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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Five Things You Can Do If You Find a Lightly Used Prosthetic Limb

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 2:35 PM

This morning, we woke up to the bizarre story by Chron columnist C.W. Nevius -- and no, it wasn't about feces on the street. Instead, he tells us a lovely vignette about Al Fraser, a local fisherman who stumbled across an artificial leg in the bay.

"I looked at it and it is almost new,'' Fraser tells Nevius. "It is in great condition, and you could see that it had been barely worn.''

Since prosthetic limbs are not cheap, the good-hearted fisherman called the Coast Guard, hoping to get it back to its owner (it's in great condition!). But even if someone doesn't claim the leg, Fraser shouldn't just let it sit in his garage. He could . . .


5. Make a lamp out of it: Nothing could be better than the original leg lamp from A Christmas Story. But still this replica of 1940s electric sex would make for nice reading light.

4. Cheat in a three-legged race: This one seems obvious. Just clip that sucker onto your belt and go, go, go!
3. Regift it: True, there is probably very few opportunities out there to give this lightly used leg to someone as a present. However, it would make a great white elephant gift for those dreaded holiday parties. 


2. Take it on the town: You've got something special here. Own it! Put some fancy fishnets on that babe and take her out for a night on the town.
1. Play footsies with it: Who doesn't like a little love and affection? So what if it's an artificial leg. It will be good practice anyway.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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