ADVERTS AND NINTENDO
to Daniel 'dudefather' McFarline for sending me
that. You may remember dudefather as the same
fellow who sent me all the Friday the 13th
movies. I am fairly certain that he is
approximately six million times better than me as
what have we here, then? An advert which, if
there is any justice in this world, is still
haunting the artist to this day. I mean, look at
it. If you were a responsible parent, in what
circumstances would you allow a fat moustachioed
man anywhere near your child while she or he is
bathing? On second thoughts, maybe I don't want
to hear the answer to that one.
also like how Princess Toadstool is suddenly just
"The Princess". She don't need no
stupid name! She's just Generic Love Interest and
part-time Generic Kidnap Victim. Congratulations
on setting the feminist movement back another
ten-odd years. I would, however, like to know
exactly what she's staring at in the first panel.
I like to think it's a vegetable that has grown
into a rude and amusing shape.
slightly more importantly, what the hell is Mario
staring at in the second panel? Even more
importantly, what are his hands about to do? Is
it any coincidence that this is the last time we
see him in the comic? No doubt the cameras went
off him hurriedly and he was forcibly dragged
away before he could traumatise any more
youngsters with what he likes to call his
"magical warp tube".
sorry, that was uncalled for. I probably
shouldn't read too much into a badly drawn
advertisement for an ill-advised merchandising
venture from the late 80's/early 90's. It's all
fun now pointing and laughing at ridiculous stuff
from the past, when people in the future are no
doubt laughing at us even as we speak.
Ha ha ha! Look at those stupid flares the 70's
Jesus, look at this comic! what a load of tossers
everyone was in the eighties!
Boy bands? War over oil? Tamagotchis? I'm so glad
we grew out of that awkward phase!
Do you remember what tossers we were before we
were an emotionless hive mind? Ha, ha, ha!
this comic, then; an innocent if slightly creepy
attempt to get us excited about a new product, or
a secret plot on Nintendo's part to turn the
children of the world homosexual? Oh, paranoid,
am I? Well, check this out:
that thought, I leave you.
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