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Secret Backstories to Classic Video Games

My submissions for Unseen Backstories of Classic Video Games:

A possible explanation for the weird and twisted things Mario encounters on his adventures:

Why the Space Invaders are so angry:

Only few historians know that Mario was an agent in the French Revolution and was sent to find the Princess so she could be put on the guillotine like her parents!

Some things start so small...:

Hollywood doing Propaganda

When Cracked wondered what'd happen If famous pictures were turned into Propaganda posters of course I had some suggestions of my own...

Like James Bond selling warbonds:

Chairman Mao and his Red Rangers:

Less famous siblings of fictional characters

Oh - I almost forgot to post this, had it prepared and all...

When Cracked was looking for Less famous siblings of fictional characters I, of course submitted a few too.

First there's Fred of Nazareth (who made it into the main article):

The Horrible Truth about Everyday Foodstuffs

20 Terrifying Theories About How They Make Famous Products is only what Cracked showed you last week. There is much more you hoped you'd never find out about what you eat or drink...

Are you, for example, a vegetarian who prefers vegetables and salads over meat, because you think no animals get killed for them? Only few people know that, only for one small salad, Eskimo hunters have to kill a grown sea lion!

Nightmares, Disasters, Crimes and Videogames

The week is over, the results are out, so it's time for the next batch of pictures I made for the photoplasty competitions at

And quite a batch it is - over twenty pics! That's quite productive, wouldn't you say?

Like last week I managed to place twice in the same category, and even better: One of my entries for "Tiny Changes that would've turned good ideas into disasters" actually won #1!


And the second placer made it to #16, possibly because with that moustache Lady Liberty looks like Teddy Roosewelt:

Below are again all the entries that didn't place, but that you still might find funny.

Culture, Alternative Reality Pop-Culture & Dick Jokes

As promised here's the next batch of pictures I submitted to the photoplasty contests at - and this time two of them made it into the placers - both for the same topic: Famous Photos - One Minute Earlier

The first picture is a rework of the cover of "Abbey Road" by the Beatles and it placed at #8:

The second picture mate it to position #6 - it's my take on what happened prior to the famous Dali photo with the flying cats - here I included the original picture, so people who don't know Dali still can get it:

I'm actually quite proud of this work - I re-built the room from scratch, added the furniture and puzzled together Dali from several different pictures - the head from one, the torso from another and the legs from yet another picture - so his age and clothes match the one im the original.

Below are the submissions that didn't make it last week - some still pretty funny, I think.

When computergames go wrong...

Some more pictures I made for the image manipulation contests. Right now I'm doing quite a bunch of these - it's fun and I learn a *lot* about image manipulation simply by toying around. :)

And lo and behold - the first picture made it to #5 (out of 250 entries) in it's topic "When Video Game Characters Finally Snap"

A huge thanks has to go to to babylon-15dl who created the original picture of "not so slim Chell" I used in my collage!

If you don't get the joke - it's "Chell" the main character from "Portal" and cake becomes something of a focus point during the game's story. If you don't know it - get it. It's quite cheap by now and *highly* entertaining. Photoplasty Contest "Real life plot twists that explain everything" - my entries

You may have noticed that I've begun to make some pictures from time to time - that's because I started to have fun with the photoplasty contests over at - they give a subject, actually several subjects each week and then the forum members try to come up with funny picture manipulations.

This week, amongst others, it was supposed to be "Real life plot twists that explain everything", and these are my three entries. The first one fitting since Easter is coming close: