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  • Creator Backlash:
    • Despite "Musical Autopsy" being his most popular segment, Buckley states that it is his least favourite segment, likely because he gets so many requests to do them, and listening to music is his least favourite hobby out of the "big three" of entertainment (i.e. movies, TV, and music), namely due to his job in the radio business, where he has to listen to shitty songs for 6 to 8 hours a day.
    • Buckley often shows his frustration that his videos about music (Musical Autopsies, The Ten Worst Songs series, and main series rants about music) are his most popular videos, when music only covers less than a quarter of his channel's total content.
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  • Doing It for the Art: One reason why he doesn't like taking requests. As he explains multiple times, he does the videos in his spare time and as a hobby, and he says it really irks him when people "...tell [him] to how spend [his] free time".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: On July 26th, 2014, he stopped archiving his pre-Youtube doses on his website, leading to a large chunk of his older works being potentially lost forever. The only ones that got saved by the Wayback Machine were the doses on the London Transit Strike and Blippy, and it's unlikely that any of the others got saved by someone else. Buckley claims many of those early doses are now outdated and some of them weren't very good in his opinion.
  • Old Shame: Downplayed. While Buckley doesn't regret any dose he has posted, he feels that a lot of his earliest material wasn't his best, especially when compared to his later material.
  • Screwed by the Network:
    • Buckley has some cases where his videos will be monetized by a third party at best to completely blocked by the same third party at worst. His Musical Autopsy series is a frequent case, despite falling under fair use and fair dealings laws as critique and commentary of a song.
      • Warner blocked his Musical Autopsy of The Black Keys' "Turn Blue"; however, Warner has since rescinded its claim.
      • The IFPI put a copyright claim on his Musical Autopsy of Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money". Since then, Buckley has to waste his typical 5 second plug for his premium content to tell record labels to leave his videos alone.
      • The straw which broke the camel's back is when Universal blocked "The Ten Worst Songs of 2018". Because of YouTube's broken Content ID system, Buckley stated that he wouldn't make any more videos about music, because he doesn't want to spend hours producing a video that could be potentially taken down in just seconds by record labels.
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    • Buckley's 2015 April Fools' Day video, "Realtalk Rudy Presents Douchebags of the Internet", was taken down since YouTube flagged it "content designed to harass, bully or threaten", despite it being a Self Deprecating Stylistic Suck parody of a diss video against himself.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Many of Buckley's rants deal with then-current topics. Sometimes, he deliberately invokes and lampshades this in his videos, often mentioning music acts popular at the time of release, usually prospective one hit wonders (e.g., OMI in "Twitter and Celebrity Worship", DNCE in "YouTube vs The Record Labels: Goliath vs Goliath", etc).
  • Write What You Know:
    • This is another reason why Buckley abhors requests. He explains that many of his rants are based on his own personal experiences, and if he doesn't have knowledge or experience with a particular topic, he can't make it funny (for example, someone wanted him to talk about how it sucks to work in retail, and Buckley said that he never had a job in retail, so he can't relate to the topic).
    • Some of his videos deal with topics concerning his hometown of London, Ontario (e.g. London Transit Strike, an Apple Store opening in London, the London Rippers professional baseball club and their subsequent folding, etc.).

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