Strange Goings on in Seattle

 remember that picture of those strange looking Mounties?

Due to the economic recession, it looks like they've had to trade in their horses for bicycles and the uniforms aren't quite as smart as they used to be, then look more closely and you'll see that actually they are naked!! 
It's all body paint.

Yep, folks...America, a country not known for its tolerance of nudity (I've never seen a topless woman on a beach here) had a festival parade which consisted of naked or nearly naked people riding bicycles.

here are a few of the more tasteful pictures

and in case you missed them first time, they rode and skated past several times!

I had to retire to the pub for a drink to settle my nerves after that.