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August 26, 2008

What the internet is for
Posted by Patrick at 01:11 PM * 31 comments

Via Making Light commenter Michael Turyn, who spotted it linked from SF Signal: “My Little Pony” figures dressed up as characters from Joss Whedon’s 43-minute musical film Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

As Turyn remarked, this does open the question of whether, in this alternate continuity, the Evil League of Evil is led by a character named “Bad Man.”

Comments on What the internet is for:
#1 ::: Dawno ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 01:41 PM:

The look on the Captain Hammer pony is spot on. So smug...

#2 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:07 PM:

It may not make you bigger
Letting humans ride
But you know who does that? Trigger.
He carried Roy with pride.

So you wonder what your part is
Because you're saddled and repressed
But freedom's where your heart is
So you freedom's in your chest.

Everyone's a stallion in their own way
Everyone can rear and neigh and paw.
Just not as high as me
But ponies, you can still look on with awe

Everyone's a stallion in their own way
In own My Little Pony way.

#3 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:15 PM:

Does this equine Dr.Horrible surround himself with neighsayers who keep stallion for time?

#4 ::: beth meacham ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:29 PM:


#5 ::: Jason B ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:32 PM:

If only that show hadn't been a musical. Everything else about it was pretty good. Great in parts.

#6 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:46 PM:

Bad Man! Bad Man! Bad Man! Bad Man!
He knows of your condition,
That hominid of vice.
He got the new petition
That you sent in (twice!)
He's checking your submission
To make sure you're not nice.
A vile outrage, a cunning plan,
Of stampedes he is quite a fan--
Bad Man! Bad Man! Bad Man! He's Bad!
The Evil League of Evil
Is watching how you trot
Your bid to join the league rejected
Like as not
So go get medieval
Or else it won't mean squat,
We hope you're not an also-ran:
Go get your crime on! Signed, Bad Man.

#7 ::: Sarah S ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 03:46 PM:

Bridling at Serge's puns, and wishing he'd rein it in for once.

#8 ::: Terry Karney ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 04:12 PM:

Saddle up boys, there's a tacky plethora of punslingers around here.

So it's time to belly up to the bar, and order a pony of the best, in an attempt to jigger up the random abuses of language being shot about the place.

#9 ::: Mary Aileen ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 04:33 PM:

...starring Nathan Filly-on.

#10 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 04:47 PM:

Mary Aileen @ 9... ...starring Nathan Filly-on

As a hoofer?

#11 ::: John Chu ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 05:17 PM:

Jim@6: Oh, that's brilliant.

#12 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 05:26 PM:

Sarah S @ 7... Serge's puns, and wishing he'd rein it in

I hope that's your mane (if not only) problem with me.

#13 ::: Sylvia ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 05:53 PM:

I loved the ponies but am suffering under the puns. I'm sorry, I tried to be strong...

#14 ::: Bruce Cohen (SpeakerToManagers) ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 07:26 PM:

Sylvia @ 13

Come on now, it's not so bad. You mustang in a little longer, otherwise you'll roan it for the rest of us.

#15 ::: Jason B ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 07:50 PM:

I'd add a pun of my own, but that's probably unnecessary. I'd just be gelding the Yili.

#16 ::: vian ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 07:53 PM:

I cantermagine what inspired that.

#17 ::: Terry Karney ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 08:21 PM:

I'll need a pint'o something or I'll be baying at the people telling all these chestnuts.

Sooner or later they'll tail off, but until then I think I need tobian my way, a pal o' mine owes me money, and he'll pay the tab.

#18 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 08:56 PM:


#19 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 09:05 PM:


#20 ::: Sylvia ::: (view all by) ::: August 26, 2008, 09:20 PM:

I can't do it. I tried but to halibut.

#21 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 07:05 AM:

At some point, one of the moderators is going to put the fetlock on this thread.

#22 ::: Terry Karney ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 07:53 AM:

Fragano: Will the shoe then be on the other foot?

#23 ::: Cadbury Moose ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 08:28 AM:

Serge @12 is going to rein-in Hell for starting this punfest. I'm sure he'll claim it was a spur of the moment decision, and the rest of us are just jockeying for position in the pun stakes.

I shall light a cantle in memory of this thread.


#24 ::: Sarah S ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 08:47 AM:


Aw, Serge, you know I only ride herd on you because I *heart* you.

I'm a foal for these pun fests.

#25 ::: Mary ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 09:53 AM:

Oh.My.God. I'm in my 40s, and I think I just grew my first fetish. I'm scared.

#26 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 10:41 AM:

Dr Horsible:
A stallion must run
Where a stallion must run
Don't join the race
If you can't be number one.

All that matters
Taking matters firmly by the bit
Soon I'll control everything
And to your reins submit

Captain Hammer:
Slow down, everyone,
Drop out of the race
Let the winner by
I will set the pace.

Yes, Captain Hammer's here
Mane flowing as I trot
The race needs a star, and I'm so hot.

A stallion must run where a stallion must run
It seems the real race has only just begun
The only way to lose is if we don't finish tied
So I'll slow up and we'll go side by side.

#27 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 01:16 PM:


I see this conversation is quite stable, so I won't muck it up with any more bad puns. Of course, I was a groom before I went to vet school, so I've kicked back with the galloping punsters before. Some of my puns could give you the heaves, while other will just leave you saying "HAY!".

Wither you agree, let's take a poll: all those in favor of dumping this topic raise their right ears. Don't twitch, or you'll be sorry.

#28 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 01:21 PM:

Silence is geld-en.

#29 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: August 27, 2008, 01:25 PM:

..and a veterinarian is a geld-er.

#30 ::: paxed ::: (view all by) ::: August 28, 2008, 03:05 AM:

I prefer Mari Kasurinen's work, such as My Little Cthulhu

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