Autoblog Unintentional Self-Parody: Ode to the Ford Mustang

Samir Syed
by Samir Syed

There are few certainties in life: Death, Taxes. That’s it. Well, I’m proposing we expand this iconic couplet. As a frequent visitor to Autoblog (when all their scripting doesn’t cause my browser to crash), I’ve come to expect daily content on the Ford Mustang. Forgive me if I get all “meta” on you, but if Death Watches are TTAC’s signature blogs, Autoblog’s Mustang-mania best exemplifies the AOL-owned website’s gestalt. All things Mustang must be reported: Updates. Special editions. 2010 Teaser shots. More special editions. And so on. It’s gotten so ludicrous that even Autoblog’s commentators occasionally pause the food fights to laugh at Autoblog. But on a day where Autoblog already blogged about a special edition Mustang, the AB’s Drew Philips posted the epitome of self-parody. Philips’ latest work, “ Ode to the 2005-2009 Ford Mustang,” contains about 80 links to other autoblog posts about… well… Mustangs, listing every special edition Autoblog has reported on since the S197’s inception. Which makes it a blog entry about other blog entries. And, yes, this post is a blog entry about a blog entry about other blog entries. But rest assured, no metaphysical vortex opens above your head for reading it. At least until Car News Article scrapes our content. For them, a black hole isn’t good enough.

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  • Windswords Windswords on Oct 26, 2008

    Well I saw the post and it got 60 comments and counting. This one will be lucky to get a dozen. So maybe they're on to something. By the way they seem to like to post about every special edition and type of the FIAT 500, and that car isn't even available for sale in North America.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Oct 26, 2008
    Runfromcheney: If I already hadn't owned 3 of them in my time, I'd think about it. But then I remember I also had a mullet back then, and I cry. I don't particularly care for the New Camaro's look either. The front of it looks like a smiling retard. If I had to choose a modern-retro remake, it would probably be the Challenger.
  • JuniorMint JuniorMint on Oct 26, 2008

    They're only getting started. Wait until you see the Top Ten Mustangs List. And, of course, the Mustang vs. Mustang comparison article...

  • LastResort LastResort on Oct 27, 2008

    I count 67 variants, not counting the base V6 or GT, the concepts, or the movie cars. Doesn't that strike Ford as just over the top?