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Woman Wins Right To Wear Colander On Her Head For ID Photo

In what is apparently becoming a legal movement, a Massachusetts woman, Lindsay Miller, has officially won the right to wear a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo because of her Pastafarian Atheist identity.

Normally, any kind of headwear is disallowed in driver’s license photos, but exceptions areMore »


True Story: An Open Letter To The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday

Dear The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday,

Now, I know I look like I’m 12 years old. But this past Friday I turned 21, and I was disappointed by the various questioning and puzzled looks of confusion I received from each of you.

A rare occurrence,… More »


Virginia Is For Frowners

People with ugly driver’s license photos, the state of Virginia feels your pain. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia banned smiles—yes, smiles—and ordered all new photo-takers to make a “neutral expression” in their portraits. The DMV would like to develop a facial recognition system to standardize documentation and thwart fraudsters and identity thieves. OK,… More »