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"Angry humour from an angry man."

Meet Adam Buckley, your average 30-something man who lives in London, Ontario, Canada. He's a cynic with a wise perspective on life... and he's also a web comedian who does weekly rants on YouTube in an attempt to bring "professional, scripted comedy" to the platform. His first rant, "London Transit Strike", was published on December 10th, 2009. He also does annualnote  "Ten Worst Songs of the Year" lists, which have gained him the most popularity. His YouTube channel can be found here. Since March 2016, he also periodically contributes written articles on the website Digital Music News.

Along with his usual rants, he also has several side-series, which he calls "Supplements". His two longest running Supplement series are "Musical Autopsy" and "Advice No One Asked For". Buckley also has other Supplements which are updated at his discretion.

  • "Musical Autopsy": Buckley dissects songs, artists, and in one case, a genre 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.
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  • "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. Originally a bit in the "Mystery Subscription Boxes" rant, "Buckley's Breakdown" became a full fledged Supplement in December 2016.

Every August from 2012 to 2016 had been dubbed by Buckley as "Angry August", where he released content twice a week instead of the usual one video every Sunday. During that time, he did one or more of the above-mentioned Supplements and a special video along with main series rants.

Since August 2013, Buckley has periodically released premium content on Bandcamp.

On July 21, 2018, Buckley announced that he would be going on hiatus due to creator's burnout; however, Buckley states that "The Ten Worst Songs of 2018"note  would still come out, and some sporadic videos may come out during his hiatus. On April 25, 2019, he uploaded a new video with him stating that it's not a comeback, but he'll upload new videos whenever he feels like it instead of his usual uploading one video a week.

On January 25, 2020, Buckley announced that he launched a Patreon account and his return to releasing content weekly. Additionally, he plans to do Patreon-exclusive content such as livestreams and implied that he may do A Dose of Buckley full time if he maintains high funding levels.

This series provides examples of the following:

