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My hangover is worse than I thought... owwww.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:21 PM on January 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have the fear...
posted by Sprocket at 12:30 PM on January 19, 2007


I'm going to have nightmares about giant pastel ponies for the rest of my life!
posted by pinky at 12:30 PM on January 19, 2007


Wow...I feel very strongly that there should be at least a few random posts between "Porn on Blu-Ray" and "My Little Pony." I definitely can't wrap my head around both subjects so close together.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 12:34 PM on January 19, 2007


Is it just me, or do the kids look less than enthusiastic to see My Little Pony live? I remember stuff like that always being a letdown when I was young, but I've always been a bit on the cynical side.
posted by Jaqi at 12:36 PM on January 19, 2007


It kind of creeps me out that their hind legs don't really move.

My Little Polio Pony?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:39 PM on January 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Do they use
1) a single very short person inside the pony suit, or
2) a very short person in the front of the suit and another
even shorter person in the butt-end of said suit?
Please advise.
posted by Dizzy at 12:40 PM on January 19, 2007


Seeing those posts together brings this to mind.

I miss The Brunching Shuttlecocks.
posted by annaramma at 12:42 PM on January 19, 2007


Somehow this post and this other recent post belong together.
posted by chillmost at 12:42 PM on January 19, 2007


AAAAAH MY EYES!!!

I mean WTF. TheWhiteSkull is right. those paralysed rear legs are teh creepy.
posted by djrock3k at 12:42 PM on January 19, 2007


Well, my 5 year old girl would love this. Best of the web? Hmmm....
posted by internal at 12:47 PM on January 19, 2007


my inner 5 year old definitely thinks it is.

but sometimes i fear my inner 5 year old is much closer to the surface than my external 38-year-old. ah well.
posted by pinky at 12:51 PM on January 19, 2007


Do they use
1) a single very short person inside the pony suit, or
2) a very short person in the front of the suit and another
even shorter person in the butt-end of said suit?
Please advise.


What the fuck are you talking about, man?
They use Ponies. Little Ponies!
posted by Peter H at 12:53 PM on January 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kid is clearly peaking at 32 seconds.
posted by Peter H at 12:55 PM on January 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


Somewhere on the Internet, a furry subcommunity is suddenly very, very pleased.
posted by Nelson at 12:56 PM on January 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


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posted by Peter H at 12:59 PM on January 19, 2007


Peter H---
Oh yeah?
Well then what do they eat that makes them those colors then?
Everyone KNOWS that hay is yellow.
I did not see any YELLOW ponies up there.
posted by Dizzy at 1:07 PM on January 19, 2007


I just vomited inside my brain.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:17 PM on January 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Is it just me, or do the kids look less than enthusiastic to see My Little Pony live? I remember stuff like that always being a letdown when I was young, but I've always been a bit on the cynical side."
posted by Jaqi

No, you're correct.
My first thought too - a lot of them have expressions saying "this is excruciatingly awful - not like my dreams - but I can't articulate it".
posted by Jody Tresidder at 1:19 PM on January 19, 2007


I played this for my pony-loving girlfriend without warning her. The bulk of her comments were "Oh no! Oh no no no!"

I can't help but wondering if I'll feel the same when the live action Transformers movie comes out.
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:23 PM on January 19, 2007


I definitely can't wrap my head around both subjects so close together

That's because your head's supposed to penetrate the subjects.
posted by pmbuko at 1:24 PM on January 19, 2007


It's no TMNT "Coming Out of Their Shells" Tour... or even the He-Man Power Tour.
posted by inturnaround at 1:25 PM on January 19, 2007


Metafilter: The World's Biggest Tea Party. You're Invited!
posted by ND¢ at 1:30 PM on January 19, 2007


These are the incubi when you breed Gumby and Pokey. You were warned.
posted by hal9k at 1:37 PM on January 19, 2007


inturnaround - Thanks for those links! That MOTU stage show looks better than the Dolph Lundgren movie, at least.

I can still remember a boyhood friend of mine digging in his heels over "coming out of their shells" - while I was gradually getting over the turtles, he was asking his mom for tickets to the ninja concert.

"They rocked, I don't care what anyone says!"
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:44 PM on January 19, 2007


Thank you. I now feel better about the two hours I lost to "Dora the Explorer Live!" and "Disney Princesses on Ice."

I think I'm going to go home and thank my seven-year-old daughter for being into arcades and the beach instead now.
posted by Gucky at 1:52 PM on January 19, 2007


I'm now officially afraid to have children.
posted by koeselitz at 1:52 PM on January 19, 2007


Looks to me like a three-to-five year-old's idea of a rockin' good time. Utterly diabetes-inducing to any adult, but almost certainly a well-designed, tweaked-to-max performance spectacle for little ones.

We're several orders of magnitude too cynical around here.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:54 PM on January 19, 2007


My grandparents were going to take me to see the He-Man Power Tour, but then my parents read a review and deemed it not age-appropriate. Childhood was never the same.
posted by taliaferro at 2:00 PM on January 19, 2007


I saw the "Coming Out of Their Shells" Tour. It was something I would never forget.

Like a root canal.
posted by drezdn at 2:07 PM on January 19, 2007


Shit sandwich, live on stage.
posted by dbiedny at 2:16 PM on January 19, 2007


or even the He-Man Power Tour.

