YMMV: The Best Page In The Universe

  • Dude, Not Funny!: A frequent reaction to some of his articles, particularly the ones about Elizabeth Smart and Christopher Reeve. Maddox, of course, would point out that he wasn't trying to be funny.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Look at the screenshot montage on his Xbox rant, written in 2002. The games shown are Metal Slug 3, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Radiant Silvergun, three games Maddox ranted would never appear on Xbox. All three games eventually made it to Xbox or Xbox 360. Yes, even Radiant Silvergun.
    • One of his complaints about Revenge of the Sith was the unimaginative name given to General Grievous, suggesting that they call all future bad guys "Evil" and "Bad". Come Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 4, there is a Darth Maul expy introduced given the name "Savage Oppress".
    • His anti-iPhone page, which features a "non-biased, side-by-side comparison of some key features of each phone". Several of the features that he brings up are part of the Nokia E70 (the phone he compares to the iPhone) but not the iPhone have become standard in later generations of the iPhone, including custom ringtones, sound and video recording, MMS, voice dialing (through Siri), and instant messaging.
    • This 2010 article rants about the overuse of the word "epic" and shows several examples of things having the word in their title. Come 2013, and there exists a movie called, well, take a wild guess.
  • Misaimed Fandom: A nice portion of his fanbase are the same exact people Maddox rags on, if some of the fan mail he shows is any indication.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Though his portrayal of violent imagery is pretty much always played for laughs, the description of a girl peeling off and eating her face while bleeding to death in this article comes off as way more disturbing than funny.
  • Slasher Smile: After reading hate mail criticizing him about his lack of smile, he has done something between this and the Psychotic Smirk at the end of many of his YouTube videos - despite his rather heated delivery, he retains quite a relaxed posture and attire. Many first-time viewers (and some even long-time fans) get surprised by this.