Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ancient History: All Your Base

First, let me set the scene with a few short pictures.

A picture story, if you will.

1) You know already that this won't end well.
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2) Modus Operandi (It's Latin -> definition)
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3) One of these things is not like the others.... one of these things just isn't the same...
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4) You Have No Chance. Make Your Time.
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5) What You Say?
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What possessed me to plant an internet reference on the roof of this building, you ask?

Well, apart from suitably honouring what might be the greatest engrish translation ever to grace a 16 bit game console, I think it is important to preserve ancient cultural treasures. As such, I am entirely willing to part with some of my hard earned cash if I know it's going for a good cause, such as maintaining the roof. On the other hand, the definition of "ancient" works differently on the internet. On the net, "ancient" is about 1997. So, I thought it was important to preserve some ancient internet history in a place that has cultural relevance in the real world.


Moral High Ground.

I just claimed it to justify quoting a video game on a tile for a temple with a 1300 year history.

/hey. We paid, ok?

Anyway, if you aren't familiar with "All Your Base Are Belong To Us", it is a quote taken from an old Sega Genesis Video Game called "Zero Wing". I remember this from the days when the internet first started out as a place where a bunch of guys got their jollies by pretending to be girls in dirty chat rooms. It was one of the first internet phenomena, and the infamous phrase was inserted into a huge number of images made famous by various forwards. These images are all a little dated, but I don't doubt that you'll recognize many of them.

Throw in a nice techno sound track and you have a bit of internet history. One that now graces the roof of a famous historical building.



Anonymous said...

w00t, represent

ed said...

Well that didn't end too badly.
I was expecting another patented 'humping' picture.

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