Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Straining His Noodle

Some of you may be familiar with the parody-religion called Pastafarianism, whose god is the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The idea is to make silly assertions with an air of certainty - and to dare your opponents to disprove your arbitrary assertions.

Now, in Austria, some self-proclaimed Pastafarian has taken it to another level. In Austria your driver's license photo is normally supposed to be bare-headed. But there's an exception for religious headgear. So the Pastafarian fought for the right to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head for the photo.
It is the police who issue driving licences in Austria, and they have duly issued a laminated card showing Mr Alm in his unorthodox item of religious headgear.
First they made him talk to some shrinks, to make sure he was mentally fit to drive.

He's perfectly sane,
he's just being a pain -
wearing a pasta sieve
to express what he doesn't believe.

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