All your base are belong to us

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"All your base are belong to us" (often shortened to "All Your Base", "AYBABTU", or simply "AYB") is a broken English phrase known as Engrish that was central to an Internet phenomenon, or meme, in 2000–2002, with the spread of a Flash animation that depicted the slogan. The text is taken from the opening cut scene of the 1991 European Sega Mega Drive version of the video game Zero Wing by Toaplan which was poorly translated by Sega of Europe. It was popularized by the Something Awful message forums.

Use of All Your Base is discouraged in DRAW Your Own Story, as everyone already knows the joke and it is generally seen as intellectual laziness on the part of the cartoonist. Even the general interest in AYB has waned in recent years with 9-12 hits on Google[1].

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