Sunday, August 16, 2009

Marianne Moore and the Utopian Turtletop

What happened when Ford Motor Company called on a famous writer to name its cars?

As you might guess, the writer's work was more creative than some of the unintentionally titillating names auto exec's have come up with all by themselves.

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