Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TIME highlights Gordon’s Golden Goose

A few years ago a performance during Golden Goose, an annual talent show incorporating video and stage performances at Gordon College, took the virtual scene by storm. Overnight, footage of a live reenactment of the game Super Mario Brothers, was all over the Web, radio, VH1, and even MTV’s Total Request Live. From the stage of the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel to the international spotlight, the video even made the “most downloaded” list on YouTube.

Well, it appears that Golden Goose clip has hit the Web again, as TIME picks the Gordon performance in their 25th Anniversary of TIME Newsfeed as one of their five all-time favorite Super Mario Brothers tributes.

Gordon alum Andrew Breton, a youth ministries major, cocreated and starred in the real-life production of the Nintendo video game, specifically Level 1-1. In the performance Breton, dressed as Mario, runs through scenes jumping on turtle shells, squashing goombas, throwing fire balls, jumping into green tunnels and even pausing halfway through the level.

To see the September 13th TIME article online, click HERE.

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