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Another good reason to be a vegan.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/17/business/media/17adco.html?ei=5090&en=9aa212bf4667079a&ex=1310788800&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/17/bu...gewanted=print</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">By DAVID S. JOACHIM<br><br><br><br>
IN September, CBS plans to start using a new place to advertise its fall television lineup: your breakfast.<br><br><br><br>
The network plans to announce today that it will place laser imprints of its trademark eye insignia, as well as logos for some of its shows, on eggs — 35 million of them in September and October. CBS’s copywriters are referring to the medium as “egg-vertising,” hinting at the wordplay they have in store. Some of their planned slogans: “CSI” (“Crack the Case on CBS”); “The Amazing Race” (“Scramble to Win on CBS”); and “Shark” (“Hard-Boiled Drama.”). Variations on the ad for its Monday night lineup of comedy shows include “Shelling Out Laughs,” “Funny Side Up” and “Leave the Yolks to Us.”<br><br><br><br>
George Schweitzer, president of the CBS marketing group, said he was hoping to generate some laughter in American kitchens. “We’ve gone through every possible sad takeoff on shelling and scrambling and frying,” he said, adding, “It’s a great way to reach people in an unexpected form.”<br><br><br><br>
Newspapers, magazines and Web sites are so crowded with ads for entertainment programming that CBS was ready to try something different, Mr. Schweitzer said. The best thing about the egg concept was its intrusiveness.<br><br><br><br>
“You can’t avoid it,” he said. He liked the idea so much that he arranged for CBS to be the only advertiser this fall to use the new etching technology. •The CBS ads are the first to use imprinting technology developed by a company called EggFusion, based in Deerfield, Ill. Bradley Parker, who founded the company, wanted to reassure shoppers that egg producers were not placing old eggs in new cartons, so he developed a laser-etching technique to put the expiration date directly on an egg during the washing and grading process.</div>
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This is ridiculous. The egg industry will be making even more money out of this...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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Huh. Even the president of CBS marketing admits that it's sad.<br><br><br><br>
I bet you can avoid this advertising if you buy only yard eggs from local farms. Somehow I doubt small local farms are in on the deal.
 
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