Super Mario Bros theme performed by an RC car on a row of liquid-filled bottles


19 Responses to “Super Mario Bros theme performed by an RC car on a row of liquid-filled bottles”

  1. mikeyboy says:

    wow now i feel kinda sad with what i do in my spare time.

  2. franko says:

    the constant creativity of the human race makes me smile, and that gives me hope.

  3. zen says:

    @6 РThat performer is Michel Lauzi̬re from Quebec. He actually sued Audi for picking up the idea in this ad. I think it got settled.

  4. hikeebahikeeba says:

    :) that was beautiful…(my)childhood distilled;NES by way of ice-cream-truck music.
    albeit without the slight creep factor of actual ice-cream-truck music.

  5. rorschah says:

    You know, I’ve been pretty wary of any form of “performance art” or “installation” or anything like that – not a priori, but just on the grounds that every exemplar I’ve yet seen has pretty much sucked dead whale turd. But this – this is pretty much the most beautiful thing I’ve seen since Miles Davis. It fills me with awe, wonder, nostalgia, sadness, and a great love for all humanity. Somebody give this dude a Macarthur Fellowship. Yay performance art! Big up, China! I’m behind you 200%, and if you come want to perform in my town, I will work hard to get you the art world reception you need.

  6. berserker73 says:

    Su-weet!!! This kid just made a few million people smile.

  7. Conte Anusfish says:

    He should do this on a circular track so the tune can play infinitely, just like in the videogame.

  8. Xenu says:

    I got a new Super 88 system.

  9. rorschah says:

    Michel Lauziere may be the originator, but I just feel for the RC car one more. Seeing the wobbly rollerblader in the middle makes it seem so clearly an effort – my main reaction is, “Wow, look at how *cool* this artist is. This must be so *hard*.” He’s so “*cool*.” But having the car in there just pushes it into mysterious, magical-sublime-happy-neuron land.

  10. Takuan says:

    ahh..evocation… semi burring outside in sticky summer, the spawnlings rapt with Mario , dozing with a brace of ishigakidai grilling, in that delicious post-dive torpor…….

  11. Takuan says:

    Oplegnathus fasciatus to you, gringo

  12. woid says:

    There’s a performer who’s appeared on the Letterman show a couple of times who does pretty much the same thing, but with roller skates!

    He’s performed this stunt on 53rd St between Broadway and 8th, next to the Ed Sullivan Theatre. He sets up two long parallel rows of bottles and then skates down the middle, with wires or sticks (or something) attached to his skates playing the music, which I believe was some kind of classical warhorse along the lines of the William Tell Overture or a Sousa march.

    Obviously I don’t remember the details too clearly, but no doubt Google does.

  13. rorschah says:

    This gives me palsies of joy.

  14. Dan says:

    amazing. well-executed and whimsical.

  15. nickfromdc says:

    My favorite part was the look on the security guard’s face at the very end.

  16. Agent 86 says:


    Google via Youtube, yes.

  17. Gloria says:

    I love how the uniformed guard at the end simply backs away, unsure how to react.

  18. cycle23 says:

    Hey, uniformed guard, THAT’S WHY WE PUT THE TAPE DOWN FOR YOU.

  19. santellana says:

    i am impressed and pleased with this new Olympic sport. good for you china!

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