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.
Tired of paying 13 bucks for a pack of cigs, Bill Schulz finds a place in NYC that lets you roll your own smokes. Buying it loose leaf and putting it through a machine that they have on site, you can assemble your own pack of cigarettes for a little more than three dollars. Hope and change, indeed. The down side? City officials in New York are rumored to be shutting places like this down. (that’s what happens when you get in the way of their “sin” tax)
What do you guys think? Is it even worth going to shops like that to roll your cigarettes? If you’re a heavy smoker, it might be, but if you don’t smoke that much, the added time and hassle might not make it worth your while. Still… It’s nice that this option exists (for now). And if New York City does shut this operation down, how do you feel? Is that the government trying to maximize the taxes it collects from us? Or is it just looking out for our health? (a line I’m sure they’ll try to use)
Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook. And as always, we’re looking out for you. (or something like that)
You might remember our story about Adam (Fox News is an evil f**k*ng channel) Levine from the other day. You know, the “rocker” that tweeted he doesn’t want Fox News to play his songs on their “evil channel” anymore. Anyway, the fellas from Fox’s popular late night show, Red Eye, finally got around to responding to the rocker’s tweet, and they did it on air. Enjoy.
So what do you think? Were the Red Eye boys too hard on him? Did they hit him just right? Or should they have dropped the jackhammer on him? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below. Or G+ or Twitter or Myspace. I just write this stuff, I don’t really make or enforce the rules.