Go ahead Doc, it’s only my eye!

June 13, 2008

lens-2-160.jpgThese days, I’m being treated to a flood of photos showing what people will do to themselves to support their favorite team at Euro 2008. Yesterday, you saw a couple of the haircuts, but it gets a lot worse than that.

I have to wonder what sort of conversation took place before this guy in Basel, the city of my ancestry, jammed a Swiss flag contact lens into his eye.

Sure, Doc, I’m aware I’ll probably fall down some stairs or drive into pedestrians because I can’t see right. Yeah, I know the sizzling sun at the game will burn a flag outline permanently onto my iris and I’ll live out my remaining years with sneering strangers calling me “Blind Swiss Guy.” So, how soon can I pick it up?

Related: Take your stylist to the cleaners!

lens-360.jpgSwitzerland fan wearing a Swiss flag patterned contact lens in his eye is pictured at a Euro 2008 soccer match in Basel, Switzerland, June 11, 2008. REUTERS/ Jerry Lampen

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’nuff said…. Yep, just call me ‘Master of the Obvious’

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

C’mon, Jerry. There’s no significant difference between this contact and the ones that change eye color — or a normal contact for that matter. Why not post a picture of someone wearing a contact lens and say “Wow, look at this crazy person! Sure, doc, I’ll stick a piece of glass (or plastic) in my eye!”

Posted by Thom Paine | Report as abusive

I wonder if anybody ever mistakes him for a hospital.

I wonder if helicopters ever land on him.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

I used to have contacts that looked like cat’s eyes. They never impeded my vision. I think that guy’s contact is awesome and he SHOULD be proud of his country and his team :)

Posted by thelaughingdog | Report as abusive