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?"
Anytime celebrities get spoiled with special treatment.
Two words: BAD. MUSIC.
The stupidity of modern society.
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.
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 due to their main team colors being black and yellow with a white secondary, as well as the fact that the Steelers organization had paid for Black and Yellow to serve as their team anthem 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]".
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 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 after mentioning how white culture stole Rhythm and Blues to make Rock 'n Roll and Rap to make Nu-Metal, 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.
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 as of 15.12.2011 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
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 Since the main colors of the team are, well, black and yellow, along with most of the other Pittsburgh sports teams and, in fact, about his car, he signs off with this:
"This has been Musical Autopsy;fuck your mothers."
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.
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 a window decoration OR free promotional items (e.g. pens, coozies, etc), NOT style.
In 2011, it was YC with "racks"note a place to store your hats, spices, or bikes OR cleavage, NOT money.
In 2012, it was Juicy J with "bands"note rubber bands, NOT money.
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.