Effect Measure

I’ll keep an eye out for you

When you open a package delivered to your hotel room in the middle of the night and look inside to find the inside looking back at you it’s probably time to go back to bed. After putting the contents in the fridge, of course:

A hotel guest in the Tasmanian city of Hobart was shocked when he received a foam box on Tuesday night containing a single human eyeball.

The box marked “Live human organs for transplant” was delivered by mistake by an unwitting taxi driver.

Hotel worker Gabriel Winner – who requested the name of the hotel not be used – says the agitated guest brought the esky [an Australian cooler] to reception early yesterday morning.

“The guy left with me with a box with an eyeball in it,” he said.

“He got the box and signed for it and opened it in the middle of the night.

“I thought this is just too weird. I went and put it in the fridge because I didn’t know what else to do with it. It was more than a little disconcerting.” (Courier-Mail [Australia], h/t Boingboing)

It was not immediately known whether the single eye witness was a left or right one. The eye-ball apparently did not spoil in the Australian summer and was successfully transplanted later that day.


  1. #1 carl
    January 26, 2008

    ‘eye witness’ ahhhh……-)

  2. #2 victoria
    January 26, 2008

    I got my eye on you ahhh…..

  3. #3 victoria
    January 26, 2008

    I C U

  4. #4 victoriav
    January 26, 2008

    An eye for an eye

  5. #5 revere
    January 26, 2008

    OK. Eye get it.

  6. #6 junebug
    January 26, 2008

    All those in favor of ending the use of bad puns in this thread say eye.

  7. #7 revere
    January 26, 2008

    Si, si.

  8. #8 victoria
    January 26, 2008

    How rude @#$% *%$#*

  9. #9 Jonathon Singleton
    January 27, 2008

    Come on people, what ’bout a play on that Aussie diva Kylie Minogue’s (+SAW) 1980s popsong, “Eye should be so lucky”!?!

  10. #10 Crudely Wrott
    January 27, 2008

    “Eye am,” eye said.

  11. #11 victoria
    January 27, 2008

    eye, eye Capt’n – Scotty on Starship Enterprise

  12. #12 slovenia
    January 27, 2008

    “Eye see”, said the blind carpenter, who picked up his hammer and saw.

  13. #13 victoria
    January 27, 2008

    Eye did not have sexual relations with that woman – Clinton

    Ooooooooh Nasty.

  14. #14 victoria
    January 27, 2008

    The eyes have it.

    Enough from me.

  15. #15 Pierce R. Butler
    January 27, 2008

    Eye caramba!

  16. #16 AnnieRN
    February 4, 2008

    I just have to wonder about the guy who received the cornea–I wonder if they told him why there was such a long delay in his surgery?! LOL! AnnieRN

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