Maddox lost a lot of weight.
I liked this guy when I was 15. Goddamn, is he cringeworthy now.
Invisitstars for his graph and correlating equation at the end, though.
Youtube, much like a whole lot of the media is stuffed with "Look, my kid is special and talented!" crap. Which you could translate as desperate parents attempting to pimp their kids out in a vain hope of the child becoming a meal ticket. Hell, it worked for Joe Jackson after all!
Counterpoint: Maddox is an unfunny dick.
|moral sex |
When I first discovered Maddox around 10th grade, I found him pretty fucking hilarious. Someone's writing an angry rant on the internet? Man, this is fucking fresh! It's like all these rants are speaking out for everything I've wanted to say but never could. This guy has balls! In fact, he even writes about himself having balls! I've never seen masculine humor before!
Five or so years pass. Everyone I know that has a blog tries to write like him and they all hit a grand total of about two gibberish posts before giving up and leaving a Blogspot hulk to drift through the Google webspace. I'm about to hit my fourth year of college and macho nerd humor is all the rage.
Interspersed with his infrequent updates are a book deal and merchandising. In fact, everyone with a blog has merchandising now. Some blogs are entirely centered around a selection of merchandise for the fine blog connoisseurs out there. It's Web 2.0 now. This is the future! Everything is a rehash of a rehash and if you don't find it fucking hilarious then you're out of luck because rehashes are all the rage. Make sure to buy our t-shirts, with both pro- and anti-blog slogans printed on 100% cotton American Apparel machine-washable material. Let everyone on public transit know what blog you read, and what quotations YOU find hysterical. This is the YOU generation. Time Magazine's person of the year is YOU.
Rated 5 out of 5 for cynicism. Oh, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles segment was pretty funny.
What I got from this is a satirical look at our culture of blogging our criticisms on shit that doesn't matter.
Everytime that dead fisheye stare meets the camera I shudder just a bit.
Huh. Well that ruined the illusion. I didn't picture him so... weasely.
As with Seanbaby he was better off not trying to do the acting bit and stick to what he's good at. Unlike most of you I won't bitch on the internet about a guy bitching on the internet. I thought he was still funny despite his poor verbal presentation skills. AND MY OPINION MATTERS DAMMIT. LOOK AT ALL THE STARS I HAVE.
10394857 people think real life Maddox is a whiny loser
|Jack Dalton |
If I wasn't familiar with the legend of Maddox, this show would be indistinguishable from the other 3rd rate snarky commentary garbage on youtube. It's funny how fast the internet ages someone into irrelevance...
I'm somewhat skeptical that this is really the best show in the universe.
The universe is a pretty big place with a lot of shows in it.
Everyone with a website in 1999 became famous.
What I don't get is how Maddox didn't fade away by 2001. He updates maybe once a year with some rant that isn't even on par with your average POE news post.
This man was only funny when we could insert an image of whatever asshole we thought he should be to make us laugh. Now that we know what kind of asshole he really is, it doesn't measure up.
Stick to print. You don't have what we in the business call "TV Face."
Maddox was on the 8th season of Penn & Teller's Bullshit.
Imagine a Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast but with less charisma living in a sadness chapel full of unpacked boxes and empty walls.
It was pretty much that.
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