Unfortunately, we at the Consumerist missed this last week, preventing us from actually posting it in our Morning Deal’s Round-Up – maybe one of you guys could have outbid. But coming soon to Golden Palace (appropriate, given the method of evacuation), a piece of William Shatner. Specifically, his passed kidneystone.
Imagine, only $25,000 dollars to own the jagged concretion forcibly pushed out of Captain Kirk’s urethra! Of course, there’s a lot of things you can do with an item like this. Putting it in a sling shot and shooting Leonard Nimoy right in the middle of the forehead comes to mind. Putting it in a bag of your favorite Trekkie’s Goldfish crackers is another.
Shatner seems to have a good sense of humor about it too:
The stone was so big, Shatner said, “you’d want to wear it on your finger.”
“If you subjected it to extreme heat, it might turn out to be a diamond,” he added.
Shatner said the idea of selling the stone came up after “Boston Legal” raised $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. With the money for the stone, Shatner said there is about enough funding to build half a house.
GoldenPalace.com originally offered $15,000 for the stone but Shatner turned it down, noting that his “Star Trek” tunics have commanded more than $100,000. His counteroffer was accepted.
You know you’re a star when you can buy half a house for something that you fished out of your toilet one morning.