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"Angry humour from an angry man."

A Dose of Buckley is a YouTube channel that can be found here. It is hosted by Adam Buckley, an Everyman, cynic, and web comedian who does weekly rants on YouTube in an attempt to bring "professional, scripted comedy" to the platform. His first rant was "London Transit Strike", published on December 10th, 2009. He also does annual "Ten Worst Songs of the Year" lists. Along with his usual rants, he has several side-series called "Supplements" and periodically releases premium content on Bandcamp.

    List of works on A Dose of Buckley 
  • "Worst Songs of 20xx": Released in mid-December, Buckley discusses the worst songs of the year in question. The 2010 to 2018 lists were presented as traditional top 10 lists, while the lists since 2019 are presented in an "awards show" format, similar to the Razzies.
  • "Musical Autopsy": Buckley dissects songs, artists, and genres to find out "what the fuck is wrong with them."
  • "Advice No One Asked For": Buckley steals a question, occasionally two, asked to an advice columnist, and answers it "the way it was supposed to be answered".
  • "Scumbags Of The Internet": Buckley rips on a person or group, famous or not, for their reprehensible behaviour on the Internet.
  • "Tweeting Rainbow"note : A parody of Reading Rainbow, Buckley reads and comments on asinine tweets, usually from rappers, and presents "lessons" learned from said tweets.
  • "Jason's J'opinions": Buckley's parody of a stereotypical amateur YouTube vlogger.
  • "Baking With Buckley": Buckley teaches his viewers how to make delicious treats.
  • "How NOT To Get a Job in Radio": An infotainment miniseries where Buckley shows off hilariously unhirable resumes and job postings.
  • "Bad Head": Buckley reads headlines from various sources and attempts to makes a joke about them.
  • "Plenty of Pricks": Similar to "Tweeting Rainbow", except dealing with postings from various dating websites (e.g. Plenty of Fish, Tinder, etc.).
  • "Social Media Meltdown:" Buckley takes a news story trending on social media and comments on people's reactions to said news story.
  • "Buckley's Breakdown:" Buckley reviews a product sent by a company with "big enough balls" to endure Buckley's trademark cynicism.

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This series provides examples of the following:

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  • Added Alliterative Appeal: In "Worst Songs of 2017", his reaction to Taylor Swift's "...Ready For It?" was "Sweet Satan's slippery snatch, what in the fuck is this?!?"
  • April Fools:
  • 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.
    • In the "Ebola and Dr. Chris Brown, Conspiracy Theorist" video, Buckley claims that conspiracy theorists believe that the US Government caused 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and Sharknado.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: Comes up in "Advice No One Asked For" episode #21.
    Question: "Dear Jesus, don't let Buckley read this. My husband works construction, so we barely scrape by during the winter months. Should we build an emergency fund for the slow times? Signed, Strapped for Cash in Calgary."
    Buckley: No, you should spend all your money in the summer on boats and cocaine, and then freeze to death in the winter because you can't pay your electricity or gas bills. YES, OF COURSE YOU SHOULD!! Why is this a question?!
  • Bait-and-Switch: When he "apologizes" for his jokes about the overdose death of Glee star Cory Monetith, he pretends he's saying sorry for the jokes but instead insults people who are grieving as well as the deceased.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Buckley slips a few of these jokes into his "Otherkin" video:
    Buckley: Fuck whoever you want, as long as it's consensual. And remember, horses can't say yes, no matter how much peanut butter you rub on their gums.
    Buckley: ...this nonsense about [otherkin] not being human when they clearly have two human parents, assuming the family dog didn't get a few pumps in when Dad wasn't looking.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When describing what TLC broadcasts, Buckley claims the channel shows programs about fat people, pregnant people, and fat pregnant people.
  • Brutal Honesty: All the time. Buckley does not hide his emotions when talking, letting the audience know when something isn't right. He calls himself the most honest asshole you'll ever meet.
