Perhaps most noteworthy is that you have helped me to understand the cultural underpinnings of Saturday's car wash, reportedly a fundraiser for Northgate High cheerleaders, that involved teen girls in itsy-bitsy bikini tops and short shorts.
Community response to reports of this carwash (it was first reported by blogger Mister Writer, who witnessed it first hand) indicate that this car wash is one for the unofficial, Babylon history of Walnut Creek.
So, I guess that bikini car washes might be quite the thing among some high school cheerleading squads. Who knew? Well, I didn't. One reader passes along this handy-dandy analysis of the infamous Cheerleader Bikini Carwash, which explains the seven things that you'll find at every one, including Jailbait, the Married Guy in the Minivan, the Creepy Guy, and the Cheerleading Coach trying to relive her glory days. (And no, this above photo of Car Wash "Jailbait" is not from Saturday's event.)
Sure this guide is in very questionable taste, but it's very funny and on target--in its, of course, very tasteless way. This guide basically explains why these events are a pedophile's fantasy come true and a nightmare "for normal dudes who don't really need a car wash but can't resist the allure" of teen girls in bikinis covered in suds.
And guess what? There is some quick, easy cash to be made as a Bikini Car Wash girl, right here in Walnut Creek. Another reader came across a Craigslist ad placed, no doubt, by some Creepy Guy. He'ls running a car wash on a Saturday, apparently in Walnut Creek in the near future, and will pay you $100 an hour, and you can stay for as long as you want. To apply, you just need to send this Creepy Guy a photo of yourself and your contact information.
Of course, in no way am I advocating that any local underaged girls apply. Besides, according to what was reported about Saturday's event, local girls might have school programs willing to, er, use them as bait to bring in customers to their car wash fundraisers.