Eugene Cho

the perfect valentine’s day gift

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.  In my opinion, it is one of the most ludicrous days.  But just in case you’re wondering what I got for my wife for Valentine’s Day, here it is.  

Enjoy.  And for the record, it’s on sale right now on Overstock for $29.99.  It’s not too late fellas to get one of your woman.

Is this creepy or what?  

I really want to know who has these ideas and who gives the green light to bring these to production.  And I was just kidding above.  This wasn’t my gift…I gave her a real hug.

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And in action:

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16 Responses

  1. Randall says:

    I want one, is there a version for guys?

    …and my birthday is coming up…

  2. pjchris says:

    Oh PE, that is soooooo wrong. I hope you did better on the anniversary gift 😉

  3. Tyler says:

    hahahahaha im dying right now. unbelievable!

  4. Ashley Park says:

    i think wayne would really enjoy that..of course a version for guys..hahahh…

  5. wayne park says:

    very funny wife. actually Overstock molded that after my all-embracing arms for u. xx

  6. jason says:

    OMG…that is sooo wrong…sooo cheesy….and yet…

  7. eugenecho says:

    @pjrchris: it wasn’t too much better since i had just returned from africa and was pretty sick and vomitaceous.

  8. Brittany says:

    UMM…I totally own one of those…I am not proud of it and it was a gift but I keep it by my bed and it is a great conversation starter…or way to creep someone out

  9. Peter says:

    What’s creepy is the guy in the speedo

  10. Rebecca says:

    Oh no. No no no. Please tell me no one is that desperate.

    Although, in college every girl wanted a “husband”: http://www.bedlounge.com/bedlounge/uses/husbandpillow.html

    Comfy, but less creepy.

  11. Too funny. I’m getting one, well not really. Different. All good.

  12. The Chiz says:

    I never understood the Depravity part of the blog…. Until now.

  13. JB says:

    Does it fart? Because it can’t be a really good simulation if it doesn’t fart.

  14. cho mama says:

    honey, i want this…:P

  15. Kari Byrd says:

    I agree – it’s a ludicrous day, indeed.

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