toothpaste cave art

“Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.”
– Marshall McLuhan

So much advertising of today irritates and / or amuses me. (Like when oranges are described as “fat free.” I mean, come on.) This toothpaste ad, though, is fascinating. Just looking at it sparks my imagination and sends me back to a time long ago. It isn’t an advertisement anymore. It’s become something else, a relic from the past.

Have you noticed any cave art lately?