The Brony Express
If you spend any significant amount of time on the Internet, or at least on sites like Memebase, Digg, Reddit, or that cesspool from which all memes spring, 4chan (a gender studies major who frequents and posts on /b/ would be a bizarre and wonderful thing) then you've encountered the "brony" phenomenon.
For those unfamiliar with the term, a brony is someone--usually a man somewhere between the ages of 17 and 25--who is well outside of the target demographic of the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic but who is nonetheless an avid fan of the show.
There has already been some feminist analysis of the show, and I think the brony phenomenon is really interesting in terms of gender. Why does a show for little girls, which features almost exclusively female characters and promotes "feminine" ideals like friendship, kindness, and harmony, appeal to so many adolescent and young adult men? Bronies are tremendously sincere in their affinity for the series--clearly something about the show speaks to them.
I will probably return to this topic later on as I continue to ponder it, but for now I have a confession: I am also a brony. The second season of MLP: FiM has won me over to the herd. The previous GCS student blogger, Milo, started off each post with two themed links. I think that's a cool thing to do, so from now on every post will start off with a pony of the day.
Someone made a fantastic re-dub of that scene with the song "F*ck Sh*t Stack" by Reggie Watts. Search "Fluttershy Reggie Watts" on Youtube.