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(Omaha World Herald)   "Male Bronies (men who like My Little Pony) have a strong community in Nebraska." Well, it was either that or stare at cows   (omaha.com ) divider line 29
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2013-03-19 12:10:26 PM  
4 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2013-03-19 11:27:24 AM  
3 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2013-03-20 12:59:51 PM  
2 votes:
Speaking of which

i.imgur.com
2013-03-19 11:09:11 PM  
2 votes:

the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


What can you smell in this one?

popshifter.com

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.
2013-03-19 09:35:16 PM  
2 votes:
edge.liveleak.com
edge.liveleak.com
2013-03-19 05:27:28 PM  
2 votes:
thechive.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-19 01:16:42 PM  
2 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

I look at it like this: I have an 8 year old, 6 year old and a 21 month old. I have alot of time to be stuck watching their shows (at least in the background). I also am a big believer in watching the shows your kids are watching first (or at least WITH them). So I will proactively try to find things I like about these shows so I can put up with them.

The show is nice. It's not sickeningly sweet or anything. It teaches kids to be nice and to help their friends. That's it. There are a few funny lines, there are a few pop culture references (there's a full on big lebowski, bowling alley and all, reference) and the meme's on the internet are HILARIOUS.

Seriously, they use each other as gatling guns if needed.


2.bp.blogspot.com

/using your friends as semi-automatic weapons is magic.
2013-03-22 04:42:05 AM  
1 vote:

Keizer_Ghidorah: gunther_bumpass: Keizer_Ghidorah:
At least Bronies don't start riots, destroy property, and murder people when their favorite sports team wins or loses a game.

Well, no. That would involve going outdoors.

I'll be sure to tell that to all of the construction workers, policemen, athletes, and military personnel who are also Bronies.


You forgot Indians and bikers.
2013-03-20 02:46:55 AM  
1 vote:

Ishidan: the lord god: You can almost smell the autism in this picture.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What can you smell in this one?

[popshifter.com image 400x300]

.my guess would be Ork ass and paint thinner.


 loneliness and despair.
2013-03-20 12:49:48 AM  
1 vote:
Or has also been said,
"Hate detected.  Fire the orbital friendship cannon."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8bZJPovUQ&NR
2013-03-20 12:42:28 AM  
1 vote:
Twilight Farkle:
NSFW: Ponies with Attitude: Straight outta Ponyville, Buck tha Police!

Eh, I preferred mine, as it highlights how the haters really are walking straight into the Pony mythos by creating controversy and hate.

And if the haters have to make it about "who has the biggest guns", well...
the pony fandom has had them covered for quite some time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvHxvBcxrsM

Say, what's that blinking red dot on the ground?
2013-03-19 11:54:23 PM  
1 vote:
I'll just leave this here for the haters...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLxkzsEtsAs

NSFW-Eminem lyrics
2013-03-19 11:33:45 PM  
1 vote:

Spaced Lion: I appreciate your efforts, Weaver, really I do. But the fact is that bronies are just too big a job for the Ordo. Leave this to the big guns.

[media.moddb.com image 850x637]

By the power vested in me by the Emperor of Mankind, I hereby subject this thread to Exterminatus.

May Imperial justice account all in balance.

The Emperor protects.


arch.413chan.net

Weaver95: [antics.wikispaces.com image 310x310]


twilight.ponychan.net


I find the overlap to be hilarious
2013-03-19 07:15:17 PM  
1 vote:
mardi gras in nebraska
t0.gstatic.com
2013-03-19 05:50:44 PM  
1 vote:
i273.photobucket.com

yay, pony thread.
2013-03-19 05:00:55 PM  
1 vote:

Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)


If you're to watch any episode, watch "party of one" and the final episode of the first season. Best ones of the first season. Season 2 has more obvious adult in-jokes.

It's also very easily "meme-able" which is what started the whole brony phenomena in the first place.  Here's a compilation of them that's fun to watch regardless:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tjb14VoWjg
2013-03-19 04:48:54 PM  
1 vote:

Phil Moskowitz: Just like the Bush administration, this too will end one day.


...and the effects will be felt for years. No, not just years,

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-19 03:35:31 PM  
1 vote:

The English Major: CraicBaby: Is this a bad time to mention that we're having another Omaha Fark Party this summer?

Can we shun the My Little Pony fanatics?


I would love to see the Pony supporters come with signs and videotape like it was a real protest or something.

"I'm gonna love and tolerate the shiat out of you" signs everywhere. Could be awesome.
2013-03-19 02:54:05 PM  
1 vote:

Jackson Herring: it's also possible that Adventure Time and Regular Show are not television shows aimed at 8 year old girls?


