Or it might have been the right one

Back in the Seventies, I actually heard a guy say he’d give his left nut for a Datsun Z.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t this guy, though:

Mark Parisi declared on CBS’s show The Doctors he will be donating one of his testicles to medical science for US$35,000 so he can buy himself a new Nissan 370[Z].

I’m not even going to ask what I’d have to give up for that new Maserati Ghibli.

(Via Autoblog.)







8 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    2 December 2013 · 8:14 pm

    I wonder how much a nearly-worn-out ovary would net….

    (probably a Chevy economy-box with a bum transmission)

  2. CGHill »

    2 December 2013 · 8:35 pm

    Probably have to throw in a Fallopian tube.

  3. McGehee »

    3 December 2013 · 8:26 am

    He can get $35,000 for a testicle, but try selling a kidney for $200 and the guy you took it from gets all up in your face.

  4. fillyjonk »

    3 December 2013 · 8:51 am

    McGehee: you iced him too well when you left him in the hotel bathtub.

  5. Jennifer »

    3 December 2013 · 10:07 am

    I don’t think that counts as donating. That’s straight up selling.

  6. McGehee »

    3 December 2013 · 2:24 pm

    I probably should have unplugged the room phone too. Next time…

  7. canadienne »

    3 December 2013 · 11:07 pm

    I read this a couple times and am curious about a number of things.
    1. Who buys the testicles? “Medical Science” covers a lot of different disciplines. Who knew such a market existed?
    2. What do they want them for?
    3. How is the price established? If everybody wants a Nissan 370(Z) and starts offering testicles, will that bring the price down? Would be a shame to sell a testicle and only get a Yaris.
    4. Why is the (Z) in brackets?

  8. CGHill »

    3 December 2013 · 11:34 pm

    [Z] is in brackets there because it belongs there — it is, in fact, the 370Z — but it wasn’t part of the original blockquote.

    And I have no idea how the prices are determined. Besides, I’m supposed to be donating my body to science fiction.

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