Man...things I don't understand are so stupid. Really, guys, its like you purposely pick the dumbest things ever to make cultish fanbases for. Is this what passes for irony these days? It's like when I used to go to punk rock shows (the second stupidest thing to make cultish fanbases for, but I digress...) and see guys in their mid-late 20s in Hanson t-shirts. Oh, I get it, you're really mocking it, but...you still bought a Hanson t-shirt. And you're wearing it. And somewhere far away, while you enjoy being a unique individual in your tear-away tracksuit pants and medically-unnecessary glasses, your parents are aging in dog-years from all the wondering where they went wrong.
Shame is awesome sometimes. You should make t-shirts and form subcultures around that.
Depending on my weekend, I might respond to this. Cause I think you are not aware of exactly what is going on here which is indicative of a larger trend in Western, especially, American culture.
This ain't "irony" as such, especially not of the most annoying variety which you brilliantly illustrated in your post.
IMO, it's a bit darker and troubling.
But the last time I made a shot across the bow here about MLP: FiM, I was insulted by someone I thought I had a decent relationship with, falsely accused of numerous acts, and ultimately the poster left.
This is not surprising given the ideological space MLP and specifically "bronies" exist in.
But its a long week and weekend and I never feel well, so we will see.
Jeremy, you must not however see this as gen-x ueber-ironism. Nor hipsterism.
People wanted to know what would exist after hipsterism.
Here it is. It extends elsewhere of course as well.