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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?"
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: Plenty.
    • 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
  • Canada, Eh?: Although Buckley's videos attempt to appeal to both American and Canadian audiences, some of his videos deal with Canada-centric topics (e.g. the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, Canada Post, Canadian marriage fraud, etc).
    • However, in his "Tim Hortons' Cup Sizes" video, Buckley admits that he is not very Canadian: he doesn't follow hockey, hates winter, and doesn't drink Tim Hortons coffee, stating that the latter may be an act of treason.
  • Canadian Music: While his Musical Autopsies usually stick with hit songs or popular artists on the US Billboard Hot 100, he does discuss a song by Serena Ryder, a Canadian artist who doesn't have a hit in the States, and Canadian content (Can-con) law in one video.
  • Catch Phrase: Commonly used as sign-offs for his supplements.
    • "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!"
      • 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]".
  • 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, 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 have poor quality microphones and editing audio seamlessly is easier than editing video seamlessly.
  • 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 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."
  • Hidden Depths: He can bake. From scratch too. Although he wonders why women aren't fighting over him despite knowing this.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 "mid-rant rants").
  • 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
  • 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 William Tell Overture.
    • During his lists of worst songs produced of that year, his honorable mentions are always after the #1 pick.
  • 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: Whenever he shows an image of himself.
  • 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)"
    • Hard to find a video of his that doesn't contain one of these.
  • 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, he admits that he stopped eating peanut butter sandwiches for nearly two years because he was sick of them.
  • 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:
    • Buckley devotes an entire rant to how mouthbreathers abuse the word "literally".
      • However, Buckley later admits in another video that in his youth, he 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 at least once in each of his "Worst of Songs 20xx" videos, except in 2013. 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.
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