Super Mario Bolsheviks
December 24, 2004 2:37 AM   Subscribe

Was Mario some Communist propaganda? "If anything can be said about Mario, it is that he seems to wear quite a bit a red . It’s on his name, it’s the color of his suspenders, his super mushrooms, his flag, even his hat." He does kinda look like an 8-bit Stalin, but a more important question must be asked: "Is Mario a drug pusher?"
posted by StephenV (20 comments total)

 
Arg. Was Mario Bros. some Communist propaganda.

Shoot me, first post to MeFi too :p
posted by StephenV at 2:39 AM on December 24, 2004


It works either way.

That was very funny. Much better than the drug pusher link.
posted by blacklite at 3:01 AM on December 24, 2004


Sorry dude -- and I say this in the nicest possible way with the best possible intentions -- not funny.
posted by Jeff_Larson at 3:02 AM on December 24, 2004


Definitely stealing the expression "8-bit Stalin".
posted by Space Coyote at 3:05 AM on December 24, 2004


Super Mario Comrades!

The article would have more force if, at the end of each stage, it said, "Thank you Mario! But the capitalist oppression of workers continues in another castle."
posted by graymouser at 3:13 AM on December 24, 2004



posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:30 AM on December 24, 2004


If I ever start a religion, chief among the sins will be 'blame'.
posted by Eideteker at 4:34 AM on December 24, 2004


There's just about enough funny.
posted by adampsyche at 5:18 AM on December 24, 2004


let's fight back
posted by denpo at 5:50 AM on December 24, 2004


Pretty_Generic wins.
posted by Onanist at 5:52 AM on December 24, 2004


Don't forget about the Smurfs as a utopian, socialist fable.
posted by Arch Stanton at 6:28 AM on December 24, 2004


Man, the Smurfs, too? It's like everything children enjoy is communist.

Wait, that's it! Children are communists.
posted by blacklite at 6:34 AM on December 24, 2004


Just stopped in to say I'm stealing the expression "8-bit Stalin." Notice that it's already been stolen. Looking elsewhere for new hilarious expression.
posted by soyjoy at 6:48 AM on December 24, 2004


To anyone raised in the 80’s, few names have such impact as the Super Mario Brothers do. We played their video games, watched their cartoon show, read their newsletter, bought their merchandise, ate their breakfast cereal, and even watched the piece of shit movie "The Wizard" starring the young, chubby cheeked miscreant Fred Savage because Super Mario Brothers 3 made an appearance.

We did?
posted by bingo at 7:22 AM on December 24, 2004


Eideteker,

Your ideas intrigue me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by davelog at 7:26 AM on December 24, 2004


Pretty_Generic not only wins, he leaves the crumpled bodies of everyone else posting in this thread in his wake. What does that say on the poster?
posted by painquale at 7:47 AM on December 24, 2004


and even watched the piece of shit movie "The Wizard" starring the young, chubby cheeked miscreant Fred Savage because Super Mario Brothers 3 made an appearance.

No way dude. I watched that film for the Power Glove and the Power Glove alone. "I love the power glove, it's so bad."
posted by fizz-ed at 11:38 AM on December 24, 2004


if i'm understanding it correctly (languagehat should come in here and fact check my ass) the top part of P_G's image says "the deputy is the servant of the people" and the bottom part says "the soviet court is the court of the people!" i'm not really following what deputies and courts have to do with mario, though. weird.
posted by acid freaking on the kitty at 12:22 PM on December 24, 2004


I never saw The Wizard, but I did watch that other piece of shit: the Super Mario Brothers movie. In a theater. Full price. And I was in my 20s. What the hell was I thinking?
posted by O9scar at 1:06 PM on December 24, 2004


seems ripped off from Arlo Guthrie's song The Pause Of Mr. Claus, from his 1968 album Arlo, ©1968,1969 Appleseed Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Let's get Santa Clause 'cause;
Santa Clause has a red suit
He's a communist
And a beard, and long hair
Must be a pacifist
What's in the pipe that he's smoking?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 1:48 PM on December 24, 2004


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