WAR ON CHRISTMAS  12:57 pm December 13, 2011

Foreigners Delight In Sarah Palin Pooping On Nativity Set

by Wonkette Jr.

Watch Sarah Palin 'write another book.'Outside of America, the world is apparently filled with various foreigners. What do they do, and why? These answers mostly elude us, but occasionally we can get a glimpse of the mysterious ways of the foreigns, especially if there’s an “American politics angle.” For example, in parts of Spain there is an ancient tradition of placing a whimsical figurine called a caganer within the region’s elaborate nativity displays. Caganer means “little pooper” — because that’s what it is, and that’s what it does. The caganer is a mischievous figure always found within the Christmas displays of Catalonia and Valencia, as well as in parts of Italy, France and Portugal. It is always seen crouched with its pants around its ankles, with a pile of poop behind it. And finally, in the charming Catholic-Catalan culture, a purpose has been found for the figure of Sarah Palin.

The tradition of the caganer may go back as far as the 7th Century — archaeologists have reportedly identified a votive deposit showing a Visigoth holy warrior defecating on his ancient Iberian sword. Catalonia very much enjoys the use of poop as a Christmas treat, from the whimsical caganer to the Tió de Nadal (“shit log”) which is kept in the house and “fed” over the advent season, and then finally …. let’s just quote Wikipedia here:

On Christmas day or, depending on the particular household, on Christmas Eve, one puts the tió partly into the fireplace and orders it to “shit” (the fire part of this tradition is no longer as widespread as it once was, since many modern homes do not have a fireplace). To make him “shit”, one beats him with sticks, while singing various songs of Tió de Nadal.

The tió does not drop larger objects, as those are considered to be brought by the Three Wise Men. It does leave candies, nuts and torrons. Depending on the part of Catalonia, it may also give out dried figs. When nothing is left to “shit”, it drops a salt herring, a head of garlic, an onion or “urinates.” What comes out of the tió is a communal rather than individual gift, shared by everyone present.

See, this is why Spain does not need “GOP debates” at Christmastime. Anyway, in our dumb modern era even the Catalonians are not satisfied with their delightful pagan traditions, so they now purchase novelty caganer figures based on notorious people such as Earth’s least-loved grifter, Sarah Palin. You can buy one here, the end. [Caganer.com via Metafilter]

 
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Barb December 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

And she poops white and it smells like cotton candy, according to her followers.

comrad_darkness December 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

They are confusing Sarah with the Dance of Death figure:
http://www.caganer.com/caganer-dansa-mort-p-565.h

jus_wonderin December 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Wow, the must follow her very closely.

Dimitrios_M December 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Sarah’s finally made it into the Bigs.

She’s up there with Dora, the Explorer, Hello Kitty and SpongeBob, SquarePants as a shit dispenser. Only in Sarah’s case, it’s a literal personification as well as metaphoric.

4TheTurnstiles December 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

This poo is cold

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Sarah Palin, international turd-dropper.

flamingpdog December 14, 2011 at 2:10 am

When Sarah shits on her front porch, she can see Flushia.

KenLayIsAlive December 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

One less poo for her staff members to clean out in the hotel bathroom. Hurrah!

She is truly the little pooper in the nativity scene that is our country.

Callyson December 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Saint Sarah is not going to like this. That figure makes her look 20 years older.
(opening a new browser window so I can buy one or ten…)

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

That looks more like Roger Ebert.

Not_So_Much December 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

That's only because it isn't holding a platter of chicken wings.

Boehneriffic December 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Puts a different spin on "thumbs up".

NorthStarSpanx December 14, 2011 at 9:31 am

Roger Ebert has a better speaking voice.

Chillwaver December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

15 Euros? Didn't Roger Ailes pay $1 Mil for this?

NorthStarSpanx December 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

Except the an'aq (Eskimo for poop) comes from out of her mouth.

memzilla December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Mooselini, your destiny is revealed!

Only improvement: have the poop be in the shape of Roger Ailes' head, resting on a base molded to the shape of the USA.

ttommyunger December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

But in Sarah's case, she shit and fell back in it, hee, hee!

OurHoboSenator December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

So, are we winning the War on Christmas now, or not?

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Dude, how much is that in Ameros?

