you are falling behind, or doing poorly in an event, and the greater
power or governing force allows you to catch
up to the pack. The reverse effect
is had on the pack leader.
Derived from Mario
Kart -- the Greater
Power of Mario
Kart inevitably grants the 8th place racer
stars and lightnings until he catches up with the pack. On the other side
of the coin, the first place racer
bananas and green shells until his lead diminishes.
Jeremy, the CEO of an I-Banking
firm, is doing very well.
Stu, the man dancing
in the street wearing
a sign for Mattress Land, is not doing so well.
The Mario Kart Effect takes
place, and the government makes Jeremy pay more taxes than Stu -- hopefully one day they will
both return to the pack and do pretty well.