On Friday during Listeners On the Loose, we learned about a culture of men that are into My Little Pony, and they call themselves… “Bronies”. What is this about? There is a group of guys that obsess over My Little Pony, and the new show…”Friendship Is Magic”… here is a synopsis of the show:
The show follows a studious unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as she is tasked by her mentor Princess Celestia to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different facet of friendship, and discovers themselves to be key parts in the "Elements of Harmony". In the series, the ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.
So I read that above, and I can wonder is this…is the weed that much stronger now than it was back when I was in college? I get getting reefed up & watching the Smurfs or He-Man because it’s funny…hell, even Blue’s Clues (because we all know that Steve was a stoner too)….but why are dudes…DUDES…watching a show that has a pony named Pinky Pie on it? This is beyond head scratching!!!!
After talking about it on air, BJ’s Facebook page blew up with comments about “Bronies”…here are some of the things that were said:
Daniel: Bronies = Losing man card. My little pony was designed by Hasbro in the early 80's to sell their toys to little girls, You are playing with little girl toys.
Justin: We dont like the old stuff the new show friendship is magic is what we like and we don't play with ponies some bronies collect them but I don't I just like the show
Skylar: We are male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which is actually NOTHING like the older My Little Pony. The first season was directed by Lauren Faust, same person who directed Power Puff Girls and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends. The show has beautiful animation, it's well written, the characters are lovable as hell, the background music is very well composed, and the voice-acting is top-notch. Also, I'm a straight male with a beautiful girlfriend, and I've been a Brony since June 2011.
David: Hey what's next barbies?
Pete: I bet you like glee too....
Alicia: Seriously? Why do some people get to procreate? This is the dumbest thing I have seen.
Rich: This may very well be the stupidest thing I've ever seen. It makes total sense that the Rev would be into it.
BJ gets there's no logical reason for him not liking the show, but there are plenty of things he likes that he knows most don't , hell…most of us obsess over things that others will roll their eyes too…for instance…I love Wrestling, and 9 times out of 10 I get looked down on for being a fan…but I get why it makes no sense to other adults. So... based on the “Bronies” phenomenon….fill in the blank…People look at me strange when they find out that I am into ______________. Here are some of the texts we got:
Sorry, I dig Glee... It's all the hot cheerleaders!
People look at me funny when they find out that I am a gamer (dnd and such). Btw dies the rev put his dress on before or after he gets home... – Michael
People look at me funny when they find out that my husband and i date other people. We are currently living in diff states
They look at me weird when I say I like comic books. I'm 30, in great shape, and a fairly good looking guy who likes to wear superhero shirts when I work out.
Ppl think im crazy cause i play alot of wow and im 42
I am 24 and i love teenage mutant ninja turtles.
most people know me as a metalhead, so when I tell them I'm into Phish they look at me funny and think I'm joking
When they find out I'm straight and like the twilight series. -matt
People think it weird that I go tanning, im 19 year old male
A lot of people look at me funny when I tell them I'm dating a chick and a dude at the same time. We've been together for over a year and I hope many more to come