You can't make this stuff up.
When the petty get a little power they use it , badly.
Apparently the British have a body to vet all TV advertisements before they go to air, the
Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre (BACC). They have the power and by jove they'll use it.
You see, fifty years ago the British egg marketing people started a long running series of TV ads promoting eggs for breakfast, starring comedian Tony Hancock. Apparently well remembered by people from those times. Todays egg marketing people thought it would be a fun idea to re-run those ads.
But they not allowed to.
(T)he Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre (BACC), which vets television advertisements before they are screened, said the campaign breached current Ofcom rules on promoting a varied diet.
A BACC spokesman said the issue was not whether a daily egg with your breakfast would be harmful; only that it should be served with fruit juice or toast.
"We are not questioning the effect it would have on your health," Kristoffer Hammer told GMTV this morning. "Our role is to ensure that advertising that goes on television is in compliance with the [Communications] act. It's quite clear from the act that they should be presented as part of a balanced diet."
Do you ever get the feeling that people utterly devoid of common sense are projecting their lack of it onto the entire population?
But since we live in the internet age it is possible to watch the ads without any annoying interruptions by programs.
Source: The Guardian "Do not go to work on an egg"