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

(“shit log”)

Isn't this a redundancy?

jakegittes December 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

The Gingrich figurine shits twice as much. Therefore, the need for two bathrooms in hotel rooms.

edgydrifter December 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

The Gingrich poop requires it's own figurine.

Generation[redacted] December 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

When Sarah Palin poops — whether out her mouth or on her Facebook page — it is a gift we all share.

OurHoboSenator December 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

All of them, Katie.

Not_So_Much December 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Just like herpes.

Guppy December 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Cholera?

Beowoof December 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Ah so this would be how Sarah actually views the constitution. And if it really was Sarah poop, I would think that pile would have to much much larger. She is dropping elephant loads every time she talks.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

In other news David Vitter has applied for any diplomate position in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

Boehneriffic December 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Win.

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Vitter's caganer consists of a large poop with a litle Vitter standing behind it.

Pragmatist2 December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The Sarah Palin model will not work because no matter how much they beat her she will still be full of shit.

freakishlywrong December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Alt text is delicious.

proudgrampa December 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I am not sure "delicious" is the right word here…

But I get the sentiment.

edgydrifter December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Trust me, the Santorum caganer is much, much worse.

MrFizzy December 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

a little looser

Dashboard Buddha December 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

…from a big loser

proudgrampa December 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Zing!

Bluestatelibel December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I would also like to hear about some whimsical German Xmas traditions. Oh wait, Wonkette covered that yesterday.

GunToting[Redacted] December 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I think a "Dirty Jobs" quote is appropriate here… "I'm covered in lube and feathers. It's like a German porn movie."

TheMightyHaltor December 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

The figurine quits midway through December?

HempDogbane December 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

*Additional shit sold separately.

Not_So_Much December 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I'll bet it has an endless supply.

Beetagger December 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Gimme another Yule Log Sarah, and step on it!

Joshua Norton December 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

To make him “shit”, one beats him with sticks,

Sounds like a typical Saturday night in any Alaskan barroom.

Redhead December 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

"What comes out of the tió is a communal rather than individual gift, shared by everyone present."

Sounds communist. SHIT LIBEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

freakishlywrong December 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

So, remind me what's wrong with us becoming "more like Europe"?

El Pinche December 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

First time I heard of this tradition was on Anthony Bourdain last night. Sadly, I live vicariously through the Travel Channel .

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

HA HA, the Preznit Barry one says "Yes we can" on the front.

not that Dewey December 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

"Yes we caganer"

Major Thom December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

The Mitt Romney household has something similar, with a little statue of Dad crapping real $10,000 bills out of his butt.

flamingpdog December 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

They also have one of the family dog, in a cage, on top of the car, with the poop attached to the back window of the car.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

The official Mittens caganer has him poop in a bucket.

tessiee December 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

At the fudge factory.

LakeLucilleLoon December 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

The Palin household was also trying (unsuccessfully) to get Todd Palin to shit out some more millions in a reality show.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Triumph the insult comic dog approves.

Mondo_Cane December 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen – The Aristocrats!

Chillwaver December 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm
BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

He's probably got a bigger "dump," if you know what I mean…

Clicking around on that site, looks like they are pretty equal opportunity—everyone from Fidel Castro to Queen Elizabeth II is available to shit on your Navidad.

horsedreamer_1 December 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Jose Feliciano Libel!

proudgrampa December 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

My favorite is the Grim Reaper. His shit is white!
http://www.caganer.com/caganer-dansa-mort-p-565.h

Chillwaver December 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

They also have Dick Cheney…and his shit is black!

prommie December 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I would rather poop ON Sarah Palin, than see her poop on something else. Can we design a "Sarah Palin toilet figurine," that we could put in the toilet bowl as a target?

Major Thom December 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Would you settle for the 'Sarah Palin Urinal Cake'?

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I submit the "Sarah Palin Paper Ass Gasket".

Blueb4sunrise December 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Aha!

Toulouse-Lautrec shits on the beach
http://www.retronaut.co/2011/01/toulouse-lautrec-

Dashboard Buddha December 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

That poor bastard was born to lose.

