"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #3990 posted on 03/09/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Liningson has told me before that Mario is actually a communist. I see many similarities but I don't think so. I actually pointed out that Luigi kind of looks like Fidel Castro. Mario raises a red star over the castle after he crushes it. Liningson claims that the flag before that is a peace sign. No way!!! It's a skull and cross bones. What are your views on this controversial issue?

- Up the anty

A: Dear anty:

Don't worry about communism among the Mario Brothers. Be worried about the Smurfs. A totally acultural, and nearly asexual, society, living in a communal economic system! And their beloved leader even looks like Marx! A bunch of no-good, pinko, commie-lovers if I ever saw one!

-- Misaneroth
A: Dear Anty,

And don't forget the evil capitalist who was driven by the prospect of gold.

The captain