Actually, it’s not random. The gentlemen challenging strangers to a squirt gun battle on a California beach is targeting bikini-clad babes. It’s telling that very few of them wait until the end of the five-second countdown. It tells me that women are more than prepared to defend their tans against an imminent threat of inappropriate hydration.
The bit that rankles: the gun they’re provided is a single-shot squirt gun while the attacker gets a similar weapon and a serious blaster as a backup.
Lesson learned: it ain’t over until the bad guy assumes beach temperature.