what is the origin of the infamous ¨9000¨???

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what is the origin of the infamous ¨9000¨???

Post by NativeGirl » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:15 pm

It's not THAT funny by the way...

Why people start to make an internet phenomenon with that??
No one know where and who starts it???

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Post by Thanos6 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:18 pm

This, I believe, started it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtpyeLxVkI
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Post by Duo » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:20 pm

Well, some guy took 15 seconds of footage and made a rhythmic montage to it for no reason, uploaded it on Youtube, and here you go. Just find the video with the most views - that's the original one. I don't think he intended to be funny or start this huge thing, by any means.

It's also one of those things that either hits you as utterly hilarious or strikes you as completely stupid and always does. Luckily, I'm in the former. It's just one of those things that has turned into a big joke with me and all of my friends, too. Most of them are only casual Dragonball fans. But, last month when 5 of us were at Cedar Point, we would recite the clip just as we reached the top of the big first rise. I would yell Nappa's line, then as we shot down, all 5 would be screaming "It's over 9000!!!". I thought it was grand.
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Post by Kaboom » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:21 pm

4Chan. All memes either come from or are immortalized on 4Chan.


Don't dig any further into it than that. You'll be sorry if you do.
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Post by NativeGirl » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:09 pm

What is 4Chan exactly? I already hear about it but not that much...

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Post by Kaboom » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:26 pm

NativeGirl wrote:What is 4Chan exactly? I already hear about it but not that much...
An imageboard website. The hell of the internet.
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Post by Bomber Greek » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:30 pm

The same guy made some other DBZ YouTube Poops that I found pretty hilarious also.

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Post by Duo » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:37 pm

SSj Kaboom wrote:
NativeGirl wrote:What is 4Chan exactly? I already hear about it but not that much...
An imageboard website. The hell of the internet.
The Enemy of all that is good and binary in our digital world...that which turns good into evil, white into black, light into dark, and Chaozu into Broli. It is said that when you remain logged into 4chan for more than 24 hours, your brain beings to change...mutate. All things sane and logical in ones mind are replaced by images of hookers beating children with their own decapitated limbs, or Darth Vader standing in the dead sea pouring the seawater into a Brita filter and then into a water bottle. Most people are intelligent enough to stay away from this place, or too stupid to even hear about it, but if you go there, things change. Godzilla has an account on 4chan.
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Post by Rocketman » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:01 pm

Duo wrote:The Enemy of all that is good and binary in our digital world...that which turns ... Chaozu into Broli.
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Post by caejones » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:32 pm

So that's where he got to...

The Kajtastic musical (The Pylons are trapped Balls) utilizes clips from 9000 in various parts. Though there Nappa's lines turn out more memorable; somehow I think the fact that the phrase "over nine thousaaaand!" only lasted one *ahem* verse implies the maker ... suspected something. ^^.

Now, Imma gonna dig up that mp3.
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Post by desirecampbell » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:00 pm

NativeGirl wrote:What is 4Chan exactly? I already hear about it but not that much...
Stay away from 4chan. For all that is holy - stay away from 4chan.

4chan is the pit of the internet. It's really harmless (though Fox News would have you believe otherwise) but it's not for the faint of heart - or stomach.

I mean, "furniture porn". Need I say more?

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Post by caejones » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:01 pm

Completely offtopic, but this talk of Hell of the Internet makes me think of a cheap "Look at the pretty colors and buttons!" "village" I made... umm... some time in the past 600 days, where basically all you could do was talk/attack the residents, or look at clickable objects.
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Sorta on topic... Sabat has been forced by surge-thirsty fans to immitate the line (along with "The balls are inert"), right? Any clue as to what he thinks of... umm... anything related to it?
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Post by desirecampbell » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:06 pm

caejones wrote:Sorta on topic... Sabat has been forced by surge-thirsty fans to immitate the line (along with "The balls are inert"), right? Any clue as to what he thinks of... umm... anything related to it?
I know someone here asked him about it (in regards to the first season set saying "over 900") and he knew about it, though I'm unclear of his feelings towards it.

