Gifts with an edge: Three Stooges driver's licenses


As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't satisfied with the same old, same old.

We have become accustomed to the age of documentation, in which every sentient American is required to present identification in order to drive, fly, and breathe. During the holiday season we should take a moment to consider those less fortunate than us. There are many Americans who lack driver's licenses or other proper I.D.'s required to conduct their daily business.

The perfect gift for such non-entities could be these driver's licenses, reproductions of real ones once valid in California. Sure, these are the licenses of the Three Stooges, Moe, Curly and Larry, but I guarantee they are as authentic as many of those used by college students to prove to the bartender that they are 21. And since our country's store clerks barely give a glance to proffered documents, these would work just fine.

Before giving these, however, be aware that some recipients may be insulted to realize you believe they resemble one of the Stooges, although most people do (I'm a Curly). For this reason, we suggest, no matter how close the resemblance, you never give this gift to a woman.