• Matt Burns Posted: 5/14/2011 5:53am PDT

    Gee, look, my picture. Thanks for the link and proper photo credit!
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/05/06/thanks-for-the-dead-scorpion-acura-plus-a-pulse-smartpen-giveaway/

  • Timmay Posted: 5/14/2011 6:49am PDT

    Stealing photo without proper attribution FTW

  • marty avatar Marty Posted: 5/14/2011 11:36am PDT

    Guys, I got this from Automobile deputy editor's Facebook account with his permission.

  • Matt Burns Posted: 5/14/2011 1:01pm PDT

    I really don't care. It's not like TechCrunch or CrunchGear are looking for a couple spare pageviews. But seriously, that's my pic. Would you like to see the metadata?
    Or I'm wrong and both your editor and I got the same exact kit, removed several random pieces of the kit and then placed said kit on the same khaki arm chair next to the same (or similar) a black printer for the pic.
    Seriously, I don't need a link from you. I don't even need my name on your post. Hell, I totally forgot about this but I left the tab open. But don't pass the blame or deny responsibility. That's just lame.

  • marty avatar Marty Posted: 5/15/2011 3:04pm PDT

    As I wrote, we sourced it from Automobile, and they represented it as theirs. Our apologies that it wasnt true We can either leave it with your link or remove it, whichever you prefer.

  • Michael Posted: 5/15/2011 3:26pm PDT

    Matt, I'll give you credit -- for being a complete tool at this point. If the author comes up with the e-mails verifying his statement that he asked for and received permission from a deputy editor at Automobile -- thereby clearing his name because he was acting in what he thought was good faith -- would you grow up, put a sock in it and apologize? Or will you come back with another whiny, snotty reply? Get a grip.

  • James Hamel Posted: 5/15/2011 4:06pm PDT

    This is hilarious. I got one of these random Acura press kit things in the mail but I have it to a friend with children. It doesn't look anything like a bomb and if someone in Ann Arbor took the time to read what was written all over it they would have saved so much time. But that's hilarious. I thought it was a random thing to send out. I told Acura I would have much preferred an evening with the actor who played "Thor" but no such luck.

  • James Hamel Posted: 5/15/2011 4:13pm PDT

    Wow,, I didn't read the comments before I commented but I commend you Marty for your calm response to a total non-issue. If you need a photo of the spy kit I will take a picture of it on my khaki couch (those sure are rare) and send it to you free of charge. Kind of like the rest of the photos I post on High Gear that I do get attribution but am mainly just happy that they are being used.

  • fb_647712768 avatar Gary Posted: 11/5/2012 7:37pm PST

    Guys, I'm looking fo one of these kits to use as part of a comic book convention costume. Any help getting one is greatly appreciated. Contact me on facebook PM. Thanks!