You Know, Every Time I Think NJ Is A Real Mess I Remember…

…that there are places like California or Florida

A Florida man named Phuc Kieu tried to sexually assault and rob a man on Sunday, the Gainesville Sun reported.

Kieu — more formally Phuc X. Kieu — was watching gay porn on a portable DVD player in his car when a second man walked by after withdrawing $220 from an ATM, according to local authorities.

and then I really don’t feel so bad.

15 Responses to “You Know, Every Time I Think NJ Is A Real Mess I Remember…”

  1. JeffS says:

    “Phuc Kieu”?

    I hope that the pronunciation isn’t what I think it is.

  2. nightfly says:

    In the Girl Genius books, there’s a badass warrior princess who brags about being the daughter of the Great King Chump – “And yes, I know what that means in your language,” she adds in resignation.

    One imagines that this poor fellow grew up with a lot of hassles. Should have kept his badass warrior fantasies in his imagination, though.

  3. Syd B. says:

    Good thing there weren’t any penguins around.

  4. Kate P says:

    I’ll bet telemarketers never call him.

  5. Julie says:

    Having had a customer once whose name was Sh*tting Deng (pronounced Dung), I was surprised when I found out there’s a freeway exit here called Fuqua. It was sooo disappointing to find out it’s pronounced FEW-kway…

    p.s. Syd, you actually made me guffaw 🙂

  6. JeffS says:

    Julie, would you care to care to guess how often people mispronounce “Strait of Juan de Fuca” … … and how?

    Or, for that matter, Dumas, Texas?


  7. Gunslinger says:

    Was the victim’s name “Lei Me”?

  8. Julie says:

    JeffS, I’m laughing just thinking about it 🙂

  9. Kathy Kinsley says:

    And I lived in Phuket, Thailand for a couple of years… (pronounced poo-ket).

  10. Syd b. says:

    There is a Thai restaurant that I frequently drive by called Phuket Paradice. At least, I think it’s a restaurant.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Syd, I’d be leery of the “Happy Ending Sundae” on the dessert menu if I were you.

  12. Syd B. says:

    lol…or the pulled pork! Yikes.

  13. Donna D says:

    I used to work with a guy who’s last name was “Fluck” – when he married his wife kept her maiden name!

  14. Syd b. says:

    Was her first name Holly?

  15. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Syd, I assure you it’s a restaurant – although the owners likely have a rather earthy sense of humor (I never met a Thai that didn’t know how English speakers mispronounce that Island’s name – and what it meant.) 😛

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