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Apr 26 2012

Grown Men Adopt Tastes of 7-Year-Old Girls

With every year that it is allowed to corrode society, moonbattery makes adults a little more like children, and men a little more like liberals. The situation has deteriorated to the point of sheer horror:

There are grown men out there who devote themselves to the rainbow-unicorn-sparkly-pastel fantasy world of the children’s TV show “My Little Pony.” And, more appallingly, it’s not done ironically — they are proud of it.

If people can be proud of indulging in the disgusting activities by which homosexuals spread AIDS, why can’t they be proud of being really into cartoon unicorns that shoot rainbows out their horns?

They call themselves “bronies,” a terrifying hybrid of “bros” and “ponies.” … “My Little Pony” inspires them to adopt brony names like Starfire Cuddlecakes and glue fake unicorn horns to their foreheads. Then go out in public.

The show dates back to the 1980s, when it was created by the Hub cable channel, a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro toys that is happy to capitalize on its new fan base. Says the Hub’s Margaret Loesch,

“We haven’t driven this movement, the fans have, and we don’t want to get ahead of that. We want to nourish this phenomenon, not manipulate it.”

It’s only a matter of time before Barack Hussein makes a guest appearance. No doubt more of his fans will see him on “My Little Pony” than on the nearly unwatched “Jimmy Fallon Show.”

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Entertainment for moonbatterized “men.”

On a tip from Sean.

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  • Sam

    This is the net result of political correctness, everyone’s a winner, no tag at recess, Title IX, kowtowing to girls in the classroom, and every bit of emasculation and male bashing in society.

    A bunch of fucking beta metrosexual males.

  • SNuss

    So, what is the difference between that delusional behavior, and the Liberals who believe that unicorns in Washington can anally extrude billions of dollars, to pay for every Leftist’s whim?

  • Momster

    OMG–I think I’m gonna barf!

  • AC

    Is this the latest drug culture thing? Is the purpose of this cartoon something for these mopes to do while high on drugs?

    Decades ago they had tie dye and Grateful Dead album covers. At least that wasn’t sissified to the point of nausea.

  • StanInTexas

    There are grown men out there who devote themselves to the rainbow-unicorn-sparkly-pastel fantasy world of the children’s TV show “My Little Pony.”

    I don’t want to live on this planet any more!

  • Doug

    No comment from lao.

    He’s too busy with his little ‘pony’ and watching a loop of his Master on the Jimmy Phallus Show.

  • AC

    On second thought, maybe this isn’t the worst thing to come out of Hollywood. While these “bronies” will never be men, at least they haven’t grown up on a steady diet of gangster rap videos. A “brony” will be too pussified to ever pose a threat to others, unlike Saint Skittles and his hoodied homies. A law-abiding citizen is never going to have to put a “brony” down when it was coming through his window or after his watch.

  • 762×51

    I gottaa wonder how these “men” will perform in close combat. Civil war is inevitable now so if these are who the libs are going to field I’m OK with it. I have carefully evaluated my AO for camo requirements and it will not support a pink with sparkles ghille suit.

    I say bring it, we won’t even need NVG to take these goy boys. The first grenade pops and they will be shooting rainbows out of their ass.

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Grown men playing with toys designed for 8 year old girls is certainly weird, but I really don’t have any complaint. It’s their time and money.

    But, I do like AC’s point about a law-abiding citizen never having to put a “brony” down due to violent criminal activity. Maybe these guys can mentor some of St. Skittle’s homies…

  • Rob Banks

    Somewhere, there must be a modern-day Noah building an ark…….

  • Jay B.

    Oh man, my youngest daughter loves that pony show… have you ever watched one of these? It’s incredibly girly (but I would definately recommend it as a children cartoon, good values, no violence or swearings) but grown men watching it? Why? They look at pastel ponies voiced by little girls and say “Yes. This is perfect for me”?

  • Joe

    I got my ark ready to go. When the flood comes, my wife, daughter, grand daughter and I are outa here.

