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Puerto Rican Horse Tranquilizers and Gail Collins

January 5, 2013

HuffPo: “Zombie Island: Puerto Rico Drug Addiction Turning Resident Users Into Zombies“:

Xylazine drug addicts were labeled as sleep walking zombies, living on a zombie island.

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Recall also Puerto Rican Zombie Rum in a 1958 federal case.

Meanwhile at the NYTimes, Gail Collins has mentioned zombies again. Recall previous ZombieLaw mentions of Gail Collins

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In today’s op-ed, “The 2013 Pop Quiz“, she has eight multiple choice questions; questions #7 and #8 reference zombies:

7. Coming soon in the new year! “Warm Bodies,” a Romeo-and-Juliet romance about the forbidden love between a teenage girl and a handsome young zombie. Zombies are so in! Which of the following was NOT among their achievements in 2012:

A) Starred in a campaign ad created by Nancy Pelosi’s opponent, depicting the House minority leader as the head of a zombie army.

B) Featured prominently in all the Mayan end-of-the-world speculation.

C) Raised the profile of the Kansas Anti-Zombie Militia, whose spokesman told The Kansas City Star this week that a zombie invasion “is more possible than people think.”

D) Figured in Rod Blagojevich’s “at-least-I’m-not-a-zombie” conviction appeal.


8. And there’s an upcoming reality TV series about:

A) An 85-year-old former governor of Louisiana and his 34-year-old wife, who he met as a pen pal while he was serving a prison term for bribery and extortion.

B) Those people in Kansas who are preparing for a zombie invasion.

C) The adventures of outgoing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s return to the private sector. In the first episode, Geithner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel take a road trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

D) Joe Biden just being Joe Biden.

Official Answers: 7-D, 8-A

But I think D should also be acceptable for #8 because yesterday’s Cspan coverage of the Congress swearing in and having family picture taken with the Veep was basically that reality show.

Also, I was sort of ignoring the hype for the upcoming zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies” but since Gail mentioned it, I may as well include the new video clip of the first four minutes:


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