Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's a Festivus miracle! Inmate Uses 'Festivus' to Score Better Meals - Argues 'religion' means he needs a kosher diet

Inmate Uses 'Festivus' to Score Better Meals - Argues 'religion' means he needs a kosher diet:
(Newser) – Here’s a Festivus miracle for you: An inmate in an Orange County Jail managed to get better food for months by saying he needed it to adhere to the “religion” of Festivus. Malcolm Alarmo King is a health nut, the Orange County Register explains, who didn’t want to eat the jail’s all-salami menu, so he asked for kosher, high-protein meals. The sheriff’s department complained that such pricier fare was reserved for those with religious restrictions. So King’s lawyer listed his religion as “Festivus.”
Festivus is a not a religion, or a 'religion,' so the headline is a little misleading. It's a (fake) holiday. "A Festivus for the rest of us," as we all know. But, not being real, or at least recognized/official, doesn't stop it being from being awesome.

1 comment:

  1. If Festivus isn't real, how do you explain the prevalence of poles in our society?? Hmm?!

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