Bad Frog Beer

Can you guess why Bad Frog Beer was banned in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina? The answer is below in extended.





Answer: Because, on the label, the middle finger (or toe?) of the frog's front, right foot is raised. The liquor authorities in all these states decided that the gesture was obscene and therefore banned the sale of the beer. New York Attorney General Dennis Vacco explained, "Children and their parents in grocery stores should not be subjected to an obscene frog."

More info: wikipedia, badfrog.com

The Bloomington Pantagraph - Aug 4, 1997

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 15, 2021
     Category: Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings | 1990s | Alcohol





Comments
We have a small plate that has an image of a frog giving the finger. It looks like that because that's the way the actual frog looked after it became roadkill. We purchased the plate from the artist who created it, Marion Waldo McChesney. She calls her art roadkill impressionism. Here's her website: https://www.marionwaldomcchesney.com/roadkill.htm
Posted by Fritz on 10/15/21 at 08:46 AM
I guessed it was because they thought the hops weren't any good.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/15/21 at 09:22 AM
Apparently frogs have four toes on their front feet and five toes on their hind feet. This frog's gesture is neither middle nor a finger. If they wanted to be obscene, they should have shown the frog's penis, except frogs don't have penises (don't tell Miss Piggy).
Posted by ges on 10/15/21 at 12:59 PM
Penii, please, people. Bene, cum Latine nescias, nolo manus meas in te maculare.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/16/21 at 11:15 AM
Wrong. It's third declension, so the Latin plural is penes.
Posted by ges on 10/16/21 at 07:35 PM









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