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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:49 PM
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Anybody see the 2005 Mustang "Anthem" commercial?
From the Ford media Web site:
Anthem engages the viewer in a 60-second celebration of Mustang history and the American spirit. Set in Utahs Monument Valley, the ad visually captures the freedom of Americas wide-open spaces. A red 2005 Mustang GT provides the centerpiece for the ad, watching brand-defining Mustang moments from the past, along with images introducing the all-new vehicle. Its signature V-8 exhaust note rumbles into a distinctive tribute: a unique automotive rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

I saw this right after I turned on the late NFL game on Faux. I couldn't believe my eyes and ears. But believe it I did.

One of the most blatant meldings of patriotic and emotional "sex-family-home" symbolism for crass consumer hucksterism I've ever seen. I was truly disgusted at how low Ford Motor and it's ad agency will stoop to peddle over-priced, dinosaurian automobiles.

I truly hope the young sucker reactionaries who purchase this gas-hog because it is The American thing to do don't come whining to me when gasoline hits five dollars a gallon!
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:54 PM
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1. Also, I hate products that use Classic Rock songs to sell products! GRRR!
But taking the Star Spangled Banner to sell a Mustang is just horrible!!
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Astrochimp Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:03 PM
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2. Yea, whining about the Mustang
is the way for Dems to get votes.

Just what car do you think is "The American thing" to buy?


David
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:07 PM
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5. How 'bout a Hummer.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:05 PM
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3. Yes, wasn't it Patriotic?
it almost brought a tear to my eye. :cry: NOT! Anything to make a buck, sell the soul of the country for the almighty dollar.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:05 PM
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4. 29 mpg on the highway, is that a gas hog?
Just askin'!
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:08 PM
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6. Where'd you get the milage info?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 05:10 PM by BJ
Just askin'?

GT
Manual: 17/25 mpg / Automatic: 18/23 mpg

V-6
Manual: 19/28 mpg / Automatic: 19/25 mpg

http://media.ford.com/products/presskit_display.cfm?veh...
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:11 PM
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8. From an online car review
I'm not arguing your points but it's a pretty innocuous little vehicle compared to, say, an Expedition. Course I am not taling about a souped-up GT either.
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:19 PM
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11. It's not so much the gas milage as in imagery.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:21 PM
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12. Agreed. And all the commercials seem to pander to Jezusland
"I'm a Ford truck man, that's all I draaaaaahv, I ain't got no boundriessssss I don't compromise....."
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:09 PM
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7. Chill the F out.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:16 PM
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9. Ford is so far out of ideas that they have to rip off antique designs
Very sad.

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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:18 PM
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10. Everything old is new again.
Everything retro is very mod now.

Funny how society and culture works.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:26 PM
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13. The retro Mustang will be a huge success and gets mpg better than any SUV
with a V6. Who's to say what a car should like. Porsche rear engine cars have looked the same forever. Maybe Ford should look to some of it's old designs, but then I drive a New Beetle, so I'm prejudiced in favor of retro cars.
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bemis12 Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:34 PM
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14. You either drive a Mustang, or you're against us.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:38 PM
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15. The NFL-FOX-Coors thing is starting to sicken me
it's getting hard just to watch sports these days. I see RW politics everywhere.
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