I’ve had it with parody today and I’ve only been subjected to it once. You’ve seen the CTV newsclip about the guy from Vancouver who wants to wear a white pasta strainer on his head for his driver’s license photo? He claims his religious right as a Pastafarian – seriously, look it up. As I understand it, Pastafarianism was created by atheists looking to get their own “religious rights” [now that’s actually a pretty good irony I think] so that the pastafarian may wear a pasta strainer on his head whenever he feels the pasta-god, or whatever those people are talking about, wants him too.
That’s whatever you were talking about. I’ve never heard such a shocking and brutal injustice I’ve cared so little about.
Time to get grounded back to earth and read and write about things that matter. Things like the Montreal Canadiens playing the Toronto Maple Leaves to open the books on the NHL season.
For my part a nice Cava from Friexenet Brut – the black bottle – celebrates the game nicely. In Spain the locals consider this “Las cosas buenas” [the good stuff]. I also hear that it keeps the Pastafarians away. Come to think about it some of les Canadiens helmets look like pasta strainers.
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava