Super Mario Brothers is the World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art

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Sun, Mar 25th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Great video by PBS Idea Channel where Mike Rugnetta makes the compelling argument that, if you stop and think about it, Super Mario Brothers Is The World's Greatest Piece Of Surrealist Art.

We all know who the Mario Brothers are but have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? Like you've never seen or heard of them before? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist artwork.

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