Thank you for this.

Its nice to see that there arent two people in those suits because it would just be incredibly distracting to think of how someone got such a shitty job in life and how long they think they can play the ass end of a colorful pony before completeling losing it and literally taking a dump on stage in front of 10,000 children.

The suits big head probably lets the actor stand fully upright in it and leaves lots of room for the electronics to move the mouth and eyelids. Its a bigger uglier version of what disney is doing with their mouse heads. (video link)
posted by damn dirty ape at 2:29 PM on January 19, 2007


literally taking a dump on stage in front of 10,000 children.

Extra points if it matches the color of the horse
posted by InfidelZombie at 2:53 PM on January 19, 2007


I love horses, best of all the animals.
I love horses, THEY'RE MY FRIENDS!
posted by Durhey at 2:54 PM on January 19, 2007


Afterwards you can take them to a production of Equus.
posted by bardic at 3:31 PM on January 19, 2007


God, what an awful freaking job THAT must be. Although, it would be cool if they hired David Sedaris as one of the Ponies, so I can hear him talk about it on This American Life.
posted by smoothvirus at 3:31 PM on January 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is the stuff of nightmares.

Get it? Nightmares? Tee hee.
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:39 PM on January 19, 2007


because of this post, I quit the internet!
posted by nola at 3:42 PM on January 19, 2007


nightmares

well, there's always this.
posted by smoothvirus at 3:43 PM on January 19, 2007


Kill it with fire.
posted by GavinR at 3:55 PM on January 19, 2007


Oh dear god no.
posted by greycap at 3:56 PM on January 19, 2007


How long till a YTMND pony clip appears?
posted by isopraxis at 4:05 PM on January 19, 2007


/vomits
posted by orelius at 4:06 PM on January 19, 2007


And to think that you people are always asking for ponies.
posted by Haruspex at 4:17 PM on January 19, 2007


Wow, here's the whole Turtles video from about 15 years ago on Google Video. Creepy...especially Master Splinter's interpretive dance.
posted by inturnaround at 4:27 PM on January 19, 2007


Shouldn't it be YTMLPND?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:28 PM on January 19, 2007


I think there's a man in Seattle who would love this show.
posted by Frank Grimes at 4:32 PM on January 19, 2007


I'm actually not sure which disturbs me more deeply... live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lipsynching crap songs or the guy in Seattle. Yeeeeaaaaagggghhhh.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:02 PM on January 19, 2007


Crap songs?! Do you have any idea how many Chevy Silverados we could sell with that lead-off title track?
posted by joe lisboa at 5:34 PM on January 19, 2007


I think there's a man in Seattle who would love this show.

God Damn it. That was NOT Seattle. That was Enumclaw. Enumclaw has the horse fuckers. Seattle has the lunatic spree killers. Get it right.
posted by tkchrist at 5:34 PM on January 19, 2007


If that TMNT show was at Radio City Music Hall, there has to be a snooty Times review of it somewhere...
posted by hermitosis at 5:45 PM on January 19, 2007


Ah, here it is.
posted by hermitosis at 5:47 PM on January 19, 2007


Night of the Ponies.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:31 PM on January 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


The suits big head probably lets the actor stand fully upright in it and leaves lots of room for the electronics to move the mouth and eyelids. Its a bigger uglier version of what disney is doing with their mouse heads. (video link)

This thread is overflowing with nightmare material.
posted by loquacious at 6:59 PM on January 19, 2007


It's an insidious plot by the Cobra Commander. Or maybe GWAR. I can't decide.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:22 PM on January 19, 2007


Man. Having GWAR suddenly appear on stage amid that rainbow hell would be just about the best thing of all time.

"Mommy? What's that guy with the big goopy red thing doing behind the pony? WHY ARE THEY CUTTING OFF THEIR HEADS AND BARFING IN THEM?"
posted by loquacious at 8:29 PM on January 19, 2007


My bad... Washington state.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:41 PM on January 19, 2007


My Little Pony versus GWAR?

MeFi is a boyzone.

The performance would sell out among both the 7-9 year-old boy market, the 14-17 year-old stoner boy market, and the 21-24 year-old fratboy market.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:32 PM on January 19, 2007


My Little Pony? GWAR?! Flashbacks from my childhood and my youth, respectively - my circle found Gwar amusing. I also find the whole resurgance of My Little Pony bizarre - I was playing with them when I was in grade school, and yet they (and Strawberry Shortcake) are still around. If I had held onto my original stash I woulda been rich, I tell ya.

Overflowing with nightmare material indeed. They made the ponies even creepier by animating them. Then again, I made the mistake of having the Giovanni website loading up in the background, so I had this dark surreal music going on during the Hasbro video clip (more surreal than the original music, anyway.) Talk about your cognitive dissonance!

Metafilter: The World's Biggest Tea Party. You're Invited! - hehe. Nice one!
posted by rmm at 11:41 PM on January 19, 2007


Lost for words. That is hideous. If my mother had taken me to that when I was a child I would have put her in a home.
posted by Jilder at 1:24 AM on January 20, 2007


Appalling, how can they do it. In fact they shouldn't be allowed to do it!
posted by kissol at 4:42 AM on January 20, 2007


Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
posted by dazed_one at 8:55 AM on January 20, 2007


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