Former porn star wears Pastafarian cap in driver license photo

From World's Best Ever: "Asia Carrera aka Asia Lemmon aka Jessica Steinhauser is the 4th person in the United States to be permitted to exercise her religious freedom and don the cap of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for her driver’s license photo." Read the rest

Pastafarian services advertised at German town limits

A reader writes, "In Germany, churches promote the times of their masses on signs at the town entrances. Now, for the first time, the 'Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster' in Templin/Germany was allowed to put sign there as well: 'Fridays, 10am: Noodle mass'." Read the rest

MIT issues certificates in piracy

Good news! You can now earn a certification in piracy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the first crop of official pirates, Jacob Hurwitz, showed up for his interview with the Boston Globe "wearing a pirate hat, eye patch, earring, knickers, and a stuffed parrot on his shoulder." So you know it's official. (Via Kevin Zelnio) Read the rest