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COTB 010 – Batman and Bronies, posted by Benjamin

A review of the popularity of My Little Pony and the creation of Bronies (Ben then surrenders his mancard) followed by some Batman talk to cleanse the palate.

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  1. I’ll add more detail about these links when I get a chance.

    Shot for shot MLP/Star Wars scene:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4wh4FnwiAg

    History of DJ Pon3/Vinyl Scratch:
    http://mlpfanart.wikia.com/wiki/Vinyl_Scratch

    There’s a Pony for That commercial:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p50-oWY1pFE

    MLP Magic Cards:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/06/friendship-is-magic-gathering-shards-of.html

    Brony Wired article:
    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/06/bronies-my-little-ponys/

    Equestria Daily
    http://www.equestriadaily.com

    Ponychan
    http://www.ponychan.net/

    the brony song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUdiCqDVUxI&feature=player_embedded

    Derpy de Chocobo (Derpy and the Doctor)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9udha5oToBM

    Equestria Girls commercial:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo

    Tara Strong
    http://www.tarastrong.com/

    Tara Strong twitter
    https://twitter.com/#!/tarastrong

    Posted on 24-Jun-12 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  2. Also, BJ, your summaries on this one… hmm. :P

    Posted on 24-Jun-12 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Q

    You didn’t even have to wait for a real comment before needing the Orbital Friendship Cannon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAWgFN54iHE

    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/friendship-arsenal

    Posted on 24-Jun-12 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  4. Q

    Anyone who likes anime, will like MLP: FIM. No doubt in my mind. Every episode is available on Netflix, couldn’t be easier to find.

    Center Ring of the Circus of Epic Fail: Plushies.

    The Character: Twilight Sparkle

    Twilight Sparkle

    Hasbro Plushie:

    Hasbro Plushie

    Fan Plushie:

    Fan Plushie

    Fan Plushie

    Fan Plushie

    The Character: Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie

    Hasbro Plushie:

    Hasbro Plushie

    Fan Plushie:

    Fan Plushie

    Fan Plushie

    Fan Plushie

    Posted on 24-Jun-12 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
  5. Dane Skalka

    I love Legend of Grimrock. One of the few games I pre ordered. The puzzles were puzzling, the characters where classics, and the game play was really fun. Great podcast as usual guys, and thanks for making me want to play LoL again.

    Posted on 28-Jun-12 at 2:03 am | Permalink
  6. anonymouse

    Ben needs to be more secure in his masculinity!

    Posted on 30-Jun-12 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  7. It’s true. It’s a mental hurdle I have trouble getting over. I did watch the first two episodes though.

    Posted on 30-Jun-12 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
  8. Derek

    I have to agree (finally got around to listening to this one) – I really enjoy y’all, but I felt like I was listening to all the parts of the internet I hate for a while – Diablo 3 sucks (cf http://t.co/JH7nKQom), everyone hates Mass Effect 3 (Never say everyone, especially given that I myself thought it was great), MLP is only for chicks, and guys should “lose their man cards” – I was expecting to hear “Girls can’t play videogames” and “you’re not geeky enough” next. ;)

    This episode convinced me to make a go at watching MLP – I’ve watched 4-5 episodes, but sporadically, and without any real focus, with my daughter. I think I need to watch it from the start, and pay attention.

    Posted on 24-Aug-12 at 9:08 pm | Permalink
  9. My beef with ME3 has always been its ending that nothing else. I know I come across heavy handed, but often times during my rants I declare that 98% of the game is fantastic, but the last 2% leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Never said Diablo 3 sucks, just said it didn’t live up to the hype and epic standards of 1 and 2. MLP is my hang up, I totally admit that. But, I did sit down and watch every single episode of season 1. Felt it was my duty as a loyal friend to Carlos to give the series an honest try. While it’s decent, I still prefer the Batman Animated Series.
    Also, I would think our Sexism in Comics episode would be proof enough of our stance regarding women in the world of geeks.

    Posted on 25-Aug-12 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  10. Derek

    Yeah, I don’t really think y’all have sexism going on, it just hit me that I felt like I was listening to all the angry Internet mens. ;)

    I don’t even necessarily disagree with your thoughts on ME3 in general, or D3 (though I blame expectations for that). It was just the categorical statements stuck in my craw.

    Plus you’re getting a backlash for my general hatred of whiny gamers, which is not you, but you angled in to it.

    Posted on 27-Aug-12 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  11. If you do watch MLP, you should definitely check out MLP: Friendship is Witchcraft on YouTube. It has moments that are subtly brilliant.

    Posted on 06-Sep-12 at 12:41 pm | Permalink
  12. Just playing ME3, waiting to hear in a few weeks what you guys think of the new endings. Damn this game is a far leap better even then ME2, I sure hope I don’t hate the ending.

    Posted on 03-Jul-12 at 10:52 am | Permalink

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