  • Archonix

    You’re comparing people watching a kids show to men having sex with other men in public.

    They find something they can enjoy, that isn’t pushing all the stupid political crap down their throats (and it isn’t. I checked) – something innocent and free and fun – and you want to compare it to the worst excesses of our rotten society. You want to condemn them for it? You’re fucking insane, you know that?

  • SolidusRaccoon

    First that picture is not representative of the show.
    Second I am as much as a gun loving, all American, STRAIGHT man as there is. I loathe homos, but I love this show. Why? Because of strong characterization and well written plots.

    This show is not all sparkles and fru fru. There are good life lessons for all ages involved. I have plenty of friends who are all American, constitution and God loving patriots. And they like this show also.

  • KHarn

    Thank you, now I don’t feel guilty about having “impure thoughts” about Daphne Blake, Josie and ‘The Pussycats’.

  • Tastethe rainbow

    Archonix says:
    April 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Um…sure dude.
    So, uh, … what’s your bronie name?

  • AC

    Second I am as much as a gun loving, all American, STRAIGHT man as there is. I loathe homos, but I love this show. Why? Because of strong characterization and well written plots.

    You do realize it’s written for pre-teen girls, right?

    Tell us, manly man, if a homeboy of Saint Skittles crawls through your window at night, what do you reach for?

  • Jay B.

    SolidusRaccoon says:
    Must be a different pony show, I don’t remember them drawn like that. Again, I believe it’s a good show for children… as for grown males, it’d depend how much they “love” the show. Do they jerk off to the ponies? Gather in groups to watch it weekly? I’ve watched it with my baby a couple times (always watch their shows a few times with them so you can see if it’s suitable) and it’s about a purple pony making friends and reporting her homework to a winged mare, it’s really charming.

  • Paladin

    Bronies, Furries, whatever. I’m sure such interests are an indicator of a well adjusted individual.

    Lets just embrace this subculture and tell them that they’re juuuusssssst fiiiiiiiiine.

  • whotothewhat

    I get a kick how a bunch of asshats whine about being picked on.

    Right-Wing Site Declares Bronies a Threat to American Manhood

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.372998-Right-Wing-Site-Declares-Bronies-a-Threat-to-American-Manhood

  • AC

    “The Escapist”, huh?

    We’re pleased to welcome you to The Escapist, which is dedicated to providing readers with the highest quality journalism covering interactive media, games, and the culture behind them. Videogames are our specialty, but if it’s nerdy and nifty, we probably love it.

    You’ll find many different kinds of content on The Escapist – everything from web comics to videos to long-form feature articles.

    In short, the residents of mom’s basement are throwing a fit because the real world doesn’t “get” their goofy subculture.

    These clowns will take a break from not doing anything useful to tweet how the big, mean conservative hurt their feelings, before going back to spending all day idling.

  • Jeff

    Again: the worst thing about living in a declining era of a great civilization is knowing that you are.

    What would James Bond do?

  • Mrs. CG

    I’m pretty sure there there are furries/really sick men that watch just about any show for girls. I think the slant on bronies is a bit extreme, as the majority I’ve known and met are late teens or early twenties average hetero guys who enjoy the show as a guilty pleasure. The show itself is written to be enjoyed not by little girls but by adults, and is written towards both genders. The show promotes values such as teamwork, respect for elders, respect for authority, the value of hard work, and the value of the nuclear family. I suppose if guys aren’t getting a steady diet of Call of Duty, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, NIN, Disturbed and Korn their manhood is suspect.

    Aren’t there more important issues to report on or are we reduced to playing CNN/ABC/NBC and trying to make a minor thing into ‘The War On Manhood’?

  • http://www.brycchancarey.com/abolition/wilberforce.htm Wilberforce

    This is what a culture glutted with love of comfort and worship of leisure and entertainment eventually becomes. Remember that one fat fool who enjoyed wearing diapers and “being changed”? A close cousin to these “men”.

