'All Your Base'
February 24, 2001 3:52 PM   Subscribe

'All Your Base' on Wired News.
posted by chesuta (21 comments total)
Gad! We're famous!

A Metafilter link in Wired means membership here will rise by a factor of ten in the next few days.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 3:58 PM on February 24, 2001

Steven, is that good or bad?
posted by hobbes at 3:59 PM on February 24, 2001

I have no idea; I'm not sure I'm entitled to an opinion on the subject. Ask Matt.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:03 PM on February 24, 2001

...not really a double post, but kindall mentioned the Wired article in another AYBABTU thread yesterday.
posted by gluechunk at 4:08 PM on February 24, 2001

I slipped AYBABTU into a newspaper column last week, thereby making sure it'll come up 500 years hence on a Lexus / Nexus search. Just doing my part.
posted by lileks at 4:19 PM on February 24, 2001

By a factor of ten? 27,000 new members? I didn't think Wired News still had that many readers.
posted by rodii at 4:28 PM on February 24, 2001

Great. There goes the neighborhood.
posted by frykitty at 6:37 PM on February 24, 2001

Memes explode my everyday mind.

posted by muppetboy at 6:39 PM on February 24, 2001

This is NOT the first time MeFi has been mentioned on Wired. I'm too lazy to find the link.. would someone else please?
posted by Neale at 7:07 PM on February 24, 2001

What happened to you Neale?

You've changed man, you used to be cool.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 7:24 PM on February 24, 2001

All your base are belong to us was referenced in a newspaper article here in Baltimore the other day. In the City Paper, at the bottom where the author of the article is supposed to describe themself, Joab Jackson simply had "All your base are belong to us." No explanation or anything. People I tried to explain it to could not figure out why I was laughing. I am sure that they, along with everyone else in the world, will know soon enough though.
posted by donkeymon at 8:22 PM on February 24, 2001

Has anyone been able to trace back to the origins of AYBABTU? I'm curious how long this was floatin' in the Internet backwaters before persons such as myself were hit by it. I was notified Friday. Hmm.
posted by Dane at 9:06 PM on February 24, 2001

Neale, I'm lazy too, but here's the link: sixfoot6 had his MiFi comment published in this Wired article back in August.
posted by gluechunk at 9:21 PM on February 24, 2001

Mefi blogs all your base. All your base becomes meme. Wired blogs mefi blogging all your base. Mefi blogs Wired blogging Mefi blogging all your base. Oy vey!
posted by tomorama at 10:18 PM on February 24, 2001

The best part of the article? The very last 2 lines:
posted by crawl at 12:47 AM on February 25, 2001

"All your Base" has been around for a while but it recently got very popular due to the www.SomethingAwful.com forums.

A poster began to use an animated gif of the introduction and it caught on quickly. It spread so fast that eventually the use of "All your base" as his signature was banned.

The images in the shockwave flash 'music video' are actually images that SA posters made. It's simply a compilation.

Other sites, such as metafilter, began to copy it and it spread even further.

SA is where "All your base" became really famous. The credit is solely theirs.
posted by Japanda at 1:01 AM on February 25, 2001

I used to weblog, Joe. I also used to shower. Find yer answer in there.
posted by Neale at 1:16 AM on February 25, 2001

All your no fly zone are belong to us!

posted by john at 1:25 AM on February 25, 2001

Dane, we exhaustively discussed the origins. Last week.
posted by dhartung at 8:24 AM on February 25, 2001

It's interesting that both of the Wired articles that quote Metafilter comments are about strange memes propogating themselves around the web. As if when something a little zany is happening on the web, you can bet those MeFi punks have something to say on the subject. I'm also glad to see that the author quotes Joshua from Memepool.

posted by sixfoot6 at 12:57 PM on February 25, 2001

wow, I'm a brave poster!
posted by kaefer at 6:56 PM on February 25, 2001

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