The Colander-Topped Councilman from Upstate New York

Pastafarian oath of office

In a small town in western New York, a new councilman was sworn into office January 2 wearing a pasta strainer atop his head.It seems that Christopher Schaeffer, the newly-seated Pomfret Town Council member, is a “Pastafarian” and a minister in the so-called “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”“Strainer things have happened,” quipped The Observer, the local newspaper in Dunkirk, New York.  According to The Observer: Schaeffer wore a colander (a strainer typically used to drain water … [Read more...]


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