Spain's Plumbers Honor Mario For 28 Years Of Plumbing Accomplishments

Plumber and princess recovery specialist Mario has secured the year's most coveted game award, a silver medal from ASEFOSAM, Spain's professional plumbers association. How convenient, given this weekend's release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

We're not trying to accuse ASEFOSAM of glomming on to Mario's highly anticipate Wii release, but to honor Mario for his contributions to the field of plumbing is bordering on suspect. But we shan't take away from the Italian one's accolades, we'll just thank Noel for the heads up... while fully investigating this suspiciously timed award!

Mario Bros, socio de honor [ElPais.com]