On the DVD for Stephen Gaghan's 2005 movie Syriana, one of the chapter titles - for chapter 13, to be exact - is "Date With Ikea." This is of course also the title of a song on Pavement's 1997 album Brighten the Corners, or pretty close, as the song is actually called "Date W/Ikea." I'm pretty sure this is deliberate, since I didn't notice Ikea in that Syriana scene, just a parking lot.
I wonder how many people noticed that connection. I wonder if anyone else noticed that connection.