Golden Literature Presents:
People like Maddox aren’t supposed to be successful, or even liked for that matter. Whenever the topic of great writers is brought up, you’re supposed to think of the likes of Shakespeare, Homer, Paine, Pound, Elliot, and others whom you would rather go illiterate than ever have to read their work again. Writings like Maddox’s are supposed to be condemned as childish and immature.
Well that’s just too fucking bad.
When Maddox launched The Best Page in the Universe in 1997, it went almost completely unnoticed. America and much of the world were just too preoccupied with idiotic things like Titanic and The Spice Girls. Maddox would have the last laugh, however, as ten years later, Titanic and The Spice Girls are long forgotten while his website’s rightful place in history has been recognized:
It hasn’t been a smooth road to success as Maddox has been somewhat of a controversial figure. Over the years, some people have come to form some rather extreme opinions of Maddox. At one end of the spectrum are the haters of questionable intelligence who call him such things as stoopid, dum, ashole, dooshbag, faget, more-ron, etc. At the other end are those who see him as some sort of god-like person. To me, he is none of those. Rather, he is something much more simple and important: He is funny and entertaining.
That may not sound like much, but it's actually quite the outstanding achievement, especially considering that he does it through text. As you may have noticed in the past, finding entertaining reading material is hard. Damn hard. To put that in perspective, I’ve often settled for videogame manuals to keep me company on the shitter, for lack of anything better to read. The Best Page in the Universe truly is a gem in a garbage-filled and often plain dull world of literature.
Bottom Line: If you like to enjoy reading and aren't some stuck-up snob who is easily offended, then Maddox is one of the best writers around, period. Now if only he would update more often...
According to Maddox himself, he posted his first article on August 12th, 1997. So to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this universe’s best page, I’ve prepared five Maddox-style pieces in his honor. Some are direct parodies, while others merely celebrate his style of writing. Since scrolling back to the top of the page takes way too much effort, the tribute pieces are listed again below. As Maddox might say, read them or go to hell!
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