When, exactly, did nudity become the new normal?
And why is it okay for all of the above to take place in public, where such behaviour more commonly lands one in front of a judge?
Why does a woman wanting to swim topless in a local pool, as Maple Ridge's Linda Meyer did in 2000, get arrested, but naked two-wheelers in 2012 get a police pass?
How is it that a man can expose himself in a public park and, quite rightly, get his ass hauled off to jail but a coterie of rainbow-bright lads and lassies with dangling participles bumping and grinding on Denman Street is considered family fun?
If one can't saunter nude through the Metrotown food court - and good Lord, please don't - without security taking exception, why are naked parade participants now routinely given civic licence to conduct X-rated public peep shows?
Why the double standard when it comes to social mores, not to mention legal constraints, which like it or lump it, are there to maintain a certain civic standard of acceptable behaviour that has been universally fine-tuned over the millennia?