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'Brony' Convention Takes Off Like Magical Winged Pony
NPR ^ | August 01, 2013 5:39 AM

Posted on 08/02/2013 5:01:52 AM PDT by Perdogg

In the 1980s, My Little Pony was a toy line and TV franchise aimed at little girls. These days, an expanding group of grown men are fans of the pastel-colored ponies. They call themselves "bronies." This weekend, thousands are heading to Baltimore for BronyCon 2013 — a big jump from the 100 who attended the convention two years ago

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: brony; bronymylittlepony; mylittlepony

1 posted on 08/02/2013 5:01:52 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: onyx; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 08/02/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

What!?!?


3 posted on 08/02/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Perdogg

It makes sense that NPR and their reporters are covering a brony convention ...


4 posted on 08/02/2013 5:07:38 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Perdogg

Now that they got their Little Pony do they also get an official Rump Ranger badge?


5 posted on 08/02/2013 5:15:21 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Perdogg

sounds pretty gay 2 me, will Barrie be there?


6 posted on 08/02/2013 5:18:05 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Perdogg
The venue was well chosen....it’s within easy walking distance of a half dozen bath houses.
7 posted on 08/02/2013 5:21:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Perdogg

The sissification of American males continues.

To be fair, there is a certain amount of “reverse chic” in this. It’s so nerdy and wimpy it’s “cool.” Or at least so my varsity lineman son tells me.

I just think it’s creepy.


8 posted on 08/02/2013 5:24:21 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Perdogg

9 posted on 08/02/2013 5:25:49 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Perdogg

In a magic fairyland, where fairies play all day...


10 posted on 08/02/2013 5:27:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Perdogg

I do not get this “Brony” stuff.

Of course I don’t get “Honey Boo-Boo” either.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 5:28:16 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Perdogg

I bet there is good reason this was not held at the same time as the furry convention in Pittsburgh


12 posted on 08/02/2013 5:29:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Perdogg

This is what keeps the sheeples’ little minds occupied. They have their e-toys and their ponies... and they’re blissfully happy.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 5:29:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Perdogg

Ok, my son is almost five and my daughter is almost two. Sometimes my son will put on my heals and clop around in them, and sometimes my daughter will lay on the floor and push cars around while saying, “Vroom vroom.” This however, is just sick.


14 posted on 08/02/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Perdogg

Not the most macho buncha guys.....


15 posted on 08/02/2013 6:06:12 AM PDT by wbill
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To: goodwithagun

Way to totally destroy something that little girls actually used to enjoy. Not safe to let them anywhere near it now.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 6:11:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

I disagree with the term “men” in the article. Men do not play with fag toys.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 6:15:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Cracked.com brought up the most awkward movie premier in history - lots of little girls and “Bronies” together when a My Little Pony movie comes out.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 6:19:46 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Perdogg
As someone else posted, its "reverse chic". Something so Nerdy that it becomes cool. I know several young Bronies, its kinda like an inside joke, but they do like the program. Just like anything else, you watch it enough, and you will like it. I have forced myself to watch a couple of episodes. Cute, light hearted, and full of good messages. I got no problem with it.

Apparently they are aware of the Brony phenomema and are going to add more male characters and adventures next season.

19 posted on 08/02/2013 6:20:33 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Perdogg

Rainbow ponies...HOMOS?


20 posted on 08/02/2013 6:20:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Perdogg
How do you separate the men from the boys at a brony convention?

With a crowbar.

21 posted on 08/02/2013 6:47:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Perdogg
It's not a GAY thing - it's a NERD thing! I know; I watched it to see what the fuss was about and was hooked by the third episode.

Give Bronies a Break! In Defense of Adult My Little Pony Fans - TVGuide.com

22 posted on 08/02/2013 7:22:11 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: Perdogg

Can Malibu Stacy ride a brony?


23 posted on 08/02/2013 7:46:48 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: wbill

Bradley Manning will be someone’s My Little Brony pretty soon. So will Ariel Castro.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Salgak

Lulz


25 posted on 08/02/2013 9:42:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg; martin_fierro

FOR THE EMPEROR!

26 posted on 08/02/2013 11:47:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Eh, I am a fan of the Rick Riordan books. Sometimes it is nice to go back to a world where everything is not about sex and every third word is "#%&@*!"

In some ways the grown up entertainment world is very limited.

27 posted on 08/02/2013 12:02:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: CtBigPat

I don’t judge.


28 posted on 08/02/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Salgak
LOL, damn glad my mouth was empty...
29 posted on 08/02/2013 2:41:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL
maybe this'll clear it up for you...

30 posted on 08/02/2013 2:48:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

What the f**k is THAT?!?!


31 posted on 08/03/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
my HUGH Pony???
32 posted on 08/03/2013 9:17:20 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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