Meet the Grown Men Who Love My Little Pony

Slate's Culture Blog
July 12 2011 9:04 AM

Men Who Love My Little Pony: Is That a Thing?

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My Little Ponies killin' Nazis. My Little Ponies as the grim, unhappy anti-heroes of Watchmen. My Little Ponies rapping like the Wu-Tang Clan.

For the past several months, mash-up videos that take images from the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and audio from, well, sources that are decidedly not My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have become one of the more delightful—and strange—ways to waste time on the Internet.

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The fan community behind them are known as "bronies"—i.e., bros who love ponies. Yes, they're grown men who love a franchise intended for little girls, and today, SlateV is going to tell you all about them. (Having trouble seeing the video below? Click here.)

 

Here's the Wired.com article about bronies mentioned in the video; and here's more background info from Know Your Meme. And here, because it is great, is "Watchponies."

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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