  • Bad Barry

    I’m 50 and WTF is this?

    http://www.ponychan.net/chan/

  • Judith M.

    WTF? I thought it was bad when grown men acted like boys, now I’m finding myself looking back on those days with nostalgia.

  • AC

    What these people want is acceptance.

    That is, they want to be able to celebrate their weirdness without it being looked down upon. They want to be able to bring it up in conversation and receive an “Oh, that’s interesting.” instead of a “You’re a maladjusted and creepy weirdo. You’re fired.”

    Acceptance is all about turning a weird closet fetish into a normalized activity worthy of conversation.

    The “bronies” will continue huffing and puffing on the Internet as long as the rest of us refuse to accept their dysfunction – that is, forever.

  • Jeremiah Legacy

    While the “bronies” are a fanbase I frankly do not understand, I am not convinced that it is moonbattery. Let’s face it; people have all sorts of strange hobbies. But this one is harmless; it’s not like the bronies are targeting little girls or trying to go to their parties, or anything like that. They are fans of a show and like talking about it with other similar fans of the show.

    Usually, I agree with you guys, but this time, you’re way off.

  • johnnosk

    I am not all that concerned in that it took 2 years for the anti-moonbats to notice this trend, there have been far more important things in the real world that required their attention.

    But as a Brony, I must protest the use of the old 80′s version that the image from the top of the page. If you wish to mock a sub-culture, then please use an accurate and current image!

  • AC

    Turn on, tune in, drop out, right, “bronies”?

  • johnnosk

    “762×51 says:
    April 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I gottaa wonder how these “men” will perform in close combat. Civil war is inevitable now so if these are who the libs are going to field I’m OK with it. I have carefully evaluated my AO for camo requirements and it will not support a pink with sparkles ghille suit.

    I say bring it, we won’t even need NVG to take these goy boys. The first grenade pops and they will be shooting rainbows out of their ass.”

    Why am I not surprised that someone that uses the size of a rifle cartridge is always looking towards shooting someone?

    I’m sure that any bronies in the United States military would disagree with your assessment on their combat readiness.

  • MadMonkey572

    < Conservative, gun-totin' Texan, currently contracting in Afghanistan.

    Huge MLP:FIM fan (not a fan of the original series). The newer show is filled with much more adult-oriented (not nasty, mind you) humor and is very clever for a "kids" cartoon. Good TV is good TV, regardless of the content.

    However, I'm apparently not a "man" since I choose to watch it now and then.

    Idiots… I'm headdesking so hard right now (except my desk is my lap).

  • johnnosk

    The MLP phenomenon could be compared to the syndication of the original ‘Star Trek’. In that instance, an averagely written and acted TV show became the inspiration for many scientists, astronauts, engineers and dreamers who saw that there could be a better world tomorrow and were inspired to take that first step.

    Now, because of the internet (and 4chan) MLP reached an unintended audience far beyond the scope of its original marketing, in this case, adults who have jobs, pay taxes and read a newspaper full of high fuel prices, government debt, international human rights abuses, political scandals and simmering racial conflicts.

    After seeing all that, who would not want to see something simple and colourful, where the good guys win and the bad guys get thrown out of town?

    I do

  • LeBron Steinman

    What’s fascinating and remarkable is that Breitbart and now this site are being inundated with these goofballs, in an obviously coordinated way, screaming about criticism of and attempting to justify their bizarre “furry”-like obsession.

    This indicates how the culture has devolved with diminishing strong male role models and the attendant feminizing of a huge number of males in our society.

  • Jake

    Guys, this was only MAYBE news a year ago. How slow are you?

  • http://www.brycchancarey.com/abolition/wilberforce.htm Wilberforce

    Interesting. Loads of newbies weighing in on this topic.

    “Where do they all come from?”

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  • Grunt

    “Bronies”, hunh?

    Well, this is just my two cents, but I don’t see them as being any different than a sports fan or a Trekkie, a Star Wars fan or a Gamer, really. My experience is that My Little Pony-Friendship Is Magic (MLP-FIM) fans are no different than any subculture. Of course, there will be those who take it to extremes and ruin it for all involved, but for the most part, it’s a relatively nice show.

