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Offlineatomikfunksoldier
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Super Mario and YOUR universe
    #1491998 - 04/25/03 04:47 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

something I was thinking about regarding super mario bros:

- you hit a box that has a ? on it, and you get a mushroom that makes you bigger and more powerful, whaddup wit dat??

I mean, the drug reference is obvious, so what else is going on in this game? anyone care to put forth their interpretations of a game that dominated our psyche throughout our pre-pubescent years (if youre ages 19-23)






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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1492039 - 04/25/03 05:27 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

woah..  good point...
The Japanese have had an understanding of Chi (mystical energy a lot of people deny is there/don't know how observe) ..  Maybe Yakamoto whateverhisnameis that created the Mario Luigi franchaise incorperated some ancient knowledge into the programming of his ever addictive plumber-by-day superhero-by-(well, also day) series....

Or maybe McKenna's behind it all..  :wink: :laugh:


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: nubious]
    #1492041 - 04/25/03 05:28 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

The Japanese are just nuts! You played the new Zelda? Its got a talking boat for fucks sake! What the hell goes on at Nintendo HQ. I'd love to know!


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: Jackal]
    #1492048 - 04/25/03 05:32 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

well, when mario was designed, mushrooms were popular and legal in japan, so that explains alot....ive never done mushrooms...but im told that it makes you go permanantly insane after your first "trip". its kind of sad actually....ive talked to a few unfortunate souls who have tried the drug, and they dont even know that theyve lost their minds....maybe thats why japan is so WIERD.


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1492053 - 04/25/03 05:37 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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you go permanantly insane after your first "trip"




I suggest you do your homework!


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: Jackal]
    #1492072 - 04/25/03 05:57 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

The thing about the Japanes is... they're nuts! They aren't even people when you think about it.. more like targets on the ski hill. Ok, so Mario 2 is dream world. You gamble between levels. Inside the dream levels you go into DOUBLE alternate dimension when you use the potion. It invertts colours to non colours except the sky. There are coins in this dimension, but they are hidden like vegetables. Hmm.. Something is forming in my mind.. I've got it.

Mario 2 is the plan for the invasion on North Korea.

Japan needs somewhere to grow their own food. Their high-tech economy collapses along with the American economy following a nuclear bomb on Washington which separates the USA into 3 different fashions. They need to grow food for their people, but where they haev no land. They need an ALTERNATE DIMENSION to do this. North Korea, being an alternate dimension is the natural place. They invade North Korea and kill them off using biochemical agents. These biochemical agents are the DOOR into north korea where WEALTH IN VEGETABLES is found. This is why when you drop the red bubbly potion in mario 2 a door appears which leads to an alternate dimension. But then what do you do with the wealth? YOU GAMBLE. So japan is going to become the worlds largest casino. It will be a resort for the Bin Ladens of the world.


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1492938 - 04/25/03 01:34 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

"ive never done mushrooms...but im told that it makes you go permanantly insane after your first "trip". its kind of sad actually....ive talked to a few unfortunate souls who have tried the drug, and they dont even know that theyve lost their minds....maybe thats why japan is so WIERD. "

I'm not sure what exactly you are doing on the shroomery if you beleive this.  If you don't want to try mushrooms than at least the shroomery could be teaching you about them.  You've talked to a few unfortunate souls?  Yeah your on a forum with thousands of us, and we sure as hell aren't unfortunate.  I consider myself lucky that I now have the insights and perspective on life that I have gained from mushrooms.  Possibly by "lost thier minds" you mean thier ego.  Wich many consider to be good.  "Thats why japan is so weird"???? WTF :mad: there is mushrooms in almost every country and before there was laws to stop it im sure there was plenty of people who did mushrooms too.  Plus Japan is one of the most technologiclly advanced countries.  "loosing thier mind" either hasn't affected thier advancement or it has helped it.
 


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I was impressed to learn there was another way to look... UP!
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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1493663 - 04/25/03 04:49 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quite hilarious!  And people replying in anger to your sarcasm makes it even that much funnier! :wink:  What do people have against the permanantly insane???


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: Jackal]
    #1493712 - 04/25/03 05:15 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, I did mushrooms for the first time when I was 18... made me permantly insane after my first trip too! Hell, I went to college for 8 years and got my Masters, now I'm in debt 50 grand! I must be insane! Or, maybe it's the insane college tuiton that I'm going insane over... ah, who cares, all I know is I'm insane!


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Edited by djd586 (04/25/03 05:17 PM)


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: djd586]
    #1493750 - 04/25/03 05:30 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah, I can't quite understand what the rush is.  And where do people think the finish line is?

I'm on pace for an 8 year degree too, and I only feel insane when I try to hurry and get it done.  Actually life is much more enjoyable when you are "insane" and don't have a lot of cares like the masses do.  If I ever wrote a book it would have to do with the american rat race.


...however, in Mariokart mushrooms will get you to the finish line faster! :wink: 


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: ClosetCase]
    #1493848 - 04/25/03 06:03 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i understand the rush, but my degree is only a 5 year, so im taking summer school so I can get the fuck on with my life.

not to say that university life isnt rad, I love it, but.....it doesnt supply alot of freedom, im always broke, my mind is always focused on assignments, and I have little time for my true interests.



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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1493922 - 04/25/03 06:30 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

hahah..great topic! :laugh:
i've always wondered if mario was based on this...


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: soylent_green]
    #1493932 - 04/25/03 06:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Dogomush...i'm waiting for your arguments to pretend that Japan is nuts...
If you have nothing more intelligent to say about Japan don't talk about it.


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: KOPELANDIAA]
    #1494220 - 04/25/03 09:29 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Mario 3 will forever be etched into my brain... beautiful cascading murals of pyramids and clouds and plants and oceans...

lsd.

sigh....


i like to think games like mario are subliminal messages given to kids to let them know they're gonna have to fight hard to get through all the obstacles in life..

you gotta take that bullshit authoritarian influence and cleanse it in a pit of lava...
eh? eh?


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1494249 - 04/25/03 09:42 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

not to say that university life isnt rad, I love it, but.....it doesnt supply alot of freedom, im always broke, my mind is always focused on assignments, and I have little time for my true interests.





I had the same problem, that's why I switched degrees. Don't worry though, after you graduate you can truly pursue your dreams, if you work at it.

Super Mario: the money (coin) in the game was a luxury, you could always get by with skill.


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: pattern]
    #1494258 - 04/25/03 09:47 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

yeah, but its not like I dont love the degree im getting....its the lack of freedom....the idea that I cant just...go somewhere on whim annoys me. if I wasnt going to school I could say "shit, im gonna go to siberia today" and do it (if i had the money). but since im at school...i have to say "hmmm....maybe in 8 months".


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Re: Super Mario and YOUR universe [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1494320 - 04/25/03 10:19 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I thought about this too.

Ironikly, I owned a T-shirt back in the day with mario on it, and he was holding a mushroom. To the right of mario, it said 'JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS'.

Mario and Luigi are plumbers, right? Man, Marioworld is really pretty trippy the more I think about it.


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What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
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