Active since the Autumn of 2015, The r/madlads online community on Reddit is a real madhouse of entertainment, joy, and human beings doing incredibly mundane things and celebrating it like party animals… even though others see it as being completely over-the-top reactions and nobody asked them to make such power moves.

Have a scroll through some of the top power moves that ‘mad lads’ have been doing, upvote your fave pics, and get ready to have a grand old time. Be sure to check out the subreddit and join their growing community of 1.67 million members. Just remember to read the rules.

#1

I Was Not Expecting This To Happen

I Was Not Expecting This To Happen

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J. F.
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait, why did nobody applied this 3d chess move to anti-mask stuff?

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#2

I Want To Try This Now

I Want To Try This Now

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

your the leader of all assholes- you have my respect

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#3

This Kid Is Going Places

This Kid Is Going Places

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

he could've reused that costume last year as well

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#4

Mad Student

Mad Student

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

"Yeah" is a positive word. "Right" is a positive word. But "Yeah, Right" means "No Way", which is negative. Thus proving the Prof. wrong.

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#5

Absolute Mad Lad Dad

Absolute Mad Lad Dad

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a Dad!

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Bored Panda reached out to u/RalphiesBoogers, a moderator at the ‘Mad Lads’ community, who claims that they’re the greatest mod that Reddit has ever known. (...Allegedly!) We had a good laugh at how they responded to everything.

Check out their hilarious and in-character (as well as genuinely informative and insightful) responses below about the subreddit and, here’s a small heads-up, they really are kings and queens of banter, no matter what situation they’re in. An absolute mad lad? You betcha (just without the irony)!

#6

Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn

Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
4 months ago

We need to know 1. How Aunt Sheryl ruined OP's relationship, and 2. What happened at Thanksgiving dinner!

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#7

Madladd

Madladd

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

Impressive.

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#8

Tbh Would Pick Steve Irwin

Tbh Would Pick Steve Irwin

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#9

Nine Year Old Ref Goes Off

Nine Year Old Ref Goes Off

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

a Karen doing her job

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#10

This Little Mad Lad's On A Mission

This Little Mad Lad's On A Mission

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

This child will go far

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Meanwhile, moderator u/steveofftheinternet pointed out that the subreddit was "completely ruined" when PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, uploaded a video about it. "We got flooded with his meme-spewing preteen fan army who are incapable of understanding that 'madlad' is ironic." Mod u/N8theGr8 explained that "mad-laddery is when you do something incredibly mundane, such as making spaghetti, sweeping the hallway, or being a Bored Panda writer, and then acting like it's the craziest thing ever."

Moderator N8theGr8 said that the subreddit was started in response to an image of "a guy putting a pan or something on his head and everyone else being like whaaaaaaaaat." In their opinion, the world has enough mad lads as it is. "I don't know if I want to encourage too many madlads, since the last time we got too popular some impressionable kid put sugar on their already Frosted Flakes, and it was chaos. They sell this thing called Liquid Confidence at a lot of stores though, I recommend taking a shot every time Elon Musk embarrasses himself Twitter."

#11

Not Sure If This Counts But Madlad Strikes At His Mom?

Not Sure If This Counts But Madlad Strikes At His Mom?

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J. F.
Community Member
4 months ago

Fair point: This is a messy desktop

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#12

Grounding Your Parents

Grounding Your Parents

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes!

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#13

Mad Mike Check

Mad Mike Check

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Cora Fields
Community Member
4 months ago

*slow clap*

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#14

Madlad With His Harmless Prank

Madlad With His Harmless Prank

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Cora Fields
Community Member
4 months ago

Psychological warfare going meta

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#15

Madlad Kevin!

Madlad Kevin!

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Bole Perishon
Community Member
4 months ago

This is nothing. A guy in Serbia joined the Flat Earth Society Facebook group, got them to make him an admin and changed their name to Round Earth Society.

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Meanwhile, when prodded about where the line between what's 'mad-laddish' and not lies, they decided to jokingly misinterpret the question. "Contrary to popular belief, it's not an actual physical line like the International Date Line or that line you dance on when line dancing. It's also not a picket line, as those individuals are fighting the bourgeois against the exploitation of labor under a system of capital are not to be dismissed as mere mad lads, but compatriots in the fight against our chains of oppression. It's also not rickrolling, since that joke is like 30 years old," they said, alluding to one of the main demands of the subreddit to not mention Rick Roll.

When asked to answer a few questions about their community and what it stands for, one of the r/madlads moderators, RalphiesBoogers (great name and The Simpsons reference, tbh) proved that banter is supreme and that you can’t switch it off before launching into how a lot of folks misinterpret the term ‘mad lad’ in the first place.

