Web Video: A Dose Of Buckley

"Angry humour from an angry man."

Meet Adam Buckley, your average 34 year old man who lives in London, Ontario, Canada. He's a cynic with a wise perspective on life... and he's also a web comedian who does weekly rants on YouTube in an attempt to bring "professional, scripted comedy" to the platform. 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 several side-series, which he calls "Supplements". His two longest running Supplements are "Musical Autopsy" and "Advice No One Asked For", with each feature usually getting a new episode once every two months. Buckley also has other Supplements which are updated less frequently.
  • "Musical Autopsy": Buckley dissects songs or artists to find out what the fuck is wrong with them.
  • "Advice No One Asked For": Buckley steals a question (sometimes two) asked to an advice columnist, and answers it himself: cynically and according to him, "the way it was supposed to be answered".
  • "Scumbags Of The Internet": Buckley rips on a person or group, famous or not, for their reprehensible behaviour on the Internet.
  • "Jason's J'opinions": Buckley's parody of the stereotypical amateur YouTube vlogger.
  • "Bad Head": Buckley reads headlines from various sources and attempts to makes a joke about them.
  • "Tweeting Rainbow"note : Buckley reads and comments on asinine tweets, usually from rappers.
  • "Plenty of Pricks": Similar to "Tweeting Rainbow", except dealing with postings from various dating websites (e.g. Plenty of Fish, Tinder, etc.).

Since August 2013, Buckley has periodically released premium digital albums on Bandcamp for C$2.50 eachnote .

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?"
  • April Fools: Since 2012.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • In his "Tourists Raped in India" video, he believes that the death penalty should be used for so-called 'lesser crimes', such as rape, child molestation or putting out more than one Pink Friday album.
    • In the "Ebola and Dr. Chris Brown, Conspiracy Theorist" video, conspiracy theorists believe that the US Government caused 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and Sharknado.
  • Attention Whore: A favourite target for Buckley in his rants. Discussed in his rant about originality, stating that people who do copycat videos of any viral video (e.g. Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake, etc) aren't doing it for fun, they're doing it for attention.
  • Bad Bad Acting: Invoked.
    • The "Jason's J'opinions" series is designed to demonstrate why most amateur YouTube commentators are not good, since picking apart actual videos is against YouTube's "pussy codes of whatever the fuck". Jason's videos are littered with unnecessary annotations, awkward pauses in dialogue, and pandering for likes, subscribes and comments at the start and end of the video.
    • Buckley's 2015 April Fools video is a parody of a poorly made diss video against him, complete with misspelled words and a complete lack of editing.
  • Bait and Switch: When he "apologizes" for his jokes about the overdose death of Glee star Cory Monetith.
    Buckley: (after recapping two jokes about Monetith's death) So, to those of you upset by that, I would like to take a moment to do something I would never do about one of my jokes: apologize. So here goes. Sorry that you're a bunch of pussies who are sad [because] a junkie died. Fuck Cory Monetith, and once again, fuck your feelings!
  • Berserk Button: So many.
    • REQUESTS. note 
    • Useless comments in general.
    • Anytime celebrities get spoiled with special treatment.
    • Crowdfunding, particularly when a campaign is hosted by celebrities or for-profit companies.note 
    • The stupidity of modern society, especially sheep mentality.
    • Pandering of any kind, especially towards minorities or stupid people.
    • The concept of white privilege or male privilege.
    • Labour unions, at least in modern times. note 
    • Incorrect grammar, misspellings, and misusing words.
    • Cheating on your significant other.
    • People who deny that they are addicted to drugs and instead celebrate their weakness (stoners, mainly).
      • Also, people who make excuses for drug use and addiction.
    • Fandoms - especially ones that are entitled, argumentative and rabidly over-obsessed.
    • People under 40 being nostalgic for 1980s, 1990s and 2000s pop culture; Buckley hates Buzzfeed for this reason.
    • Bad music.
      • Chris Brown.
      • Nicki Minaj.
