Here at Digital Trends, we approve of deep and sincere commitment to motoring. We believe a man’s (or woman’s) love of cars should be more than just a hobby. We feel it should be a lifestyle – one that requires sacrifice. This is why car lovers buy Italian and British cars that very rarely ‘work’.
But one man has taken sacrifice for motoring to a new, dark place. Mark Parisi is – drumroll please – selling one of his testicles, so that he can buy a new Nissan 370Z.
So obviously our first question was, “This is November right? Not April Fools?” But apparently Mr. Parisi is serious about this. He appeared on CBS show The Doctors –apparently a show that exists – and told the hosts that he is ‘donating’ one of his testicles for medical research for the sale price of $35,000.
This not only brings up questions about the meaning of ‘donate’, but also Mr. Parisi’s sanity. First the points in his favor: $35,000 is not an insignificant amount of money, and, from the looks of him, Parisi may not be using that testicle all that much. In that sense, the transaction is a smart one.
Where things fall apart a little is that, well, it’s one of his testicles. I don’t know about you folks, but my ‘wedding tackle’ is pretty important to me and it’s kind of nice having a backup. The other big issue is that he wants a Nissan 370Z, which means he is clearly a lunatic.
The 370Z is a perfectly good sports car; it’s fun to drive, makes a pretty good noise, and looks the part. But it is not worth a testicle, especially for a slightly doughy man in the midst of a midlife crisis.
We have all heard of men overcompensating with cars, but this may be a case where the car is literally compensation for diminished shall we say “genital capacity.”
If it were me, I would be selling my gallbladder for a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.
What body parts would you sell and for what car? Tell us in the comments.