• Jul 3rd 2011 at 10:03AM
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2011 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew - Click above for high-res image gallery

Fortune joined this weekend's parade of all things USA with its list of "100 great things about America." Be forewarned: the list itself is exceedingly dopey. After all, Clif bars, 60 Minutes, GEICO commercials, and LeBron James are among the things that Fortune somehow manages to rank ahead of the men and women collectively serving in our armed forces. (They're number 64, for whatever that's worth. Fortune separates out the SEALs, ranking them #5.)

Thanks to our nation's obsession with them, cars and car-related items dot the list as well. A few even crack Fortune's top 25: Detroit (#14), the Ford F-150 (#11) and interstate highways (#2). NASCAR sits at #51, drive-in movie theaters (the remaining few) occupy the 87th spot, Kevin Spacey's Honda commercial voice-overs rank 41st (not making any of this up) and Exxon Mobil comes in at #88.

To read the whole facepalm-inducing list, head over to Fortune, where you'll also learn that duct tape (#16) ranks ahead of the Bill of Rights (#17).


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      tagg8019
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, this site has really gone downhill. From peoples mindless politcal whining to childish name calling and just general stupidity Autoblog should just delete the comments part on their site. Or least after -10 the comment is hidden because it's so obnoxious. The fact you know so much about people just by their posts like Dan Fredrikson being "super left wing" (which we knew) and others politcal leanings to the typical rants from Brian, GMFanBoi, Z71Silvy, etc. It's all very predictable what the comment will be and who they will be left by just after reading the headline. Example: NASCAR= "stupid rednecks driving in circles" "F1 is REAL racing" "it's super easy to drive in circles" GM= "Government Motors" "Ford sucks" "bailout saved the world" Mustang= "Mustank" "Camaro is faster" "IRS!!!" SUV/truck= "we want wagons!" "gas guzzlers" "compensating" "beds are empty" Toyota= "stuck throttle" "rusting" "best carz EVA!" End of rant and yes, it felt good.
        Justin Campanale
        • 4 Years Ago
        @tagg8019
        And I would add "Phillip Gua the Fat" "Domestic sux!" and "tantareanujellob" "Die VW die!" to that list
          Justin Campanale
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          and "Laser" "Goverment Motors!" and "AccentPlanetdotcom" "HYUNDAI IS GOD!"
        Justin Campanale
        • 4 Years Ago
        @tagg8019
        On second thought, I wouldn't really suggest hiding the comment after -10. More often than not, when I'm on the VW pages my comments get voted down below that when I'm trying to defend VW's reliability.
      kmanning83
      • 4 Years Ago
      I agree with their high ranking of interstates. I spent a number of years in Japan, where almost all of their highways require tolls, and let me tell you, one of the nicest feelings of coming back to the US was being able to drive without stop for hours and not having to pay a dime. That said, the US could stand to gain a lot from investing in its public transportation infrastructure, especially on the coasts. As a resident of California, I wouldn't mind a tax increase as long as I knew the money was going toward funding something such as a rail connecting the Central Valley and the southern coastal cities. Such a project would create thousands of jobs, reduce congestion and pollution, and probably encourage a lot of people who would otherwise not make the trip to travel more in-state.
        kmanning83
        • 4 Years Ago
        @kmanning83
        Woh. Just took the time to go through Fortune's list. There are some lame choices on there, but "blogging"? Really? We might as well add television, personal computing, the Internet, and any number of globally utilized technologies to this list of "things that are great about America."
      Erik Berge
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a stupid list, some things are just dumb and others are way in the wrong spot. No Mustang? Nor Harley Davidson? Could've just said the Pick-Up Truck. Men and Women of our armed forces should be #2...
      Seth
      • 4 Years Ago
      I realize they're only trying to sell magazines but the samples from the list in the article are appalling.
      emperor koku
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a dumb list.
      WillieD
      • 4 Years Ago
      Michelle Obama is on the list? They really put some thought into this one...not.
        WillieD
        • 4 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        Really? That many ignorant people on this site? Amazing.
        scott
        • 4 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        Yeah, I cringed when I saw she made the list...seriously...and the rationale being that she 'brings glam to the white house'
      • 4 Years Ago
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        Pete Tocci
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol n00b
        • 4 Years Ago
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          caddy-v
          • 4 Years Ago
          Is he talking about that pickup wanabe that claimed they were changing it all? Or is he talking about that one that was supposed to sell over 200,000 each year until they ramped up production to 400K but barely manages to sell more than 50K? Yep! He's talking about that miserable failure, the Tundra. The girly-mans truck with monthly recall appointments at the local Toyota carnival.
          Oceanblue78
          • 4 Years Ago
          Ahh yes the Turd-ra. With its lame frame, sometimes completly rusted frame, poor transmissions, wheels that fall off, self dent-inflicting bed, and hideous styling. I mean, I can't imagine why it sells so poorly!
        • 4 Years Ago
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        AldenBiesen
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Nothing is more American than Chevy" Except for Chevrolet, which is a French name.
