If anyone thinks our government leaders are not out of control look at this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS7-jcsB_WQ&feature=player_embedded An inmate in California who disliked salami was able to receive kosher meals after his attorney cited the "Seinfeld" holiday Festivus as his religious belief. The Orange County Register reported Monday that 38-year-old convicted drug dealer Malcolm Alarmo King asked for kosher meals at the Theo Lacy jail to maintain his physique. Orange County sheriff's officials reserve such meals for inmates with religious needs, so a judge demanded a religious reason for King to get the meals. His defense attorney, Fred Thiagarajah, cited his client's devotion to Festivus -- the holiday celebrated on the hit TV show with an aluminum pole and the airing of grievances. Sheriff's spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court. As you probably know, Festivus is the holiday "for the rest of us." That California prisoner isn't the only one to claim the fictional holiday as his faith. Festivus has gone from a sit-com phenom to a real-life alternative to Christmas. Some humanists, atheists and secularists have adopted Festivus traditions, as demonstrated in Seinfeld as a non-religious way to celebrate the season. Others add it to their holiday schedule. You can buy a Festivus pole. Ben & Jerry's launched a limited-edition Festivus flavored cinnamon ice cream. And, you can even attend local celebrations of the holiday. The 12th Annual Festivus Houston will be held at The Gingerman on Thursday, Dec. 23 (official day of Festivus), where you can "Air your grievances. Wow the crowds with your feats of strength. Stand in awe of the pole."