heard on the wire

Kate Moss with a moustache

Anyone who’s ever owned a Wii — or known someone who’s owned a Wii — will at some stage have played Mario Kart. Although Wii was the most democratic of gaming consoles, if you stuck with bowling and the fitness nonsense, you weren’t doing it properly. Mario Kart was the Wii.

And if you played Mario Kart enough, you eventually ended up on Rainbow Road. Which meant that you eventually ended up falling off Rainbow Road.

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