          straferhoo
          • 4 Years Ago
          @AldenBiesen
          All names are foreign unless you're Pocahontas.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @AldenBiesen
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        adrive7
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" ...None of which made the list.
          adrive7
          • 4 Years Ago
          @adrive7
          Ah, crap. Oscar Meyer did.
          Hike15
          • 4 Years Ago
          @adrive7
          Better question is how baseball missed the list...I've heard that some call it America's past time.
        BigDre
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought it was the F-series as a whole that was best selling, not the F150 by itself. Correct me if I'm wrong.
          Oceanblue78
          • 4 Years Ago
          @BigDre
          It depends on the model year and how you look at it...and if you include GMC sales, and when Ford had the Mark LT...I could go on there are so many factors...but as far as F150 Sales VS straight Silverado sales, it again just depends on the model year.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        Basil Exposition
        • 4 Years Ago
        "We have the freedom of choice to buy Asian because their products are better." It's also great that we have the freedom to make any kind of insane blanket statement we want, no matter how absurd it is! First amendment, FTW!
          airchompers
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Mr. Brian, Can you tell me why we see so many more American cars from the 50s/60s/70s than Asian cars from the same time peroid? It's because Asian cars didn't get good until the 80s. They've hardly always been better.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
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          Fulorian
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Asian cars became a dominant force in 1973-1974 during the oil embargo. They were good, then, just not seen as a meaningful part of the marketplace until gas became too expensive to cruise to work from a 350 V8 from Detroit. Hardly the 80s.
          Lowland
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Basil Exposition
          Like we don't have that right...
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        WillieD
        • 4 Years Ago
        You sound so incredibly stupid that I'm surprised you figured out how to get to this website. Your ignorance is just incredible.
        EZEE
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh Danny boy...you run out of arguments so you start with, 'bush, and Cheney, corporations, lied, wars!' like that has any meaning anymore. You even threw in Rush for good measure. Now, your European countries, started another war, on a country without weapons of mass destruction, for oil, while one half of your nations are collapsing because the socialists ran out of money to loot! Well guess what? The USA is doing the same thing, so maybe next time you get invaded, your immigrants riot, or you need rescuing for whatever reason, we might just sit that one out. So enjoy your war, the bailouts of Spain, Greece, Ireland, portugal, the death of the euro, and who knows, maybe we will follow in your footsteps. So keep hating Danny boy - it is the mark of a liberal.
        travis975
        • 4 Years Ago
        go to hell you ignorant piece of ****
          caddy-v
          • 4 Years Ago
          @travis975
          Let him rant. It's wierdos like him that prove the left are nothing but a bunch of Kool-aid drinking idiots.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @travis975
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          • 4 Years Ago
          @travis975
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        EZEE
        • 4 Years Ago
        I knew when there was an article saying anything nice, there Dan would be, with his anger and intolerant hate at all those who dare disagree. Keep being predictable Dan!
        stclair5211
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. So why aren't the Obama supporters going after him like they did Bush? More wars, manufactured crisis' left and right, more time spent vacationing, more say one thing do another. All hope and change was were lies, deception and more war. The globalist agenda. It's time Americans wake up and realize both parties are the same. Only then will we see real change. p.s.- I agree with the OP who said a chevy truck should be on list. Nothing is more American than a truck built by a company unconstitutionally bailed out and then owned by the government leaving 169 billion in liabilities behind and countless superfund sites to be cleaned up by the taxpayers. I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I am free. Well sort of. At least the government isn't storing all my emails and phone calls right? Oh wait they are. But at least I can buy whatever light bulb I want. Oh wait.
          John
          • 4 Years Ago
          @stclair5211
          As a European I would just like to apologise for this mister Dan Frederiksen. I can assure you his view is in no way affection of European attitudes in general. Perhaps a few left wing zeolot's of whom the rest of Europe tries not to take seriously... but unfortunately it is they who feel they need to shout the loudest. Please keep your insecurities to yourself Mr Fredrikson and let the adults to the talking here eh? ;)
          Oscar
          • 4 Years Ago
          @stclair5211
          Thanks John. It is good to hear from the reasoned, mature Europeans occasionally.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @stclair5211
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          kmanning83
          • 4 Years Ago
          @stclair5211
          Add inappropriate political rants to the list. Americans are great at that, too.
      notbendingover
      • 4 Years Ago
      Detroit........................... right. It's a sh*thole.
      seriousowl
      • 4 Years Ago
      A lame idea, poorly executed. What nation would even compile a list like that ?
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