  • Canada, Eh?:
    • Buckley often mentions that he is from Canada, which he claims is essentially the same country as the US. However, some of his videos deal with strictly Canadian topics (e.g. any video concerning his hometown of London, Ontario, the 2011 and 2015 Canadian Federal Elections, the 2011 Canada Post strike, Canadian marriage fraud, Verizon's attempt to enter the Canadian cellular market, Target's failure in Canada, etc).
    • Buckley often says that Canadians are a bunch of pussies, especially in sports other than hockey.
    • In his "Tim Hortons' Cup Sizes" video, Buckley claims that he is not very Canadian. He doesn't follow hockey, hates winter, thinks The Tragically Hip sucks, and doesn't drink Tim Hortons coffee, all of which, particularly the first and last, he claims may be acts of high treason against Canada.
    • While his "Musical Autopsies" usually stick with hit songs or popular artists on the American Hot 100, he discusses a then-Top 10 Canadian song by Serena Ryder and Canadian content law in one video. In the same video, Buckley says most Canadian entertainment is terrible, arguing that popular Canadian artists such as Justin Bieber, Nickelback, CÚline Dion, Bryan Adams, and the Barenaked Ladies are actually the best Canada can do. He also implies that most Canadian music is amateur work produced in someone's backyard shed, and Canadian radio stations (by law) have to play it, since they can't play Rush 6 times an hour.
    • In the "CRTC vs Porn" rant, he claims that the CRTCnote  preserves Canadian heritage one shitty show and song at a time by acting as the last line of defence against America's vastly superior and more well produced entertainment.
    • In the "Buzzfeed Canada vs. White Males" rant, Buckley puts on an exaggerated Canadian accent when Buzzfeed is looking for Canadian writers.
  • Caption Humour: Since most of his videos are simply slide shows, there is plenty of humor based on words which accompany imagery.
  • Captain Obvious: This part in "Baking with Buckley - Mug Cake".
    Oh, and you will also need a mug. That's very important for a Mug Cake.
  • Catchphrase: Most commonly used as sign-offs for his "Supplements".
    • "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it." 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]."
    • "And they say there's no such thing as Bad Head."
    • "Stereotypes exist for a reason."
  • Children Are a Waste: Buckley holds to such views and doesn't hesitate to inform you about this at every opportunity. However, he does defend little kids in his "Trick or Treating" video, saying that teenagers should leave little kids alone on Halloween.
  • Cold Open:
  • Country Matters: Very often played for laughs, such as nicknaming musicians he hates or insulting his subject's lack of intelligence. In "Scumbags of the Internet #10", Buckley goes to town on an Odyssey writer plagiarizing his work:
    Buckley: The whole process could take 3-5 hours, depending on the video, for 5-8 minutes of content... then some little cunt comes along and rips it off in 10 minutes!?!
  • Crossover: For his 2016 April Fools video "Collaboration Videos", Buckley does one with I Hate Everything. The two trade hosting duties and video formats.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: His "Worst Songs of 1958" does not shy away from portraying the era's views on women, tobacco, and minorities.
  • 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.
  • Digital Piracy Is Okay:
  • Does Not Like Spam: In "The Internet: Your Inescapable Permanent Record" rant, he admits that he in the minority that hates Nutella, calling the hazelnut spread a "cocktease" by saying it looks like chocolate but it isn't.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • His early doses were introduced by his then-girlfriend giving some kind of witty remark to set the tone for his rant. After they broke up, Buckley decided to drop the intro.
    • Many of his early doses were under three minutes; now, it's rare for him to do a dose shorter than five minutes.
    • The first two "Ten Worst Songs" lists used clips from the music videos of the songs in question, and both were shorter than his subsequent lists. Since 2012, Buckley uses the single's cover art and displays the lyrics (most of the time).
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: In the Nerd Rants series, Buckley admits that he's into a lot of geeky shit; however, Buckley doesn't get why adults, particularly college-aged (18 to 24) males, like My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic unironicallynote  and why anyone likes zombies.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • In "Scumbags of the Internet #10", he claims that he's "too fucking nice for his own good"; despite the subject of the video, a supposed pre-law student, plagiarizing his content, Buckley blurs out her face and surname so his less scrupulous fans don't dox attack and harass her. Buckley states that this is his fight, and his fans should not get involved.
