My Peculiar Pony

My Peculiar Pony

Nearly 4,000 “Bronies” — men who love the cartoon, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” — gathered this weekend at a convention in New Jersey.

Now, this was an unusual convention. Because not only were there men singing and dancing along to “My Little Pony” videos, there was also a seminar titled, “Dealing With No-Contact Orders.”

Tacos on the tundra: After a report that the remote town of Bethel in the Alaskan bush would be getting a Taco Bell turned out to be a hoax, the fast-food chain’s executives arranged for an airlift of 10,000 tacos Sunday.

The last time that much Taco Bell grub was consumed in one day was in the dorms at Washington State University during finals week.

Ten-hut: Pay for enlisted members of the military exceed the wages of 90 percent of private sector workers of similar age and education level, a 2009 study shows (Tom Philpott, Page A6). In addition, officers earn more than 83 percent of civilians with bachelor and master’s degrees.

Sounds like it might be time for our high schools’ vocational programs to include classes on learning how to salute.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff