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Web Video: A Dose Of Buckley
"Angry humour from an angry man."

Meet Adam Buckley, your average 32-year-old man who lives in London, Ontario in Canada. He's a cynic with a wise perspective on life... and he's also a web comedian who does weekly rants.

His first rant, "London Transit Strike", was published on December 10th, 2009, and is available for listening exclusively at his website. His 100th rant, "Music Fans", was published on January 17th, 2013.

Along with his usual rants, he also has side-series, which he calls "Supplements". The most popular series he has is "Musical Autopsy", where he "dissects a song to find out what the fuck is wrong with it". Another one of his long-running series is "Advice No One Asked For", in which he steals a question asked to an advice columnist, and answers it himself: cynically and according to him, "the way it was supposed to be answered".

He also does "Ten Worst Songs of [Year]" lists, which have gained him the most popularity. His YouTube channel can be found here.


This series provides examples of the following:

  • Anti-Hero: Buckley is a cynical angry man that appears to hate the entire planet but at the end of the day has a lot more morality than the people he targets and has many heartwarming moments."
  • Analogy Backfire: LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem" - "Yo, I'm runnin' through these hos like Drano". Buckley replies, "Drano through hos? Wouldn't that kill them?"
  • The Blank: Shows his face in only 3 episodes out of 150.
  • Berserk Button: Anytime celebrities get spoiled with special treatment.
    • Two words: BAD. MUSIC.
    • Chris Brown.
    • The stupidity of modern society.
    • Unions.
    • Incorrect grammar and misspellings.
    • Anything involving Nicki Minaj
    • REQUESTS.
  • Catch Phrase: "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
    • The one and only time he's deviated from that was when he wound up doing a Musical Autopsy after some members of Wiz Khalifa's fandom harassed him over his placement of "Black and Yellow" on his "Worst Songs of 2011" list, insisting that the song was about the Pittsburgh Steelersnote  while Buckley had(correctly) stated that that song was about Khalifa's car: a yellow mustang with black racing stripes. After masterfully tearing the song apart, pointing out that there are vague-at-best references to Pittsburgh itself with absolutely no references to the team or even Pittsburgh's legendary steel industry(which is where the name "Steelers" comes from), Buckley concluded with a snarling "This has been Musical Autopsy, fuck your mother!"
  • Child Hater/Children Are a Waste: He/his online persona definitely holds to such views and doesn't hesitate to inform you about this at every opportunity.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Many, many, many times.
  • Covert Pervert: He admits to liking Halloween for a number of reasons. Biggest one? Watching the Hollywood Homely girls dress in costumes that make them look good/sexy for one night.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His comedy does range on dark humor and death jokes, but he's not a bad person.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Darker and Edgier: His "Advice No One Asked For" series has some of the darkest humor on his show.
  • Department of Redundancy Department In his video about the crimes in India, he repeats the fact that he is horrified about how acid attacks to women were legal in India.
  • Enraged By Idiocy
  • The Faceless: Shows his face in only a few episodes.
  • God: A firm disbeliever of it. If it's not scientifically proven, it's bullshit.
  • Grammar Nazi: Oh, is he ever. Don't hold your hopes that he'll forgive your misspellings. And while he's eager to point them out in every sort of his videos, his feature Buckley Reads Tweets from Rappers seems to be the first one dedicated entirely to this.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: As he says in the annotation for his Scumbags of the Internet #6 video, "Buckley is an equal opportunity asshole!"
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Admitted to being a misogynist in his "Worst Songs of 2011" video. Though, to his credit, he once called Chris Brown a "woman-beating piece of shit", so he has standards.
    • He was kidding when he said he was a misogynist - he just knew people would assume he was one when he criticized a song called "Girls (We Run the World)". He stated in a different video that people had accused him of being a misogynist, but he actually wasn't.
      • And even if he was a misogynist, he's not, in his own words, "a misinformed misogynist."
  • Hipster: Can be at times, hating things that become popular.
    • Says that he's been into Asian girls since 1989 - a period of time when Asians were thoroughly hated and prejudiced against.
    • Mentions them when he listed the Rej3ct's "Cat Daddy" in his "Worst Songs of 2011" list, asking why, when black culture decided to rip some off from white culture for a changenote , they decided to rip off hipsters, of all things, from white culture.
    • Ultimately subverted, as his comments on We Are Young in his Worst Songs of 2012 video reveals that he has pretty negative views on "indie hipster bullshit."
  • Inexplicably Awesome: In comparison to his peers.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his angry, cynical perspective on life and music, he actually respects a lot of people and actually does some nice things - even if he doesn't approve of what he does.
  • Last Name Basis: He refers to himself as 'Buckley' - so do his fans (and haters).
  • Literal-Minded: When talking about Beyonce's Run the World (Girls), he calculates that girls actually run 6.86% of the world note  and calls Beyonce out on incorrect information.
  • Loser Protagonist: He's an angry, cynical, lonely man who has no friends in his age range, and his girlfriend dumped him because of his depressing view on life.
  • Man Child: His "30 is the New 20" rant is about people like this... including himself. It is arguably his only rant so far that crosses the line between biting humor and just being plain depressing.
  • Mr. Exposition: Tends to stop rants to explain certain things.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The only time he's ever been truly offended at something was when Nikki Minaj said 'nigger monkey' in "Stupid Hoe". This is coming from someone who gets routinely (if falsely) accused of racism, casually uses the word 'retarded' on occasion, and doesn't seem to care about offending anyone.
    • The only time he's ever laughed in a video was in the twentieth episode of Advice No One Asked For, when he read a letter from a man complaining that he'd only had sex with his wife nine times in the last year.
    • And in "Baking with Buckley- Throatclosers, he laughs about people with peanut allergies, saying it's a dumb way to die
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He most certainly isn't, despite his Hate Dumb stating otherwise.
  • Precision F-Strike: At the end of the Musical Autopsy of "Black and Yellow", after disproving the belief held by some members of Wiz Khalifa's fandom that the song is about the Pittsburgh Steelers note  and, in fact, about his car, he signs off with this:
    "This has been Musical Autopsy; fuck your mothers."
  • Rant Inducing Slight
  • Rule of Funny: Word of God states that one of the criteria for including songs in the Worst Songs of the Year videos is that there must be something funny he can say about them, and this is why So Ok Its Average songs tend not to be there.
  • Running Gag: "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
    • Every "Advice No One Asked For" video ends with the 1812 Overture.
    • During his lists of worst songs produced of that year, his honorable mentions are always after the #1 pick.
    • "AND NOW... FOR A MID / PRE-RANT RANT!"
  • Santa Claus: Says he won't tell his future-children about him because he doesn't want them to grow up believing in bullshit.
  • Self-Deprecation
  • Shown Their Work
  • Straw Misogynist: "Yes, I'm a misogynist. But not an ill-informed one." Though, this is a joke because people kept accusing him of being a misogynist.
  • Take That: One of his highlights for his Nerd Rants: Series 1 album reads as follows —
    "No DRM! (eat a dick, SimCity)"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In his own words, "I love peanut butter more than I hate Nicki Minaj."
  • Unstoppable Rage: A fairly tame example but stronger (or bizarrely, the most mild) embodiment of stupidity can throw him into this.
  • Wife-Basher Basher: Towards Floyd Mayweather, Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen. And it's glorious.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Wonders why LMFAO keep talking about 'rocking' and making 'rock' music, when they aren't.

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