    • In "Scumbags of the Internet #16", Buckley explicitly states that he hates doxxers, calling them the worst scumbags of the Internet.
    • In his Musical Autopsy of "Stupid Hoe", Buckley is appalled by Nicki Minaj (who isn't African) using the N-word.
    • In his video, "Revisiting The Ten Worst Songs of 2012 (in 2022)", he makes fun of several of the artists in the video after looking at what they were doing in the interim. He notably does not make fun of Justin Bieber too much, primarily because he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome (essentially paralysing parts of his face, stopping him from singing), and notes that it's not really how a music career should end for anyone, and that he's not gonna touch that for the sake of a joke; he has standards (His caption read "I'm an asshole, not a fucking asshole!").
  • Evil Laugh: Buckley gives off a rather demented laugh in the commercial parody at the end of the "Fines for Bad Reviews" video and towards the end of "The 3 Biggest Ripoffs of Gaming in 2015" video.
  • The Faceless:
    • Most of his videos are simply slideshows; however, Buckley does get on camera on occasion, most often in his "Jason's J'opinions" videos.
    • In the "So You Want to be a YouTube Commentator" video, he justifies his facelessness by stating that audio quality is more important for him, and describes his production and editing process for his videos is easier with just audio instead of video of himself.
    • The on-camera segments of "Baking with Buckley: Trick or Treat Cake" demonstrate why Buckley typically stays off-camera, with his voice sounding higher pitched than normal.
    • Whenever Buckley shows a photo of himself to make a point, he'll often make a joke about himself.
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: In "Advice No One Asked For 20," He pretends to end the video after simply replying "No" to answer the question.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In his "CRTC vs Porn" rant, he proposes a system similar to the "MAPL" system to determine whether a pornographic film satisfies Canadian Content requirements, the CLIT system.note 
  • Grammar Nazi: 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. In his feature "Buckley Reads Tweets from Rappers", he says 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Buckley gets angry often and rants in his videos about a lot of things, including: entitlement, requests for videos on certain topics, "useless comments", content thieves, special treatment for celebrities, "first world problems", crowdfunding for-profit projects, modern labor unions, modern society, socially progressive politics and activism, "nice guy" syndrome, people who cheat on their partners, people who deny addiction or glorify drug use, obsessed fandoms, nostalgia for the late 20th century, nationalism, rappers using Glam Rap tropes (singing about cars, getting the ladies, and having lots of money), bad music, and bad grammar.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Jokingly "admitted" to being a misogynist in his "Worst Songs of 2011" video. He says that if he was a misogynist, he wouldn't be "a misinformed misogynist."
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • In the "Music vs. the Internet" rant, he does a bit of Shameless Self-Promotion while talking about how people today believe that they should be world famous for 15 minutes.
      "There was a time when you actually had to work at being known...But it's come to a point now where everyone believes that Andy Warhol's 'In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes' quote should apply to them. And I know how ironic and slightly hypocritical it is for me to be talking about this on the Internet, since I would probably not be heard otherwise, but whatever, I'm using the technology against itself, so shut the fuck up."
    • In Nerd Rants: Series 2, he admits to pirating the original Grand Theft Auto as a teenager in his rant about Grand Theft Auto V; however, in his rant about bookstores, he wishes bodily harm on those who pirate his album. In a "post-rant rant", Buckley claims that if Sam and Dan Houser had wished bodily harm on him, he wouldn't blame them.
    • Buckley claims that he hates "self-congratulatory YouTuber bullshit"; however, he'll brag about reaching milestones in his way.
  • Insistent Terminology: Buckley claims he is not a YouTuber; instead, he insists that he is a comedian and social commentator who uses YouTube as his content delivery system to gain the widest audience possible.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: While criticizing Juicy J's "Bandz A Make Her Dance" in his "Worst Songs of 2012" video, Buckley snarks about him throwing thousand-dollar bricks of money at strippers when he can just get free porn from the Internet.
