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!

Morris Goths

Thanks to: Kjartan Poskitt (

Gothiness: 9 Sweatiness: 8
Must. Kill. Them. All. With. Bricks.


Hannah of Ye Clive said...

Ha ha ha ha ha...haven't laughed out loud that much in ages.
Hannah of ye Spanner

Anonymous said...

I think they are 'mummers'.

Anonymous said...

Nope just Border Morris Dancers

Anonymous said...

Why do I suspect that they dance the 'Other' Morris, ala Pratchett.

gnomethang said...

"Listen!.NOBODY is to mention the 'Stick and Bucket' Dance"

Gothtastic site BTW!>

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Melissa Fouch

Anonymous said...

What the hell is it & how do I kill it?

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