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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Boldly going...

From AP:
An online casino has a piece of Capt. Kirk.

Actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000, with the money going to a housing charity, it was announced Tuesday.

Shatner reached agreement Monday to sell the stone to

"This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?" he said in a telephone interview. is noted for its collection of oddities, which includes a partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary.
This, then, is the 2006 solution to homelessness. People who probably can't afford to gamble do so online. The money goes to, which uses it to buy disgusting memorabilia from a celebrity, who passes it on to Jimmy Carter to build houses for the poor.

Meanwhile, the online gamblers probably can't pay the rent and become homeless. Celebrities sell tumors, appendices, moles, polyps and bunions to build houses for them. The cycle is complete.

Also, I have to wonder: What was on the part of the cheese sandwich which WAS eaten? Something about the Virgin Mary that some hungry Catholic wanted to make sure never saw the light of day? And how long will it take before someone notices how much Shatner's kidney stone looks like Jesus?