The Mario Violinist (and More Mario)

You should know, I’m on a real Mario kick right now. With the recent release of Super Mario Galaxy 2, not to mention E3 with all the other great returning classic platform heroes, I just want to play video games all day. But such desires of the id are played down and subdued, only to be lived out in my fantasies while I watch video game related media at work.

(Nah, I’m working, honestly… with a little peep here and there.)

So anyway, I got a real kick out of this.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjcFQquHipE[/youtube]

Teppei Okada has the right idea. If I could even remotely play violin, this is exactly what I’d do, too.

While I’m at it, here are a few more Mario videos I’m liking the hell out of. SPOILERS: Mario dies at the end of all these videos. (Why are we all so cruel to him? But I enjoyed long-jumping him into walls in 64, if only to hear that goofy “d’oh, oooof…”)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAue4hnH8-A[/youtube]

You know how much I like Paper Mario? Well, this is real paper Mario, made out of post-its. Bored Japanese schoolkids also have the right idea!

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/10449855[/vimeo]

I really like this. I keep watching it. It’s so serene…and cute. Mario learns of a GREAT SECRET obvious to anyone who isn’t a native to the Mushroom Kingdom.

I’ll throw in this bonus: a fun video of Super Mario Galaxy mashed up with Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Fits oddly well!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOh968qao74[/youtube]

I hope that person does a similar video with Galaxy 2.

There’s no shortage of videos like these, but I can’t get enough of them. Mario continues to inspire!

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