I need to have my thumbs examined.
I swear I permanently whittled them as a child, back when I spent long, asthmatic afternoons tap-tap-tapping away on Nintendo’s video game controllers.
I mashed those buttons so hard, my thumbs turned fire-engine-red by the end of the weekend. This was partly out of necessity, because the controllers were less responsive then, and this was partly due to anger, because those early platform games were just so difficult.
My point is: I don’t blame Mario for going berserk….