Old-Timey Ads the Old Timer Remembers

Did you really have to title this collection "long, long ago"? Wouldn't one "long" have been enough? 'Cause, you know, BoB, all but a few of those are in my (creak, groan, ha-kaff) lifetime.

I'm pretty sure the Kodak Christmas one pre-dates me.

The Daisy ad ran recently on Ace - commenters were admiring the good "gun control" the kids were exhibiting, barrels up, fingers off the triggers. (I believe the phrase used was something like booger pickers off of the bang switch." Ace of Spades is so educational.)

Never heard of Clarks gum. Tender-Mint and Teaberry? Pleeease! Give me Clove (cinnamon) or at least (what was it?) Blackjack (licorice). They get re-released periodically for nostalgic nerds.

Maybe Clarks was a British thing, like the tell-tale paper Christmas crown the kid is wearing in the Deccacolour ad.

In any case, the less said about the gay ol' time Bruce and Matty are having in the Textron ad, the better. And by gay, of course I mean the traditional meaning, not the corruption. NTTAWW.