Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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"Each day, out-of-work computer programmer Luke Allen self-medicates by watching animated ponies have magical adventures. The 32-year-old, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, loves his daily fix of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, and he’s not alone. He’s part of a growing group of 'bronies' ('bro ponies') — men who are fans of a TV show largely intended for a much younger audience. 'First we can’t believe this show is so good, then we can’t believe we’ve become fans for life, then we can’t believe we’re walking down the pink aisle at Toys R Us or asking for the girl’s toy in our Happy Meal,' Allen said in an e-mail to 'Then we can’t believe our friends haven’t seen it yet, then we can’t believe they’re becoming bronies too.'"

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melis (#1,854)

asdf;laksjdf;alksjdf trend pieces

jolie (#16)

Kinda wish "THE GIRL'S TOY IN OUR HAPPY MEAL" was a tag

@jolie : Don't you know this is a toysnark-free zone?

(alternate take >> "QUIT TOYSHAMING.")

City_Dater (#2,500)


I concur.

Also, I will not read this story under any circumstances, not even to howl helplessly at grown childless men who are in a Happy Meal toy-choosing situation.

C_Webb (#855)

AND those mushrooms have apparently kicked in. I hope.

brianvan (#149)

I thought I'd hit trend piece bottom already.

Clearly we still have much lower to go.

I want to scrub this from my brain with a brick.

In an extended promo video for the show released recently — a take on Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” called “Equestria Girls” — the ponies lead by Pinkie Pie sing the praises of “our bronies.”

Ugh, that's my generation all right.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose: Wait I thought you were in your early 80s like me

@dntsqzthchrmn : Yeah, we hit the beach at Normandy wearing Fluttershy briefs.

gfrblxt (#11,113)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose: And white denim jackets.

DMcK (#5,027)

Always a treat to see what road the phrase "out-of-work computer programmer" drags you down.

deepomega (#1,720)

@DMcK: There are far worse things he could be doing with ponies, I guess.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

RainBro Brite or gtfo

Rollo (#3,202)

For Japanese people, reading this story must be like when Muslims find out that a terrorist attack wasn't committed by a Muslim.

roboloki (#1,724)

bros ponying bros.

Matt (#26)

Dancing On My Brone

usernameguy (#6,640)

Say what you want about "bronies," but if Craig "Powerpuff Girls" McCracken is doing My Little Ponies, it pretty much has to be awesome.

hypnosifl (#9,470)

@usernameguy Yeah, the animation in the clips in the article looked pretty powerpuffy too, I like that style. Wouldn't be surprised if the show was cool, but even if I watched it and liked it I don't think I could ever bring myself to use the word "bronie"

Beton Brut (#9,351)

@usernameguy Craig McCracken != Lauren Faust

However, Craig McCracken 8==D Lauren Faust

KarenUhOh (#19)

This is what happens to the young men of America when you let Mr. Ed hang around outside the junior high school playground.

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