Remember these? Bazooka Joe comics, which used to come with every piece of Bazooka Bubblegum.
I hadn’t seen one in a long time, and now I know why. The comics, after some half-hearted attempts at updating them, were discontinued in 2012. R.I.P., Bazooka Joe.
These, in their artless awfulness, were truly innocent. But there’s not much room left for innocence in our popular culture. Not much room at all.