Saturday, June 25, 2011

Because people might have been Googling for me

My name is Ted Anderson, and I'm a former intern for the NPR show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! I'm a blogger, an aspiring librarian, a comics writer, and a podcaster.

I am also a fan of the new television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, also known as a "brony." If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll notice that I haven't actually talked about my love of this show before; if you've just discovered this blog, I'm guessing it's because I just appeared on Wait, Wait (specifically, the June 25, 2011 episode) to talk about being a brony, and you Googled my name and a few other terms ("pony," for example) and found this post. I've discussed the show quite a bit with my friends—see here for an example—but not on this blog. Partly that's out of laziness, but it's also partly because this blog is, to some extent, my professional face on the Internet, and I'd like to seem as professional as possible, which means not talking about how I think this show for little girls is awesome.

But what the heck. I may as well capitalize on my fame, right?

Expect a post from me on my feelings about the show and its fandom in the next few days. In the meantime, I'm also a co-host of a weekly podcast in the Minneapolis area, the Geek Report, and in our most recent episode, posted June 26, 2011, we discussed the show and why it's seen as shameful for adult males to enjoy it. If you enjoyed my appearance on Wait, Wait, you should give this podcast a listen, to hear me explain more coherently and cohesively just what it is about the show that I like. Of course, you can also read through my previous posts on this blog about comics, libraries and librarians, movies, and so forth. I hope you like what you find!

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