Not the ghosty one, rattling chains and reminding you of all the shit things you've done in your life. I'm talking about the purely alcoholic one. Anyway who says that drinking is not big and not clever can fuck right off my planet.
Drinking is great and clever. Logically, if all of those miserable bastards who start wars and talk religious bollocks got pissed more often, the world would be a far better place.
International conferences should be held in bars. Just think how much would be achieved. Well, probably not an awful lot but, it would be jolly good fun.
One of my favourite places to visit was a Gothic nightclub. There was never, ever, a fight in there because everyone was so off their faces that they couldn't be arsed to fight. If a drink was spilt there was no macho posturing and threats of violence. The conversation was more like:-
"You just spilt my drink you pissed twat"
"Sorry, I fucked up - let me buy you another one".
The Middle East conflict could have been solved so quickly with enough alcohol, and maybe a kebab afterwards.
So to all visitors to Goth World - I raise a glass and wish you a prosperous new year with lashings of ginger beer - laced with whisky obviously.