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Defending The Mushroom Kingdom In Mario Warfare

(YouTube Link) There’s battle a-brewin’ in the Mushroom Kingdom, and only Special Forces agents Mario and Luigi can crush the evil dictator Koopa and save countless mushroom headed lives. It’s Mario Warfare by production company Beat Down Boogie, a full length live action spoof of the Super Mario Bros. franchise that’s been in the works for quite [...]

Dear Peach

(YouTube link) It’s not easy being second banana. Here, Luigi sings a song to Princess Peach about his feelings of unrequited love in the shadow of his more popular brother. This almost made me tear up until I remembered it’s about a video game. -via Geekosystem

Will the Real “Super Mario Bros. 2″ Please Stand Up?

This week, Nintendo released “New” Super Mario Bros. 2. But “Old” Super Mario Bros. 2 isn’t what you think it is. Here’s the odd story of how Nintendo crammed Mario into places he was never meant to be. Super Mario Bros. 1 (1985) To start this saga, we have to go all the way back [...]

The Missing Links: How to Turn Junk Mail Into A Big Payday

A Perfectly Legal $95,000 Bank Heist Patrick Combs deposited a $95K junk mail bank check as a joke, fully expecting the transaction to be declined. Lucky for him the bank accepted the check – and it was totally legal. Needless to say the bank was none too pleased when they realized their error. * The Bluths Are Back The [...]

The Third Mario Brother

Mario and Luigi might have all the glorious adventure saving the princess and all, but someone has to keep the plumbing business afloat. That job sadly fell on the third Mario Brother, Guiseppe. Geeks Are Sexy [...]

The Super Mario Bathroom

Nerds are the same as all of us – I mean, we all have similar bodily functions – except that they’ve got cooler bathrooms. Way cooler. Nerd Approved has the round up of The World’s Nerdiest Bathrooms – and the list doesn’t [...]

Mario Kart Made Real

Now that’s 3D! For the upcoming Mario Kart 7 video game, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create a real-life, drivable karts: Two life-sized replicas of the Mario Kart cars driven by Nintendo icons Mario and Luigi, working [...]

The Late Movies: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

On this date in 1985, Americans were introduced to the Nintendo Entertainment System. And thank goodness! Is there another duo more synonymous with technological advancement than the Super Mario Brothers? Between their ongoing stint as video game characters, roles in movies, more merch than we could ever list, and a hilariously awful television series, the [...]

David’s Secret Weapon

Well it makes sense, doesn’t it! Love the shield. Design by Ben Chen. Check out all of his pop art in his incredible Flickr feed, including plumbers in the 1930’s featuring Mario and Luigi and cutie-pie designs with knitting pandas and a Darth Vader goose–yeah, you read that right–laying a Death Star egg. Link -via Like [...]

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Part 1

There’s a wonderful scene in the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, where mockumentarian, Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner), is interviewing Spinal Tap songwriter, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), seated at a piano. Nigel is explaining his fascination with the key of D-minor as he delicately fingers the keyboard, producing a few bars from a new musical [...]