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Worst Birthday Gift Ever?

Here’s the one thing I’ve learned about working on the Kevin & Bean show: dare to be different and you’ll be mocked. It takes a thick skin to like something or go somewhere or be anything but exactly what the group considers “normal.”

Today they’re clowning me after it came out on the air what I bought my wife for her birthday present last month.

Here is that gift. It’s a bug. A Costa Rican cricket, mounted in a box.

bug Worst Birthday Gift Ever?

I got her a neat coffee table book about bugs to go with, too.

bugbook Worst Birthday Gift Ever?

Here’s the rest of the story. Earlier this year, Donna and I went to Paris (the one in France) on vacation. One of the many wonderful sights we saw was the legendary Deyrolle’s shop, established 1831. What is it? A store, yes, but a also a science museum focusing on zoology, botany, mineralogy, and entomology (not the study of Entenmann’s donuts, Kevin!)

Here are a few of my other photos from our visit to Deyrolle’s:
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For the record, I believe my wife when she says she loved her bug. She did not know that I had gone back to the store to get it after I saw how much she admired it. Then smuggled it home in our luggage and kept it hidden at home for almost three months until her birthday.


One Comment

  1. Gina says:

    come bean…. that can be a gift for something else not birthday…. u suck….

  2. Rippin n da tearin says:

    You should have got her a ball in a cup.

  3. Bill says:

    I have to admit it looks a lot better than I thought it would look. Just saying a bug makes me think the worst case scenario. Looking at it it actually looks really cool.

  4. Josie says:

    Ok…please remember folks that this woman is married to BEAN. She chose him and has STAYED. She’s been seen in public presumably so he’s not got her locked in a box in the basement. If she likes Costa Rican crickets and Bean, so be it

    1. marshmello says:

      What Josie said! Seriously, Bean and Donna have been together for too many years for her not to have had an opportunity to escape, should she actually be held against her will. Bugs and Bean? To each her own!

  5. Daniel says:

    Love the bean impressions

  6. Christina says:

    I, I, I think it’s a wonderful gift. If Donna likes it, then that’s all that matters.

  7. mas says:

    Seriously Bean? The bug is worse than I pictured. Ouch.

  8. Carlos says:

    Only you Bean, only you.

  9. Jason says:

    I’ll be honest, I gotta side with Bean on this one. Dude took hints from his wife and went out of his way to make someone happy.

    That’s the part of the story I don’t believe 😉

  10. Matias says:

    How dare you SIR! I hope she buys you tyra banks show tickets for your birthday!

  11. MAC says:

    Cut, Stuff, Gay!

  12. Dameon says:

    I would love to get that as a gift. Then again, I like dead things…

  13. Harley Schaeffer says:

    my wife just woke up and walked in while i was looking at the picture of the gift, and she says hey that’s pretty cool what is that. After I explained, she exclaimed that it would be a great gift. So if you can send me an email letting me know where I can get one myself that would be great.

  14. Angela says:

    I think that (assuming the story is correct and she was admiring it) it was a good gift, very thoughtful and took a lot of effort.

  15. Stoned Kold says:

    that’s a cool looking bug…i bet it looks awesome next to the ant farm bean got her for christmas

  16. Rachel says:

    That is not right…ew!

  17. Tyler says:

    Someone got laid!

  18. Melvin says:

    It’s no donkey balls in a jar, but it’ll do.

  19. Lisa says:

    Awww I think that’s sweet. Remember – there’s a painting of the rat that brought the plague in her house too!

  20. siomara villeda says:

    That is really sweet.. it’s a Beautiful Bug!

  21. LC says:

    I would love this gift! The book is on my wish list and I collect/pin/frame bug on my own as well. YAY BEAN.

    1. grrrravy says:

      Bean bean bean bean bean bean bean bean bean bbbb bean bbbb bean bean bean bean, don’t be glib.

  22. Shaun says:

    You’re a tard! But mad props! Birthday presents are hard to buy especially when im sure you already spoil the crap out of her. I’m sure she loved it. BUT… you are still THAT GUY THAT BOUGHT HIS WIFE A BUG FOR HER BIRTHDAY!!!! LOL

  23. Libertarian says:

    It’s the thought that counts, and a lot of thought, time, and effort was put into this gift. With that said, IT’S A BUG!!! Epic fail.

  24. ceci rae says:

    That’s a very sweet and thoughtful gift. The bug is something she could brag about( as long as she tells the story to her friends, of course).

  25. Richard L. says:

    If Donna really did like it, I guess it’s fine.

    However, F Costa Rica for having crickets that big. Seriously, F them.

  26. Jac says:

    It’s better than the gifts i give my girlfriend.

  27. leng says:

    It means a lot to her…yeah
    means that you’re letting her go…fly
    away…setting her free!!!!!

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