    Buckley: Someone needs to tell Juicy J about the Internet. There's all sorts of free tits on there.
    (accompanying image shows a Google search for "tits" with 521,000,000 results and the caption "That's a lot of tits!")
  • It's Personal:
    • Scumbags of the Internet #8, where an anonymous person tried to fleece Buckley so a Wikipedia article about Buckley can be published.
    • Scumbags of the Internet #10, where a (supposed) pre-law student plagiarized, nearly verbatim, six main series dosesnote , two Musical Autopsiesnote , the Things Famous Dead People Said preview, and the One Direction episode of Tweeting Rainbow, posting her "articles", after removing any swearing, shortening the transcript down to 500 words, and ruining most of the jokes made in the videos, around two weeks after Buckley posted his videos. Most egregiously, she plagiarized the "Dubstep" video, Buckley's most viewed video outside of the "Worst Songs" series, three years after Buckley originally posted the video.
  • Last-Name Basis: He refers to himself as 'Buckley', and so do other people.
  • Later-Installment Weirdness: The "Worst Songs" lists from 2019 onward deviate from years past, using an "awards show" format rather than a traditional top 10 list. The new format was born from Buckley's 2019 hiatus, and he likes the new format better and mentioned that the order for his past lists was largely arbitrary except for the worst overall song of the year.
  • Literal-Minded: When talking about Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" in the "Worst Songs of 2011", he calculates that girls actually run 6.86% of the world and calls Beyonce out on incorrect information.
  • Logo Joke:
    • During the "Health Care" episode, when Buckley describes his visits to the doctor the title changes to "A Dosed Buckley".
    • During the "Selling Out" episode, the "O" in Dose, normally a red circle with a white cross, is replaced with the Burger King logo during his fake dose in which he hypothetically sells out.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Has on occasion referred to Meghan Trainor as "Meghan Tumblr", largely due to the themes of her songs pandering to what he considers Tumblr's userbase.
  • Medal of Dishonour: Instead of releasing a "Ten Worst Songs List" for 2019, Buckley presents various "awards" for songs he disliked that year, such as the the "Radiohead Award for 'Most Boring Song'" and the "Five Finger Death Punch Award for 'Most Unnecessary Cover'". The awards show format would be used in subsequent "Worst Songs" lists.
  • 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."
  • Pun-Based Title: The show is a reference to the Buckley's cough syrup (a joke Buckley himself always heard growing up).
  • Rage Breaking Point: Stronger (or bizarrely, the most mild) embodiments of stupidity can throw him into particularly vicious takedowns.
  • Rant Comedy: His tagline is "Angry Humour from an Angry Man".
  • Running Gag:
    • Each question in "Advice No One Asked For" gets a unique and humorous salutation, often alluding to the fact that the letter was never intended for Buckley to answer (e.g. "Dear someone not Buckley", "Dear... oh fuck, it's Buckley isn't it", etc.). Also, each letter is signed with Added Alliterative Appeal (e.g. "Introverted in Iowa", "Stressed Out in Sacramento", etc.).
    • During "The Worst Songs" produced of that year, his honourable mentions are always after the #1 pick, and he always ends the video with by playing out the top worst song.
    • Larry the Legal Eagle shows up whenever Buckley is talking about law.
    • The fake tweet in the title card for "Buckley Reads Tweets From Rappers" is deliberately misspelled.
    • If Buckley analyzes song lyrics in any non-"Musical Autopsy" video, it will be called "NOT a Musical Autopsy".
    • Buckley doing a facetious "Prrroblematic!".
    • Prior to some offensive comments, he'll put in a "Tumblr Trigger Warning" slide complete with a crying baby.
    • Anytime something written has ellipses in them, especially in any tweet Buckley perceives as asinine, he'll read off each period as "dot" for however many periods are present up to an extent.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Buckley often makes jokes about himself whenever he shows a picture of himself, such as:
      Buckley: Shave your patchy, shitty facial hair, and put on a fucking shirt with sleeves and buttons and you might be a passable five and a half. (shows a photo of himself) And this is coming from a passable five and a half!
