The Passing of a Giant… (…but only when he ate those mushrooms)


I suppose some would consider this old news since it happened yesterday, unless you’re a dog and since you age 7 years to our single rotation around the sun, (friggin’ aliens) this happened over a week ago for you.

There have been many a man to dawn the red cap, overalls and white gloves.

He has the same expression we did when we watched this movie.

He has the same expression we did when we watched this movie.

He does NOT have the same expression we did when we saw this movie

He does NOT have the same expression we did when we saw this movie

…oh god… I forgot Ron Jeremy played Mario. (pours bleach into my eyes…and yours.)

Anyway, for all you kiddies out there who remember the Super Mario Bros Super Show, you will know that there is only one true live action Mario, Lou Albano… who rapped the entire opening credits!  How many of you still know the words?!  (*Raises hand*  OOOOHHH I DOOO!!! PICK ME PICK ME!!!)

He just "accidentally" found Ron Jeremy in Super Hornio Bros

He just "accidentally" found Ron Jeremy in Super Hornio Bros

With a heavy heart I must report that the our Mario and famed WWE (back when it was WWF) wrestler and manager, Captain Lou Albano passed away yesterday at the age of 76.
Not only did he managed more than 50 wrestlers in his day but he also made many appearances in several Cyndi Lauper music videos, including “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, “She Bop”, “Time After Time” and “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough.” But we gamers, we proud and many of course remember him as the best live-action Mario of all time.

Captain Lou Albano suffered a heart attack in 2005 that left him in failing health. He passed away yesterday in his home under hospice care with his family at his side.

And we all know that Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach and even King Koopa were there with him.
The Mushroom Kingdom bows its head and sheds a tear for this loss… except for the Goombas and Koopa Troopas who can now rest easy that they will not be crushed by a rampaging Italian doped up on mushrooms and unidentified plants.

Click here to see the opening credits to the show.

Click here to see the opening credits to the show.

Rest in Peace Mario

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~ by steamcrypt on October 15, 2009.

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