SLAMXSTRIPS: George Jung aka the real-life guy from ‘Blow’ just got out of jail
George Jung, aka “Bostson George”, aka “the-guy-that’s-not-nearly-as-handsome-as, but-still-somehow-portrayed-by” Johnny Depp in Blow, just got out of jail after serving nearly 20 years for drug-smuggling. Jung was a major player in the Medellin Cartel, a group responsible for up to 89 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States. If you did blow in the ’70s or early ’80s, it probably passed through his hands on the way to your nose (also … props to you. We heard sh*t was wild back then).
Apparently, the first thing Jung ate when he got out of the joint was a bowl of clam chowder. But has he changed his criminal ways, or is he still a smuggler at heart? Read the comic strip below to see what we think, and check back next week for another installment of SlamXStrips.