"Oh boy," thought I, "an old fashioned political campaign. Hooray!" When I got closer, however, my predictions turned dark. "Maybe they're trawling for wireless accounts. Oh dear."
Eventually, I got close enough to see the California license plate. Odd - but not out of place in D.C. Then I realized that what looked like loudspeakers from a distance were really cameras. Those are out of place in D.C., and everywhere else I'd imagine.
That's when it hit me: Google StreetView!
I'm gonna be on the Tubes foeva carrying a broom and a bemused, suspicious demeanor.