SayItWithWookies December 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

"You know, people might be offended by poop, but like most hardworking Americans I poop too, and there's nothing to be ashamed about a little bathroom break now and then — that's one of the wonderful everyday things that great Americans do, especially up here in Alaska where it gets pretty cold in the winter time and there's nothing better on those long winter nights after hunting moose or ice road trucking or in your yupiak chasing down walrus on the ice floes than coming home and rushing to the can and sitting down with some magazines — or all of them — and informing myself of what's going on in the lower forty-eight which is what we like to call the rest of America and thinking about these wild places and the productivity that makes Alaska great and my family and little Trig and wishing everybody the greatest gift that Jesus could offer which is this great country and all the freedom that it embodies. And that's what I think about poop."

chicken_thief December 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

How mavericky.

Dashboard Buddha December 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Few things are as over-rated as a bad fuck or under-rated as a good shit

Biff December 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Eerie.

Steverino247 December 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

So, you're the guy who writes that shit?

not that Dewey December 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Well, don't that just separate the Sourdoughs from the Cheeckakos?

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I'm not ashamed to admit that I poop, but it doesn't take a political expert to realize that there's something wrong when our children are no longer able to poop in school, but our politicians poop in public and call it a GOP debate.

Geminisunmars December 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Too bad her 15 minutes are up. You could have made some nice side money with an imitative talent like that.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

So, someone has finally found something useful to do with Sarah Palin, and something is good at?

However, knowing her, she is getting 30% off the top of all sales.

DemmeFatale December 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

And she's gotta love that she's next to W. http://www.caganer.com/caganers-renom-politics-in

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Are we sure that is not a statue of what Sarah told Todd was the only way he was getting any from now on after he knocked her up with Trig?

Chichikovovich December 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Outside of America, the world is apparently filled with various foreigners

Greetings from Paris – sneaking a posting in before the stern eye of the session moderator catches me. Just wanted to pass on a report from the field: Yes. Yes, it is absolutely true. You can't turn around here without bumping into another foreigner. The place is lousy with 'em.

BaldarTFlagass December 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Just speak English loudly and slowly to them and you'll be alright.

LesPaultard December 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Sitting here in Kuwait…same damned problem. But here they're all wearing dresses, even the guys. At least, I think they're guys.

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I hear those French-flavor foreigners are incredibly rude, too; why I'm told they don't even have the common courtesy to speak English in public, all the time.

Jukesgrrl December 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

"Tell 'em they need to consult with Disney so they can learn to speed up these long lines [at The Louvre]."

(Yes, I actually DID hear an American tourist utter those words. He was from Texas. I'm sure you're shocked.)

el_donaldo December 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Maybe instead of reality TV shows, Sarah should be pitching German fetish porn ideas.

KenLayIsAlive December 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I would poop on her. Wouldn't even have to pay me.

Steverino247 December 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

We could have a Rammstein cover band play the theme song!

Du!

Du scheiss!

Du scheiss mich!

ifthethunderdontgetya December 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Who is Sarah Poopin, I mean Palin?
~

slithytoves December 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

hmm.. I guess there are times when I'm proud to be an American.

Tundra Grifter December 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Does Ole Newt get two Nativity Scenes?

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

*polite golf clap*

Oh, nicely played!

Martini?

Tundra Grifter December 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thank you very much.

Dashboard Buddha December 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Well done, sir…well done!

Tundra Grifter December 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thank you.

Tundra Grifter December 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

W Jr.:

Are you sure you didn't get this story from The Onion?

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

OK, listen, please tell me she didn't model for this. I know she loves money, but there must be SOME level she won't poop to.

Baconzgood December 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

If it were truely Sarah Palin the shit would be spewing out of her mouth.

mayor_quimby December 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

This is awesome! Was it inspired by the mention on the No Reservations Xmas special last night? They talked about the shitting log with some Catalun folks. I had to rewind it to be sure I was hearing correctly, and the animation of kids beating a log until it shitted candy was very cool.
Also, the omitted Krampus animation has to be seen to be believed, I sent it to all my friends with kids. Do yourself a favor and view it here: http://gawker.com/5867091/travel-channel-pulls-to

Mumbletypeg December 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Whichever continental drifter is in Palin's crosshairs for denigrating her name– this idea belongs right up there in the great tradition of subversive pranks in the Yukon tradition of arctic "poetry slams" that brought you Ballad of the Ice-Worm Cocktail (you'll thank me.. I think) and other Robert Service mock-ups. I hope Sarah's notoriety-flagon isn't too overflowing to understand or accommodate this.

skoalrebel December 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Holy shit!