    • As Buckley states in his "Nintendo Fans are Morons" video: "If you can't make fun of the things you love, you don't deserve to make fun of the things you hate."
  • Shown Their Work: Though he has some research failures, Buckley researches his topic each week and cites his sources for news articles or statistics. For instance, some viewers said he should've filled the worst songs of 2011 list up with Justin Bieber songs. In his "Worst Songs of 2012", Buckley pointed out that Bieber only had put out one song that year, and was disqualified by being a Christmas song.
  • Stylistic Suck:
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Feminism vs Feminism", on one of the slides, Buckley claims that in London, Ontario, a lap dance costs $20 Canadian Dollars, with the text immediately underneath it pulling a denial Buckley knows this first-hand, reading "(At least around here... at least... so I'm told..)".
  • Take That!:
    • Nerd Rants: Series 1 album reads as follows —
      "No DRM! (eat a dick, SimCity)"
    • When Buckley needs to show the definition of a word, he uses Merriam-Webster as the source "because Oxford can eat me".
  • Tempting Fate: During his Autopsy of Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe":
    Buckley: [after Nicki holds a long "note"] Fuck, that is really annoying! [...] I can't imagine anything else in this song being more annoying than that.
    Nicki Minaj: ♪You a stupid hoe! You a, you a stupid hoe!♪ [repeated ad nauseam]
    Buckley: Well, I fucking imagined wrong, didn't I?
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: According to him, Buckley has spent a grand total of 18 hours outside of Canada in border towns in Michigan and New York. And the image caption states "Counts as being outside of Canada, bitches!".
  • The Unapologetic:
    • Buckley refuses to apologize for any rant or joke he ever makes.
    • In the "Public Nudity" rant, he refuses to apologize for being a straight, white guy.
  • Waxing Lyrical:
    • From his second Baking with Buckley video: "Brown sugar, how come you taste so good?"
    • Any mention of Avril Lavigne will likely feature Buckley asking "Oh Avril, why did you have to go and make things so complicated?"
    • From his trick or treating video: "Hey teenagers, leave those kids alone!" (It's even accompanied by a picture of Roger Waters.)
  • You Keep Using That Word:
    • Buckley devotes an entire rant to how "mouthbreathers" abuse the word "literally". However, Buckley admits in a subsequent video that as a teenager, he often misused the word "random". Also, 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 in the first three "Worst of Songs 20xx" videos. 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.
    • In his rant about the "Nice Guy Syndrome", Buckley calls out "nice guys" when they act like Entitled Bastards towards attractive women.
  • You Know the One: Comes up in his Musical Autopsy of Nickelback's "Must Be Nice," where he mentions an alternate route the band could have taken that some other band did without mentioning their name at all, even in his intertitles - although he did show the cover of that band's most recent album One More Light.

This series discusses, lampshades, invokes, or otherwise plays with examples of the following:

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  • All Take and No Give: In "Worst Songs of 2015", Buckley rips into Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband" for just being a list of demands aimed toward a prospective husband without offering anything in return that would actually make someone want to marry her.
  • 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?"
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In the "Tourists Raped in India" rant, he believes that Nicki Minaj should receive the death penalty for releasing more than one Pink Friday album.
    • In the "Nostalgia" rant, anyone born in the 1990s who gets nostalgic for anything before 2020 should be automatically enrolled for taser testing.
    • In Nerd Rants: Series 2, Buckley wishes bodily harm on those who pirated his album...even though he admitted to illegally downloading the original GTA as a teenager.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Buckley Reads Tweets From Rappers". He lampshades this, using it as a Couch Gag at the introduction of each edition of this Supplement.
    Buckley:I think the title is pretty fucking self-explanatory, don't you?
  • Fandom: Buckley devotes an entire rant about them, and why he hates them in Nerd Rants: Series 2. He also explains that one can be a fan of something (e.g. comic books, TV shows, video games, etc.) without being in a fandom.
