Photo: Piqué and Shakira's Cagatones
Far from being an insult, these figurines of the couple taking a poo, are meant to represent prosperity and good luck for the next year, as their droppings will ‘fertilize’ the 2012.
Nativity scenes in the Basque country are traditionally adorned with “Cagatones,” plaster figurines of popular characters bent over and going #2, which are meant to represent prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. Unusual and hard to believe but totally true.
The best sold Cagatón is apparently Lionel Messi bent over his Golden Ball Award. Spongebob, a children’s favorite, comes in a close number 2.
These and many more cagatones are available online at http://www.caganer.com/
This year’s favorites are sure to be Colombian singer and Latin Grammy Person of the Year Shakira, and her boyfriend, Barcelona FC Defense Gerard Piqué.
Did we hear you say waka-waka?