Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Centerfold Mario

I came up with all sorts of fun headlines for this post before settling on the one above. A few of my favorites: "Eat your heart out, Burt Reynolds" and "Bare-on-bear battle: Burt vs. Mario."

In the end, though, I decided to keep it simple. Plus, it allowed me to use the words centerfold and Mario in the same headline, which I believe I've never done before now (even while prepping the headers for my posts about the "Super Studly Mario Bros.").

As for why I decided to title this post, "Centerfold Mario," I think the following sketch, produced by artist Curtis Bathurst, speaks for itself:



The illustration is an homage to a controversial Burt Reynolds centerfold that appeared in a 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, by the way. If you've never seen said image, check out the post "Super Mario's Birthday Suit" on Bathurst's blog at your earliest convenience.

8 comments:

Curtis said...

I'm telling you Bryan! Nobody knows how to respond to this! I think that makes it art, or offensive -- one of the two.

Bryan Ochalla said...

What do you mean "nobody knows how to respond to this"? Nobody who visits this blog, or nobody in general? Either way, I think it's fabulous!

Also, offensive art often is the most enjoyable art :P

Darwin said...

If there were a +1 or Like, I would click.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, well, a comment accomplishes nearly the same thing, Darwin. Glad you like it :)

Trxd said...

MY EYES!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, you *know* you dream of seeing Mario naked every night ... or at least every other night, Trxd :P

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's amazing. Enough said.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Really, it should be available as a poster, don't you think? People would buy it by the boatload!