Saturday, April 9, 2011
Giants and Nativity Shitters oh my!
I remember watching my first Paris-Roubaix and seeing these enormous figures in the background. I was like, what the hell are these! Well it turns out that many cities in the North of Europe have patron Giants that look over an protect their region!
Some of said Giants. My family line is actually from Nord-pas-de-Calais, thus my affinity towards tall people.
I think I am in love with the Catalonians. They are crazy. Their Nativities feature a guy (El Caganer) taking a dump in the corner! Evidently when crazy holy ordeals are going down, they believe people are still keepin it real doin everyday stuff — like taking a dump.
The Catalonians also have a Christmas log that poops presents!
Germans have a book of fairy tales that scare children into submission! The book is called "Der Struwwelpeter". Don't suck your thumb, play with matches or be slovenly!