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George Ouzounian

Maddox
Born George Ouzounian
1978 (age 31–32)
Pen name Maddox
Occupation Writer, Webmaster
Nationality American
Writing period 1997-present
Genres Satire, Fratire
Official website

Maddox is an American humorist, satirist, Internet personality, and author. He gained fame on the Internet in the early 2000s for his opinion-oriented website, The Best Page in the Universe, which he still maintains. His first book, The Alphabet of Manliness (2006), became a New York Times bestseller. He was born George Ouzounian,[1] and is of Armenian descent. He says that his pen name comes from the 1980s anime Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01.[2] He is a graduate of Woods Cross High School in Woods Cross, Utah;[3] he also attended the University of Utah, but he does not hold a degree.[4]

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Maddox started The Best Page in the Universe[5] in 1997. The majority of the content is satirical, focusing on society, pop culture, masculinity, enthusiastically endorse chauvinism, express dislike towards children, senior citizens, women's rights activists, vegetarians, environmentalists, hippies, celebrities and personalities, George W. Bush, Mac users, goths and jocks. Many of Maddox's articles include illustrations, including drawings of elderly people being fired to the Sun, hippies being killed, and Maddox's testicles (drawn larger than basketballs). The site also criticizes hate mail the website has generated, breaking the e-mails down and ridiculing fallacious logic and writing errors. Maddox reported in 2006 that the site's online store earned enough for him to "stay above water."[6]

Maddox is reported to have worked as a programmer for a telemarketing company until 2004.[7][6] On May 9, 2006, Maddox, Tucker Max, and RudiusMedia blogger, DrunkasaurusRex, premiered a two-hour test show live on Maxim Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio.[8] On June 6, 2006, Maddox appeared at the San Diego Comic Con[9] with his comic book, The Best Comic in the Universe.[10]

Maddox's first book, The Alphabet of Manliness, was published in 2006,[11] and reached number one on the Amazon.com sales chart. The book is illustrated and has a chapter-length entry for each letter in the English alphabet regarding a "manly" topic (for example, N is for Norris, Chuck).[1][12]

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[[File:|thumb|right|150px|Maddox]] George Ouzounian (Maddox) is an American blogger, satirist and writer. In 2006 he wrote the book The Alphabet of Manliness which ranked number 2 in New York Times Best Seller List in the "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" category and number 1 on Amazon.com's sales chart.[1][2] He is a very well known personality on the internet, who achieved fame due to his website The Best Page in the Universe. The websites consists of satirical ramblings about society, manliness, pirates, celebrities, fat people, Garfield etc. [3]

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