This one is pretty funny. Three men, Will Carsola, Dave Stewart and Mark Lance recently put on various ridiculously obvious disguises and strolled into a Virginia DMV office a couple times apiece to obtain duplicate Drivers Licenses. They filmed the whole thing and posted it up on YouTube.
The guys are part of DaybyDay Productions; sort of a Kids in the Hall meet the Jerky Boys Comedy Troup. You can find them at their website LiveDaybyDay.com. The troop has also created a couple movies and the footage filmed for the DMV incident is intended as part of a new movie.
Here are some pictures of the Licenses, complete with ridiculous costumes.
Not one single time did they get turned down and denied the right to obtain a new drivers license, despite the fact that some DMV employees even recognized them from previous visits.
The men knew that they were crossing the line with the stunt, but they did it for the comedic value. In an interview with the Richmond Times Dispatch, Dave Stewart was quoted:
Honestly, I think DMV is a little at fault for letting us get away with it, with terrorists and stuff going on now.
Even if you are not a fan of their type of comedy (I think their funny as hell though), you have to admit that they should be commended for pointing out the absurdity that is the ridiculous ease that Virginia as well as most States distribute drivers licenses. Anybody can get a drivers license, goofballs dressed up in ridiculous costumes even criminals or terrorists.
Here are the videos, you may not like them, I think their funny and feature some great Misfits tunes.
Not only was it a funny prank, but it may have done some good as well. According to Virginia DMV spokesman Bill Foy, the stunt may bring about new policies that would make it more difficult for people to obtain a reissued Virginia license.
Potentially, I think we’ll consider refusing to issue a license to customers who appear to be in disguise or appear to be distorting their face to alter their appearance, using a disguise while obtaining a driver’s license is simply not a joke.
It’s nice that the State that allowed nine out of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists to illegally obtain drivers licenses may now five years plus after the fact actually do something about making it tougher to obtain one. It only took a couple hooligans and a funny video to do it; I guess that’s much more embarrassing then giving out ID’s to crazy Islamofascists.
The Virginia DMV should give these guys credit for pointing out their stupidity and not threaten to cancel their driving privileges like they have done. Letters were sent out to the guys from the DMV to the pair, requiring them to appear within 15 days to reapply for a license because the photos were not accurate portrayals of their faces. However nothing that the men did is illegal, at least as far as current laws go.