    Like has been mentioned, there are actually interesting and well written shows with a good message, and the characters are so much more three-dimensional than their 1980′s counterparts (BTW–the picture above is much like the 80′s show, which didn’t hit so great with boys like it does today). My Little Ponies from the 80′s was Hasbro’s response for girls feeling left out while the boys got to play with those awesome Transformers toys! (And I’m a Transformers fan–not the bay movies, though!)

    The current version of MLP is actually kinda decent, and far funnier than most would expect. (Same with Transformers Animated, even if the characters are a bit different.)

    Oh–before I forget…who gives a rat’s arse what “the Escapist” website thinks…? That’s Logan Vaughn’s hangout.

  • Grunt

    Ahh–! Left this off!

    In closing, there’s lots worse out there for a younger man (grown or teen) to find interest in. Bronies, I can live with.

  • AC

    Trekkies grew up to be rocket scientists and engineers.

    Already grown “bronies” are what…unemployed hipsters?

  • johnnosk

    AC says:
    April 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Trekkies grew up to be rocket scientists and engineers.

    Already grown “bronies” are what…unemployed hipsters?

    I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m a security guard. I’m sure that there are hipster bronies as well as police, firemen and truck driver bronies.

  • FrankW

    I am waiting to meet the Navy SEAL brony, or the Marine Recon brony.
    Can you imagine the DI from full metal jacket introducing himself to the troops as {cue squeaky voice} “Hi I am Seimper Whimper, your drill instructor / cuddle pony”?

  • Boo Radley

    Aren’t most of these just standard college frat boys? If they do this instead of killing their girlfriends (a la George Huguely), more power to them.

    Besides, I thought people like the show in the same way that I like the Divinyls song “I Touch Myself”. Yeah, it’s stupid. Yeah, I lose a few brain cells just by being in its proximity. Yeah, make fun of me when I sing along – I deserve it.

    If they aren’t displaying Rule 34 for all to see, no big deal. If these are wussy beta males, believe me, it will show in dozens of other ways before they resort to bronie-ism.

    In the world of furries, larpers, hipsters, greenies, socialists and islamists, bronies rank low on my list of annoyances. It’s worth a couple of jokes, but it is less offensive than football fans who actually fight over whether the Raiders or the Cowboys are a better team. And don’t get started me on the geekfights over whether Batman could beat up Superman.

  • johnnosk
  • FrankW

    I still get a laugh trying to picture R. Lee Ermey announcing himself as Seimper Whimper.
    I really don’t see any harm in the brony thing. I just find it silly. But then again I am sure the bronies think my fascination with sci-fi is weird also.
    I am a bit more of a conservative Libertarian than some here. My basic opinion is do whatever floats your boat, as long as it does not affect me. I really do not care if they want to call themselves Captain Sparklehooves in the privacy of themselves. Just as long as I do not have to address them by that name or have to explain to my daughter why her soccer coach was wearing a unicorn horn and glitter hooves on his hands and feet.

  • AC

    There’s no question it’s within their rights, but this sort of weirdness and effeminate behavior isn’t going to help them get ahead in life.

    When I was young, there were kids who were in to comic books. When we grew up, most grew out of their comic book obsession, and maybe kept a few around for nostalgia.

    Some didn’t. Some people still hang out in comic book stores in their 40′s, obsessing over the exploits of fantasy superheros as if it were a discipline of study. There is not a well-accomplished person among the ones I knew.

    I can’t see this obsession/subculture/lifestyle contributing to personal growth. Would these people actually self-identify it on a resume or when meeting a girlfriend’s parents, or some other social situation (beyond other members of the same subculture).

    This isn’t about what television shows a person chooses to watch in small doses on their own time.

    This is about letting something nonsensical and inappropriate encompass a person to the degree that they change how they identify and interact with others.

    It’s not like it was.

