The weirdest podcast ads are from Ford on NPR, where they literally have the announcer give what sounds like the description-for-the-blind of a video commercial. "A large chandelier dangles above a stationary, all-electric Mustang Mach E. It's held aloft by an intricate pulley system attached to the rear of the vehicle. Visit ford dot com..."


There's another one that ends with the announcer explaining that the rocket is going up at the same time the car is zooming away and you know what, he's just not really conveying the excitement there.

Okay, ran across the rocket one again: "The all-electric Mustang Mach E and a twelve-foot rocket take off. The rocket launches up into the atmosphere, while the all-electric Pony takes off toward the horizon at full speed. Visit ford dot com."

Yep, that sponsorship definitely sold me on the all-electric Mustang which, I gather, is all-electric.


Tonight's Mustang sponsorship: "Visit Ford dot com to see a heart-racing Mustang Mach E receive an over-the-air update."

All I can picture is "⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬜ 98%" and I can't tell if these are intentionally or just unintentionally surreal.

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@gamehawk particularly since, if my reading in the Escape is similar, OTA is supposed to happen automatically when the car thinks you never drive it. "visit ford dot com to see a video of a car in a pitch black garage receive an OTA with no visible indication"

@gamehawk "Witness the exciting rendering of this vehicle in elaborate detail because we don't use actual vehicles for our commercials. Visit Ford.Com to learn more and see more rendered images."

@craigmaloney To be fair a rendering of an over-the-air update would be more interesting than the real thing. I mean, unless it happens while the car is in motion, approaching a curve, and it reboots.

Not sure it would sell cars though.

@gamehawk “Your vehicle will automatically restart in 10 seconds…9…8…”

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