Over the weekend, I was out shopping at The Grove, an outdoor mall that looks disturbingly like Disneyland due to its suspicious squeaky-cleanness and over-the-top, big, round shiny decor. After you shop there a few times you get used to it, but you never quite shake the feeling that you’re willingly buying into a fantasy of what the world looks like on an average Saturday afternoon.

Well, if that fantasy needed a little injection of the adult variety, it got it on Saturday. As I was perusing the racks at Michael Kors, I heard a bit of a commotion outside. Eventually, the words “they’re taking their clothes off!” floated into the store, and…well, you can’t just ignore that.

I went outside, and on a big patch of lawn that’s usually reserved for frolicking children, a herd of young folk had stripped down to bikinis or board shorts and begun dancing. It was a flash mob — a mostly naked flash mob.

This is how my thoughts progressed as I watched.

“Wow, they’re young.”

“Huh, some of them are pretty jiggly — that really takes confidence.”

“They don’t seem to care that they’re jiggly.”

“They must have known that they would be jiggly, because they are busting a pretty hard move.”

“How can you just get out there like that, and be jiggly, and still be having so much fun?!”

“Would I do that?”


“I’m so boring and inhibited.”

“I’m going to the GAP.”

Anyway, as it turns out the video of the event is going a bit viral. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure, and I ask you: would you do this?

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