      • Repetitive songs.
      • Older musicians performing songs that sound like they were written by teenagers.
      • Taylor Swift's never-ending list of songs about boys.
      • Rap dances (e.g. the Bernie dance, the Stanky Legg, the Dougie, the John Wall dance, the Jerk, etc.).
      • Rap clichés, including but not limited to: bad rhymes (especially slant rhyming), excess bragging (especially by newcomers on their first single), overuse of the N-word, diss tracks, etc.
    • Stealing his content, either by pirating his premium albums or otherwise plagiarizing his content. When Buckley found out that someone had plagiarized nearly a dozen of his videos into articles, he sounded legitimately murderous.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When describing what TLC broadcasts of late, Buckley claims the channel shows programs about fat people, pregnant people, and fat pregnant people.
  • Brutal Honesty: All the time. Buckley does not hide his emotions when talking, letting the audience know when something isn't right. As he puts it, he's the most honest asshole you'll ever meet.
  • Canada, Eh?: Buckley often mentions that he is from Canada. Despite this, he often deals with American topics, since Canadian culture is, for the most part, similar to American culture.
    • Some of his videos deal with strictly Canadian topics (e.g. anything concerning his hometown of London, Ontario, the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, the 2011 Canada Post strike, Canadian marriage fraud, Verizon's attempt to enter the Canadian cellular market, Target's failure in Canada, etc).
    • Buckley often admits that Canadians are a bunch of pussies, especially in sports, unless it's hockey, of course.
    • In his "Tim Hortons' Cup Sizes" video; however, he claims that he is not very Canadian. He doesn't follow hockey, hates winter, thinks the Tragically Hip sucks, and doesn't drink Tim Hortons coffee, all of which, particularly the last one, he claims may be acts of high treason against Canada.
  • Canadian Music:
    • While his Musical Autopsies usually stick with hit songs or popular artists on the American Hot 100, he discusses a then-Top 10 Canadian song by Serena Ryder (who, unsurprisingly, is relatively unknown in the States) and Canadian content law in one video.
    • In the same video, Buckley admits that most Canadian entertainment is terrible, arguing that Canadian artists which Americans love to bash such as Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Céline Dion, Bryan Adams, and the Barenaked Ladies are actually the best Canada can do. He also implies that most Canadian music is amateur work produced in someone's backyard shed, and Canadian radio stations (by law) have to play it, since they can't play Rush 6 times an hour.
    • In the "CRTC vs Porn" rant, he claims that the CRTCnote  preserves Canadian heritage one shitty show and song at a time by acting as the last line of defence against America's vastly superior and more well produced entertainment.
  • Caption Humour: Since most of his videos are simply slide shows, it comes up often.
  • Catch Phrase: Most commonly used as sign-offs for his "Supplements".
    • "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
      • One of the few times 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 2010" 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 Dodge Challenger 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!"
      • His Christmas Songs Autopsy ends with a more holiday-appropriate "wrap it and tag it".
    • Buckley signs off each "Advice No One Asked For" with "I'm Buckley, and you're welcome".
    • "So thanks to today's 'Scumbag of the Internet', [scumbag's name], for making us all feel better by knowing no matter what we do in life, we'll always be better than [he/she/they] [is/are]."
      • Slightly deviated in Scumbags of the Internet #10, targeting a writer that has been stealing some of Buckley's content:
      Buckley: And we know she watches my work so hi, Rachel! Thank you for becoming today's Scumbag of the Internet and actually doing one thing well. Showing us all that whatever we do in life, we'll always be better than you are.
    • "And they say there's no such thing as Bad Head."
    • "Stereotypes exist for a reason."
  • 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. However, he does defend little kids in his "Trick or Treating" video, saying that teenagers should leave little kids alone on Halloween.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Many, many, many times.
    • However, during the fake "McDonalds" dose during his "Selling Out" video, it turns into Cluster Bleep Bomb.
    • Avoided almost entirely in "The 5 Worst Songs of 1958".
