too fugly for my shirt"
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    I've just been playing with the site's tagline every couple of days, seeing who notices. No one noticed "keep on rockin' in the free world" that I had there until yesterday...

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    John, I think a lot of us did notice. There's proof of that in the Party thread.
    You also had "The best in reality" (something similar to that) at some point.

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