'Pastafarian' Granted Right To Wear 'Religious' Spaghetti Strainer On Head In License Photo

July 13, 2011


Niko Alm is an Austrian 'Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster' member who's spent the last three years battling his government for the right to wear a "religious" spaghetti strainer on his head in his driver's license photo. Why you'd do that I have no clue, but now I want one with a toilet seat around my neck and a plunger on my head. Get it? Because I'm a sorry excuse for a turd. :/

Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.

Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.

The Austrian authorities required him to obtain a doctor's certificate that he was "psychologically fit" to drive.

The licence took three years to come through and, according to Mr Alm, he was asked to submit to a medical interview to check on his mental fitness to drive but - straining credulity - his efforts have finally paid off.

Aaaaaah, I see now. Hey -- as long as this paves the way for me getting my picture taken with a pair of those glittery alien antennae on my head with my face painted silver, I'm all for it. "NEXT! Okay now -- Mr....Geekologie Writer -- smile at the camera and say cheese." *adjusting antannae* Zip-zap, nanu-nanu -- I will vaporize you, human!

Austrian driver's religious headgear strains credulity [bbcnews]

Thanks to Doug, Asbo and Spikey DaPikey, who all wore wigs in their license photos because they make them feel extra sessy.

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