Somehow I’ve managed to work my way back around to Super Mario Bros. again. I learned a lot from that game, and when kids these days want to play it, I don’t understand why parents get so upset about it sometimes. There are a lot of hidden lessons to be learned from playing that game.
There are even new lessons today that we didn’t learn the first time we played it. For example, these days, kids can look up the cheats for unlocking the different worlds on the Internet. Then they can spend hours doing exactly what they think they are supposed to do, only to be met with a slap in the face and ultimate defeat. The valuable lesson there is that most nitwits on the Internet don’t know what the hell they are typing, and you can’t believe everything you read. I can’t think of a more effective way to learn such an important life lesson.
To give homage to the game that taught him or her “how close frustration is to reward,” Orin Drake on Etsy creates these handmade, double-sided, Super Mario mushroom bracelets that would make even the most retro die hard Mario fan proud. They are made from only beads and thread, and I can’t even imagine how much time it must take to make one. If you would like to wear a little piece of gaming history and pick up one of these badboys for yourself, head on over to Orin’s Etsy store where you can grab it for 30 bucks.
Via: [So Geek Chic]