November 29th, 2008 17:00 EST
Christmas Ornaments Made From Reindeer Dung
The typical gift shop at a zoo will sell stuffed tigers and other crap, but the Miller Park Zoo`s gift shop really does sell crap.
"The Christmas ornaments for sale at the Miller Park Zoo`s gift shop are partly manufactured by reindeer. Honest!
Staffers make decorations out of droppings from the zoo`s two reindeer, Ealu and Rika. The droppings are dried, then clear-coated and either painted or rolled in glitter."
The Associated Press
We all have to put up with a lot of crap at work, but at least we don`t have to actually handle the stinky stuff.
I think I will stick with the strings of popcorn and tinsel, with two cats and two dogs my house already smells kind of funky. I last thing I need is reindeer droppings in the mix; I already use two cans of air freshener every month.
We all love novelty gifts, but I`d rather get that silly frog that croons Christmas songs than reindeer dung disguised as a Christmas ornament.
The reindeer droppings are not cheap, they go for $5 a pop. I wouldn`t pay $5 for a couple of reindeer steaks; I sure as heck ain`t gonna pay that much for their excrement.
The reindeer droppings are marketed as "magical reindeer gem ornaments". A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and crap is crap regardless what fancy name you give it.