History YMMV / TheBestPageInTheUniverse

28th Oct '17 1:58:57 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]].
10th Dec '16 11:54:10 PM Kadorhal
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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} or {{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.''' (For bonus points, it's the only port of the game since the Saturn port.)

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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} the Xbox or {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.''' (For For bonus points, it's the only port of the game since the Saturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn port.)
9th Sep '16 12:19:18 PM Kadorhal
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** One of his complaints about ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was the unimaginative name given to General Grievous, suggesting that they call all future bad guys "Evil" and "Bad". Come ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' Season 4, there is a Darth Maul {{expy}} introduced given the name ''"Savage Oppress"''.

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** One of his complaints about ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was the unimaginative name given to General Grievous, suggesting that they call all future bad guys "Evil" and "Bad". Come ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' Season 4, there is a Darth Maul {{expy}} introduced given the name ''"Savage Oppress"''. Then there's [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/02/12/fall-of-the-empire-how-inner-turmoil-brought-down-a-legendary-studio.aspx this]] Magazine/GameInformer article revealing that Galen Marek of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' did not get a "Darth" title because the ones Creator/GeorgeLucas offered to the dev team were ''"Darth Icky" and "Darth Insanius"''.
7th Sep '16 3:58:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** [[AcceptableInevitableTargets Old people]], to the point where he suggested launching them one-way into space at some point.

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** [[AcceptableInevitableTargets Old people]], The elderly, to the point where he suggested launching them one-way into space at some point.
7th Sep '16 3:57:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* AcceptableTargets: It would be easier to list who he ''doesn't'' label as a target, but some standout examples:
** Early on, feminists and [[StrawMisogynist women in general]] were a fairly common target of his.
** [[AcceptableInevitableTargets Old people]], to the point where he suggested launching them one-way into space at some point.
5th Apr '16 10:55:16 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} or {{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.''' (For bonus points, that game became an Xbox ''exclusive''.)

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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} or {{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.''' (For bonus points, that it's the only port of the game became an Xbox ''exclusive''.since the Saturn port.)
28th Dec '15 5:36:19 PM Thepenguinking2
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* SlasherSmile: After reading hate mail criticizing him about his lack of smile, he has done something between this and the PsychoticSmirk at the end of many of his YouTube videos - despite his rather heated delivery, he retains quite a relaxed posture and attire. Many first-time viewers (and some even long-time fans) get surprised by this.
1st Sep '15 1:12:08 PM Akriloth2160
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** His video on E3 2015 has him complain about the trailer for ''VideoGame/MadMax'', drawing comparison to the trailer for ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' and specifically naming the latter using fire tornadoes, while noting their absence in the former. [[spoiler:Come the game's launch, and it turns out said tornadoes ''do'' appear in the game.]]
11th Aug '15 3:32:13 PM BlueGuy
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** [[http://maddox.xmission.com/movies.html One secret page listing his favorite movies]] includes ''Film/HappyGillmore'', which features Maddox ''unironically'' calling Creator/AdamSandler "the sovereign of ass kicking & all around ruler." Given the rest of his career, this was not to last.

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** [[http://maddox.xmission.com/movies.html One secret page listing his favorite movies]] includes ''Film/HappyGillmore'', ''Film/HappyGilmore'', which features Maddox ''unironically'' calling Creator/AdamSandler "the sovereign of ass kicking & all around ruler." Given the rest of his career, this was not to last.
11th Aug '15 3:31:12 PM BlueGuy
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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} or {{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.'''

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** Look at the screenshot montage on his [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=xbox_suckit Xbox rant]], written in 2002. The games shown are ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 3'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to {{Xbox}} or {{Xbox 360}}. '''Yes, even ''Radiant Silvergun''.'''''' (For bonus points, that game became an Xbox ''exclusive''.)


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** [[http://maddox.xmission.com/movies.html One secret page listing his favorite movies]] includes ''Film/HappyGillmore'', which features Maddox ''unironically'' calling Creator/AdamSandler "the sovereign of ass kicking & all around ruler." Given the rest of his career, this was not to last.
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