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Pope Benedict has been caught with his pants down in an annual Catalonian holiday tradition — Caganers, small statues which depict celebrities and public figures defecating.

AFP reports:

"As in previous years, the personalities with the highest media profiles are generally the best sellers. Last year, US President Barack Obama and France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were among the top stars. This year, Barcelona's Argentine footballer Messi, who won the Golden Boot award as last season's top scorer in Europe's domestic leagues, is expected to be big, said Marc Alos, a member of the Alos-Pla family which produces the hand-painted figurines at its factory near Barcelona. For children, Messi, whose caganer has just been reissued, will be competing with popular television cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants, a newcomer this year. 'Michael Jackson will be also be highly sought after this year,' as will the pope, who visited Spain this month, said Alos. Other new figurines include the Dalai Lama, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and Formula One driver Fernando Alonso in his new Ferrari colours."

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  1. Captures the essence of the man perfectly.

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 22, 2010 11:56:19 AM


  2. Catalonian Christmas is shitty all around.

    In addition to the caganers, Catalonian children get candy and small presents from the Tió de Nadal — basically, a yule log with a face. To do so, they beat it with sticks while chanting "poop, log, poop!"

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 22, 2010 11:56:23 AM


  3. Very fitting, but if they wanted to make it more authentic, they would have had shit coming out his ears and his eyes all brown. He is so full of shit it should come out of every orifice.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 22, 2010 12:06:35 PM


  4. As if Jewish, Muslim or even Buddhist clerics are any better.

    Posted by: George | Nov 22, 2010 12:26:05 PM


  5. Catholics don't kill people for being gay, but some other global religions do. Why don't you pick on them for a while.

    Posted by: Brad | Nov 22, 2010 12:57:23 PM


  6. George/Brad:

    Some of the comments might be critical of the Pope, but nothing about this post is. In Catalonia, "celebrity" caganers are generally not thought of as criticism or mockery. You usually only find them of celebrities people actually like.

    Catalonia has some unusual traditions, but there's really nothing hateful about the caganers at all.

    Posted by: Dave | Nov 22, 2010 1:15:46 PM


  7. @BRAD: Catholics don't kill directly, but, they do foster an environment wherever they are that is very conducive to violence and discrimination against Gays.

    Of course,most religions do have elements that foster that same environment in addition to outright murder in some religions.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Nov 22, 2010 1:17:11 PM


  8. The Catholic church also kills by encouraging the populations of third-world countries to reproduce at an unsustainable rate. The Pope really is a Poop.

    Posted by: LAXJFK | Nov 22, 2010 1:36:48 PM


  9. Mo-ohamad shitting a bomb would be cool.

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 22, 2010 2:46:19 PM


  10. Holy shit! They've even got Darth Vader & Elvis!

    http://www.caganer.com/index.php

    Posted by: MoJo | Nov 22, 2010 3:06:11 PM


  11. Sarah Palin... please... Sarah Palin!

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 23, 2010 1:52:40 AM


  12. very appropiate

    Posted by: Stephen | Nov 23, 2010 6:35:11 AM


  13. The catholics do kill people, they just do it indirectly and in the name of god.

    Posted by: John | Nov 23, 2010 8:24:00 AM


  14. Catholicism Kills the Soul of Young GLBT people.

    Posted by: John Normile | Aug 15, 2012 6:25:38 PM


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