All Your Base is 20


20 years ago today, Bad_CRC dropped the music video for "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" on Newgrounds, and "All Your Base" suddenly transformed from a mere forum in-joke to full-blown viral meme.

Internet Archive, of course, has the original Flash and the original MP3.

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5 Responses:

  1. Dude says:

    Sweet! Between this and Scanners turning 40, it's a great year for classic memes.

  2. Jeff Bell says:

    We missed the chance to make jokes about "All Your Base is 0x10" in 2017.

  3. Cidric Lapin-Tueur says:

    Nearly got fired for gaining access to our company's intranet and applying that meme to its homepage and navigation... as a late-night joke. The head of IT called me in a panic to revert the changes, because he in turn had received a panicked call from one of the VPs.

    The VP was asking if we had been hacked, and if 'somebody set up us the bomb' should be interpreted as a bomb threat. Similar panicked complaints soon followed from other coworkers, and what started as an amusing prank soon turned into a mild shitstorm.

    • jwz says:

      At least it wasn't a Mooninite.

    • dcapacitor says:

      Unauthorized FUN will result in administrative penalties and/or termination of employment upon the discretion of the MGT.

      To obtain an authorization for FUN, submit form #F-01202001 to your immediate supervisor.

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