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The Influence of Pastafarianism

Matt Tribe of Ogden, Utah, was able to buy a $100 Olive Garden restaurant “never-ending pasta pass,” which allowed him to get as many of the chain’s pasta dinners as he wished in a seven-week span. Take-out too? he asked the chain. Sure, they said, so he came up with an idea, which he dubbed “Random acts of Pasta” — he would get a to-go dinner with the card, and then find someone hungry to give it to — friends, neighbors, homeless people. “I realize it might be stupid to think, ‘I just gave them pasta, how does that make their day better?’,” Tribe said. “But somebody did something nice for them.” Tribe had a goal to provide 100 meals during the card’s lifespan, but managed to do 125. “Every day I’d go get pasta, and I’d just go show up at someone’s house and brighten their life.” (RC/KSTU Salt Lake City) ...Carbohydrates: is there anything they can’t do?
Original Publication Date: 28 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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