  • 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?!?"
  • 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.
  • 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?"
  • 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.
  • Attention Whore: A favourite target for Buckley in his rants. Discussed in his rant about originality, stating that people who do copycat videos of any viral video (e.g. Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake, etc) aren't doing it for fun, they're doing it for attention.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When he "apologizes" for his jokes about the overdose death of Glee star Cory Monetith.
    Buckley: (after recapping two jokes about Monetith's death) So, to those of you upset by that, I would like to take a moment to do something I would never do about one of my jokes: apologize. So here goes. Sorry that you're a bunch of pussies who are sad [because] a junkie died. Fuck Cory Monetith, and once again, fuck your feelings!
  • Berserk Button: To put it simply, A LOT of things make Buckley angry. Grab a drink, because this is going to be a Long List!
    • ENTITLED IDIOTS. note 
      • While Buckley doesn't mind people asking him about his opinion on certain topics, he hates it when anyone says he should make a video about it. The "Planking" video was a rare exception to the rule since Buckley didn't have a topic ready that week; even then, Buckley stated that people could only suggest a topic and not what to say about said topic.
      • However, with the launch of his Patreon, he stated that he might open up requests for high-level Patrons.
    • Useless comments in general.
    • Anytime celebrities get spoiled with special treatment.
    • Crowdfunding, particularly when a campaign is hosted by celebrities or for-profit companies. Buckley states that charity has no place in capitalism; he believes that if a person or company wants to release a product with the intentions of selling it for a profit, they should either take the risk and finance it themselves or seek capital from investors who should expect some kind of return, and a product should only be supported by the consumer when it's finished and released.
      • However, as of January 2020, he admits that some of his views on crowdfunding may be outdated.
    • The stupidity of modern society, especially sheep mentality.
    • Pandering of any kind, especially towards minorities or stupid people. In particular, Buckley is not a fan of affirmative action; he believes that a person should be hired for any job based on their merit and experience and not because of superficial reasons (e.g. gender, race, sexuality, etc.).
    • Tumblr bullshit such as Otherkin and SJW tirades about the patriarchy and white privilege.
    • Labour unions, at least in modern times. Buckley understands why unions existed during the Industrial Revolution; however, with the advent of modern labour laws (e.g. workplace safety, minimum wage, etc), Buckley considers unions to be an obsolete relic designed to bleed business owners dry with unreasonable demands.
    • Incorrect grammar, misspellings, and misusing words.
    • Cheating or coming close to cheating on your significant other. This is the primary reason why he slammed Trey Songz' "Smartphones" and Andy Grammer's "Honey, I'm Good".
    • People who deny that they are addicted to drugs and instead celebrate their weakness (stoners, mainly). Also, people who make excuses for drug use and addiction.
    • Fandoms - especially ones that are entitled, argumentative and rabidly over-obsessed.
    • Millennials and late Gen-Xers being nostalgic for 1980s, 1990s and 2000s pop culture; this is at least one reason why Buckley hates Buzzfeed.
    • "Nice Guy" Syndrome (guys who claim to be "nice guys" and whine about how girls are shallow bitches who only date attractive douchebags when they themselves only want to have sex with hot girls and are only being nice in order to get laid)
    • Bad music.
      • Chris Brown.
      • Nicki Minaj.
      • Repetitive songs, including Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal", Migos' "Versace", and Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang".
      • Songs with unintelligible lyrics, including Kiiara's "Gold", Rihanna's "Work", Karmin's "Acapella", and Ke$ha's "Crazy Kids".
      • Older musicians performing songs that sound like they were written by teenagers, such as the then 30-year-old Avril Lavigne's "Hello Kitty" in 2014.
      • Taylor Swift's never-ending list of songs about boys. In his autopsy of "I Knew You Were Trouble", he refers to her entire discography (as of 2012) as "I'm Sad About Boys Vol. 1-4".
      • Rap dances (e.g. the Bernie dance, the Stanky Legg, the Dougie, the John Wall dance, the Jerk, etc.).
      • Rap clichés, including but not limited to: bad rhymes (particularly slant rhyming and Rhyming with Itself), excess bragging (especially by newcomers on their first single), overuse of the N-word, diss tracks, etc.
      • Boastful Rapping without the credentials to back it up. Buckley tore into Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" for using the lines "I'm Bill Gates, takes a genius to understand me" and "I'll be the president one day", and criticized Trinidad James for rapping about how rich he was... in his very first single.
      • Meghan Trainor and her obnoxious SJW anthems, to the point that Buckley calls her "Meghan Tumblr".
    • Stealing his content, either by pirating his premium albums or otherwise plagiarizing his content. When Buckley found out that someone had plagiarized ten of his videos into articles, he sounded legitimately murderous.
    • Nationalism, especially in sports.
    • Lampshaded in his Celebrities vs Entitled Fans video, when he screencapped this very entry with the caption "'ENTITLED IDIOTS' should be all caps in like 20 point font."
