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MHNATY - May His Noodly Appendage Touch You

January 29, 2008

Since November, 2005, my Pastafarian friend, Hubbers, and I have been signing our emails to each other with the word "mhnaty". It has recently come to my attention, that Google is completely ignorant of this wonderful acronym. This is a travesty that I'm writing this post to rectify. Mhnaty is a religious-based parting salutation just like goodbye, adieu, adiós, or vaya con dios. It doesn't mean a literal desire for you to be physically divinely fondled. It's simply a metaphoric wish that you may live a blessed life, in which His Noodleness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, plays an important positive role.


Niklas Jansson's adaptation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam depicts the Flying Spaghetti Monster in its typical guise as a clump of tangled spaghetti with two eyestalks, two meatballs, and many "noodly appendages".

There, now that's cleared up.

May your noodles be al dente and your meatballs be hot.

Oh, and don't forget to do your part to fight global warming by encouraging your child to become a pirate.