Day 112 (October 23rd, 2010)
Title: Kiddie Van
I saw a lot of strange things during the Halloween festivities in Tahoe (lets just say, in a casino they really don't care what you wear - or don't wear for that matter, as long as you are gambling!), but nothing comes close to the icky/disturbed feeling I got seeing this van. Now, I want to preface this by saying I'm sure all the observations that I noted are completely coincidental and I'm sure the owner of said van is a nice, kind person who feeds ducks and squirrels and would in no way be a psychopathic killer... I hope.
First of all, this van is the quintessential "kids, stay AWAY from that!" vehicle. Lets break-down the "joy" that is this Kiddie Van: Matte black finish, perfect for hiding in the dark alleyways. An "Ice Cream Truck" look, because all kids love ice cream. High windows, so small folks can't see out, but light still gets in. Cute pink window shades for that friendly "I-have-candy" look. The small hand-prints of other children decorating the outside. And, and a lovely little phrase: "We've got our eyes on you.", just to cause that extra bit of trauma.
Yeah, that just screams "friendly" all over it. Why this thing wasn't followed by 12 police cars and a helicopter I'll never know.