What? What. Oh, come on. Like you couldn't see this one from a mile away. Look, that's the goddamn Batman, getting pulled over by regular police. Not Gotham's either. Do they even have jurisdiction? Whatever, I know that we do here in the first Kotaku 'Shop Contest of April.
For those who are neither Batman enthusiasts nor automobile buffs, that is "Lamborghini Batman," as our colleagues at Jalopnik have christened him. As we learned later, his real name is Lenny Robinson, and he dresses as Batman to cheer up sick children at hospitals in the Montgomery County, Maryland area. That didn't stop him from getting pulled over for having no tags on his Batmobile, a black Lamborghini Gallardo. And it doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with the situation, either. Criminy, the guy answers his phone, "This is Batman," does that sound like a gent who takes himself too seriously? Don't answer that.
You know the rules: The 20 best will get rounded up and published at the end of next Saturday. Meantime, I and the rest of the starred commentariat will approve and promote as many as we can so folks can see them and pass judgment.
This is your no-frills step-by-step procedure to participation in the Kotaku 'Shop Contest.
1. Create your 'Shop.
2. Upload it to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. It's stupid simple. No account is necessary.
3. This is very important: You must use the URL of the image itself. In imgur, this is the second URL it gives you after you upload the image. It's under "Direct Link (email & IM)"
4. At the beginning of the comments roll, click "Start a New Thread"
5. To the right of your name, select "Image."
6. Paste the imgur URL in the image URL field. It's the field that says "Image URL."
7. You can add editorial commentary if you want, but then just hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, paste the image URL as a comment.
8. This is important: Keep your image size under 1 MB. It will not upload to comments if it is over that size. What's more, we're getting reports that if your 'Shop is more than 1000px tall (vertical), it won't upload. If you're getting the broken-image icon, try resizing to a smaller dimension.
Now, Gentlemen, start your 'shopping!