I remember my first viral video. The year was 2001, and I was a fresh-faced teenager with my first high-speed Internet connection. Someone showed me a Flash animation featuring 1980s Japanese video-game images repurposed into a techno-music montage. Or something. I’m not really sure. I didn’t understand All Your Base Are Belong To Us then, and I don’t understand it now, but I can’t deny its Internet significance. All I remember is that people wouldn’t stop saying "Somebody set up us the bomb" for at least a week.