- "You know, I get a lot of people asking me about stuff I hate now. You know, they'll write to me and say, 'Hey, what do you think about deforestation?' . . . Just about anything you can think of. And that's cool, because now it's like my job to hate shit, and I'm good at it, so it's all cool."—2 the Ranting Gryphon, "Abortions"
Tropes observed in 2's rants include:
- Bald of Awesome: And he looks a lot like Spider Jerusalem, to boot.
- Berserk Button: Whatever the subject of his rant happens to be.
- Big "NO!": In one version of his "Accidental Toast" rant:"Hey, stop that toast!""We can't! There will be toast!"
- Card-Carrying Villain - Played with; in his "Portal of Evil" rant, he says that he must officially be evil because the Portal of Evil had an article on him.
- Cluster F-Bomb - Most of his rants and routines can be considered this, though there are a few that fall more into the Precision F-Strike territory.
- Everyone Has Standards - 2 once made it very clear that when he rants, one line he will never cross with the concept is doing it purely for personal profit.
- Precision F-Strike - The "Global Warming" rant - as opposed to most of his rants, it has precisely three pieces of profanity: two "craps" and one "dumbasses".
- Rant Comedy - Well, he is 2, the Ranting Gryphon (emphasis on "ranting").