You might think the following story is humorous. I don't. That's because all my life I have been the person who gets stuck behind nerds like this in the queue. Quite honestly, instead of going on and on about what is being taught about the origins of life he should go out and get one. Four letters, first letter "t" and last letter 't".

A typical Pastafarian
Typically not getting a lot of sex


Motor vehicle workers in New Jersey called the police on a man who refused to take a spaghetti strainer off his head while taking his driver's license photo.

The man said he was a Pastafarian, a group that's against teaching creationism in schools.

Aaron Williams said his strainer was a religious head covering and that he had a right to wear it.

Police informed Williams that a pasta strainer was not approved by the MVC and convinced him to take the photo without it. The incident occurred on February 2.


NERD ALERT — 13 Comments

  1. Four letters, first letter “t” and last letter ‘t”.

    Tort—as in watch out he don’t SUE you, MP (that’s the way we Yanks roll!).

  2. Sorry, but mocking someone’s religion as a lifestyle makes people like him no different than the Teapublicans who deride “liberal” churches and Islam.

  3. “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!”

    And, for the record, Padre Mickey is correct. Probably a dork….POSSIBLY a dweeb. Very definitely not a nerd.

    (For those who need it, here is a visual explanation)

    • We’re lazy in England. We don’t have all the sub groups. In fact, “nerd” is probably too American. In English this bloke would be just a straightforward twat.

  4. I guess I’m going to have to be the odd woman out, here. I support him. The Pastafarian movement exists to protest the teaching of creationism in public schools and every time anyone calls attention to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, at least a few more people will learn how the parody religion was founded.

    I really cannot express adequately enough how dismayed I am by the appalling lowering of standards in science teaching here in the U.S. It is going to have VERY dire consequences in the near future. (In fact, the consequences are already dire enough.)

    • Yes, and that is all well and good until some idiot comes along and starts acting like the idiots he is supposed to be parodying. It’s like me joining a search committee and insisting that the next incumbent is a babelicious woman.

  5. They have some interesting sayings like, “It is harder for a head to pass through the strainer than for a creationist to find enlightenment”.

    And, “Al dente comes from within the heart.”

    My favourite is, “We are not saved by our sauces, (no matter how rich), but by our al dente.”