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   sandypossum  Wednesday Nov 14 08:24 AM

November 15, 2007: Caganer - the defecator in the Catalan Nativity scene








From Wikipedia:

“In Catalonia, as well as in the rest of Spain and in most of Italy and Southern France, the traditional Christmas decoration is a large model of the city of Bethlehem, similar to the Nativity scenes of the English-speaking world, but encompassing the entire city rather than just the typical manger scene. The Catalans have added an extra character that is not found in the manger scenes of any other culture. In addition to Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Shepherds and company, Catalans have the character known as the Caganer. This extra little character is often tucked away in some corner of the model, typically nowhere near the manger scene, where he is not easily noticed. There is a good reason for his obscure position in the display, for "caganer" translates from Catalan to English as "defecator", and that is exactly what this little statue is doing — defecating.”

You can buy them here – there’s something to please or offend everybody. They have Santa, Buddha, angels, famous sports people, politicians (yep, Dubya is there, but unfortunately not such a good likeness) – all doing a poo for Christmas. Grandmother is doing a whopper.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Nov 14 08:52 AM

Mr. Hanky, the Christmas Poo!



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Nov 14 09:46 AM

"Twas the night before Christmas and out on the lawn, the wisemen were using my kretsch for a john".



Shawnee123  Wednesday Nov 14 10:07 AM

This is great. My sis-in-law in NZ will be VERY pleased that I sent her this link.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Nov 14 11:34 AM

All you Aussies mess with my head, living in the future and whatnot.



ZenGum  Wednesday Nov 14 12:12 PM

META POST

One consequence of the New Public IotD is that those in far forward time zones will have the edge in posting each day. I wonder if, over time, it will shift the content of the IotD forum, and maybe influence the make-up and nature of the cellar a little, since many Dwellers were drawn in by the IotD, myself included. We shall see, we shall see....



jester  Wednesday Nov 14 12:14 PM

Awww, speaking of poo - you know how snow cones are made?

Attachment 15777



Clodfobble  Wednesday Nov 14 12:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum
One consequence of the New Public IotD is that those in far forward time zones will have the edge in posting each day. I wonder if, over time, it will shift the content of the IotD forum, and maybe influence the make-up and nature of the cellar a little, since many Dwellers were drawn in by the IotD, myself included. We shall see, we shall see....
Personally, I bet not--for one thing, there's no rule that says you can't have more than one a day, and for another, you guys are so far in the future that there is still plenty of time for an American to post an image for the 14th. And if you think any of us will remember a whole 24 hours from now that an image for the 15th has "already" been posted, you are sadly overestimating our attention spans.


Cloud  Wednesday Nov 14 12:37 PM

I'm just waiting for someone to 'shop a "Caganator" terminator-like defecation.

Waiting, but hoping NOT!



Shawnee123  Wednesday Nov 14 12:47 PM

What does it mean when someone says "meta post" before they post?



Clodfobble  Wednesday Nov 14 12:53 PM

"Meta" generally means "referring to itself." (Hence the forum called Cellar Meta which are the topics about the messageboard itself.) Zen was posting about the IOTD in general instead of today's image.



Sundae  Wednesday Nov 14 02:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandypossum View Post
Grandmother is doing a whopper.
And the policeman is doing a doughnut!


HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Nov 14 05:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
This is great. My sis-in-law in NZ will be VERY pleased that I sent her this link.
I think she'd be much more pleased if you sent her a Caganator.


sandypossum  Wednesday Nov 14 07:57 PM

META POST!
Wow, I wake up to this! Not the Caganers, I mean about me having dated the thread 15 November. I did hesitate when I dated it, then finally figured I may as well use my own time zone. And then I thought - buggrit - may as well use the date format we usually use as well (15 November 2007) but I see it has been converted back to the US style. By the way, when I posted it, the pictures only showed as an attachment number. Did I do something wrong? And how did it get fixed?



Undertoad  Wednesday Nov 14 08:21 PM

It's all good! I saw what you did there, and fixed it up. The attachments are fine, except that they aren't visible on the blog view, so I put them into a hosted image format. As for the date, we could have a discussion. Either way, thanks for posting an excellent IotD!



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Nov 14 08:28 PM

UT - have you considered using ISO 8601 standard date format (YYYY-MM-DD)?

November 15, 2007 -> 2007-11-15

This allows you to sort by date easier.

Here's a link where the date format is discussed.



Undertoad  Wednesday Nov 14 09:59 PM

I believe in that standard, and I use it often, but here the date used in a more human way, the way one actually consumes months and days.

People are not sort-friendly, nor should they ever be.



Elspode  Wednesday Nov 14 11:18 PM

Okay, so the Wikipedia explains *what* the caganer is, but...*why* is this character present? Is it just for a little added humor, or is there some more serious shit involved?



sandypossum  Thursday Nov 15 01:16 AM

Elspode, it's something to do with bringing the family/village good fortune; bringing fertility to the land in the coming year, and therefore good crops etc. Maybe it has a pagan history to it, and got integrated into the Christian festival. I'm pretty sure some of our more common Xmas rituals are pagan leftovers too, although I can't remember which.

I also found this lovely article from BoingBoing about related pooey Catalan Christmas traditions.



Scriveyn  Thursday Nov 15 03:08 AM

... and the angels s---ing ...

(How much room for angel poo on the tip of a needle?)



Spexxvet  Thursday Nov 15 08:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
... the way one actually consumes months and days...
Interesting concept. I never considered it tht way....


ZenGum  Thursday Nov 15 11:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandypossum View Post
SNIP
I'm pretty sure some of our more common Xmas rituals are pagan leftovers too, although I can't remember which.
Pretty much all of them! Bunnies and eggs, holly and mistletoe, full moons and equinoxes and solstices .... go figure.

Ohh another Ostray-yun. Gedday mate. Crikey, three Victorians eh?


Nikolai  Sunday Nov 18 02:16 PM

Same shit, different Christmas



Gravdigr  Friday Nov 23 01:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
Okay, so the Wikipedia explains *what* the caganer is, but...*why* is this character present? Is it just for a little added humor, or is there some more serious shit involved?
In a month you too will wish that you could just take a shit and be done w/Xmas.


ZenGum  Saturday Dec 8 11:22 AM

Attachment 16077

Quote:
Mud figures, of President George W. Bush, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, known as "caganer" (defecator in Catalan language) are sold at the Santa Llucia Christmas market in central Barcelona December 4, 2007. Catalans create Christmas Nativity scenes using models and hide the figures, known as "caganer" or defecator in Catalan, in them before inviting friends to find the figures. Catalans believe the "caganer", by creating faeces, fertilises the earth and brings prosperity and luck for the coming year.



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