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!


Over to you Cyril...

Thanks to Jim Lacey
Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 9
I'm indebted to a young man from Berlin who writes "Find attached a photo of a guy I saw on the Berlin subway today. It was 36C outside at the time. THIRTY SIX! His coat was ankle length, thick thick leather with thick thick lining. Plus boots. And sunglasses. He was looking very red and sweaty around the face (diminishing his goth credentials) I would've blacked out the dudes eyes to protect his identity, but he probably would've liked that." Congratulations Jim, you've made the hall of fame! I especially admire the finger over the lens, proving you surreptitiously took the shot with your phone. We can all learn a lesson from young Jim, friends - get that covert camera phone action going!

4 comments:

Asha said...

The lady on his left looks terrified. hehe

Tabatha said...

haha, yeah I thought that when I saw her, she's really getting as close to the edge of that seat as she can!
Very funny :D

Northern Paladin said...

She's not afraid of him, she's just trying to lean away from his aura of sweat and body odor. There were probably two other people on the bench shortly before this picture was taken...

Anonymous said...

Sexy. I want to be on his lap.

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