In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, reports emerged that Nancy Lanza, the mother of gunman Adam Lanza, was a member of the “prepper” community, a group of people who stock food, water and supplies in preparation for an impending apocalypse. Many collect weapons and medical supplies, fearing that socioeconomic collapse or deadly pandemics are imminent. Mrs. Lanza, some outlets reported, collected guns because she was a survivalist who was well-acquainted with the prepper movement.
Yesterday Walmart announced that it is beginning to test same-day delivery, much to the chagrin of its former partner Amazon. But you know what you can now get delivered from Walmart, hopefully same-day? Brony-themed t-shirts!
According to Equestria Daily, the #1 news source for all things brony, Walmart has begun to sell women’s t-shirts with “I love Bronies” emblazoned on the front. The only trouble with this, as the Daily Dot points out, is that Walmart has used the image for the old vintage 1980′s My Little Pony cartoon instead of the modern day update, which most bronies far prefer.
It’s a question that has plagued us during many sleepless nights: What is a brony, really? We already know that fans of the rainbow-ridden My Little Pony series enjoy attending conventions and having public cybersex on Twitter, but little else has been scientifically revealed about the psychology behind the mystical brony culture…until now. (Cue Law and Order cut music.)
The Daily Dot pointed us to a study done by two researchers named Dr. Patrick Edwards and Dr. Marsha Redden, who conducted a survey in an attempt to classify the personality traits of bronies. Their findings may shock you.
Just kidding, they’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect.