William Shatner’s Kidney Stone Worth 25 G’s

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.


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  1. tomdobb says:

    Does GoldenPalace have a museum of all the crap they buy in their office lobby? I know they’re only buying these things for the publicity, but what do they do with it all afterwards?

  2. If you squint, it kinda looks like the Starship Enterprise.

  3. People Paula says:

    If you can harvest DNA from that thing, it might turn out to be a good investment…

  4. mrscolex says:

    I like fishes cuz they’re so delicious…

    Am I the only person who thought of that?

  5. Smoking Pope says:

    >>>The stone was so big, Shatner said, “you’d want to wear it on your finger.”

    I seriously doubt that.