For all my hatred towards blokes who use the word ‘banter’, here I am linking to a site dedicated to online cockwaving and posturing. And I love it.
Truelad.com is a site where lads show the internet how laddish they are in a short post, and then end their entry with ‘LAD’. Other LADs can vote as to whether the submission is from a ‘good lad’ or a ‘shit lad’ by clicking the numbers under each post. Because it consists of user submissions, you get a lot of crap ones. But it’s worth it for the gems amongst the rough. Take these, for instance:
Beat my brother in an arm wrestle yesterday so I went and brought a WWE Heavy Weight Championship title belt from Toys R Us. I am now wearing the belt over my shoulder as it does not fit around my waist and refuse to respond to anyone who does not address me as champ. I am 23 years old. LAD.I never preheat the oven. LADWoke up with an online application half filled in trying to legally change my name to ‘the banterosaurus rex’. LAD
I asked my parents if I could go to Amsterdam in my friends new van (he’s 17) and I’m 16. They lectured me and my mum left the room. I go to my room and in my e-mails is a written guide to Amsterdam written by my dad and confirmation of a hotel booking. I also found 600 euros in an envelope marked ‘shag at least 5′. BAD PARENTING / GOOD PARENTING LAD
I’m not even laughing in an ironic ‘oh what dickheads’ way, I genuinely find some of these funny. The laughter’s probably coming from the same part that likes to wear flat caps, drink beer, and dedicate days to playing excessively gory video games with friends. Like real men do. But they’re not all chauvanistic, occasionally they’re quite sweet:
i always give my seat up to old people on the bus if its full. PoliteLAD