Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Jerry Orbach's eyes

I'm sure some of you New York Delino readers have noticed those signs on the subway for The Eye Bank of New York, touting how Jerry Orbach (Det. Lenny Briscoe on Law & Order) donated his eyes.








Around the time of his death, I read an article which had the following quote:
"I cannot remember a day that went by where he didn't say, 'I want to donate my eyes,' " Orbach's widow, Elaine, recalled yesterday.

A prostate-cancer patient at the time of his death at age 69, the Bronx-born Orbach did not donate any other organs, she said. "He never wore glasses. He could read in the dark, practically - just this wonderful vision he was so proud of."


What strikes me about this whole thing is that we are such a wasteful society. Just as the Mighty Sioux use every part of the Buffalo, we should be using every part of the Jerry Orbach.

But at least two lucky New Yorkers each have one of Jerry Orbach's eyes. I imagine their confidence at work has gone through the roof--

Boss 1: Seriously guys, stop fooling around. Let's keep our eye on the ball here.
Lucky New Yorker 1: You mean let's keep JERRY ORBACH'S EYE on the ball here!

Boss 2: None of these designs are any good. We need a fresh eye on this thing.
Lucky New Yorker 2: You mean we need JERRY ORBACH'S EYE on this thing!

Who knows, maybe Lucky New Yorker 1 and Lucky New Yorker 2 will combine forces and solve crimes. First, I have to go jogging and find a body in a ditch!

12 comments:

The ACTUAL God said...

Sewing instructor 1: Just thread it through the needle's eye.
Lucky New Yorker 1: You mean just thread it through JERRY ORBACH'S eye

Eric said...

Nice work Dan, I particularly like the reference to the resourceful Sioux. I don't think doctors perform eye transplants yet though. Probably took apart his eye for the cornea or something. Interesting regardless.

Matt said...

Eric,

I too was wondering about this. I thought that eye transplants were only done in Sci-Fi, e.g. Minority Report.

--Matt

Mr.Wrongway said...

FEMA worker 1: So nice out today, feels like the eye of the storm.
New Orleanean 1: Shut up.

Dan said...

sick comments, i'm glad this started a whole movement of eye humor

Dan said...

sick comments, i'm glad this started a whole movement of eye humor

the actual rod said...

something seems to be wrong with my eyes, i am seeing two of the last comment

the actual rod said...

i guess that isn't funny

mr. wrongway said...

its all funny.

Beneficent Allah said...

it's all G to tha double O D.

Beneficent Allah said...

I want to donate my cock to a museum.

Nostradamus said...

This is the best post in a while...