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soyizgood
06-02-2010, 08:27 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100602/ap_on_bi_ge/us_ford_mercury;_ylt=AqODVN_53GcVvNdftYdNoqpv24cA; _ylu=X3oDMTE1cXA3MGIxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bi1jaGFubmVsB HNsawNtZXJjdXJ5ZmFsbGk-

Another piece of Americana bites the dust. :(

Ford Motor Co. will cease production of its 72-year-old Mercury brand by the end of 2010 after years of declining sales.
Mercury's death is the latest in a string of casualties as Detroit carmakers try to cut costs and invest more heavily in fewer offerings. By shedding a mid-range brand that was more and more irrelevant to buyers, the automaker can focus on accelerating sales of Ford and beefing up its luxury Lincoln brand.

SuperFly
06-03-2010, 08:37 AM
Jupiter's gonna be ****ed.

Dedans Penthouse
06-04-2010, 06:54 AM
Venus *Goddess of Love* was the closest to Mercury...God I love these:


http://www.hassinen.eu/1952%20Mercury%20Monterey.jpg

http://www.hassinen.eu/1955mercury_Montclair_Hardtop.jpg

http://www.hassinen.eu/1955%20Mercury%20Montclair%20Sun%20Valley.jpg

http://www.hassinen.eu/1972Mercury-Cougar.jpg

GRANITECHIEF
06-04-2010, 08:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URm7Ze9a56o

sureshs
06-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Pay attention to Uranus (got it?)

Dedans Penthouse
06-04-2010, 09:59 AM
^^^^^^^^^^
And "further out" there from Uranus, PLUTO's friggin' goofy.

http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/disney/disney_100.gif
http://www.alldisneycharacters.com/images/all_disney_characters_pluto_2.jpg

SuperFly
06-04-2010, 12:50 PM
Maybe Mars will bail them out and take a 50% stake in the business.

Sentinel
06-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Phew ! I thought Freddie Mercury has passed away !!!

SystemicAnomaly
06-05-2010, 12:08 AM
Phew ! I thought Freddie Mercury has passed away !!!

Nope, he'll never die. Hes' still hanging with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, & Jim Morrison. I believe that "planet" Mercury, like Pluto, was demoted (or perhaps it was consumed by Sol). We need a sequel to the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w0hpyNenjM
.

Sentinel
06-05-2010, 12:22 AM
Nope, he'll never die. Hes' still hanging with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, & Jim Morrison. I believe that "planet" Mercury, like Pluto, was demoted (or perhaps it was consumed by Sol). We need a sequel to the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w0hpyNenjM
.
I honestly actually almost shat in my shorts thinking something had happened to the planet.

Sentinel
06-05-2010, 12:25 AM
We need a sequel to the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w0hpyNenjM
.
I looked at the first 20 second or so of that youtube. Is it really true what they say about the youngsters and teenagers in America ? :(

OroDeSantoro
06-05-2010, 12:50 AM
Time to start investing in old mercuries

OroDeSantoro
06-05-2010, 12:50 AM
Phew ! I thought Freddie Mercury has passed away !!!

lol........

OroDeSantoro
06-05-2010, 12:52 AM
Another piece of Americana bites the dust. :(

Seems unintentional, but funny considering the freddie mercury comment

kimbahpnam
06-05-2010, 12:55 AM
I'm surprised Mercury outlasted some other American companies

SystemicAnomaly
06-05-2010, 08:10 AM
I looked at the first 20 second or so of that youtube. Is it really true what they say about the youngsters and teenagers in America ? :(

You should really watch at least the first 60 seconds. The video is actually very entertaining. It turns out that these LG15 videos were staged (ie LG15 was actually an actress hired to perform these videos).