Baconzgood December 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

What's that she's shitting on? Reason?

slowhansolo December 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Grammar? Family values? That basketball player?

Biff December 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The Constitution, if given the chance?

ShaveTheWhales December 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Reason Shit-and-Run.

Joshua Norton December 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

You just know the Palinistas will all claim it's really Tina Fey.

tihond December 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

It can't be Sarah Lou, there's no tattoo on the ass.

GOPCrusher December 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Pull the shirt up a little further and you can see the tramp stamp that says "Insert Here".

GeorgiaBurning December 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Where's that flag pin?

Buzz Feedback December 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Thank Christ the relatives are Andalusian …

Baconzgood December 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I just want to say Tió de Nadal is freakin' unbeatable on clay.

sbj1964 December 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Great tradition I will add that to my festivus list.

slowhansolo December 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

That is quite a charming holiday tradition, but I still think Palin would make a better Krampus.

Biff December 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Too bad this didn't come out while she was still in office. She'd have to fill out so much paperwork for each one she received as a "gift"!

freakishlywrong December 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

The bigger question is what does she read while she's pooping?

actor212 December 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

The wall graffiti "For a hot time, call Todd"

YasserArraFeck December 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Pretty sure it's not newspapers

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 3:17 am

Oh, all of them, Katie.

FINALLY; it works!

mayor_quimby December 20, 2011 at 3:24 am

Kudos, for making it work, and with poop!

Steverino247 December 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Can't we just go straight to beating the shit out of her?

SorosBot December 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

This is good news for Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo.

LakeLucilleLoon December 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

He's been waiting for a mate for a long time.

comrad_darkness December 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

And they say the U.S. doesn't have any culture. I say, GOOD.

not that Dewey December 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I smell a new reality teevee show pitch…

Negligently_Joe December 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

My sister brought me back a caganero as a birthday present, from her semester abroad in Spain. I didn't know how to take it at first, and was vaguely offended, but now it adorns my toilet tank as a sort of mascot, or spirit totem.

Guppy December 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Between this art installation and this story, it's apparently Poop News Day in Europe.

Eve8Apples December 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

POO LIBEL!

Do they make those in the giant inflatable models because my lawn could use some winter fertilizer?

Ayn Rand Paul Tard December 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Christmas is a sacred time…for Sarah Palin to poop on!!!

owhatever December 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Palin pooped a puddle of pickled peppered peckers. Say it five times fast.

subsum December 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Si haig de dir-ho en català doncs que em cago en la Sarah Palin també.

JustPixelz December 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Sarah who? (admit it: you wish you could say the same thing)

Bonghits4Jesus December 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Sarah Ho.

mayor_quimby December 20, 2011 at 3:26 am

You can answer that in the poll ad at the right

GeorgiaBurning December 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Curse you Wonkette! I thought my shopping was mostly done, then you send that link. If they get here in time I'm sneaking a pooping Sarah and pooping Bush into creches at some of my wingnut associates' houses during the drunken revels.

DaRooster December 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I always thought she had more shit coming out of the other end.

IncenseDebate December 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

And I thought Sarah didn't give a shit.

WIDTAP December 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Everybody poops
or else they're and android
and should be destroyed.

VinnyThePooh December 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I always imagined she had Alaska fish and game parts stickin' outta her ass.

glamourdammerung December 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

POOP LIBEL!!11!!!!11!

chascates December 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

She's always been King Shit on Turd Island.

JackObin December 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

This is just wrong. Everyone knows shit comes out of her mouth, not her ass.

OldRedneck December 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Go to this link: http://www.caganer.com/caganers-renom-politics-in

You can buy caganers of Obama and Clinton each taking a shit.

user-of-owls December 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

The Catalans have got it all wrong. It should be a figurine of a piece of shit squatting over a Sarah Palin.

Negropolis December 14, 2011 at 3:09 am

All that I have for this is a well-placed: WTF?

Really, world, you are messed up. This is just plain weird.

tealsheart December 14, 2011 at 3:14 am

…Maybe her dad can add her droppings to his moose poop collection…

rocktonsam December 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

does the doll make my ass look fat?

FannyBurney December 14, 2011 at 8:48 am

So can I call her Governor Shittypants instead of Governor Quittypants?

Gomez571 December 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

She looks like the last frame of a Robot Chicken bit.

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