In "other things that charm me" news, when I was on my way from the store to the Red Martini, post-work, a van drove by me (down Hammond and up State, for those keeping track). It seemed very similar to an old Volkswagen van in shape and engine-sound, but it had some odd lid-affair atop it (Edit to Add: Like this, but without all the hippie doodling. I'm used to them having a rounded top, like this ). Mounted on the front grille of the van was a bike, and there was tinfoil lining the insides of the windows.
It was also playing the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" really really loudly.