MMJ9 – The King Kong of Kings Cross

I’m actually at a loss for words. There’s nothing funny I can come up with that’s funnier than this photo.

That smile on my face – do you know what it’s saying? ‘Just pretend this is normal because otherwise you are going to SCREAM WITH LAUGHTER UNTIL YOU DIE!’

Say hello to Johnnie. Or as I like to call him, King Kong. I was in Kings Cross, checking out black cab drivers after Susan had set me the challenge of being photographed with one. Hmmm, tricky. Black cab drivers at main London stations are busy dropping off or picking up and harassed queues of Michael Douglas ‘Breakfast is for wimps’ types are waiting impatiently to be whisked to high stakes meetings. I didn’t fancy getting in anyone’s way.

I walked along, my hands deep in my pockets, head down. Then I turned a corner. There stood Johnnie, my knight in shining armour. When I say ‘shining armour’ I mean ‘fake fur costume with startlingly shiny plastic nipples’. Within moments we were shoulder to shoulder and I tried not to worry about fleas jumping onto my Kamikaze Butterfly dress, otherwise known as the Simplicity 2591 made in stretch cotton sateen.

This encounter took less than two minutes. It will stay with me for a lifetime.

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24 Responses to MMJ9 – The King Kong of Kings Cross

  1. ooobop says:

    ha ha… it gets better! I love the way he coordinates with your lovely dress too! x

  2. Debbie Cook says:

    I’m glad I’m alone here so I *can* scream with laughter!! I can’t wait to see how you top THIS!

  3. Debi says:

    hehehehehe! OMG. What a perfectly funny photo! I love it!

  4. grenouille78 says:

    That is too ridiculously funny!! Did he offer any explanation…?

  5. Marie says:

    I’m not sure you’ll top this one, but here’s hoping! Lovely dress too by the way ;o)

  6. Lisa says:

    You are seriously cracking me up … you sound like my kind of girl . Loving the dress and loving the photo PMSL !!!!

  7. Lisa says:

    Also meant to say YOUR MMJ is the best ever , nobody can top you !

  8. Karen in VA says:

    This is a great MMJ…. How are you going to top this photo???

  9. Trisha says:

    Oh my goodness! I love your description of your smile! ha ha ha ha ha! (Cute dress too!)

  10. Clare says:

    I’m really going to miss these posts when June is over! Brilliant job so far on your outfits and getting photographed with random strangers.

  11. Eleanna says:

    Your MMJ posts are the best, but this tops them all! Brilliant!

  12. SewOm says:

    OK – you did it. You actually wrote something that was even funnier than the photo alone. This whole post is awesome, and I do love your dress.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I have no idea how you’re going to top this one. But I can’t wait to see it. You have 21 more days. ;)

  14. You really should print this out and frame it. This is absolutely wonderful :)

  15. Sarah says:

    Bwah ha ha ha ha!! That. Is. Awesome!

  16. Tamsin says:

    That’s hysterical!! I keep meaning to ask – were did you get your pattern simpl.2591? I have been looking for it and cannot find it at all

    • I bought it quite a while ago – early summer last year. I understand it’s gone out of print now – sob. It’s a fabulous pattern, though runs unbelievably big. I had to take it down two sizes!

  17. Karin says:

    Hahaha. I love this challenge, you are doing a great job!

  18. Roobeedoo says:

    Yes… but…. WHY?!
    Love the dress. Glad to say I do NOT know that man! ; )

  19. Susan says:

    All right, I let you off the taxidriver! A man in a gorilla suit is much funnier!

  20. susan in dulwich says:

    I’m really enjoying your MMJ posts – I just love seeing who you’ve enlisted to pose with you each day.

  21. liza jane says:

    I don’t see how you can ever top this one.

  22. Lindsay says:

    After Jerry, I didn’t think it could get any better, then along comes Monkey Man. Brilliant. With sidekicks this good, who cares about the dress? Ha ha

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