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. [ via Metafilter]

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  • Barb

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

  • This poo is cold

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Sarah Palin, international turd-dropper.

    • flamingpdog

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

  • 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

    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

    That looks more like Roger Ebert.

    • Not_So_Much

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

    • Boehneriffic

      Puts a different spin on "thumbs up".

      • NorthStarSpanx

        Roger Ebert has a better speaking voice.

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

    • NorthStarSpanx

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

  • memzilla

    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

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

  • OurHoboSenator

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

  • flamingpdog

    Dude, how much is that in Ameros?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    (“shit log”)

    Isn't this a redundancy?

  • jakegittes

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

    • edgydrifter

      The Gingrich poop requires it's own figurine.

  • Generation[redacted]

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

    • OurHoboSenator

      All of them, Katie.

    • Not_So_Much

      Just like herpes.

    • Guppy


  • Beowoof

    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.

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

    • Boehneriffic


    • flamingpdog

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

  • Pragmatist2

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

  • freakishlywrong

    Alt text is delicious.

    • proudgrampa

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

      But I get the sentiment.

  • edgydrifter

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

    • MrFizzy

      a little looser

      • Dashboard Buddha

        …from a big loser

        • proudgrampa


  • Bluestatelibel

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

    • GunToting[Redacted]

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

  • TheMightyHaltor

    The figurine quits midway through December?

  • HempDogbane

    *Additional shit sold separately.

    • Not_So_Much

      I'll bet it has an endless supply.

  • Beetagger

    Gimme another Yule Log Sarah, and step on it!

  • Joshua Norton

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

    Sounds like a typical Saturday night in any Alaskan barroom.

  • Redhead

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

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

  • freakishlywrong

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

  • El Pinche

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

  • flamingpdog

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

    • not that Dewey

      "Yes we caganer"

  • Major Thom

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

    • flamingpdog

      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

      The official Mittens caganer has him poop in a bucket.

      • tessiee

        At the fudge factory.

    • LakeLucilleLoon

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

  • Triumph the insult comic dog approves.

  • Mondo_Cane

    Ladies and Gentlemen – The Aristocrats!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      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

        Jose Feliciano Libel!

    • proudgrampa

      My favorite is the Grim Reaper. His shit is white!

  • prommie

    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

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

      • GOPCrusher

        I submit the "Sarah Palin Paper Ass Gasket".

  • Blueb4sunrise


    Toulouse-Lautrec shits on the beach

    • Dashboard Buddha

      That poor bastard was born to lose.

  • SayItWithWookies

    "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

      How mavericky.

    • Dashboard Buddha

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

    • Biff


    • Steverino247

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

    • not that Dewey

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

    • Negligently_Joe

      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

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

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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

    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

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

    • LesPaultard

      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

      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.

    • "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.)

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

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

    • Steverino247

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


      Du scheiss!

      Du scheiss mich!

  • Who is Sarah Poopin, I mean Palin?

  • slithytoves

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

  • Tundra Grifter

    Does Ole Newt get two Nativity Scenes?

    • *polite golf clap*

      Oh, nicely played!


      • Tundra Grifter

        Thank you very much.

    • Dashboard Buddha

      Well done, sir…well done!

      • Tundra Grifter

        Thank you.

  • Tundra Grifter

    W Jr.:

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

  • 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

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

  • mayor_quimby

    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:

  • 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

    Holy shit!

  • Baconzgood

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

    • Grammar? Family values? That basketball player?

      • Biff

        The Constitution, if given the chance?

    • ShaveTheWhales

      Reason Shit-and-Run.

  • Joshua Norton

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

    • tihond

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

      • GOPCrusher

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

      • GeorgiaBurning

        Where's that flag pin?

  • Buzz Feedback

    Thank Christ the relatives are Andalusian …

  • Baconzgood

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

  • sbj1964

    Great tradition I will add that to my festivus list.

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

  • Biff

    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

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

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

    • YasserArraFeck

      Pretty sure it's not newspapers

    • Negropolis

      Oh, all of them, Katie.

      FINALLY; it works!

      • mayor_quimby

        Kudos, for making it work, and with poop!

  • Steverino247

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

  • SorosBot

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

    • LakeLucilleLoon

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

  • comrad_darkness

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

  • not that Dewey

    I smell a new reality teevee show pitch…

  • Negligently_Joe

    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

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

  • Eve8Apples


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

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

  • owhatever

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

  • subsum

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

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

    • Bonghits4Jesus

      Sarah Ho.

    • mayor_quimby

      You can answer that in the poll ad at the right

  • GeorgiaBurning

    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

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

  • IncenseDebate

    And I thought Sarah didn't give a shit.


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

  • VinnyThePooh

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

  • POOP LIBEL!!11!!!!11!

  • chascates

    She's always been King Shit on Turd Island.

  • JackObin

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

  • OldRedneck

    Go to this link:

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

  • user-of-owls

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

  • Negropolis

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

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

  • tealsheart

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

  • rocktonsam

    does the doll make my ass look fat?

  • FannyBurney

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

  • Gomez571

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

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