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And while on the subject of abstract nouns:

Driver's license photos (or any I.D. for the matter) are so uniformly bad that
this readily-verifiable/concrete body of evidence could possibly be used as the
basis for forming a non-subjective definition of the abstract quality "bad".


        [Image: PastafarianDriversLicence.jpg]


Pastafarian Allowed To Wear Colander In Driver's License Photo - from Huffington Post
"The First Amendment applies to every person and every religion."

"A woman who belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was allowed to wear
a colander on her head in a driver’s license photo after her original bid to do so was denied.

Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Massachusetts, is a Pastafarian. In August, she was reportedly denied
a renewed license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for wearing the spaghetti
strainer on her head.

"They were kind of laughing at me," Miller told the Boston Globe of the experience. "I ... thought
that this was not fair. I thought, 'Just because you haven’t heard of this belief system, [the RMV]
should not be denying me a license.'"

A spokesperson for the RMV told The Associated Press that head coverings or hats are not allowed
in license photos, but said exceptions are made for religious reasons.

Miller said that wearing the colander on her head allows her to express her devotion to the Spaghetti
Monster, the Pastafarian deity."


You can find the Pastafarian Religion Wiki here.
Personally, I'm glad she gets to wear the hat. Hope she is mainly trolling, but if not it's still better than believing blowing yourself up will bring 12 prepubescent virgins to you as a reward in the afterlife...
There are definitely dangers to this. You can lose those things most precious to you...
(11-17-2015, 04:48 AM)Qdeathstar Wrote: [ -> ]Personally, I'm glad she gets to wear the hat.  Hope she is mainly trolling, but if not it's still better than believing blowing yourself up will bring 12 prepubescent virgins to you as a reward in the afterlife...


She's not trolling so much as making a point by advertising her "religion", which is a parody religion
designed to point out the illogical thinking required to practice any religion.

She's cool. I wish I had the guts to do that.



(11-17-2015, 05:55 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]There are definitely dangers to this.  You can lose those things most precious to you...

Wow! With those ramifications Texans will be switching back to their cowboy hats.
Down here they probably would have shot her using the pretext
that she was a terrorist, when, in reality, she was something much
more reviled, feared, and in need of being killed: an atheist.

Minu

(11-17-2015, 08:27 AM)rayheinrich Wrote: [ -> ]She's not trolling so much as making a point by advertising her "religion", which is a parody religion designed to point out the illogical thinking required to practice any religion.

Sorry to say she looks a little nutty in the photo, and that's without the pasta strainer. That's the misfortune of any religion; it attracts the "peanut-brittles".
(11-21-2015, 08:38 AM)Minu Wrote: [ -> ]Sorry to say she looks a little nutty in the photo, and that's without the pasta strainer. That's the misfortune of any religion; it attracts the "peanut-brittles".

That was her point; that's why they call it "parody".
well. I think there is a fine line between parody and troll, and this crosses that line. I'm an atheist so I really don't care either way, Im going to get me a religion that involves massive dildos, move to Massachusetts and use this a legal precedent as to why I should be able to wear a dildo on my head.

just need a name for the God.
if you do that won't they just call you a "dick head"?
(11-21-2015, 01:19 PM)Qdeathstar Wrote: [ -> ]well. I think there is a fine line between parody and troll, and this crosses that line. I'm an atheist so I really don't care either way, Im going to get me a religion that involves massive dildos, move to Massachusetts and use this a legal precedent as to why I should be able to wear a dildo on my head.

just need a name for the God.

        Dionysus
(11-21-2015, 03:24 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]if you do that won't they just call you a "dick head"?



sounds totally tubular to me

@ray... fuck, just when I thought I was going to invent something new. Ah well, off to cunnilingus it is...
Meh, having grown up in the Rockefeller years I'd avoid having my DMV pic look like an excuse to search my car for drugs just because my taillight was out. One small step for continued insanity.
(11-22-2015, 12:41 AM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]Meh, having grown up in the Rockefeller years I'd avoid having my DMV pic look like an excuse
to search my car for drugs just because my taillight was out. One small step for continued insanity.

Such is the price of political activism. I remember putting a
"Blood for Oil" (anti 1st Iraq war) bumper sticker on my car and getting
my car windows (only 2) smashed out (oh us Texans, ever the playful sort).
I can only thank the gods my taillights continued to function.