Local Politics of the Day: Pastafarian Sworn Into Town Council Wearing a Spaghetti Strainer

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Local Politics of the Day: Pastafarian Sworn Into Town Council Wearing a Spaghetti Strainer
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Christopher Schaeffer, a Pastafarian minister, was recently sworn into the Pomfret, N.Y. Town Council wearing a colander on his head. Schaeffer is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster which was founded by an atheist in 2005. The symbol of the church is the spaghetti strainer.


Bobby Henderson, the founder of the church, blogged that Scchaeffer's swear-in "may be the first openly Pastafarian sworn into office."

Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day

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Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Pastafarian Niko Alm, follower of the One True Flying Spaghetti Monster, won the right to appear in his driving-license photo with a pasta strainer on his head after it was formally recognized by Austrian authorities as "religious headgear."

It took Alm three years to obtain permission to wear the colander, as the unu