When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

07 December 2008

Toilet humor

Winning the US presidency has also made Barack Obama the star of a centuries-old Christmas tradition in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain -- but it's a dubious honour he might prefer not to have.

The US president-elect is the top seller among this year's "caganers", ceramic figurines which show affectionate disrespect for famous personalities from home and abroad.

They have been sold in Catalonia around Christmas since the 18th century, when they were placed in nativity scenes in the hope of bringing good luck and a rich harvest.

But the statuettes show the personalities with their trousers down in the act of defecating.
"Cheeky" Spanish tradition brings toilet humor at Christmas - AFP via Yahoo Philippines News

The picture is... priceless. "Yes we can."

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