It’s been twenty years since the music video for “All Your Base Are Belong to Us“ arrived. I had to explain this to soooo many people. And, it occasionally still pops up in my brain.
For what it’s worth, according to Wikipedia, the original Zero Wing game script in Japanese was: きみたちの基地きちは、全すべて CATS がいただいた。 A decent translation is “CATS has taken all of your bases.” For kicks, I used Google’s translation service and got: “All of your bases were received by CATS.”
Bing’s translation? “All of your bases were cats.” Priceless.