And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and corn.
Why do I never have any money?
I am seriously considering buying this for my father.
OMG, I think we have the same father, this is exactly what I was just thinking.
I like it better lying on its side – “the poop that defied gravity” should be a Christmas miracle.
Holy shit! These are a thing!
It gets even better, there’s another Catalan Xmas tradition about a log that you feed every day until Christmas then it shits out presents! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tió_de_Nadal
This changed my life.
You want to know what’s scarier than the fact this exists? The fact it’s actually a really popular tradition in areas of Spain, Portugal, and Italy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caganer
The best part is they sell all sorts of them now. You can get pretty much any cartoon character you want. The biggest one is located in Italy every year though.
It was the Hello Kitty caganer that got me laughing.
somebody needs to make a Ecce Homo Restored one…
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Why is it “scary”? Welcome to Europe and centuries old traditions that don’t harm anyone.
*is portuguese and offended*
is (of Azorean) portuguese (descent), and just thinking WTF??? P.S. and has had enough vodka to log in and respond to this bizarre posting (not 888mph’s but the original WTF)! yay chourico!
Please don’t be offended by our surprise that pooping characters exist. We just don’t know shit about tradition.
My dad’s from Portugal. I thought this was disgusting. Tradition doesn’t necessarily make something is sacred or impervious to criticism. It feels so good to say that after Christmas!
(disregard the extra “is”)
It’s the use of the word “scary” that pissed me off. I couldn’t care less for the figurine, even if I find it hilarious that something that costs 2€ plus 3€ shipping is being sold for $36.
Call me crazy, but to me a scary tradition is to be able to buy guns anywhere and take them anywhere, including a school.
Scary is less about what it’s doing and more about the “quality” of the craftsmanship.
What the fuck is wrong with you? how dare you compare tragedies like school shootings to people making fun of your precious shitting figurine?
If you’re not just trolling you ARE crazy, sick, and scary. Adjust your fucking priorities and seek professional help.
Holy literal shit.
Regretsy is nothing if not educational.
I had no idea. None. I’ve lead such a sheltered life. The only…interesting…statue I’ve ever heard about was Manneken Pis. You’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, and this is it for me, for Christmas Eve.
Now THAT would make a hell of a Christmas present, a set of salt and pepper shakers. Caganer could crap pepper out of his ass and Manneken Pis can provide the salt!
I *highly* recommend a google search for “Takashi Murakami statue”.
My personal favourite is the Pope one.
Also here are some excellent Caganer:
Funny that people seem to be coming over all eeeeuw over a well-established southern European tradition. Still it is a bit odd, I suppose.
why do they say “large” when it obviously isn’t?
“In excrement deo Glooooooooria”
Once again, 666 Lake of Fire Terraces, 4th Circle, Hell. Red house, screams of agony emanating from within. See you there!
We’re neighbors! I’m 667!
OK, you’re across the street of lava since you have an odd number address but our hellspawn will be in Scouts together.
What? Tintin poops? There goes my childhood…
I’m disturbed by the fact that Snowy’s poop appears to be white. Like, I don’t care if he has white fur; his poop isn’t turning white until it’s been sitting there for a week, minimum.
If I were crass enough to own and display these (which I almost am) I think I’d get the Pope and Spongebob so I could place them together for Maximum Sacrilege(tm).
I can’t decide which one I like best. Einstein looks mildly pleased to have crapped out a log, the queen looks a bit constipated, and look at how stylish MJ looks! Whee-hee!
He’s wearing two white gloves though. That ain’t right.
One’s for wiping and will be discarded.
I like how the poop is color-coordinated – Snowy’s is white, SpongeBob’s is yellow. And I’m sure the Queen’s has no smell.
Something about the legacy we leave behind, I suppose.
Do they have an all-mac-n-cheese diet over there in Italy?
Thank god the Downthumb Grinch is here! It’s a fucking Christmas miracle!
I thumbed you up, Matt. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, Melagrana!
Thumb, they told me, down thumba-thumb thumb.
I am a poor-excuse-for-a-human – down-thumba- thumb thumb.
I’m typing this on my phone with literal thumbs in a bar after having a few. RESPECT, BITCHES!! (It took 10 minutes)
Merry Christmas, drunk Zippy!
Back attcha, hopefully-at-least-tipsy Mel!
You should be reassured, Matt! Wouldn’t you be lonely at this point if your downthumber ever left?
Don’t poo poo this – it will be the gift that keeps regifting…filled with tons of subtext!!
SO HELP ME IF ONE OF YOU MOTHERFUCKERS OUTBIDS ME
I could Google it, but I would really love for one of you scholars to edify me as to the significance of the pooping shepherd.
Well, according to the tradition…this guy was the one unfortunate idiot stuck on the toilet when Jesus was born. Now Italians make fun of him every year and one city even has a giant statue of this about the size of a one story house. Welcome to Europe folks. Enjoy your stay.
If Mary could pop a baby through her virgin hymen and very shortly thereafter receive company, you can ignore the turtle head long enough to pop in for a “Hey howyadoin’, nice baby! Gotta get back to the shi…eep” so as to avoid eternal butt shaming.
Anyone else besides me get a chuckle when they ‘logged’ out?
Iiiiii’m dreaming of a whiiiiite shitmas…
This seems to be a literal interpretation of what Precious Moments are ironically.
But why the fuck is it orange?!!?! If your shit is Cheez Whiz, you need to see a fucking doctor STAT.
Though I think I can predict the diagnosis…
Jingle bells, pooping elves
Selling on eBay
Are these the elves
Sitting on the shelves
Watching you night and da-ay?
I can honestly say this is one figurine my mom never had in her manger scene. Clearly, her cultural knowledge was lacking (we lived in a small town in Iowa, we’d never even heard of Catalan). I don’t think she would’ve been offended by it, though. We had various plastic farm animals from we kids toys in the scene(including pigs, which were definitely not Kosher), as well as a Pilgrim man and woman made out of corn husks. My mother wasn’t what you’d call a purist.
“We’re gonna need more Frankincense in here.”
That was very myrrh-thful!
Unguent out on a limb and agreeing.
Once again, you were my salve-ation
You’re spreading it on thick.
The face of the figurine is so disturbing…there’s a Regretsy Math in there somewhere, dammit.
He was immediately recognizable to me:
Let the Jack Klugman Tragicrafting commence!!!!!
Messy Christmas and Crappy New Year!
Watch from 6:10 –
Now that’s a bomb.
p.s.- Are we not getting any more posts until 2013? This is making my work day pretty boring.
I know how you feel about the posting forecast.
I feel like I discovered this site a little late. It seems like they’re just phoning it in at this point. I guess all good things come to an end at some point, right?
I’ve resorted to playing Words With Friends, with strangers.
I can’t do that. The setup of this site is so well suited to how I have down-time at my job. I can just type my lame joke and walk away, then come back and enjoy the downthumbs any time I want.
Upthumbs from some of us!
I was just kidding. I just get downthumbs from my one or two superfans.
What about you? Do you work or are you at home?
Work. But I’ve been in bed with flu for 3 days now, so entertainment has been crucial.
That includes you and your superfan’s battle of opposing thumbs.
It’s been 2 days. Did you two get a room? Was there any free food or drinks you didn’t scarf down? Tiny chocolates? Did you guys use up the bathroom stuff?
Matt hogged all the conditioner!
I’m guessing they just took a few days off. It is holiday time after all. That’s what most people do.
Oh, hi, I gave your baby Jesus a blumpkin for Christmas.
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