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counting miners

it’s a relief to see the reports on the rescue of the chilean miners start to get amusing. by number 11, the commentary’s all well yes here comes the rescue protocol: hug nearest family member, hug president, go to sick bay. and oakley sponsored their sunglasses so the sudden, unaccustomed sunlight wouldn’t hurt. miners have sent up keepsakes, like rocks … another newshound goes weeeellll they’ll be worth something on ebay and then speculates that they’ll appear on the chilean version of antiques roadshow. [tip: for the most fuckwitted commentary, head straight on over to sky tv] a psychologist on the bbc says around 5% of the miners will probably suffer ptsd – the same ratio as uniformed men. miners are a tough lot. one of them ran 3 miles a day. one read neruda poems.