Polyethylene Pam- The Journey of Mike Kojima's Blowup Doll
By Sarah Forst
This story was originally published a few years ago (pre-digital SLR camera for most of us obviously…), but is a wonderful tale of the kind of guy Mike Kojima is so I wanted to share the story with our MotoIQ readers. This is not a joke, but it was pretty funny!
Once upon a time Mike Kojima- being the wacky guy he is- was cruising through the mall parking lot with his wife trying to find a good place to do donuts. Or maybe it was figure 8’s. Either way, a beautiful woman suddenly appeared in front of him. Always ready to save a damsel in distress, he slammed on his brakes to avoid her and jumped out to make sure she wasn't startled. Trying to be a knight in shining armor, Mike offered her a place to stay at his house. His wife Sharon, a sweetheart as well, helped her into the car and they took her home, where she lived in their garage for quite some time. One wrenching weekend, I decided she had had enough cooped up in that stuffy garage between some tires and a tool bench. It was time for her to get her life back! I snuck her out and drove her to my house. By the way, I should mention she was kind of an airhead.
|Well, Ok… maybe she is!|
The young lady wanted to see the world so on my next trip out to New York City, I stuffed her in my carry-on suitcase and told her to be quiet. Luckily, even post-911 security didn't suspect a thing and Pam and I made it to NYC safely, all our body cavities left un-invaded. Nissan racer Kieran Lavin picked us up at the terminal and we went to his house to celebrate the 4th of July weekend with a number of East Coast gear heads. Pam's journey had begun! She was promptly inflated by Kieran's vacuum attachment upon arrival at his place. Did I mention Pam was a blow up doll???
|Pam sat on my shoulders to get a better view of the Empire State building shortly before the fireworks began. Hopefully this piggy back ride was before someone took advantage of her! Man, my hair was blonde then!|
|Can't a blow up doll get a vacuum attachment in Ireland???|