Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!

And Now For Something Completely Goth

Thanks to O LVR

Gothiness: 6 Sweatiness: 8
Like a Dark Cowboy version of John Cleese, OLVR here reminds us that sitting in a beach bar sipping a cool beer is a right to be enjoyed by all of us, Goths and vanillas alike. Not strictly Goth, but extra points for the pimp moustache.
Thought for the day: If I could have invented one thing, it would be the white plastic chair. They're everywhere. When the arockalypse comes, only cockroaches and white plastic chairs will remain.


kewpie_doll said...

SUPERB!His sunshine gothness reigns supreme!

sozzifer said...

For more pictures of the chair, check out

nickwallis said...

man, even the rocks are black.

eleanor hope said...

super funny! i like the comments about the picture itself.

Miranda said...

Well hello!

Fabric choice is important. Today I am wearing a black cotton skirt that breathes well and a floaty black babydoll top, along with black platform sandals.

It's hot and muggy here in North Carolina, and I'm doing well. Of course, a glass of iced coffee doesn't hurt, either.

Yes, I'm a goth; Never mind the silly kitty icon I use. lol

Soph said...

This man looks a hell of a lot like my father!

Anonymous said...

That looks like Santino.

Bushido Hacks said...


Anonymous said...

Monty Pythoneque indeed

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