William Shatner at the Emmy awards in 2005

The next time you think about “going to great pains” to get noticed, don’t undertake that enterprise literally.

Our friends at Golden Palace have once again added a pop-culture treasure to their vast vault of auction bounty:

Captian Kirk’s kidney stone.


As painful as that sounds, it’s actually a win-win-win.  Shatner gets another boost of weirdness to attatch to his re-invigorated career.  Golden Palace once again gets not-entirely-free-but-worth-more-than-they-paid-for publicity.  Habitat for Humanity (supported by the cast of “Boston Legal“) walks away with $25,000, and the free publicity generated by this Bermuda Triangle of medical-waste disposal.

(Sorry.  I just couldn’t pass this by.)