Woman Wears Colander in Driver's License; Becomes Your New Hero

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Take a good, long look at the woman in this Oklahoma driver's license, because she is your new hero.

Am I exaggerating for comedic impact? No, absolutely not! How dare you even suggest such a thing? Is this the last post at the end of a long day and I want to send you off to sleep with a smile on your face. Perhaps. But make no mistake—this woman who donned a colander in the name of Pastafarianism for her driver's license photo is a hero. Maybe not the rushing into a burning orphanage to save four babies and a puppy kind of hero, but DAMMIT Shawna Hammond deserves the title. Via KTRK:

Hammond says she did it to make a statement. Under Oklahoma laws, your driver's license picture cannot have shadows and your face cannot be obscured. The colander met the requirements.

Hammond is an atheist, but she told the department of motor vehicles that she is a "pastafarian." She says she believes no one should be forced into religious beliefs.

"For me the colander represents freedom, our freedom of religion and to whatever religion we prefer or even lack of religion," she said.


The Flying Spaghetti Monster is on this day appeased!

Screencap via KTRK.

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I'm pretty strongly anti-religion in a lot of ways. At the very least, you can say I'm an atheist (because that's true).

I hate shit like this. I think it is childish, I think it's petulant, and I don't think it's doing 'our side' any favors. Yes, I have a sense of humor. Yes, I get it. Yes, yes yes, I understand. I still think it's stupid.