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(Gawker)   Husband asking people on the street for a kidney for his wife gets one   (gawker.com) divider line 55
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2013-09-05 05:04:27 PM
Fantastic news. Read about this guy some time ago.  Am I bad for wishing it had come from some random passerby, though?  That would have been far more amusing.
 
2013-09-05 05:40:36 PM
I'm happy for them and all, but I'm telling you, I'm never going in that Candy Mountain Cave again.
 
2013-09-05 08:06:11 PM
Should have just killed a drifter.
 
2013-09-05 09:14:38 PM
Damnit.

Trying to think of a kidney related pun, but I can't and it's pissing me off.
 
2013-09-05 10:33:09 PM

Lev_Astov: Fantastic news. Read about this guy some time ago.  Am I bad for wishing it had come from some random passerby, though?  That would have been far more amusing.


As opposed to someone who saw it on the news?  It's still pretty random.
 
2013-09-05 10:40:23 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Damnit.

Trying to think of a kidney related pun, but I can't and it's pissing me off.


Huh, that one didn't get filtered.
 
2013-09-05 10:40:31 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Damnit.

Trying to think of a kidney related pun, but I can't and it's pissing me off.


I think you'll find that a good kidney pun is just a stone's throw away.
 
2013-09-05 10:41:14 PM
I'm taking my organs with me, that family never did anything for me.
 
2013-09-05 10:43:06 PM
And another thing, I guess a sappy story is license to rip off a headline and get a green.

/being that guy
 
2013-09-05 10:44:27 PM
Funny enough, this same strategy works when you ask people on the street for some dick.
 
2013-09-05 10:44:29 PM
birth of the couple's third child.
 her husband of 56 years


Wut?
 
2013-09-05 10:45:11 PM
Awwww! What a touching story. He's a great husband.

If I had a life-threatening kidney disease and no one in my family was a suitable match, I'd like to think my wife would do the same for me. In reality, she'd probably just try to sell all my stuff on Craigslist and convert my home office into a yoga studio.
 
2013-09-05 10:47:15 PM

Texas Gabe: And another thing, I guess a sappy story is license to rip off a headline and get a green.

/being that guy


Who cares?

Half the headlines on here come directly from the article themselves. You act as if this is some serious news site or something.
 
2013-09-05 10:47:35 PM
He's a good husband. I would have just hooked her up to dialysis and gone looking for something new.
 
2013-09-05 10:57:36 PM
This is how I got my penis upgraded.
 
2013-09-05 11:00:46 PM

tricycleracer: birth of the couple's third child.
 her husband of 56 years

Wut?


It's badly written but I took it to mean that though she had one kidney it was fine, until 3rd kid. Problems started, and now many moons later, its crapped out.
 
2013-09-05 11:08:36 PM
I'm imagining a scenario in which this guy is walking around, asking random people for a kidney, until one day he asks a guy who says, "Oh yeah, hold on one sec" and pulls one out of the trunk of his car in a cooler or something.
 
2013-09-05 11:10:55 PM
Grammar is useful, ignorantmitter.  For example, your headline leaves it ambiguous as to whether the husband got a wife or a kidney.
 
2013-09-05 11:11:24 PM
Is Craigslist not good enough for this guy's wife? fark it's only a kidney.
 
2013-09-05 11:15:28 PM
I gave a guy this morning a buck on the corner.
I thought I was King shiat of F*ck Island.
 
2013-09-05 11:17:18 PM
Spare a kidney? spare a kidney? spare a kidney?

No! I need them both! I'm an alcoholic!


Damned beggers. Costs you an arm and a leg to walk. It's cheaper to take a taxi. Well, maybe one day a year. Actually, it's not that bad. Once you cut across the main traffic streets you are scot-free. On the main shopping drags, you might find a begger at the end of each block, but hey, it would cost you six dollars to go three blocks any way and this way is healthier. At least you can guess whether they are spending your money on food, booze, drugs or TIDE.

What are they doing with so much TIDE? Have they found an alternative to meth? How did hat become a currency? Is it because they aren't smoking like they used to? Do they have a hard time washing their clothes despite having half of my laundry change?
 
2013-09-05 11:18:10 PM
They must be aliens building a rocket to Mars, fueled by TIDE.

If the beggers disappear suddenly, head for the hills!
 
2013-09-05 11:22:11 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: He's a good husband. I would have just hooked her up to dialysis and gone looking for something new.


