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My Little Pony + Fox News' Red Eye = Interesting Video

If you’re a fan of FNC’s Red Eye or interesting videos in general, then I have a treat for you.  Someone at Fox decided to send Bill Schulz and a camera guy to the January 2012 Bronycon in NYC, and hilarity ensued.  Check it out, check it outers.

Some of you might be amused, but you’re still wondering what Bronycon is.  Believe it or not, for something as “simple” as a convention dedicated to cartoons and toys, there is a lot of conflicting information out there.  The shortest possible answer I can give you is that Bronycon is a convention that’s held in New York City multiple times a year that is dedicated to the 4th generation of the My Little Pony cartoons.

The “controversy” begins when you start asking what exactly a “Brony” is.  Prevailing wisdom states that a Brony is an adult (or teen) male that is a fan of the show.  However, when researching this piece (so I could explain what a Brony is), I learned that the My Little Pony (MLP) community is split on the use of that term.  Some people feel that ALL fans of the MLP are Bronies, including women and children.  While some women feel that “Brony” is too masculine, and they have opted to be called “Pegasisters”. (think pegasus and sister)  You can read a Tumblr post on it here, and a Reddit piece here, if you want to see what some of the fans have to say about the distinction.

Either way, this is an interesting segment of society, and indicators show that it may be growing.  For more Bronycon action check out this video from TimeToPlayMag.com below.

California GOP Moving Forward With….McCain?

Popular  radio host and tea party favorite Tony Katz – of Allpatriotsmedia.com –  is in Los Angeles covering the California Republican Party’s Fall convention.  The official CRP website has this to say about the convention:

“We’re ushering in a new era, broadening our communications strategy and reaching out to previously ignored voters in order to spread our message and inspiring a new generation of Republicans. We’re leaving our comfort zones and moving forward to success.”

AND…

“This convention is also an excellent opportunity to help identify the leaders of the future. You will be able to network with like-minded individuals, attend workshops designed to hone your political skills, and say goodbye to ‘politics as usual.'”

This is the first thing Tony Katz saw when he walked into the convention, and he immediately snapped the photo:


Apparently the future of California is a 75 year old Presidential race loser who refers to the people of one of the most influential movements in American political history as Hobbits.  Inspiring.

As Homeschooling Goes Mainstream, 2012 Regional Homeschool Conventions Announced

CINCINNATI, Sept. 6, 2011 — In the face of widespread budget cuts and one-size-fits-all teaching in public schools, families from all walks of life are turning to homeschooling in record numbers. In recognition of that growth, Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc. has planned five regional homeschool conventions for 2012 — and with dozens of renowned speakers, hundreds of homeschooling workshops and over 200 curriculum exhibitors at each convention, Great Homeschool Conventions aims to put homeschool resources within reach of every homeschooling family.

“The five regional convention sites allow GHC to provide home education information and resources to homeschool parents nationwide,” stated Mary Jo Dean, a homeschool parent who, with her husband, Brennan, founded Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc. in 2006. “We are excited to see homeschooling growing so dramatically, and we look forward to providing parents with the information and encouragement they need to have successful homeschooling experiences.”

To that end, GHC’s regional homeschool conventions will be held throughout the country to make them accessible to as many homeschooling families as possible. The conventions kick off in the spring at theSoutheast Homeschool Convention in Greenville, S.C., March 22-24, 2012, followed by the Mid South Homeschool Convention in Memphis, Tenn., April 12-14, 2012, and the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 19-21, 2012. For homeschool families in the West, GHC has scheduled the California Homeschool Convention May 24-26, 2012, in Long Beach, Calif. The season wraps up with the Northeast Homeschool Convention in Hartford, Conn., June 14-16, 2012.

Those attending the GHC regional homeschool conferences will find camaraderie, support, entertainment, and a wealth of practical information. The conferences’ featured speakers include Chuck Colson, Andrew Pudewa, Diana Waring, Dr. Jay Wile, Amanda Bennett, David Hazel, Dr. Carol Reynolds, Todd Wilson, Sonya Shafer, John Stonestreet, Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, Pastor Tedd Tripp, John Rosemond, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, Carl Kerby, Dr. Jobe Martin, and over 20 other homeschool experts. Musicians and comedians will be on hand at each convention to provide family-friendly evening entertainment.

But the meat of the conferences is in the workshops. Parent-teachers can choose the workshops that are most appropriate for their families in subjects like math, science, language arts and music at all educational levels, along with workshops in special topics, including learning styles, gifted children, special needs and unit studies. Parents can also participate in workshop tracks covering creation apologetics and parenting, while teens and parents alike can attend the Teen Worldview Track, led by Summit Ministries of Colorado staff and speakers.

“All homeschool and unschool families are welcome at the GHC regional homeschool conventions,” said Dean. “We look forward to meeting more homeschoolers and hearing about their struggles and successes in home education.”

Register for any of the GHC regional homeschool conventions and learn more at http://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com.