  • Generation Xerox:
    • Invoked in "The Five Worst Songs of 1958" and in "The Five Worst Songs of 1964", in which Buckley poses as his grandfather, Arthur, who shares his grandson's sense of humor and makes lists tearing down annoying pop songs. In "The Five Worst Songs of 1996", a teenaged Buckley mentions that his grandfather was fired after a trashing a song his manager was paid to promote.
    • In "The Five Worst Songs of 1971", Buckley instead poses as his uncle, Andrew, who was a DJ for the military during The Vietnam War.
  • Gold Digger: In "Advice No One Asked For #43", he reads a letter from a woman who complains that her new husband (who is over 20 years older than her, and has a total of five adult children from two previous marriages) refuses to make her an equal partner in the family finances despite having no income of her own. Buckley points out that: a. With two failed marriages behind him, the man's refusal to give her unrestricted access to his money is most likely him learning from experience, and b. If it's money she's after, she should have married someone with no kids to share her future inheritance with.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Invoked in his video "The Five Worst Songs of 1958". "I hope [Buddy Holly] takes a long flight off a short runway, if you know what I mean."
  • Hates Everyone Equally: In the annotation for his Scumbags of the Internet #6 video, he says that "Buckley is an equal opportunity asshole!"
  • Hipster:
    • 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.
    • His comments on "We Are Young" in his Worst Songs of 2012 video reveal that he has pretty negative views on "indie hipster bullshit."
    • He explains that he was reluctant of putting "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj on The Ten Worst Songs of 2014, because he's sick of hearing about it, and then says that you can call him a "Hipster of hate."
  • Horrible Judge of Character: How Buckley interprets Taylor Swift's love life in his Musical Autopsy of "I Knew You Were Trouble".
    Buckley: With all the failed relationships Taylor Swift has been in, I'm surprised she even has time write and record songs. In fact, there are only two explanations. Either she has been fucked over by, like, 30 different guys in her life and she's the worst judge of character in the history of womankind, OR she's been bitching about Joe Jonas and John Mayer for, like, four fucking albums.
  • Hypocrite: Buckley often targets hypocritical people in his rants.
    • In the "Nice Guy Syndrome" video, where he calls out supposed "nice guys" who rant about how attractive women go for "douchebags", especially when said "nice guys" act like Entitled Bastards.
    • Calls out Rae Sremmurd for "flexing" in their song "No Flex Zone".
    • At the start of the "Caitlyn Jenner vs. Drake Bell vs. Society" rant, he outright states that's he going to be a hypocrite. He claims it's unavoidable while he talks about why people shouldn't care about a former Olympian turned reality show star's transgender status.
    • Makes note of how WWE felt that firing Hulk Hogan for off-record racist remarks was fine, despite they themselves having a long record of wrestlers with at best questionable gimmicks,note  as well as Vince McMahon himself using the N-word.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: On "Nintendo Hates Fans and Money", before calling out on the company's Violation of Common Sense businesses practices - the Nintendo Store never gives discounts to first party games, when sales will actually make more people buy those titles; potential perennial best-sellers like the NES\SNES Classic and Super Mario 3D All-Stars are limited deals and thus the money instead goes to scalpers and resellers - he concedes that for all people complain on Nintendo taking down fangames, money is being made off their properties without their permission.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner:
    • Buckley hates YouTube's Content ID system for allowing the owners of copyrighted material to decide whether or not a Content ID claim violates copyright rather than having either YouTube themselves or an impartial third party review the claim objectively. Buckley states that he has no problem with companies enforcing copyright; however, he does have a problem when a company illegitimately flags or blocks a video that should be protected under Fair Use, specifically his own Musical Autopsy videos.
    • Buckley later calls out Warner for abusing the Content ID system as a form of censorship, first blocking a Musical Autopsy of the Black Keys' "Turn Blue", then blocking a parody video from Greenpeace using music and imagery from The LEGO Movie to criticize Lego and its partnership with Shell.
