Photo of the Week: Local Chick-fil-A Billboard Graffiti'd With Frogs Reference




By now, everyone within reach of a cell tower, a newspaper, a television set or a strip mall is familiar with the controversy swirling around the Georgia-headquartered chicken sandwich joint Chick-fil-A. It began when Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy told The Baptist Press that he and his company "are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit." As reported by CNN, supporters rallied around the company, showing up on Aug. 1 — deemed "Chick-fil-A Day" by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — to buy sandwiches. Gay rights activists showed up the following Friday to hold "kiss protests," mackin' on one another in protest of Chick-fil-A's stance. Atlantan rock 'n' rollers The Black Lips showed up to French one another and eat chicken sandwiches.

But like I said, that's mostly stuff you probably already know. Something you may not know about, however, is legendary homoerotic, comedic, lo-fi rock group The Frogs. The band — whose output spanned the '80s, '90s and even on into The Aughts — made weird, seemingly improvised music with subject matter that was bizarre and immature, and mostly dealt with matters of homosexuality and race. Many fans embrace The Frogs' music — their songs had titles like "God Is Gay," "Been a Month Since I Had a Man" and "Dykes Are We," and you can hear some samples after the jump — as homophobia-skewering, anti-PC nuggets of overly silly satire. Here's a pretty good Frogs bio, if you'd like to take a crash course. The point? Well, we were recently tipped off in regard to some graffiti on a Chick-fil-A billboard just past the Wedgewood exit on I-65 South. As you can see in the picture above, it seems as though a local hooligan — or gay rights activist, or Frogs fan, depending on your point of view — pasted a banner reading "IT'S ONLY RIGHT AND NATURAL" over the Chick-fil-A logo. You see, It's Only Right and Natural is the title of a Frogs record released in 1989. Frogs member Dennis Flemion drowned in a Wisconsin lake last month at the age of 57, and one source suggests that this is indeed a "heartfelt eulogy for The Frogs."

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