decorating with Super Mario Bros

The walls inside most people’s houses are typically solid colors or a repetitive wallpaper design.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they were more artsy / cool-looking / beautiful / shiny / awesome?  But what are your options?  If you’re a graphics artist, you could paint your own walls.  Or you could pay a professional to, but that would probably be really expensive.  However, quite possibly the best alternative are Blik restickable stickers for your wall.  (Note: I haven’t used them yet, but would like to acquire some for my game room / home office.)

I would like to get the New Super Mario Bros. stickers, although the original Super Mario Bros. would be awesome, too.  And since they’re movable and reusable, you can change it up for free if you ever get tired of the current pattern.

These are now on my Christmas wish list, so whoever wants to buy these for me, that would be great.   If I receive a lot, I’d just have to decorate the whole house with them.   Surely my wife wouldn’t mind!  I mean, Mario is awesome.  And she’s talked before about rooms needing to have a “theme” — well, this would give the room a definite theme!   And she’s said she wants more stuff on the walls, so this would be an easy way to take care of that and mark it off the honey-do list.  🙂

FYI, if you want to go really old-school, there are wall stickers for Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Centipede, and even Pong.

Also, at that first link above, there is a video of a Super Mario Sound Wall, where if you touch a coin or brick it makes the appropriate sound effects.  How awesome would that be?  That would be perfect for a game room!  Actually, that would be awesome for any room in the house!

Super Mario Bros car decals

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., so we’re seeing all kinds of nostalgic memorabilia.  If you want to show your gaming nerdiness to the world, you can get decals of World 1-1 for the side of your car.  I think they look cool!  If you have a hooptie (I’m looking at you, Mango-Man), this would surely make your vehicle look better!

heavy metal Mario Bros

I’ve always enjoyed finding remixes of soundtracks from classic video games.  Just hearing a theme again can bring back great memories.

I came across a “death metal” version of the Super Mario Bros. castle theme from world 8-4 (the last level).  The video features some gameplay, along with some unexpected surprises.  If heavy metal isn’t your thing, give it a try anyway — there’s no screaming in this song.

videos of unusual beatboxing

Today I’m going to link to a few videos I found amusing.  All three are musical, yet not what you’re used to.  Enjoy…

Someone manufactured a video of former President George W. Bush to make it look and sound like he was beatboxing on the mic.  Neat stuff…

On the topic of beatboxing, there’s a guy named Greg Patillo who plays some famous songs on flute while simultaneously beatboxing.  Here’s him doing the Super Mario Bros theme.

There’s another flute player who simultaneously beatboxes. Here’s Nathan “Flutebox” Lee, playing a song I don’t know, but then going into the Knight Rider theme song.

Both of the guys beatboxing on the flute have other videos on YouTube, if you want more.