    • Celebrities complaining about people who supposedly "have it easy" when they do themselves. As he quotes Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs in his Musical Autopsy of the Nickelback song "Must Be Nice":
    Mr. Pink: Some fellas are lucky and some ain't!
    • He criticized Hayley Williams of Paramore for doing this on "Ain't It Fun" and "Hard Times".
    Hayley: ...And I gotta get to rock bottom!
    Buckley: Fuckin' Paramore is so far away from rock bottom, they couldn't describe the ground to a police sketch artist.
    • Buckley hates it when artists encourage listeners to do stupid things in their songs, like in Katy Perry's "This Is How We Do" when she tells people to buy alcohol with their rent money.
    Buckley:' Encouraging people to go into debt to party! Going as far as to respect them for it! Well done, ya dumb cunt.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Buckley slips a few of these jokes into his "Otherkin" video.
    • "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."
      Mister Ed: Hey Buckley, no one gets this joke because they're not 100! Maybe try making a reference to something post-1960!
    • "...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 of late, 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. As he puts it, he's the most honest asshole you'll ever meet.
  • Canada, Eh?:
    • Buckley often mentions that he is from Canada. Despite this, his rants often deal with American topics, since Buckley claims that Canada 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 admits that Canadians are a bunch of pussies, especially in sports, unless it's hockey, of course.
    • 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 (who, unsurprisingly, is practically unknown in the States) and Canadian content law in one video. In the same video, Buckley admits that most Canadian entertainment is terrible, arguing that popular Canadian artists such as Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Céline 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.
  • 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.
  • Caption Humour: Since most of his videos are simply slide shows, it comes up often.
  • Catchphrase: Most commonly used as sign-offs for his "Supplements".
    • "This has been Musical Autopsy... bag it and tag it."
      • One of the few times 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 2010" list, insisting that the song was about the Pittsburgh Steelersnote  while Buckley had (correctly) stated that that song was about Khalifa's car: a yellow Dodge Challenger 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". The same phrase was also used in his "How NOT to Get a Job in the Radio Industry" miniseries.
    • "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]."
      • Slightly deviated in Scumbags of the Internet #10, targeting a writer that has been stealing some of Buckley's content:
      Buckley: And we know she watches my work so hi, Rachel! Thank you for becoming today's Scumbag of the Internet and actually doing one thing well. Showing us all that whatever we do in life, we'll always be better than you are.
    • "And they say there's no such thing as Bad Head."
    • "Stereotypes exist for a reason."
  • Children Are a Waste: He/his online persona definitely 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.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Many, many, many times.
    • However, during the fake "McDonalds" dose during his "Selling Out" video, it turns into Cluster Bleep-Bomb.
    • Avoided almost entirely in "The 5 Worst Songs of 1958".
  • Cold Open:
  • Country Matters: On occasion - very often played for laughs (as he calls Taylor Swift "Santa Cunt" in his Autopsy of "Look What You Made Me Do") or as a reflection of his subject's lack of intelligence (like his rant on Penelope Soto). But arguably the most prominent use of this word comes in Scumbags of the Internet #10, where 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!?!
  • Covert Pervert: He admits to liking Halloween for a number of reasons. Biggest one? Watching the Hollywood Homely girls dress in costumes that make them look good/sexy for one night.
  • Crossover: For his 2016 April Fools video, Buckley does one with I Hate Everything.
  • The Cynic: A lot of Buckley's humour is based on cynism, and "Advice No One Asked For" contains his most cynical humour.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His comedy does range on dark humor and death jokes, but he's not a bad person; he is kind of a Jerkass, but still a decent person at heart.
  • Darker and Edgier: His "Advice No One Asked For" series has some of the darkest humour on his show.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves to make sarcastic remarks at the subject of focus.
  • 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:
    • In the "End-Rant Rant" of Nerd Rants: Series 2, Buckley states if one must steal software, do it from EA.
    • In the "Jay Z's 'Tidal' (and Musical Piracy)" rant, Buckley admits that he has no problem with piracy (as long as it's not his own premium content) so long as pirates admit that they do it because they are cheap and not try to claim some high and mighty excuse for doing so.
    • However, he averts this trope in regards to how he obtains the music he uses for his musical autopsies/worst song lists, as he has stated he legally obtains said songs, since he only buys roughly 16 songs a year, meaning that he only spends less than $20 a year on songs for his musical autopsies(and as he notes, anyone who owns a business that has a budget of $20 would be pretty happy).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Most of his rants are attacks on idiots and slackers.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: In the Nerd Rants series, Buckley admits that he's into a lot of invokedgeeky 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    "I think the title is pretty fucking self-explaintory, don't you?"
