13-30 year old male fans of the 2010 reboot of the
show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but may also include females
Brony = Bro + Pony
Mark swore up and down that there were millions of adult, male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, or as those in the know call it, MLP:FiM. :) I was skeptical until I was in the mall one day and passed Hot Topic. There, in the window, was a man's t-shirt with one of the ponies on the front, and it said above the pony, "Brony."
I hadn't ever seen the show - the kids wanted to, but we couldn't ever catch it at the right time. But then we got Netflix, and it streams directly to our Apple TV thingey that Ben's dad got for us, so we have Seasons 1 and 2 at our fingertips. And they are now constantly playing in our house.
I don't usually have time to watch TV, but I'll be walking in and out of the living room while it's on, or sometimes I'll fold clothes and watch along with the kids, and I'm telling you, this show is hilarious! Really funny writing.
And our manly Dylan, the dude who hates singing with the primary kids on Mother's Day, the kid who is so "cool" that he sports a ridiculous-looking mohawk, is wayyyyyyyy into this show. I haven't seen such addiction to a show since we watched all of the Avatar: The Last Airbender episodes. If he needs to use the bathroom or get a snack, he makes Sadie promise to pause the show until he comes back. When it's bedtime and I'm rounding them all up to go to bed, Dylan begs begs begs to watch "just one more episode..."
I might have to get him a Brony shirt for his birthday. :)