​12 Strange And Disturbing Facts About The Original My Little Pony

Some people are weirded out by the immense popularity of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. But other than the terrifying Equestria Girls, FiM has nothing on the original My Little Pony cartoon. Here are a dozen weird bits of trivia about the classic show and the toys that may blow your pony minds. » 11/06/14 2:25pm 11/06/14 2:25pm

I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship, tolerance and » 9/02/14 3:00pm 9/02/14 3:00pm

Let It Be (But Don't Let It Go, Because I Can't Hear That Again)

Recently, a friend asked me for some parenting advice (RAISE YOUR STANDARDS, PEOPLE) in regards to her young son, who will be attending a family wedding soon and wants to wear something "pretty and sparkly like his sisters." She knows my 6-year-old son is forever in a dress of some variety at my house, despite a… » 4/15/14 12:33pm 4/15/14 12:33pm

Boy's My Little Pony Lunchbox Is a 'Trigger for Bullying,' Says School

Grayson Bruce, a 9-year-old boy from North Carolina, says he was bullied by his classmates for bringing a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic lunchbox to school. Instead of doing the sensible thing — like, oh, I don't know, teaching elementary schoolers that it's never acceptable to harm and harass one's peers (or to… » 3/17/14 5:20pm 3/17/14 5:20pm

This 'My Little Pony' Resume Does Not Seem To Be a Joke

A good way to make your resume stand out from every other resume is to turn all of your past work experience into those sweet lil' tattoos that adorn the rear of every My Little Pony (I KNOW they are called "Cutie Marks" because I Googled but I didn't want to be esoteric with my knowledge; please don't yell at me if… » 9/05/13 6:15pm 9/05/13 6:15pm

This My Little Pony Old School Automaton Is Extremely Awesome

If your tyrant parents didn't allow you to consume super fun TV or super fun plastic toys, you might've been raised playing more homespun games like "Butter Knives in Tupperware" and "Put the Wooden Block in the Bathtub". First, IT ISN'T YOUR FAULT YOUR PARENTS WERE HIPPIE LUNATICS. Second, you might enjoy this My… » 2/19/13 11:45pm 2/19/13 11:45pm

Meet the My Little Pony of Your Nightmares

Bah! Are you absolutely terrified/vomiting all over your computer in disgust? Or do you think that this custom My Little Pony that sprung from out of the surrealist fertilizer in Wrenniepooh's imagination is sort of cute? This ocular prancing pony may be a little dated, but don't worry because there's still plenty of… » 9/20/12 6:00pm 9/20/12 6:00pm

Male My Little Pony Fans Sparkle at BronyCon 2012

Last year's BronyCon — a convention held primarily for male fans (though female fans are invited, too) of the children's cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic — was held in a small selection of New York City meeting rooms and attracted just over 100 people. And how'd that go this year? Over costumed 4,000 fans,… » 7/03/12 4:40pm 7/03/12 4:40pm

The Unlikely Origins Of The Brony, Or Bros Who Like 'My Little Pony'

Today's My Little Pony is totally different from what you grew up with in the '80s, and it isn't just that you're no longer interested in brushing a plastic pony's mane for hours. When the franchise was rebooted last year with the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, it developed an unlikely fanbase:… » 8/04/11 10:45am 8/04/11 10:45am