Score One for the Flying Spaghetti Monster!


As some of you know, I am a Pastafarian and 
member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

I was touched by His Noodly Appendage.

So in light of the current crop of ridiculous blather about "religious freedom"
in the United States which is code for "freedom for Christians" 
(religious freedom sure as hell doesn't apply to Muslims),  
this admittedly old news from Austria made me very happy.

Short version: a man named Niko Alm learned that the only headgear 
allowed in Austrian drivers' licenses was confessional headgear.
Mr. Alm said that because he is a Pastafarian,
he should be allowed to wear a pasta strainer on his head.
Authorities required a doctor's note saying Alm was mentally fit to drive
and then issued him the driver's license. 

Doesn't he look great in that colander?


12 thoughts on “Score One for the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

    • Re: Yo, MANicotti!
      HA! Yes, my kitchen does groove to those rigatoni raggae of Bob macaroni Marley. (I was fortunate enough to see him in concert in the year before he died. What a beautiful show. We all danced with pasta strainers on our heads).


    • I’m so glad you got a laugh out of this. I’m thinking the atheist position must be a pretty lonely place these days. I’d define myself as agnostic and that’s hard enough with all the so-called enlightened shooting off their mouths 24/7. We need all the laughter and Pastafarian wisdom we can muster.


    • HA! I think my brain’s already being (barely) contained by a sieve, so voila, I’m fashion-forward!
      Not apropos of anything here, but I was reading a book review about Anne Lamott’s new book this past Sunday, and I stumbled across this excerpted quote, which reminded me of you. đŸ™‚
      “[Y]ou pretty much have control over only what’s in your own hula hoop…”
      Isn’t that great?!?
      Here’s the link to the review, in case you’re interested in reading it in context:


      • You’ve always been a trendsetter, Melodye. No surprise there. I’m thinking you’ve decorated your strainer with a tiny hummingbird or two.
        Thank you for sharing the Anne Lamott link; I’m excited to read this latest book. And I’m thrilled to have the hula hoop connection with her, too. She’s a wise one.


    • HA! Your brain might be noodly but that just means it has lots of twists and turns, ins and outs, that make for very interesting thought processes. So wear that colander with pride!


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