Super Mario Bros.
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We used a whole week's worth of effusive adjectives in our write-up of The Brothers Mario, an inspired fan-made video that re-imagined Super Mario Bros. in the style of Grand Theft Auto. The creators of that superlative trailer (and Megabot) are back with a sequel: Brothers Mario 2: Kong Country, in which the grim n'
Movies: Edgar Wright is reportedly working on Ant-Man again. Can they just make this thing already?
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I've seen a lot of things in this crazy world of ours, but never in all my years have I witnessed an argument for the fact that we're living in the best of all possible worlds as compelling as the existence of this:
An installment of the 1988 Ice Capades based on Super Mario Bros.
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It is probably fair to say that we have a tendency to throw around the word "awesome" kind of a lot here. But seriously you guys have to see this. It is, for real, totally f*cking awesome. The creators of the memorably awesome Power Rangers spoof Megabot have returned with a transcendently awesome new video called
If John K and Peter Bagge tried to make cartoons together, they'd end up with characters who look approximately like the ones in the work of Dirk Erik Schulz. The Germany-based artist obviously harbors an intense love of Mario, but he also draws Sega's Sonic and Tails as you would imagine they might appear in a wrestling competition in a cinematic depiction of an acid trip, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas style.
Webcomics: Jess Fink's guest strip at Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant is so, so wonderful. Read it, won't you?
Geography: A neighborhood in Zaragoza, Spain is naming their streets after videogames, starting with the 25-year-old Super Mario Bros. Why? Because they're awesome, is why.
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