History Website / TheBestPageInTheUniverse

15th Nov '17 2:34:00 AM TheVictoriousV
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As of 2014, Maddox's body of work has also expanded to:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBiQE4hjOsk a nifty show on Youtube]]
* two books; ''Literature/TheAlphabetOfManliness'', and ''I Am Better Than Your Kids''
* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}} Dick Masterson]] of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.

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As of 2014, 2017, Maddox's body of work has also expanded to:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBiQE4hjOsk a A nifty show on Youtube]]
* two Two books; ''Literature/TheAlphabetOfManliness'', and ''I Am Better Than Your Kids''
* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}} Dick Masterson]] of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.


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* A third book which, possibly due to the aforementioned story, isn't doing too well.
14th Nov '17 1:22:10 PM TheVictoriousV
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** NOTE: Maddox ended the show abruptly in 2016, neglecting to feature or even mention Masterson during the finale, right before starting the MadCast Media podcast network with satirist Rucka Rucka Ali. Dick questioned this on his own "sequel" podcast (link above), as well as other weird things that happened before and after the breakup. Leaked ''BPITU'' bonus content, doxing, slanderous videos, history denial, restraining orders, trademark debacles, and even courtroom dramas ensue.
28th Oct '17 1:58:31 AM BackgroundGuy
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* FollowTheLeader:
** The runaway success of ''The Best Page in the Universe'' back in the late 90's spawned a whole genre of websites that follow the pattern of, "I run an angry blog where I write offensive things". Many even go as far as to title their pages akin the original with examples like, "''The '''Second''' Best Page in the Universe''", or even, "''The '''Worst''' Page in the Universe''". Most imitators unfortunately are victims of SturgeonsLaw, ignoring the original website's satirical edge and instead just aiming for shock value.
** To a lesser extent, the site popularised the concept of writing personal articles for the public to read, giving birth to Blogging. Ironically Maddox [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=banish hates the term "blog" and refuses to label his website as such]].
30th Aug '17 3:44:56 PM HalcyonDayz
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In his article "Et tu, ''Maxim''? Even ''Maxim'' can't step." Maddox compared the fake muppets he created in a previous article next to fake muppets ''Maxim'' magazine made for an article that was published after his and after he found IPs tracing to Maxim computers in his website logs. The article was later edited to say it was all a big misunderstanding, and the pictures of Maxim's fake muppets were removed. The article was also moved off the front page.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In his article "Et tu, ''Maxim''? Even ''Maxim'' can't step." Maddox compared the fake muppets he created in a previous article next to fake muppets ''Maxim'' magazine made for an article that was published after his and after he found IPs [=IPs=] tracing to Maxim computers in his website logs. The article was later edited to say it was all a big misunderstanding, and the pictures of Maxim's fake muppets were removed. The article was also moved off the front page.
15th Aug '17 3:07:14 PM bradleya1234
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* Don'the block (ban) his website on your company's servers if you own a business. He may make fun of your products and/or ads, as he did with Apple for not letting Apple employees view his site.
6th Aug '17 5:05:58 PM barry_maccaulkiner
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* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}}Dick Masterson]] of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.

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* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}}Dick [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}} Dick Masterson]] of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.
6th Aug '17 5:05:32 PM barry_maccaulkiner
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* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with Dick Masterson of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.

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* and ''TheBiggestProblemInTheUniverse''; a weekly podcast in which Maddox, along with Dick Masterson [[{{Podcast/TheDickShow}}Dick Masterson]] of Series/DrPhil and menarebetterthanwomen.com fame (infamy?), aims to create a comprehensive list of all the problems in the Universe, in hopes of eventually finding the biggest one. Hilarity ensues.
16th Jun '17 1:50:46 PM Kadorhal
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** One of the above-mentioned uninformed grammar Nazis who thought "homage" wasn't a real word went on to tell Maddox that he "didn't think you'd want some [[RougeAnglesOfSatin collage]]-educated guy bitchin at you."

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** One of the above-mentioned uninformed grammar Nazis who thought "homage" wasn't a real word went on to tell Maddox that he "didn't think you'd want some [[RougeAnglesOfSatin collage]]-educated guy bitchin at you."" Another one tried to claim that there were no spelling or grammatical errors for Maddox to rip him apart for... but he misspelled "grammar", and immediately followed up this claim with a sentence using the wrong form of the word "you".
15th Jun '17 7:00:26 AM Kadorhal
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** After the death of Creator/ChristopherReeve, Maddox updated his article about Reeve... simply t ochange the title from "Christopher Reeve is an asshole" to "Christopher Reeve [[strike:is]] ''was'' an asshole."

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** After the death of Creator/ChristopherReeve, Maddox updated his article about Reeve... simply t ochange to change the title from "Christopher Reeve is an asshole" to "Christopher Reeve [[strike:is]] ''was'' an asshole."



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9th Jun '17 4:54:14 PM Kadorhal
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* BrickJoke: Most of the counters at the bottom of pages are this, usually referencing a one-off joke early in the article. [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=faq The site's FAQ]], for instance, contains the question, "What does that number at the bottom of each page mean?" He explains that each page has its own page-view counter, with a unique phrase for each one. The FAQ's own counter, of course, says that "''X'' people still don't understand how the counters work on my site."

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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Most of the counters at the bottom of pages are this, usually referencing a one-off joke early in the article. [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=faq The site's FAQ]], for instance, contains the question, "What does that number at the bottom of each page mean?" He explains that each page has its own page-view counter, with a unique phrase for each one. The FAQ's own counter, of course, says that "''X'' people still don't understand how the counters work on my site.""
** By far the longest instance of this involved a 2004 article titled [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=regressive "Looking for a safe stance on abortion? Me neither"]], where the counter at the bottom read that "''x'' people will vote for me not realizing that I can't run for president until 2016." [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=regressive#update Come November 2016, a full twelve years later]], and Maddox updated the article to announce that he would actually be running for President.



** After the death of Creator/ChristopherReeve, Maddox updated his article about Reeve... by changing the title from "Christopher Reeve is an asshole" to "Christopher Reeve [[strike:is]] ''was'' an asshole."

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** After the death of Creator/ChristopherReeve, Maddox updated his article about Reeve... by changing simply t ochange the title from "Christopher Reeve is an asshole" to "Christopher Reeve [[strike:is]] ''was'' an asshole."
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