That's very Newt of you.
 
2013-09-05 11:23:37 PM

ReapTheChaos: Texas Gabe: And another thing, I guess a sappy story is license to rip off a headline and get a green.

/being that guy

Who cares?

Half the headlines on here come directly from the article themselves. You act as if this is some serious news site or something.


I think you're forgetting a fundamental aspect of this site.
 
2013-09-05 11:39:28 PM

RedPhoenix122: Should have just killed a drifter.


Well, you don't need to actually kill them. If you only need one, that is.
 
2013-09-05 11:46:48 PM
I imagine there are lots of Farkers that would gladly trade a kidney for a wife.
 
2013-09-06 12:00:21 AM

W.C.fields forever: I gave a guy this morning a buck on the corner.
I thought I was King shiat of F*ck Island.


I don't do that, because I figure anything I give them is going for booze or drugs, be it a buck, a kidney, or whatever. Kidneys are worth more, but harder to spend.
 
2013-09-06 12:04:18 AM
Certainly no better use for a kidney than to go into a person in their mid-70s.
 
2013-09-06 12:07:54 AM
He went to India and bought one?

Or is he a poor?
 
2013-09-06 12:10:50 AM

puffy999: Certainly no better use for a kidney than to go into a person in their mid-70s.


At least it'll be back on the market soon
 
2013-09-06 12:12:48 AM
But Felix, Kidneys!

suzette.typepad.com
 
2013-09-06 12:13:31 AM

dbirchall: W.C.fields forever: I gave a guy this morning a buck on the corner.
I thought I was King shiat of F*ck Island.

I don't do that, because I figure anything I give them is going for booze or drugs, be it a buck, a kidney, or whatever. Kidneys are worth more, but harder to spend.


I can't help but think that F*cker has more on his person than I do sometimes.When they tell me they have been sober for 30 /60 days.change or a buck.Its karma to me..And my sister was driving by and saw me talking with the dude,.She texted me a moment later..I told her what I did and she owes me Fitty cent.

/Spleens....Spleens are harder to spend.
 
2013-09-06 12:15:51 AM
W.C.fields forever:

/Spleens....Spleens are harder to spend.

Really? I always had trouble coughing up a lung, myself.
 
2013-09-06 12:15:52 AM

FloydA: I'm happy for them and all, but I'm telling you, I'm never going in that Candy Mountain Cave again.


Big Rock candy Mountain is a scary place. You could get raped by a hobo.

The punk rolled up his big blue eyesAnd said to the jocker, "Sandy,I've hiked and hiked and wandered too,But I ain't seen any candy.I've hiked and hiked till my feet are soreAnd I'll be damned if I hike any moreTo be buggered sore like a hobo's whoreIn the Big Rock Candy Mountains."
 
2013-09-06 12:19:29 AM
www.brooklynvegan.com

/as hot as the mosh pit
 
2013-09-06 12:20:03 AM
Playing the douche (who am I kidding, I am one): how many years does one less kidney take from a donor?

If significant, is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another more than x?
 
2013-09-06 12:26:07 AM

technofiend: W.C.fields forever:

/Spleens....Spleens are harder to spend.

Really? I always had trouble coughing up a lung, myself.


Sorry,Spleens always confused me.
 
2013-09-06 12:30:53 AM
One day....3D Printer kidneys/ human organs. Or a genetically engineered twin locked in the basement, inside a floatation tank and used for spare parts, which ever one is the less messy.
 
2013-09-06 12:45:55 AM

Smackledorfer: is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another more than x?


Is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another less than x?
 
2013-09-06 12:46:29 AM

Atomic Spunk: If I had a life-threatening kidney disease and no one in my family was a suitable match


No excuse,

Kidney exchange lets you play musical kidneys. You give one to some stranger. Another stranger gives one to your loved one.

/ I'm giving up a kidney to I-have-no-idea-who so my brother can get one
// Sign up!
 
2013-09-06 12:48:53 AM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-06 12:48:57 AM

darth_badger: FloydA: I'm happy for them and all, but I'm telling you, I'm never going in that Candy Mountain Cave again.

Big Rock candy Mountain is a scary place. You could get raped by a hobo.

The punk rolled up his big blue eyesAnd said to the jocker, "Sandy,I've hiked and hiked and wandered too,But I ain't seen any candy.I've hiked and hiked till my feet are soreAnd I'll be damned if I hike any moreTo be buggered sore like a hobo's whoreIn the Big Rock Candy Mountains."