  • Cold Open:
  • 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.
  • The Cynic: And how!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His comedy does range on dark humor and death jokes, but he's not a bad person; he is kind of a Jerkass, but still a decent person at heart.
  • Darker and Edgier: His "Advice No One Asked For" series has some of the darkest humor on his show.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks at the subject of focus.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: His Worst Songs of 1958 does not shy away from portraying the era's views on women, tobacco, and minorities.
  • 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.
  • Digital Piracy Is Okay:
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In the "Tourists Raped in India" rant, he believes that Nicki Minaj should receive the death penalty for releasing more than one Pink Friday album.
    • In the "Nostalgia" rant, anyone born in the 1990s who gets nostalgic for anything before 2020 should be automatically enrolled in taser testing.
    • In Nerd Rants: Series 2, Buckley wishes bodily harm on those who pirated his album...even though he admitted to illegally downloading the original GTA as a teenager.
  • Does Not Like Spam: In "The Internet: Your Inescapable Permanent Record" rant, he admits that he in the minority that hates Nutella, calling the spread a "cocktease" by saying it looks like chocolate but it isn't.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: His early doses were introduced by his then-girlfriend giving some kind of witty remark to set the tone for his rant. After they broke up, Buckley decided to drop the intro. Also, many of his early doses were under three minutes; now, it's rare for him to do a dose shorter than five minutes.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Most of his rants are attacks on idiots and slackers.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: In both series of Nerd Rants, Buckley admits that he's into a lot of invokedgeeky shit; however, Buckley doesn't get why adult men like My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic unironically and why anyone likes zombies.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "Scumbags of the Internet #10", he claims that he's "too fucking nice for his own good"; despite the subject of SOTI #10, a supposed pre-law student, plagiarizing his content, Buckley blurs out her face and surname so his fans don't dox attack and harass her.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Buckley Reads Tweets From Rappers".
  • The Faceless: Most of his videos are simply slideshows; however, Buckley does get on camera on occasion, most often in his "Jason's J'opinions" parody videos.
    • In the "So You Want to be a YouTube Commentator" video, he justifies his facelessness by stating that audio quality is a high priority for him, mentioning that most video cameras, especially those used by amateur vloggers, have poor quality microphones and editing just audio is easier than editing audio with video. He also claims that having the speaker on camera adds nothing to the presentation; he even admits that his own slides distract from what he's trying to say at times.
    • The on-camera segments of "Baking with Buckley: Trick or Treat Cake" demonstrate why Buckley typically stays off-camera, with his voice sounding higher pitched than normal.
    • Whenever Buckley shows a photo of himself, he'll often make a joke about himself.
  • Fandom: Buckley devotes an entire rant about them, and why he hates them in Nerd Rants: Series 2. He also explains that one can be a fan of something (e.g. comic books, TV shows, video games, etc.) without being in a fandom.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In his "CRTC vs Porn" rant, he proposes a system similar to the "MAPL" system to determine whether a pornographic film satisfies Canadian Content requirements, the CLIT system: C-Context: the scenario must be Canadian; L-Location: the set must be located in Canada or at a location recognizable to Canadians (e.g. a logging camp, curling rink, etc.); I-Investors: the film's financial backers must be predominately Canadian; T-Thespians: At least half of the top billed "actors" must be Canadian.
  • Genre Savvy: Often prefaces certain comments or observations he makes with "Now I know what I'm about to say is going to have some of you people say "Ugh Buckley is racist/insensitive/sexist/etc.." but..." Similarly, "This isn't always true, but stereotypes exist for a reason" and "Yes, I'm aware that not every fan...is like this; however, broad strokes get the fence painted faster!"
  • 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.
    "When you're insulting someone's intelligence on the internet, one should be mindful of their own spelling and grammar. In other words, don't call someone a retard when you spell like a retard."
  • 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: Jokingly "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. 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."
    • He explains that he was reluctant of putting "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj on The Ten Worst Songs of 2014, because he's sick of hearing about it, and then says that you can call him a "Hipster of hate."