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Post by VegettoEX » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:34 pm

To give you an idea of how ridiculous this thing has become, here's two examples from Otakon.

At the Mad-Gear (video game retailer) booth in the dealer's room, they had a little sign that said something along the lines of "How awesome is this booth?! IT'S OVER 9000!" I'm totally getting the wording wrong, but yeah.

At the FUNimation One Piece panel, at some certain point in time (possibly during talk about Chris Sabat?), someone out in the audience yelled "IT'S OVER 9000!"... to which I began to yell back, "THAT WASN'T HIM", but in-process, someone louder than me screamed back, "THAT WAS BRIAN DRUMMOND".

If anything, it further proves that anime conventions are becoming less and less about celebrating our shared love of Japanese culture (including its animation), but are instead becoming a celebration of internet culture using anime as a faux-backdrop just to initiate the gathering.
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Post by Jerseymilk » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:58 pm

VegettoEX wrote: If anything, it further proves that anime conventions are becoming less and less about celebrating our shared love of Japanese culture (including its animation), but are instead becoming a celebration of internet culture using anime as a faux-backdrop just to initiate the gathering.
Ouch. :D
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Post by tarsonis » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:00 pm

Jerseymilk wrote:
VegettoEX wrote: If anything, it further proves that anime conventions are becoming less and less about celebrating our shared love of Japanese culture (including its animation), but are instead becoming a celebration of internet culture using anime as a faux-backdrop just to initiate the gathering.
Ouch. :D
Yeah, isn't that kind of overreacting? It's only one incident, involving a relatively small handful of people.

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Post by NativeGirl » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:06 pm

VegettoEX> You react very well! I would have done the same thing....I'm so tired of people who always stick on the same running gag T_T LOL! Owned!
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Post by caejones » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:53 pm

It's rare to have fans of anime--especially non-dubbies--that aren't linked heavily to the internet or some other stereotypical geek-culture element. Turns out that most of the swordclub regulars at ma place (Second semester conflicted with Japanese class... irony stings sometimes...) were also most of the Anime club, and the DND ... umm... people, and one of them in Java I elaborated on a webserver assignment with quite a few extra elements (seems that some of those were elements that a webbrowser would use over a server, but I certainly can't be critical).
And of course, there was an instance in Japanese when someone asked how many points a project would be worth. Teaching fella answers something like, "Fifty. What'd you expect?". "I don't know, over nine thousand?". At which point more than one of the like, 7 people in the room seized on the opening. ('course, I would have, given another millisecond... :oops: ).

Note also that these second semester japanese students were also pronouncing it "nuh-roo-to", "meinga", but tended to get anime right. And near the end of the second semester still didn't understand the difference between swearing in English and Japanese, as noted by a conversation comparable to the "ZOMG dragonballz has mroe swaring in the japanes version FUNI SUCKS!" variety.

Which in turn makes me feel like I'm being a big-headed bastard for taking note of all of these things as though they don't apply to me (well... I think it's clear here which do and which don't.).
Oh, wait, but while I'm on a rant that references Naruto.
Everyone in my household pronounces it right. Absolutely none of them have seen anything but the dub, and the extent of their more-than-TV-and-VHS/DVD anime-ing is DBZ Movie13 Japanese track, one or two googlings of Naruto, the Z Store, and a couple looks at the anime section in various video stores. And a copy of Pojo's guide to Dragon Ball. And... I'm not going into games.

I didn't realize until this post the irony not only in that relatively clueless dubbies (two of which are under nine) pronounce "Naruto" correctly, but that no one in Japanese II, who were most definitely self-proclaimed Otaku, pronounced it correctly to my recollection.
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Post by Kaboom » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:21 am

VegettoEX wrote: but in-process, someone louder than me screamed back, "THAT WAS BRIAN DRUMMOND"
That was me.

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Post by Chuquita » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:32 am

I always thought it exploded into a meme because the guy who does VGcats linked 9000 up on his blog.
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