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A man who legally changed his name to a single word - "FUN" - ran into a bureaucratic buzz saw when he discovered that his driver's license had been revoked, ostensibly in the interest of homeland security.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0130fun0130.html

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Okay, so the government thinks Fun might threaten our security. Hmm.. and I thought it was only my PERCEPTION that Homeland Security was No Fun.

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Reading the linked article in the OP, it appears that the Social Security Administration was confused about Fun's name.
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DeModica said FUN was able to get his Arizona license because the MVD link to Social Security databases wasn't working the day he applied. As soon as the connection was re-established, the computer advised: "Name did not verify. Date of birth is valid."


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