  • Hidden Depths: He can bake. From scratch too. Although he wonders why women aren't fighting over him despite knowing this.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: How Buckley interprets Taylor Swift's love life in his Musical Autopsy of "I Knew You Were Trouble".
    Buckley: With all the failed relationships Taylor Swift has been in, I'm surprised she even has time write and record songs. In fact, there are only two explanations. Either she has been fucked over by, like, 30 different guys in her life and she's the worst judge of character in the history of womankind OR she's been bitching about Joe Jonas and John Mayer for, like, four fucking albums.
  • Hypocrite: Buckley often targets hypocritical people in his rants.
    • In the "Nice Guy Syndrome" video, where he calls out supposed "nice guys" who rant about how attractive women go for "douchebags", especially when said "nice guys" act like Entitled Bastards.
    • Calls out Rae Sremmurd for "flexing" in their song "No Flex Zone".
    • Besides not wanting to Sell Out, Buckley doesn't monetize his videos through YouTube, as he considers it hypocritical of him to do a rant on a person/group/product/etc. and the pre-roll ad is for the very thing Buckley is ranting about note .
    • At the start of the "Caitlyn Jenner vs. Drake Bell vs. Society" rant, he outright states that's he going to be a hypocrite. He claims it's unavoidable while he talks about why people shouldn't care about a former Olympian turned reality show star's transgender status.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Comes up every now and then.
    "There was a time when you actually had to work at being known...But it's come to a point now where everyone believes that Andy Warhol's 'In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes' quote should apply to them. And I know how ironic and slightly hypocritical it is for me to be talking about this on the Internet, since I would probably not be heard otherwise, but whatever, I'm using the technology against itself, so shut the fuck up."
  • Inexplicably Awesome: In comparison to his peers.
  • Insistent Terminology: Buckley claims he is not a YouTuber; instead, he insists that he is a comedian who uses YouTube as his content delivery system. For his justification, see Judge, Jury, and Executioner below.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: In the "Worst Songs of 2012" video, before delving into Rihanna's "Birthday Cake", his #2 pick of that year...
    Buckley: I've been criticized in the past for how I pronounce Rihanna's (pronounced as "Ree-anne-ah") name. Have a listen to this...
    Rihanna (voice clip): Hi, this is Rihanna (also pronounced as "Ree-anne-ah").
    Buckley: That's Rihanna saying her own name. So to everyone who says "Ree-awn-uh": I'm right; you're wrong.
  • It's Personal: Scumbags of the Internet #10, where a (alleged) pre-law student plagiarized almost word-for-word 7 of Buckley's rants, two Musical Autopsies, and the One Direction edition of Tweeting Rainbow, posting her "articles" nearly two weeks or so after Buckley posted his videos. Most egregiously, she plagiarized the "Dubstep" video, Buckley's 6th most viewed video, almost three years after Buckley originally posted the video.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's harsh about the subject at hand, but it's mainly because of how idiotic that person or group of people convey themselves.
  • 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. He's not that bad of a person when he's not ranting about various topics.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner:
    • This is at least one reason why Buckley hates YouTube. YouTube's Content ID system allows the owner(s) of copyrighted material to decide whether or not a Content ID claim breaks copyright instead of having either YouTube themselves or a third party review the claim. Buckley states that he has no problem with companies enforcing copyright. However, he does have a problem when a company illegitimately flags or blocks a video protected under Fair Use.
    • Buckley later calls out Warner for abusing the Content ID system as a form of censorship, first blocking a Musical Autopsy of the Black Keys' "Turn Blue", then blocking a parody video from Greenpeace using music and imagery from The LEGO Movie to criticize Lego and its partnership with Shell.
  • Lack of Empathy: Most often demonstrated in "Advice No One Asked For".
  • Last Name Basis: He refers to himself as 'Buckley' - so do his fans (and haters).
  • Laughing Mad: Possibly the only time he does this. He does this in Advice No One Asked For 20 after reading the question.
