Look familiar? Of course it does. The only way this could have been more of a Mario Bros. rip off was if they were eating yogurt out of a big green PVC pipe.
I'd like to think the owner justified this by saying, "Well, it's not a COMPLETE rip off, so long as they're both blonde and Luigi has no mustache" (Luigi looks fucking stupid without a mustache. There, I said it. The Super Mario Bros. may be the only 2 men in existence who look like child molesters WITHOUT a mustache).
But it got me thinking. Maybe we're going about things all wrong. Maybe we just need a little makeover.
Actually, that sounds like a horrible idea. But it gives me another (probably horrible) idea.
You see, I think the Yogurt Brothers had the right idea. They just forgot one key element. Sex sells.
Good luck shaking that image from your head for the rest of the day.
On that note, let's turn this over to Brandon...
Heya guys, so there are a couple places I wanted to mention. The first is a semi-legal, trademark humping convenience store in a rough Chicago neighborhood called Eleven-7. Not '7-Eleven,' like the millions of other convenience stores in the world, but a dodgy ripoff. Sorry I don't have a photo to share, but it really isn't the kind of neighborhood where I want to stop the car and snap a photo. But it got me to thinking, if only I could modify a well-known logo with Bryan's and my head on it, maybe it would help us reach a bigger fan market. Here's what I came up with...
Secondly, I thought it was pretty genius of the local franchise chain below to capitalize on its location in a highly Jewish neighborhood here in the city.
And it got me thinking, this blog could certainly do with a few more friends in the Jewish community, right? In that vein, I propose the following unoffensive wardrobe changes to our comic characters. What do you think?
Cheers and stay classy folks,
Brandon and Bryan
Mood: Exploited (in a good way!)
Beer: He-Brew kosher beer
Music: MC Dreidle