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Old 11-14-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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November 15, 2007: Caganer - the defecator in the Catalan Nativity scene








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“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.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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Mr. Hanky, the Christmas Poo!
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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"Twas the night before Christmas and out on the lawn, the wisemen were using my kretsch for a john".
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #4
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This is great. My sis-in-law in NZ will be VERY pleased that I sent her this link.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #5
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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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....
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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Awww, speaking of poo - you know how snow cones are made?

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #9
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I'm just waiting for someone to 'shop a "Caganator" terminator-like defecation.

Waiting, but hoping NOT!
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:47 PM   #10
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What does it mean when someone says "meta post" before they post?
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:53 PM   #11
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"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.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:39 PM   #12
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Grandmother is doing a whopper.
And the policeman is doing a doughnut!
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:32 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:57 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:21 PM   #15
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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!
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