I guess a heavy car will feel like it's hugging the road in the vertical plane, but try to turn a corner at anything other than single-digit speeds and your door handle will feel very much like it wants not only to hug the road, but also wants to take the road home to meet it's parents and pick out curtains with the road. A chubby car with a "built for comfort" suspension will handle like a basset hound that wants to have it's tummy scratched. This is fine for a certain market segment, but trying to imply "performance" in the same breath requires the kind of dishonesty that takes a marketing manager to understand.
What's with "proved"? I looked it up. I know you're going to say "no way", but it's easy to find blogs by pedantic grammar prudes. This one eventually gets around to explaining that "proven" is an adjective. "Proved" is a verb in the past tense. "He proved he was an alien by consuming our chihuahua." vs. "It has been proven that authors of grammar blogs are tedious company." Still, "Mercury has proved its roadability" sounds weird to me.
At the bottom of this ad, they mention that we should ride Walt Disney's "magic skyway" at the FoMoCo Wonder Rotunda and the World's Fair. Cool! Let's see what that was like...
That is frikkin fantastic. Most notably, the asexual Ken doll of an announcer really makes the squareness come to life. I like the way he says "reptals" and "coo-garr", like he's just stepped off his flying saucer and is enjoying learning to speak our strange little language. Consider that downloaded to my smarty-phone. Also notice that the sun was different back then, warming the Earth in a violet light that really enhanced acne.
Here's a link to one of our previous posts about the Ford Rotunda. It's a postcard that shows what it looked like from the outside. Cars in tubes. The Future!!!!
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