Jul 2 2012
I don’t try and defend NJ. Mostly since it would be pretty damn hard to do that after reading this article:
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Dale Fjordbotten is a proud “My Little Pony” fan, with the shiny blue body suit and yellow lightning bolt, blue wings and blue tail to prove it.
Like many “Bronies” — boys and men who like the cartoon “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”— the 25-year-old college student turned out over the weekend for “BronyCon Summer 2012″ at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which drew 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costumes.
“I thought about what people would say. ‘It’s creepy. It’s weird. It’s a … show for little girls,’” said Fjordbotten, from Staten Island, N.Y. “It’s just a great show … the story line, the plot, the beautiful animation.”
Bronies say they’re a misunderstood lot who’ve gotten a bad rap from the media. They’re all about the show, friendship, love and tolerance, and they have no bad intentions, they say.
I gave up trying to understand people when 50 Shades of Grey came out. Now when there’s something I don’t get, I just kinda sit and stare at it for awhile and ask myself questions that will eventually answer themselves like, “Why is that 25 year old guy wearing a unicorn horn?” “How does he have a girlfriend?” “Oh wait, is that really a girl?” “No. No it isn’t.”