If the council’s going to ban the western Mediterranean’s take on the Smurf, the caganer, then as good socialists and advocates of a complete separation of church and state they should surely ban the whole damn Nativity scene. You’re not going to convince me that having a quiet poo behind Mayor Clos’ limo is more antisocial than two thousand years of repression, war, and lousy communion wine. (Here’s a cautionary proverb for the crapocrats: Qui de jove menja sardines, de vell caga les espines./Eat sardines when you’re young and you’ll sh*t bones when you’re old.)
- Caganers, nation, faith
“Shit, operating as the preeminent figure of self-alienation …, becomes a symbolic medium for questioning the place of the autonomous individual in new postcolonial societies.”
- Street organ gig Friday
La Llotja, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
- Bum-casting for Xmas tableau vivant
Free weekend in Andorra for best buttocks.
The state-sponsored Mediterranean Social Forum “demonstration” for “a conflict-free, peaceful Mediterranean” began with a huge punch-up between the Moroccans and the Saharouis, so I was reasonably optimistic that one of the post-march bands, Les Boukakes, would indeed stage a “sexual scene where many men masturbate on and give a ‘semen bath’ to a willing submissive” (and …