  • 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.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the "Nice Guy Syndrome" video, Buckley states that invokedYouTube Community Guidelines prohibit him from talking shit about other users on the platform. They didn't say he can't draw a parody picture and change the name and details.
  • 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.
    • Jason (a parody character of bad, ameteurish YouTubers) tends to exhibit a few man-child traits.
  • Mr. Exposition: Tends to stop rants to explain certain things (though he calls them "pre/mid/post-rant rants").
  • Nothing But Hits: Averted. While many of his Musical Autopsies have been of inescapable hits, one was of a top 10 Canadian hit that did nothing in the States (Serena Ryder's "Stompa") and at least two others have been of album cuts that either barely or never charted (The Black Keys "Turn Blue" and Meghan Trainor's "Title.")
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The only time he's ever been truly offended at something was when Nicki 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
  • Playing the Victim Card:
    • Buckley calls out the subject of "Scumbags of the Internet #6", Carla, for doing this. Even though then-CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi made inappropriate sexual advances on her, she only went out with him because she thought he was gay (which his groping proved otherwise), and she was using him in an attempt to advance her career as a professional writer.
    • In the "Useless YouTube Comments" rant, Buckley states that a user shouldn't attack someone then complain when the other user counterattacks.
  • 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 Comedy: His tagline is "Angry Humour from an Angry Man".
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: He's had his patience tried many times.
  • 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 William Tell Overture.
    • During "The Ten Worst Songs" produced of that year, his honourable mentions are always after the #1 pick, and he always ends the video with by playing out the top worst song.
    • Larry the Legal Eagle shows up whenever Buckley is talking about law.
    • The title card for "Buckley Reads Tweets From Rappers" is deliberately misspelled.
    • If Buckley analyzes song lyrics in any non-"Musical Autopsy" dose, it will be called "NOT a Musical Autopsy".
  • Santa Claus: Says he won't tell his future-children about him because he doesn't want them to grow up believing in bullshit.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: For his "Ten Worst Songs" series, Buckley keeps a set of rules for what songs are eligible and not eligible for the listnote . Rule #1 reads "I can break any of my own rules whenever I feel it's necessary"; he invoked this rule in the "Worst Songs of 2012" video for two songs he previously reviewed on "Musical Autopsy": Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" and Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe".
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Whenever Buckley shows an image of himself, he'll often make jokes about himself.
    Buckley: Shave your patchy, shitty facial hair, and put on a fucking shirt with sleeves and buttons and you might be a passable five and a half. (shows a photo of himself) And this is coming from a passable five and a half!
    • As Buckley states in his "Nintendo Fans are Morons" video: "If you can't make fun of the things you love, you don't deserve to make fun of the things you hate."
  • Sell Out: When Buckley released his first premium album, Nerd Rants: Series 1, and sold a run of t-shirts, the haters call him out on "selling out". Buckley then has to post a video explaining that trying to make a living off something you enjoy doing is not selling out but sacrificing one's principles (e.g. a band or musician changing their sound to appeal to mainstream audiences, a band or musician including product placements in their music videos, etc.) in order to earn money is. Midway in the video, Buckley does a parody dose where he hypothetically sells out, shilling Burger King, bashing McDonalds and having all of his cursing censored.
  • Shown Their Work: Although haters want to say otherwise, Buckley does research on his topic each week, citing his sources whenever he pulls news articles or statistics.
  • The Sociopath: Buckley has on occasion admitted that he is one due to his anti-social tendencies.
  • Stereotypes: He often claims that they exist for a reason. One of his earliest rants was devoted to the topic.
  • 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.
  • Stylistic Suck: Invoked in the "Jason J'opinions" series and in the 2015 April Fools video. See Bad Bad Acting above.
  • Take That:
    • One of his highlights for his Nerd Rants: Series 1 album reads as follows —
      "No DRM! (eat a dick, SimCity)"
    • When Buckley needs to show the definition of a word, he uses Merriam-Webster as the source "because Oxford can eat me".