Yeah, candy mountain.  Right.  I'm just gonna go back to sleep now.
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-06 12:55:04 AM
I hate to be a wet blanket here, but she's 76 years old.

Considering how much such an operation taxes one's body at that age, she will be lucky to last 2 years after that operation, and I'm being WAY generous with that guess.

My father had to say goodbye to his wife, (my Mom) of 62 years last week, and despite the fact that they were pretty much joined at the hip since they were 12 years old, they both agreed that throwing every cent the family has at the problem would have purchased another 3 months of pain for her at best.

I was her primary caregiver through the last 6 months of hospice, and WOW she was in want of NOTHING.
I dare say it was some of the happiest days of her life.
The harvest as it were.

That same donated kidney was probably desperately needed by someone much much younger that could use it for another 50 years, instead of 6 months.

That kind of donor doesn't deserve the HERO tag, he deserves the DUMBASS tag, and the husband that asked for it should be branded as being very selfish.
 
2013-09-06 01:03:18 AM

Honest Bender: Smackledorfer: is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another more than x?

Is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another less than x?


Yea, what this guy said.
 
2013-09-06 01:46:05 AM

Smackledorfer: Playing the douche (who am I kidding, I am one): how many years does one less kidney take from a donor?

If significant, is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another more than x?


Kidney donors have the same life expectancy as anyone else.
 
2013-09-06 02:11:57 AM

Cyclometh: Smackledorfer: Playing the douche (who am I kidding, I am one): how many years does one less kidney take from a donor?

If significant, is it wrong to pick x more for yourself when/if it costs another more than x?

Kidney donors have the same life expectancy as anyone else.


Nice.
 
2013-09-06 03:57:42 AM

Honest Bender: Grammar is useful, ignorantmitter.  For example, your headline leaves it ambiguous as to whether the husband got a wife or a kidney.


No, it doesn't. Unless you're complete farking retarded.
 
2013-09-06 08:02:07 AM

Texas Gabe: ReapTheChaos: Texas Gabe: And another thing, I guess a sappy story is license to rip off a headline and get a green.

/being that guy

Who cares?

Half the headlines on here come directly from the article themselves. You act as if this is some serious news site or something.

I think you're forgetting a fundamental aspect of this site.


What, to come up with funny headlines? For one thing, not every story is going to lend itself to that. Second. most of what gets greened aren't funny anyway. Between the obvious troll headlines and the ones who's format gets used ad nauseum like "Pro tip..." " Good:  Bad: Fark:" and the multiple choice where the answer is always C, it gets to a point where you don't even pay attention to them anymore.

I come here to read and comment on interesting news stories, if someone occasionally comes up with a clever headline to go along with one then that's great but at the end of the day the headlines are of little consequence.
 
2013-09-06 10:13:27 AM

Lady Indica: tricycleracer: birth of the couple's third child.
 her husband of 56 years

Wut?

It's badly written but I took it to mean that though she had one kidney it was fine, until 3rd kid. Problems started, and now many moons later, its crapped out.


When did she have the 3rd kid?  The woman is 76.  Has she had kidney troubles for 40 years or did she, against all conventional wisdom, have a kid as a senior citizen?
 
2013-09-06 10:31:37 AM

ReapTheChaos: Texas Gabe: ReapTheChaos: Texas Gabe: And another thing, I guess a sappy story is license to rip off a headline and get a green.

/being that guy

Who cares?

Half the headlines on here come directly from the article themselves. You act as if this is some serious news site or something.

I think you're forgetting a fundamental aspect of this site.

What, to come up with funny headlines? For one thing, not every story is going to lend itself to that. Second. most of what gets greened aren't funny anyway. Between the obvious troll headlines and the ones who's format gets used ad nauseum like "Pro tip..." " Good:  Bad: Fark:" and the multiple choice where the answer is always C, it gets to a point where you don't even pay attention to them anymore.

I come here to read and comment on interesting news stories, if someone occasionally comes up with a clever headline to go along with one then that's great but at the end of the day the headlines are of little consequence.


Which is why FARK is less FARK-like everyday. Why don"t you go over to CNN.com or MSNBC.com or some other "serious" news site and let us get back to trying to write funny headlines, which is THE WHOLE DAMN POINT OF THE SITE.
 
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