#16

Madcouple

Madcouple

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

that would be an awesome wedding

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

This was my parents wedding, they got married on Halloween. No joke! (And I thought for the longest time my mom was Morticia Adams :D)

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Lis A
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Non traditional weddings are a blast! We did causal dress code and had lawn games and paper table cloth with crayons (for adults only) So much fun. Make it what makes you happy, and people will enjoy themselves.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

That is awesome, bet they had a fantastic time.

Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

This is epic!

Rhon
Community Member
4 months ago

My niece had a fancy dress engagement party. One of the guests was dressed as ministers robes. He was a minister and he married them at their engagement party!

glowworm2
Community Member
4 months ago

Those ham sandwich costumes are epic!

Giles McArdell
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Perhaps they're just in Bride and Groom costumes?

Paizleypie
Community Member
4 months ago

Best. idea. EVER!

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
4 months ago

Que emocionante

Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Costume wedding.

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#17

Absolute Madlad Outsmarting His Way Through Life

Absolute Madlad Outsmarting His Way Through Life

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I was expecting something more inappropriate so I was relieved when I read the last sentence.

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#18

Grandad Glass Blowing Madlad

Grandad Glass Blowing Madlad

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Walter
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

be careful what you wish for, kids

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#19

I Should Do It Myself As Well

I Should Do It Myself As Well

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

Clever.

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#20

Textbook Bait And Switch

Textbook Bait And Switch

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

... unless you are "blue-lighting" i.e. an emergency vehicle with blue lights ON indicating it is on an emergency call.

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The mod, practically beaming with banter energy, agreed to talk to us on the condition that we keep mentioning that they’re the greatest moderator Reddit has ever known. Have we said that u/RalphiesBoogers is the greatest moderator Reddit has ever known? Well, they are!

“For the most part, we just try to manipulate the price of GME,” u/RalphiesBoogers, probably the best mod that Reddit has seen in its entire existence, jokingly told Bored Panda, referring to the GameStop stock rise (and fall). “The main point of this subreddit really is to manipulate the NYSE and various other currency markets. The majority of our posts are code for market movements. We decisively curate and control the information here in order to send clear market signals that our followers use as predictors. I understand your skepticism, but that's how it works.”

#21

I Can’t Speak Chinese

I Can’t Speak Chinese

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Ember
Community Member
4 months ago

Ha ha ha! Brilliant

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#22

Madlad Kid

Madlad Kid

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

This is just one moment that shows kids aren’t born prejudice, they are taught. This 6 y/o obviously took a moment to absorb the information and then didn’t seem to bat an eye lid asking about a hubby.

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#23

Madlad

Madlad

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haha laser go brrr
Community Member
4 months ago

Hell yeah! Matpat!!! Love that dude

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#24

Even The Police Are Madlads

Even The Police Are Madlads

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

I never knew police could be such savages

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#25

Genius Madlad

Genius Madlad

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Cora Fields
Community Member
4 months ago

Stealth roll 100

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Just another piece of proof that you need to have a good sense of humor at all times, never take things written on the internet without a grain of salt, and that tongue-in-cheek sarcasm really can translate well through text, not just speech.

“The other mods will say what they're paid to say. Just to be clear though, everything I said is true,” they quipped.

Moderator RalphiesBoogers said that a lot of people have misconceptions about the term ‘mad lad.’ “It's about people who take something very mild and comment on social media as though it is not. However, most of the users here are like 12 so they think it's all about being actually wacky or being a first-world anarchist or something,” they explained that not everyone can sense the irony in some posts that are shared online.

#26

Honestly I Would Do That

Honestly I Would Do That

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Piet Puk
Community Member
4 months ago

Using religion for good.

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#27

Maddad

Maddad

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Chucky Leganjit
Community Member
4 months ago

The left kid, what is he wearing? How does he go to the toilet?

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#28

Suck It, Tim

Suck It, Tim

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Walter
Community Member
4 months ago

Serves him right

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#29

Give This Guy A Medal

Give This Guy A Medal

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

Another example why You should not trust the internet

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#30

Mad Lads

Mad Lads

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

There is a real company called TWATS in York. My former neighbour drove a van with TWATS emblazoned on the side.

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“Truly, this misconception plagues the subreddit in ways that have cost the dow several hundred points this past week. r/madlads isn't about being mad. It's about taking way too much excitement in mildness or mundane things, and also driving Dogecoin to the moon,” the best, brightest, and most brilliant that Reddit has ever known and will ever see added, hyperbolizing just a tad.

