Many residents were upset that the signs appeared while the U. was at war with Iraq and police chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be "a borderline terrorist threat depending on what someone interprets it to mean." In February 2004, North Carolina State University students and members of The Wolf Web in Raleigh, North Carolina exploited a web-based service provided for local schools and businesses to report a weather-related closing to display the phrase within a news ticker on a live news broadcast on News 14 Carolina.
On June 1, 2006, You Tube, a relatively new service at the time, was taken down temporarily for maintenance.
The phrase "ALL YOUR VIDEO ARE BELONG TO US" appeared below the You Tube logo as a placeholder while the site was down.
Some users believed the site had been hacked, leading You Tube to add the message "No, we haven't be [sic] hacked.
You have no chance to survive make your time." They claimed to be playing an April Fool's joke but most people who saw the signs were unfamiliar with the phrase.
"All your base are belong to us" is a broken English ("Engrish") phrase found in the opening cutscene of the 1989 video game Zero Wing which became a popular Internet meme.
The quote is included in the European version of the game, which features poor English translations of the original Japanese version.
"Always waiting for the guy to initiate contact is annoying to most men," says Harold, 35.
"At some point you need to let him know you're interested by reaching out.
soz, my friend just got a boyfriend and she says she is on second base with him, i nodded and smiled but really i didn't have a clue what she was talking about!