  • 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, mentioning that most video cameras, especially those used by amateur vloggers, have poor quality microphones and editing audio with still images is easier than editing audio with video (i.e. moving images). He also claims that having the speaker on camera adds nothing to the presentation; he even admits that his own slides distract from what he's trying to say at times.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. C-Context: the scenario must be Canadian; L-Location: the set must be located in Canada or at a location recognizable to Canadians (e.g. a logging camp, curling rink, etc.); I-Investors: the film's financial backers must be predominately Canadian; T-Thespians: At least half of the top billed "actors" must be Canadian.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 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."
  • Generation Xerox: Invoked in "The Five Worst Songs of 1958", in which Buckley poses as his grandfather, Arthur, who shares his grandson's sense of humor and makes lists tearing down annoying pop songs.
  • God: A firm disbeliever of it. If it's not scientifically proven, it's bullshit.
  • 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, 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:
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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."
  • Hidden Depths: He can bake. From scratch too. Although he wonders why women aren't fighting over him despite knowing this.
  • 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".
    • Besides not wanting to Sell-Out, Buckley doesn't monetize his videos through YouTube, as he considers it hypocritical of him to do a rant on a person/group/product/etc. and the pre-roll ad is for the very thing Buckley is ranting about note .
    • 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 Wrestling/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 gimmicksnote , as well as Vince McMahon himself using the N-word.
  • Hypocritical Humour:
    "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. For one of his justifications, see Judge, Jury, and Executioner below.
  • 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 Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": In the "Worst Songs of 2012" video, before delving into Rihanna's "Birthday Cake", his #2 pick of that year...
    Buckley: I've been criticized in the past for how I pronounce Rihanna's (pronounced as "Ree-anne-ah") name. Have a listen to this...
    Rihanna (voice clip): Hi, this is Rihanna (also pronounced as "Ree-anne-ah").
    Buckley: That's Rihanna saying her own name. So to everyone who says "Ree-awn-uh": I'm right; you're wrong.
  • 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 popular video outside of the "Ten Worst Songs" series, three years after Buckley originally posted the video.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's harsh about the subject at hand, but it's mainly because of how idiotic that person or group of people convey themselves.
  • 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. He's not that bad of a person when he's not ranting about various topics.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner:
    • This is at least one reason why Buckley hates YouTube. YouTube's Content ID system allows the owner(s) 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"note , 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
  • Lack of Empathy: Most often demonstrated in "Advice No One Asked For".
  • 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  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.
  • 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.
  • Manchild:
    • 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.
  • Medal of Dishonour: In lieu of releasing a "Ten Worst Songs List" for 2019, Buckley instead presents his sole worst song of the year along with various "awards" for other songs he disliked, such as the the "Radiohead Award for 'Most Boring Song'" and the "Five Finger Death Punch Award for 'Most Unnecessary Cover'".
  • Mr. Exposition: He tends to stop rants to explain certain things (though he calls them "pre/mid/post-rant rants").
  • No Sympathy: Buckley does not feel sorry for people who get themselves killed in (what he perceives as) stupid ways, such as drug overdoses.
  • Nothing but Hits: Averted. While many of his Musical Autopsies have been of inescapable hits, one was of a top 10 Canadian hit that did nothing in the States (Serena Ryder's "Stompa") and at least two others have been of album cuts that either barely or never charted (The Black Keys "Turn Blue" and Meghan Trainor's "Title.")
  • O.O.C. 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
    • On a more serious note, when Buckley found out that someone had plagiarized a fair chunk of his videos into articles, he sounded downright furious as opposed to his usual semi-comical angry tone of voice
  • Playing the Victim Card:
    • Buckley calls out the subject of "Scumbags of the Internet #6", Carla, for doing this. Even though then-CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi made inappropriate sexual advances on her, she only went out with him because she thought he was gay (which his groping proved otherwise), and she was using him in an attempt to advance her career as a professional writer.
    • In the "Useless YouTube Comments" rant, Buckley states that a user shouldn't attack someone then complain when the other user counterattacks.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He most certainly isn't, despite his Hate Dumb stating otherwise.
  • 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).
