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WTH Does Festivus have to Do with Kosher Meals?

Inmate Seeking Kosher Meals Cites Festivus Belief

(AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Festivus for the rest of us? A convicted drug dealer in California thinks so. He cited his adherence to the holiday celebrated on a famous episode of "Seinfeld" to get better meals at the Orange County jail.

The Orange County Register reported Monday that Malcolm Alarmo King disliked the salami meals served at the jail, so he used his devotion to Festivus as a reason to get kosher meals reserved for inmates with religious needs.

Keeping kosher is not one of the tenets of Festivus, which was depicted on "Seinfeld" as celebrated with the airing of grievances and the display of an aluminum pole.

Sheriff's spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court.


Can you believe this crap? Serve him bread and water!


Asked by SavageGrl at 6:34 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (21)
  • OMGosh! That is hilarious! I wonder if his beliefs include the airing of grievances and the pole of shame? Everyone is allowed to make up anything and say it is their religious belief, and nobody can question it in this current PC environment. OP, you're right. Festivus didn't involve Kosher meals.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 7:49 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Scout-
    ALL holidays are made up.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:15 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • eye rolling


    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:36 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I think it's HILARIOUS!

    People can believe in whatever they choose to, even if it was created in a Seinfeld episode. I think the guy is a genius for pulling this.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:50 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Wow. SO just how stupid is that jail?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:37 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Festivus is not kosher, it's a made up holiday! If he wants to make up his own rules, then yes, let him eat bread and drink water. If he really wants to throw a fit, let him have unleavened bread, it sounds more religious.


    Answer by scout_mom at 7:42 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • luvs, I've seen it. That isn't the point. ALL holidays were at one time a made up, smallish celebration which few participated in, or acknowledged... then they grew.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:37 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • This is from Seinfeld? LOL I guess the guy just wants some kind of control. Pathetic.

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 4:46 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Luvschocolate, just a little bit of Seinfeld trivia - Festivus was made up by George's father, played by Jerry Stiller. He created a tradition of airing of grievances ("I have some real problems with you people!"), and there was "the Pole of Shame". Then George had to wrestle his father. This story is too funny!

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:45 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Bread and water, eh?

    So glad that I don't live in the dictatorship which is your household :)

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:05 PM on Dec. 13, 2010