Maybe. Though before My Little Pony, I took shiat just for watching cartoons at all. So in a strange way, brony-hating has made more of my hobbies more socially acceptable.

And I still don't understand how Regular Show is a main Cartoon Network show and not on Adult Swim, besides the fact that Adult Swim is anathema to any sort of quality at this point.

/I like any good animation.
2013-03-19 02:47:30 PM  
1 vote:

browntimmy: Bloody William: browntimmy: Actually, my real theory is it's like the hair metal bands of the '80s. They figured the edgy attention-getting thing to do was a complete 180 of what male rock stars were supposed to be, so they dressed up like chicks with makeup and hairspray and the works. This is kind of like that, except with chubby geeks.

...says someone who never heard of the 70's and glam. Jesus Christ, read a book.

Doesn't really address my point since glam rock was pretty much the same thing I described. What book did you have in mind?


The indefinite book referenced whenever anyone says something stupid.

And it does address your point because it kind of shows that trends change and not everything is some psychosexual snap-back attempt to be edgy. Even if hair metal was gayer than eight guys blowing njine guys.
2013-03-19 02:15:17 PM  
1 vote:

Skwrl: The My Little Pony Killer: Skwrl: So, being a kind of open minded guy, and having a daughter who is 11 (leaving the age demographic, but...), I decided to try an experiment.  I watched about 3 episodes of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (the first three, I think).  I'm a huge cartoon fan (Adult Swim, Archer, FG, Futurama, etc.), but I have to say "I don't get it."  I mean, it was a pleasant, inoffensive cartoon, but it also didn't have any hook that I could see that would draw (adult) people in.  My daughter was, in word, bored.  Can someone explain the attraction to me?  Did I miss some subtle piece of culture commentary?  Or is it just a "wow, we're edgy, we like a kid's show..." thing?  (And if so, why that particular show and not something else...)

They include a LOT of references to other television shows that people around the right age to be the parents of their main demographic would get. Is it really their fault you don't understand inside jokes?

Of course not.  But I didn't see many in the first few episodes, and I think I'm not completely out of touch with current entertainment...   Were they there from the start (including first couple of episodes)?  Lots of shows don't hit their stride for a while - did I not watch enough of it?


Maybe it just means you see the show for what it is.
"Hurr, they referenced Big Lebowski, that means me and men all over the country should band together and dress up like ponies."
2013-03-19 01:34:40 PM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: Ed Grubermann: Weaver95: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 700x668]

[i.imgur.com image 640x360]
You don't have to play hard to get, Weaver. It only makes her want you more.

LOL.

/like MLP
//for the fact FARKers get all stabby and ragey at it
///MOAR PONIES PLEEZ!
////FOR THE LULZ!


i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com

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i6.photobucket.com

i6.photobucket.com
2013-03-19 12:56:08 PM  
1 vote:

L.D. Ablo: Why do people use commercial art to define their lives?

That's sad.


Not just commercial art... sports teams, hobbies, whatever.


Jim from Saint Paul: *First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone, First National Bastard to the rainbow courtesy phone please.

*Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone,  Captain Steroid to the rainbow courtesy phone please.


I may not be the best defender. While I do defend Bronies, even I think they're weird. Of course, I just logically extend that to sports fans and geeks of all types.


Oh, and boingy boingy boingy.

i6.photobucket.com
2013-03-19 12:25:21 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 700x668]


i.imgur.com
You don't have to play hard to get, Weaver. It only makes her want you more.
2013-03-19 11:07:02 AM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...


According to my Brony friend, the actual origin of the word comes from the fact that the male fandom "originated" on 4chan's /b/. /b/ + pony = brony. Everyone else just assumed it was a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony", so that's what it evolved into.

I.....I'm sort of ashamed that I know this.
2013-03-19 10:51:09 AM  
1 vote:

Car_Ramrod: I've driven across the country a couple of times, and Nebraska is easily the worst state in the Union*. There is no reason it should exist.

*disclaimer: I've not been to North Dakota, but I assume it's similar


Not familiar with Mississippi?
2013-03-19 09:26:31 AM  
1 vote:
point of order: aren't bronies male by definition?

/finds the whole thing rather silly
//lives in omaha
///contrary to popular belief, there is a lot to do here. true, most of it involves drinking, but still...
2013-03-19 09:15:49 AM  
1 vote:
www.myconfinedspace.com
2013-03-19 09:09:37 AM  
1 vote:
In other news.  Horse rape rates in Nebraska have skyrocketed.
 
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