  • Rant Comedy: His tagline is "Angry Humour from an Angry Man".
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: He's had his patience tried many times.
  • 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:
    • Each question in "Advice No One Asked For" gets a unique and humorous salutation (e.g. "Dear someone not Buckley", "Dear... oh fuck, it's Buckley isn't", etc.). Also, each letter is signed with Added Alliterative Appeal (e.g. "Introverted in Iowa", "Stressed Out in Sacramento", etc.).
    • During "The Ten 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" dose, it will be called "NOT a Musical Autopsy".
    • Anytime Buckley says something potentially offensive, particularly to thin-skinned social justice warriors, he'll put the "Tumblr Trigger Warning" slide in, 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.
  • Sarcasm Mode: How he answers the first question in "Advice No One Asked For" #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!!
  • Santa Claus: Says he won't tell his future-children about him because he doesn't want them to grow up believing in bullshit.
  • 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 Prime Minister) 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 listnote . 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".
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Whenever Buckley shows an image of himself, he'll often make jokes about himself.
    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."
  • Sell-Out:
    • When Buckley released his first premium album, Nerd Rants: Series 1, and sold a run of t-shirts, the haters call him out on "selling out". Buckley then has to post a video explaining that attempting to make money from your hobby is not selling out but sacrificing one's principles (e.g. a band or musician changing their sound to appeal to mainstream audiences, a band or musician including product placements in their music videos, etc.) 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 for five years while claiming that music he made as part of 1D was "generic as fuck" and something he would never listen to.
      Buckley: (after reading a quote from Zayn) No, you didn't mean "I had enough"; you meant "I made enough". If you really didn't want to do this ever, you thought right from the beginning that One Direction wasn't the thing for you, and it was just generic bullshit that wasn't your type of music, wasn't what you felt passionate about, you could've just left. But you didn't, because you're the very definition of a sell out.
    • Also played in his Musical Autopsy of Nickelback's "Must Be Nice," where he mentions how people who put as much effort in their content as he does do not have over 600,000 followers - he says sheer luck is important to that.
  • Shown Their Work: Although haters want to say otherwise, Buckley does research on his topic each week, citing his sources whenever he pulls news articles or statistics.
    • For the worst songs of 2011, a fair number of mis-informed viewers said he should've filled the list up with Justin Bieber songs. In his "Worst Songs of 2012, he pointed out that Bieber only had put out 1 song that year, and as it was a Christmas Song, that disqualified it from the listnote , and although he doesn't state this, given how he handled the 4 Nikki Minaj songs that landed on his "Worst of 2012" videonote , if he did decide to include more than 1 Bieber song, he would likely put them all on the same spot.
  • The Sociopath: Buckley has on occasion admitted that he is one due to his anti-social tendencies.
  • Stereotypes: He often claims that they exist for a reason. One of his earliest rants was devoted to the topic.
  • Straw Misogynist: "Yes, I'm a misogynist. But not an ill-informed one." Though, this is a joke because people kept accusing him of being a misogynist.
  • Stylistic Suck:
  • 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!".
  • Take That!:
    • One of his highlights for his 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".
    • Hard to find a video of his that doesn't contain one of these.
  • Tempting Fate: During his Autopsy of Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe".
    Buckley: (After Nicki holds a long "note") Fuck, that is really annoying! This is the second time I heard her do this; I believe she's trying to make it a trademark of her's, holding a quote-unquote "note" for a very long time, then taking a deep breath before returning to the song. She also does it on the remix for Big Sean's "[Dance] (Ass)". 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!".
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • In his own words, "I love peanut butter more than I hate Nicki Minaj." However, at one point, he admits that he stopped eating peanut butter sandwiches for nearly two years because he was sick of them.
    • He loves fast food, especially items that have a lot of meat in them. In fact, he's never talked about eating anything healthy.
  • 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.
  • Unstoppable Rage: A fairly tame example but stronger (or bizarrely, the most mild) embodiment of stupidity can throw him into this.
  • Viewers Are Morons: How Nintendo views its fanbase according to Buckley.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Wife-Basher Basher: Towards Floyd Mayweather, Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen. And it's glorious.
  • You Are What You Hate: Buckley believes that people calling him a "hater" because they don't like this work is hating on him.
    Buckley: Or in other words: I know you are, but what am I?
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Your Mom: Slips in this joke in the caption while mentioning peanut butter inventor George Washington Carver in the "Rap Dances" rant.

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