In AD 2101 War was beginning
Proof things don't have to make sense to be funny

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Zero Wing was a so-so video game released for the Sega Genesis (ported from a 1989 coin-op), and is remembered for the famously butchered Japanese-to-English translation of the opening sequence.

"All your base are belong to us," resurfaces on the net every few years as media types try to figure out why some people think this is so funny.  There's really no deep meaning or purpose to it.  It's just funny!

In addition to Zero Wing, there have been a number of awful Japanese to English video game translations.  Proof things don't have to make sense to be funny.


The Famously Butchered
Zero Wing Opening Sequence

In A.D. 2101
War was beginning.


What happen ?
Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Operator: We get signal.
Captain: What !
Operator: Main screen turn on.
Captain: It's You !!
Cats: How are you gentlemen !!
Cats: All your base are belong to us.
Cats: You are on the way to destruction.
Captain: What you say !!
Cats: You have no chance to survive make your time.
Cats: HA HA HA HA ....
Captain: Take off every 'zig' !!
Captain: You know what you doing.
Captain: Move 'zig'.
Captain: For great justice.

"All your base" -Adj.  Something unintelligible or botched up so badly as to be unrecognizable.

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