Nerdery, Video Games

Super Mario + Opera = Mariopera

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Looks like the Legolambs are now willing to make a musical out of anything now, and thank god for that — this time, it’s the classic Super Mario Bros NES game. I think what I like best about this tune is how straightforward it is (even compared to other Legolamb’s songs); Mario’s not worried or conflicted, he’s just happily singing about stomping on Goombas’ head. It’s always nice to see a man take pride in his work. Thanks to Terjay for the tip.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.