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Webhits: Olympic Speed Skating with Mario Kart
Mario Kart meets Winter Olympics speed skating? Watch what an Aussie geek just did.


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MANILA, Philippines — The recently-concluded Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia turned superhuman feats on ice into a 16-day spectacle for the world to gawk at.

It also piqued the imagination of Aussie filmmaker Michael Shanks, who had a bit of fun turning Olympic clips into video game feats.

Shanks juxtaposed recognizable elements from the classic Nintendo game Mario Kart into the clip featuring the 500-meter division of the speed skating competition.

Gaming geeks will surely recognize the banana peels, cobalt blue bombs, and random lightning hits.

Also, Shanks would make a pretty good commentator, don’t you think?


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