The composer Frank Zappa even wrote a Broadway musical on the general topic. Entitled Thing-Fish (the name paying homage to the character “Kingfish” in the legendary Amos & Andy radio and television show), the musical is about how the U.S. government, acting on behalf of the Religious Right, creates a virus that targets minorities, homosexuals and “sissy boys” in general. Considering that there are a lot of minorities in prison, and that prisoners frequently engage in homosexual behavior, the government introduces the virus into the prison cafeteria’s mashed potatoes to infect the hungry inmates. As Zappa explained to David Letterman, “It doesn’t kill them – it just makes them really ugly.” Specifically, it turns their heads into potatoes, gives them lips like a duck, and somehow makes them wear giant aprons like Aunt Jemima. (See picture above.)[2]