Bats this morning
Sunday 29 June 2014, 8.33pm HKT
7.38pm local time, 31°C (88°F), raining all day
THE bats came out of the woodwork this dreary morning.
Batmobiles, I mean. Props from the latest Batman movie comes to town, at the Times Square shopping complex in Causeway Bay.
I nearly didn’t notice this thing sitting there from doing the morning groceries.
I think there’s a real, working, driveable car underneath that get-up.
Run-over-my-gammy-legs frontal view.
The security bovver boys had to put up the barriers because passers-by were virtually tearing the thing to pieces.
Ah! A slightly more edifying view.
The wet floor made the thing look really nice.
More to my taste — the Batbike … err, Batcycle … err, whatever.
Half a dozen tourists from mainland China demanded to sit on the thing for their pictures. Security said no, they haggled, until someone just blurted out, “It’s fake. It can’t be sat on.” End of sentence.
Don’t know what this thing is properly called — Bat Beetle? Batborghini? Batrarri? BatAPC?
Drive one of these things (if it were real) and basically you’re asking to be attacked. You can always tell who’s sniffing for a fight by the way they dress and put themselves across.
It’s shite design!
You can tell from the unsmooth, un-aerodynamic design that it ain’t gonna work other than just Manhattan, at a certain time at night, against just one or two types of supervillains.
Other than that, it’s gonna rust like Ford (“First On Rust and Deterioration”) in the soupy heat, humidity and rain of this subtropical place called Hong Kong.
Can’t see shite either, come to think of it.
D’you see the mecha spaghetti hanging out like mad from the back end?
Imagine the maintenance cost.
Mind you, the wheels look schweet.
The picture doesn’t show how bloody mean those wheels are in real life.
Clearly, someone recycled Darth Vader’s kit without telling him for Batman’s ride.
Or maybe Vader just got tired of all the bullshit trying to look through his visor all the time, and sold the lot to Batman for scrap.
Where’s the droid we’re looking for?
Batfink is up there, mate.
No, that’s not an anvil, thankyouverymuch.
TRIVIA:— I’m not a Batman fan. I’m into The Riddler, actually. @_@
All photos by me, if it could be believed at all.