Bronies: Adult Men Who Like to Watch My Little Pony

A "brony" is an adult male fan of the children's cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. These are not rare men, but a legion of dedicated fans with websites and news services devoted to the cartoon:

Each day, out-of-work computer programmer Luke Allen self-medicates by watching animated ponies have magical adventures.

The 32-year-old, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, loves his daily fix of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, and he’s not alone. He’s part of a growing group of “bronies” (“bro ponies”) — men who are fans of a TV show largely intended for a much younger audience.

“First we can’t believe this show is so good, then we can’t believe we’ve become fans for life, then we can’t believe we’re walking down the pink aisle at Toys R Us or asking for the girl’s toy in our Happy Meal,” Allen said in an e-mail to “Then we can’t believe our friends haven’t seen it yet, then we can’t believe they’re becoming bronies too.”

Link -via Boing Boing | Photo: Luke Allen

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Personaly i find it avesome to see not only male watchers but even adults becoming fans of this show. I admit at first I hated the whole pony thing, but after seeing the show, I became a big fan of it myself :D

It sounds so lame and stereotypical reading all those hate comments from ppl who grew on muscle men destroying shit and then fail at social life. You can perfectly see that in the way they talk and see things.

It is also fascinating how they still dont realize that all the shows,even for babies are actualy made by adults and that means alot.
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Tolerance Pony is absolutely right.

Little story here: I run invention sessions at work. Hardest thing for me to do is to get participants to be playful with their ideas so they can actually invent something new and useful rather than toss out lots of little tiny unimaginative changes. Even when we are fire fighting an urgent problem a bit of playful curiosity is really helpful to asking the right questions and understanding the situations. Being able to think and play like a kid is a gift and has nothing to do with mental deficits or aberrant behavior.
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