Hoarders star selling poop holiday ornament: perfect

Matt Paxton, one of the featured organizers on A&E’s Hoarders, caught my attention almost two years ago with four words: “a mouse pooped on this.” He does more than just shovel shit, of course, which is why I grew to appreciate his contributions.

Matt and his Clutter Cleaner partner Cabell Hatchett (who has the best name ever) are selling a holiday ornament adorned with the name of Matt’s book and podcast, and that features a big pile of poop. It’s not a strict representation of the poop on the show, alas: it’s not in a bucket or piled in a toilet or stuffed into a jug. Instead, it’s stylized poop, so perhaps a little more appropriate for your Christmas Tree, Hanukkah Bush, Festivus Pole, or whatever you celebrate with.

It’s about $21 with shipping and they’ll autograph it or include a note to a gift recipient if you’d like. Maybe, “Oh holy shit”?

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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