    A generation or more ago, people had healthy obsessions.

    Kids who were really into cars grew up to be mechanics.

    Kids who were really into sports grew up to do something with their bodies, whether playing professionally or as part of a job.

    Kids who were into guns/outdoors had options in that line of work, and in the military/LEO.

    Kids whose heads were always in a book grew up to become professors and engineers.

    Even many of the out-there artists found jobs in marketing, music, architecture, etc.

    Pardon my French, but what the hell is a “brony” going to grow up to be?

    The weird obsessions and subcultures these days are indeed a sign of cultural rot. Now we have a bunch of dead end roads: video games, television shows, Japanese fads, gadgets, chat rooms, image boards, and so on.

    If that’s what floats somebody’s boat, then they can go ahead, as long as they don’t come back to us professionals and taxpayers whining that they can’t hold a job, aren’t seen as a professional adult, and can’t seem to make it under the crushing burden of student loans.

    There’s a time and a place for everything, and then we have to grow up. This is no different than the divide between people who smoke pot in college and people who keep smoking pot on lunch breaks when they enter the workforce.

    I’ve seen too many weirdo youth subcultures and this one is no different. A bunch of know-it-all kids obsess and fetishize something, think they’re so cool, hip, and edgy, then lash out at the world when they can’t seem to get along with it.

    One might equate it with the tattoo subculture. It’s their bodies, and their choices, but at the end of the day, it’s my office, and a guy who felt the need to express his uniqueness with neck and hand tattoos won’t be getting the job.

    That culture is simply incompatible with the mainstream.

    I’ve denied jobs to people with neck tattoos. I wonder how many of them went back to the tattoo parlor to get more ink, while whining about feeling excluded and misunderstood.

    The kiddos lashing out on that video game site aren’t much different.

    One day, they might realize how they’ve been wasting their time, but then again, they might go through life as perpetually distracted underachievers.

  • Sam Adams

    If that’s what floats somebody’s boat, then they can go ahead, as long as they don’t come back to us professionals and taxpayers whining that they can’t hold a job, aren’t seen as a professional adult, and can’t seem to make it under the crushing burden of student loans.

    …One might equate it with the tattoo subculture. It’s their bodies, and their choices, but at the end of the day, it’s my office, and a guy who felt the need to express his uniqueness with neck and hand tattoos won’t be getting the job.
    ____________

    AC, you have made several interesting points. This is, indeed, a sign of cultural rot, in part because most people don’t have/can’t imagine a positive future for themselves. They don’t have any religeous belief (certainly don’t believe/understand the concept of being made in the image of the Eternal Creator).

    And when it is time to look for employment, what kind of employer will look at them and determine that they will add to his/her bottom line? Am I, as an employer, going to expose my customers to a walking freakshow? Am I, as a customer, going to return to a place of business where people are apparently obsessed with somethings besides meeting my needs.

    Keep the horn and sparkle hooves in the closet, where they belong.

  • Canis lupus

    Im sorry everyone but I cannot wrap my head around this.

  • bobdog

    If Obama had a son, he would look just like…

  • waicool

    my “creepy” detector just went off

  • http://Huh? 70Stage1

    As Walter Sobchak in the one of the best movies ever made (The Big Lebowski) states: “Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?”

    Amen, Walter. The whole world has gone crazy.

  • Dr. 9

    It’s nothing more than a gathering place for child molesters and pedophiles.

    Any society that cannot/will not protect it’s young dosen’t deserve to survive…

  • Sgt Stadenko

    Bronies are real? Here I thought they were just a running gag at 4Chan and Reddit. Gawd.

    Some people have way too much time on their hands…

  • Erdinhel

    This is hilarious. “Bronies” are real but they, like many others are just people who take things too far. The new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is not the same saccharin-riddled little girl show as the original from the 80′s. There is a lot of humor thrown in that makes the show rather entertaining (I have 2 kids who love the show). Kudos to Lauren Faust for converting the original into something anyone would want to watch.

  • Bad Barry

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