    • In response to the IFPI taking down his Musical Autopsy of "Bitch Better Have My Money", Buckley makes a parody video showing how YouTube's copyright system is broken and skewed towards the giant media corporations. Buckley also notes the site's lack of any real customer service.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Cyberpunk - No Consequences For Failure?" he notes the depressing reality of the refund rate for Cyberpunk 2077 to be, at the highest if you accumulate CDPR and Forbes' own estimates, to be at Two Percent. This is completely counter to the narrative that press and media outlets had, who were claiming the game was refunded en-masse. Buckley then says that these numbers show that gamers are apathetic to the situation, and that games can release in an Early Access-like state, and still sell millions of copies, despite everyone involved knowing the game was broken.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the "Nice Guy Syndrome" video, Buckley states that invokedYouTube Community Guidelines prohibit him from talking shit about other users on the platform. They didn't say he can't draw a parody picture and change the name and details.
  • Scare Campaign: Discussed in the "Canada's Elections" rant, highlighting how political campaign ads during Canadian Parliamentary elections are just as much of a media circus as any US Presidential or Congressional midterm election, highlighting 2015 campaign ads between then-Conservative leader (and also then-incumbent Prime Minister) Stephen Harper and Liberal leader (and now current PM) Justin Trudeau. Buckley even compares an election campaign to YouTube comments.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: For his "Ten Worst Songs" series, Buckley keeps a set of rules for what songs are eligible and not eligible for the list; note . Rule #1 reads "I can break any of my own rules whenever I feel it's necessary"; he invoked this rule in the "Worst Songs of 2012" video for two songs he previously reviewed on "Musical Autopsy": Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" and Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe".
  • Sell-Out:
    • When Buckley released his first premium album, Nerd Rants: Series 1, and sold a run of t-shirts, some people said he was "selling out". Buckley posted a video explaining that attempting to monetize your hobby is not selling out, but sacrificing your principles in order to do so is. Midway in the video, Buckley does a parody dose where he hypothetically sells out, shilling Burger King, bashing McDonalds and having all of his cursing censored.
    • His "Career Suicide" rant, he calls former One Direction member Zayn Malik a sell-out for staying in the group and making money for five years while claiming that music he made as part of 1D was "generic as fuck" and something he would never listen to.
  • Sweetness Aversion:invoked In the "Rebecca Black" rant, he gives a warning that "Diabetes suffers should take their insulin now" while playing Miranda Cosgrove's "Dancing Crazy".
  • Take Me to Your Leader: Buckley parodies this in the Musical Autopsy for OMI's "Cheerleader". He says the singer sounds like an alien and shows a picture of an alien saying "Take me to your cheerleader!".
  • Unintentional Period Piece:invoked He says "A Dose of Buckley is a real time capsule of what was culturally relevant in any given year" before talking about Taylor Swift, noting that she remained relevant over the years during the run of A Dose of Buckley.
  • Viewers Are Morons: How Nintendo views its fanbase according to Buckley, between putting the console name in the title, the New Super Mario Bros. Wii Mercy Mode that made levels play themselves and Super Mario Bros. 2 being a Dolled-Up Installment because the actual sequel was punishingly difficult.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: He slammed Andy Grammer's "Honey I'm Good" for pretty much this reason - depicting not cheating on your wife as something worth of praise, when it really should be a given.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Discussed in "The Ten Worst Songs of 2022". Buckley gives #10 and the award for "Where the FUCK did that accent come from?" to Doja Cat's "Woman". He was confused about the word being repeated during the hook and points out that the accent is out of place.
    Buckley: The first time I heard this song, I thought, "What's a wooma?"
  • You Need to Get Laid: In his "Hate Comments" video, Buckley receives this as one of his comments and explains why it is not a valid argument.
    "Ah, my favourite; the old 'You need to get laid'. Because, apparently, I've never had sex, and only people who had sex like poorly, lazily produced pop music. If I had known that, I would've never ever had sex in my life, but luckily, 'stupid' is not a sexually-transmitted disease, and I'm fine. I find this argument usually comes from people who are virgins themselves; people who believe 'sex solves everything', because if they ever had sex, they know that it doesn't change the way you perceive music, movies, TV shows, sports, or anything else people like to use this argument for."