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Dusty Rhoades: The World's Manliest Brony

14088619-mmmain - Grown men who love “My Little Pony”? The phenomenon — personified by a network of fans who call themselves “Bronies” — is bound to raise a few eyebrows. But there’s no shame in loving a cartoon created for little girls, says the self-proclaimed “World’s Manliest Brony.” Dusty Rhoades, who goes by the moniker Dustykatt, is well known in Brony circles for his humorous videos that poke fun at public perceptions of Bronies as somehow lacking in masculinity. Rhoades hosts a web show titled “Stay Brony, My Friends” on the “Pony”-centric Everfree Network site, and is featured in a documentary recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony” ($39.99, MVD). Rhoades has a most manly day job: He’s a counterman at a San Jose motorcycle parts store who specializes in Harley-Davidson products. The Michigan native, 45, was interviewed via email.

We’ve covered Bronies before. The My Little Pony Conventions. The costumes. But we’ve never covered King Brony. He’s like the Pied Piper of these fucking My Little Pony lunatics. I hope for our sake Dusty Rhoades the King Brony is a good man. If he chose to use this power for evil, who knows what he’s capable of. He could have an Army of Bronies doing whatever he wants. He’d be like Joe Carroll in The Following. Pulling all the strings as a cult master behind the scenes or some shit. Lets hope for all our sake these guys really believe all that Friendship Is Magic shit. The minute these guys turn evil we’re all fucked.

PS – I think these Bronies are absolutely out of their goddam minds but if there was some sort of Ninja Turtles/Ghostbuster fan club conventions I’d be down with them in a freaking heartbeat.