March 31, 2009

Callá' but doing okay - alcohol, Johnny Depp, and homocide

As you've noticed and as I keep referencing, I've been real busy. I kind of went in over my head this semester and I guess it's showing. Anyways, I've missed a whole lot. Aníbal going free, for example. I haven't touched the Elvis Crespo masturbating scandal because... well... it squicks me out.

But I'm taking a moment to share a couple things. First off, Johnny Depp is in Puerto Rico, meeting fans while filming The Rum Diaries. I've read the book and I'm really interested in seeing how Puerto Rico is represented in the movie, especially considering the time that's passed. I'm not a big Johnny Depp fan (and occasionally feel like I'm the only person in the world who feels that way) but... I don't know. I'm an optimist but I don't trust celebrities, so...

Anyways, more seriously, Gil the Jenius has calculated that Puerto Rico's murder rate, if taken from the U.S. rate which encompasses the island, would be the 7th highest in the world. Yikes! It seems a little high still... I don't know. Definitely a must read.

3 comments:

mafuman said...

I read the rum diaries, i found the book depressing.

Zacarías said...

¡Gracias por todos estos artículos puertorriqueños! Acabo de encontrar este sitio mediante BlogCatalog. Tengo un sitio de enseñanza de cultura y lengua españolas y siempre me gusta incluir cosas del Caribe, por supuesto. ¿Le gustaría intercambiar enlaces? Mi URL es: http://zachary-jones.com/spanish

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