You know what's really sad about this?
This ad campaign ran back in '79, and yet my brother and I will still find ourselves occasionally, and for no reason whatsoever, saying, "Dave Parker's turning 7 Up!" When we say this, and other things like it, to each other, it kind of makes sense--a shared ironic take on a bit of ephemera from the past.
But the thing is, we'll say it to other people, too, fully realizing that they won't have the slightest idea what we're talking about. After all, most people don't remember what their lives were like over thirty years ago, much less commercial that served only to fill in gaps between TV shows. Some of us, unfortunately, do remember, because, well, this was the only life we had at the time.
Actually, what's even more depressing is, I only stumbled across this ad because it came up as a sidebar recommendation while I was looking for this:
Had no life then, have no life now.