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Yes We Can... Poop

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 9, 2012 11:20PM

You know what would really brighten up your traditional nativity scene this year? A ceramic figurine of the commander in chief dropping deuce in the manger. This depiction of President Barack Obama was created out of respect for the man, not to mock him.

This is a "caganer," which is Catalan for "the shitter." It is Catalan tradition to hide these figurines in a traditional nativity scene and invite friends to look for the poopers. It is a symbol of fertility and good fortune, and it "unites us in our most basic needs." They say it is an honor to be represented. In fact on the same site as the Obama caganer pictured above, you can purchase figurines of George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

From a 2008 AFP article:

"The caganer is a very loved and respected figure on the typical Catalan nativity scene," caganer maker Ana Maria Pla says on her website. "It is not a joke, but quite the opposite, it is a tribute to the person, trade, or activity it represents."

[Via Sun-Times]