If you don't know this is Maddox from The Best Page In The Universe. This internet supergod took some time out of his busy schedule for a talk with one of the little people of the internet. Read Up:
1. When will we finally see your name on an election ballot?
"Probably 2016, when it'll be legal for me to run. Though that hasn't stopped people from writing me in as a write-in candidate in the past, bless their misanthropic hearts".
2. Has anyone ever confronted you in person over something on the site?
"Yes, on my book tour. Generally people are very positive because most people who read my site aren't dipshits (in spite of the impression I give people based on my hatemail section). There was a chick who waited in line for about an hour in Oregon during my book signing to tell me she hated me and my website. I acknowledged her criticism, and asked her if she had anything for me to sign. She didn't, so I moved on to
the next person and that was that. I don't know what she was expecting, but she came away from the encounter with both ovaries intact, and that's the most anyone who doesn't have a penis can hope for".
3. Do you ever regret creating your site?
"Regret is a longing to have done something differently. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of in my life. So, no".
4. Who influenced your writing and satire?
"Talk radio primarily. The Don & Mike radio show (now the Mike O'Meara show out of WJFK in DC), Tom Leykis, Phil Hendrie, Howard Stern (but to a lesser extent because he was never syndicated in Utah), and a few others".
5. What's in store for Maddox the author?
"I'm working on a manliness themed calendar, and possibly another book. I want to write for film and television, and have done some of the latter, but my forays into TV have thus far been disappointing. There's way too much censorship on television, and way too many hands in the cookie jar. Everyone has an opinion about how a piece should go, and by the time it makes it to the air, every semblance of anything edgy or humorous is usually stripped from the script, so what you get is more bullshit. I'm trying to find a way to circumvent the bullshit in my career".
6. Did you ever think your site would blow up like it did?
7. What are people missing if they haven't yet read "The Alphabet Of Manliness"?
"They're missing out on a milestone in literature. Also, hairy knuckles, an increased frequency of intercourse, and a marked improvement to their charisma (as well as a marked decline in hygene). That's what my book does to people. Believe it. Also, it has drawings of boobs".
You can find the book here.
And the site again is The Best Page In The Universe. This is easily the best form of free literature available on the internet.
And a big thanks to Maddox again, this isn't an everyday thing.