The DMV takes many prisoners, but it's possible to strike back against the hellish institution if you're a troll. Take comedian Jono Zalay, whose driver's license photos fly in the face of all convention. In fact, posing like a complete idiot for the DMV camera is something his entire family's done since his dad started the tradition in the 1970s.
Zalay shared the familial bond with his Twitter followers on Tuesday, first with a picture of his brother:
My family has a tradition of being officially documented as by the government as characters, because they don't know we're not those people. My dad started this tradition in the 70s. Here is my brother's latest: pic.twitter.com/gtcYbgdTt3
Then Zalay, who recently moved to California, treated us all to his new shtick before he went to the DMV for his new ID. It comes across as something mirroring a confused, new-wave cyberpunk, but then again we can't really be sure.
Observe the process:
Today I wanted to take advantage of my relatively longer hair and lack of mustache, but my idea would need a lot of steps to transform this wholesome young boy. pic.twitter.com/s1wut5qrwU
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