    • Hard to find a video of his that doesn't contain one of these.
  • Tempting Fate: During his Autopsy of Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe".
    Buckley: (After Nicki holds a long "note") Fuck, that is really annoying! This is the second time I heard her do this; I believe she's trying to make it a trademark of her's, holding a quote-unquote "note" for a very long time, then taking a deep breath before returning to the song. She also does it on the remix for Big Sean's "[Dance] (Ass)". I can't imagine anything else in this song being more annoying than that.
    Nicki Minaj: ♪You a stupid hoe! You a, you a stupid hoe!♪ (repeated ad nauseam)
    Buckley: Well, I fucking imagined wrong, didn't I?
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: According to him, Buckley has spent a grand total of 18 hours outside of Canada in border towns in Michigan and New York. And the image caption states "Counts as being outside of Canada, bitches!".
  • The Beautiful Game: Admits that it's the only team related sport he tolerates enough to watch in his "North Americans and Football" video.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In his own words, "I love peanut butter more than I hate Nicki Minaj." However, at one point, he admits that he stopped eating peanut butter sandwiches for nearly two years because he was sick of them.
  • The Unapologetic:
    • Buckley refuses to apologize for any rant or joke he ever makes. See Bait and Switch above.
    • In the "Public Nudity" rant, he refuses to apologize for being a straight, white guy.
  • Unstoppable Rage: A fairly tame example but stronger (or bizarrely, the most mild) embodiment of stupidity can throw him into this.
  • Viewers Are Morons: How Nintendo views its fanbase according to Buckley.
  • Waxing Lyrical:
    • From his second Baking with Buckley video: "Brown sugar, how come you taste so good?"
    • Any mention of Avril Lavigne will likely feature Buckley asking "Oh Avril, why did you have to go and make things so complicated?"
    • From his trick or treating video: "Hey teenagers, leave those kids alone!" (It's even accompanied by a picture of Roger Waters.)
  • Wife-Basher Basher: Towards Floyd Mayweather, Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen. And it's glorious.
  • You Are What You Hate: Buckley believes that people calling him a "hater" because they don't like this work is hating on him
    Buckley: Or in other words: I know you are, but what am I?
  • You Keep Using That Word:
    • Buckley devotes an entire rant to how mouthbreathers abuse the word "literally".
      • However, Buckley later admits in another video that as a teenager, he often misused the word "random". In the same video, he calls the Oxford English Dictionary a "fucking joke", comparing it to Urban Dictionary for including the misused definition of words.
    • Wonders why LMFAO keep talking about 'rocking' and making 'rock' music, when they aren't.
    • Comes up in the first three "Worst of Songs 20xx" videos. In the first two cases, the words in question already have an established slang meaning.
      • In 2010, it was Soulja Boy with "swag"note .
      • In 2011, it was YC with "racks"note .
      • In 2012, it was Juicy J with "bands"note .
    • Calls out Katy Perry for calling herself a "dark horse" in the song of the same name. Buckley states that she is a "sure thing" with nearly all of her main release singles hitting the Top 40.
    • In his rant about the "Nice Guy Syndrome", Buckley calls out "nice guys" when they act like Entitled Bastards towards attractive women.
  • You Need to Get Laid: In his "Hate Comments" video, Buckley receives this as one of his comments and explains why it is not a valid argument.
    "Ah, my favourite; the old 'You need to get laid'. Because, apparently, I've never had sex, and only people who had sex like poorly, lazily produced pop music. If I had known that, I would've never ever had sex in my life, but luckily, 'stupid' is not a sexually-transmitted disease, and I'm fine. I find this argument usually comes from people who are virgins themselves; people who believe 'sex solves everything', because if they ever had sex, they know that it doesn't change the way you perceive music, movies, TV shows, sports, or anything else people like to use this argument for."
  • Your Mom: Slips in this joke in the caption while mentioning peanut butter inventor George Washington Carver in the "Rap Dances" rant.