Boiledbeans

Drama! Intrigue! Geekiness!

July 12, 2011

Touched…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1310515171 ) Play

Simple stuff. This pic of this guy in this outfit was in the news yesterday. Why?

 

Cracked by: shrik , jowens , Rogi , Ananth , Manish Achuth , Rahulk , Raghuvansh , Thejas V R , jins , Sumanth Patlolla , raklodramA , username , dhruv , dineshk , Bharath , grey_matters , Swarun , yaksha and Sridhar C

Answer:
Niko Alm listed his own religion as Pastafarianism (from the church of the FSM of course), and claimed that a pasta strainer was his religious headgear. He was allowed to wear it for his drivers license pic. Awesome details here.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

20 Responses to “Touched…”

  1. shrik
    10
    7
    9

    Niko Alm, the pastafarian who won the right to wear a pasta strainer as ‘religious headgear’ in his drivers’ license photo.


  2. jowens
    13
    2

    Austrian dude wearing his collander “religious headpiece” in his drivers’ license photo for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster


  3. Rogi
    48
    10
    5

    Niko Alm is the first person to be allowed to get their driver’s license picture while wearing “official” Pastafarian headdress.


  4. Ananth
    4
    5
    9

    Niko Alm (Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) gave a pic with pasta sieve for his driver’s license, and was asked to undergo psychiatric evaluation.


  5. Rogi
    48
    10
    5

    Maybe that title should bave been “Touché’d”.


  6. Manish Achuth
    16
    9
    8

    Niko Alm, an Austrian atheist who won the right to wear the pasta strainer as a religious head gear. He is creating a new church called the church of Flying spaghetti monster.


  7. Rahulk
    2
    5

    Niko Alm was finally granted, after three years in court ,including a psychological examination 8-), the right to wear a pasta sieve for his driver’s license picture. He is probably the only European proudly displaying his Pastafari religion in an official EU document.


  8. Raghuvansh
    1
    9
    4

    The Austrian pastafarian and his D/L photo with the pasta strainer he gets to wear as ” religious headgear”.


  9. Niko Alm, a member of the Pastafarian church, after a three year wait, got permission from the Austrian authorities to wear an Pasta Sieve in his Driving License photo.


  10. jins

    pastafarian man


  11. Sumanth Patlolla
    27
    8
    7

    Niko Alm, a self-styled “pastafarian” has won the right to be photographed wearing a pasta strainer for his driving licence on grounds of religious freedom.


  12. Niko Alm, an entrepreneur and blogger, belongs to the holy church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has after a three year wait finally gotten permission to wear his religious head covering in his driver license photo – progress for religious freedom everywhere.

    The story goes as:

    In Austria, a license or ID photo cannot show the person with her head covered, except if the person is religious, in which case law and order are not so important. Niko Alm cannot possibly ascent to the one true Italian-mushroom sauce heaven if his driver license would show him naked. A pasta sieve must be worn.
    It was three years ago in 2008 that Niko, wearing the respectful cover, brought his license application and photo personally to the Vienna authorities. This resulted in him being ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation in order to judge whether he is mentally stable enough to drive a car. We all should thank the authorities for this, as it renders traffic safer for all of us. All people who insist on religious clothing should undergo such an evaluation and wait at least three years for their license approval.


  13. username
    3
    3
    1

    Niko Alm has after a three year wait finally gotten permission to wear his religious head covering in his driver license photo


  14. dhruv

    The Pasta religion guy. The guy protested when the authorities denied him his driver’s license as he had a pasta sieve on his head


  15. dineshk
    4
    3
    2

    Niko Alm – in the news because he is a pastafarian. Purely by chance, I asked the same question in my blog today :)


  16. Bharath
    4
    2
    4

    Niko Alm wanted to test an Austrian law saying that head coverings would only be allowed in official documents for religious reasons. Alm said he was a “pastafarian” and that the headpiece was required by his religion. He is affiliated to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


  17. grey_matters

    First European to wear pasta sieves in his Driving License. This came after the protest following allowance of Muslim Women to wear headscarves


  18. Swarun

    After years of trying, atheist Niko Alm managed to convince the authorities to accept a photo for his driver’s license in which he appears with a spaghetti strainer on his head.

    Alm claimed that wearing the draining of water from the pasta by the requirement of their religion, Pastafarianism, also known as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


  19. yaksha
    1
    3

    Niko Alm, a self-described “Pastafarian”,


  20. Sridhar C

    This guy is an atheist following Pastafarianism and he won the right to be pictured with a pasta strainer as his “religious symbol”like the skull cap!


« Previous « It’s in your car! « | » Genericized Trademark » Next »