#31

Damn She's Unstoppable

Damn She's Unstoppable

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
4 months ago

Barbara is savage!

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#32

John Fury Understands His Limits

John Fury Understands His Limits

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

at least he's honest

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#33

Behold The Founder Of Netflix

Behold The Founder Of Netflix

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

A whole workforce gone and the economy survived. Seems like we should keep this in mind.

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#34

What A Madman

What A Madman

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sturmwesen
Community Member
4 months ago

i am getting a Michael Myers vibe here...

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#35

It's... Amazing!

It's... Amazing!

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Thats how the internet works these days

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We were curious to find out how some people, who are shy, lack confidence, and are afraid to stand out from the crowd could develop (unironic) mad lad energy and the courage to do things that are out of the ordinary.

However, RalphiesBoogers, the best mod Reddit has ever known, thinks that it’s all the opposite and that the modern world is more skewed towards people yearning for attention. 

#36

Just Mad I Tell You

Just Mad I Tell You

My bike was stolen last week and yesterday I saw it for sale on Craigslist. So I messaged the seller, met him at McDonald's and when I noticed it was 100% my bike I dumbly asked to take it for a ride. He said "Yeah just don't ride off." Which is exactly what I did. I stole my bike back.

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

I fully support this and if I ever had a chance I would do the same.

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#37

Gotta Use The Backdoor

Gotta Use The Backdoor

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

I think the no pre marital sex rule is stupid. Whilst sex is not the most important thing in a relationship, it still plays a vital role. You could marry someone and they could be terrible in bed. They could be selfish, rough, demanding, you could have different sexual preferences/fantasies etc but you are now stuck coz divorce is against the bible.

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#38

Furry Priorities

Furry Priorities

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
4 months ago

IMPORTANT Priorities...

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#39

Cue The Music Bois

Cue The Music Bois

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Show them the news, that should be enough to scare them.

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#40

Mad Lass Advances Her Career

Mad Lass Advances Her Career

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PhybreAwptic
Community Member
4 months ago

Why stop there, though? Should have done some ambiguous self promoting with examples of positive things you've seen the janitor doing.

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“I see everyone, everywhere, screaming for attention and trying to stand out all the time endlessly, and careers being constantly pursued to become the next wacky social media star,” they said.

The best mod on Reddit, u/RalphiesBoogers, said that the term ‘mad lad’ was intended to be used ironically, but “subtlety is lost on the internet, like the value I lost in GME.”

#41

Madlad In Lecture

Madlad In Lecture

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

he was stretching his fingers

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#42

Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Artist

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
4 months ago

If you're the Asian tattoo artist and someone asks for that tokenizing bullshit, I think that slight edit is perfectly acceptable. = D

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#43

Madlad Granddad

Madlad Granddad

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

This again...I thought we all agreed it's fairly sad he feels obligated to go to church when he's clearly not enjoying it.

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#44

Evil Incarnate

Evil Incarnate

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Barbod Khanlarkani
Community Member
4 months ago

the name and profile pic really relate

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#45

What A Legend

What A Legend

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

Nevertheless, he persisted

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In the mood for something similar, but an entirely different flavor of mad lads? Check out Bored Panda’s post about the ‘Humans Are Metal’ subreddit and people who are mega cool and, well, metal seems to say it all, doesn’t it?

#46

Anonymous Lad, Still Mad. Dude Really Doing This In Minnesota

Anonymous Lad, Still Mad. Dude Really Doing This In Minnesota

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

That is adorable!

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#47

Madlad Not Using The Letter "F" For At Least One Month

Madlad Not Using The Letter "F" For At Least One Month

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm going to assume the letter "F" is broken on their keyboard. Still, that's some super creative writing to completely avoid it for a month.

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#48

Just For Thise Who Don't Know, This Piece Is Very Tense

Just For Thise Who Don't Know, This Piece Is Very Tense

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Lxm
Community Member
4 months ago

That is just fantastic

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#49

This Student Of Mine Turned In His Homework Like This, (3rd Grade)

This Student Of Mine Turned In His Homework Like This, (3rd Grade)

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

At least he is well- mannered

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#50

Dad With The Long Con

Dad With The Long Con

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Bob Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

Such is life, he must learn.

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Note: this post originally had 135 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.

Done with scrolling through this list? Let us know which pictures you loved the most and why! Got any ‘mad lad’ moments of your own to share? Did you enjoy the vibe that the greatest Reddit moderator has been giving off? Drop us a line or two in the comment section, dear Pandas.