December 7, 2009

Lady Gaga’s Reindeer Hat & Miller Park Zoo’s Reindeer Dung

Lady Gaga Reindeer Hat, Dung Necklace, J. Crew T-ShirtThis past weekend, Lady Gaga got into the holiday spirit with a reindeer hat, her trademark fishnets and a see-through rubber coat-dress to have drinks at London’s Mayfair Hotel.

Strange? Yes. Shocking? No.

Much stranger are the necklaces at Miller Park Zoo‘s ZOOtique gift shop. They’re made with reindeer dung!

Each “Gem,” as the Bloomington, Illinois zoo refers to the droppings, is dehydrated, sanitized and painted—and it’s developed with a tale from retired zoo superintendent John Tobias.  It’s a pretty cute story:

John’s grandmother use to gather her grandchildren and take them outside on Christmas Eve to scatter home­made chocolate chips. She would tell the children that the chips would attract Santa and his reindeer to their home, because the reindeer would know that other reindeer had already visited and left droppings…

I just don’t know how I feel about wearing feces around my neck.

I much prefer wearing a beaded reindeer on my chest. The J. Crew reindeer tee is sold out online, but I saw a bunch when I was at the San Diego store last weekend. Now I regret not buying one.


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  1. Twisted Tina commented:

    I dunno, I think I just might wear reindeer poo over that see thru rubber dress, which clearly stinks worse! LOL! At least she’s …. interesting.

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