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”?

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