Out of this previously terrible Chilean miner event, we’ve been handed some newspaper poetry, little pieces of would-be novels that would be if they weren’t real.
There were 19-year-olds who had to be taken away wrapped in blankets; 63-year-olds with bad lungs who walked away from the rescue tunnel, waving.
Yep, we got weird, sports-obsessed, barely-on-the-borderline-of-cultural-sensitivity graphics from CNN that display a countdown and a rescued-miner counter. But CNN also gave us quotes like this:
British tabloid The Sun dubbed (miner Mario Sepulveda) "Super Mario," and repeated claims that he was the "joker of the pack" who had "earlier asked rescuers to send down a blow-up doll for his colleagues."
The Big Picture gave us pictures like this:
But not much can top this.
"This hell is killing me. I try to be strong but when I sleep, suddenly I dream we are in an oven and when I wake I find myself in this eternal darkness that wears you down day by day. I will be strong for you all until the end."
Victor Segovia, who wrote that, got out of the mine this afternoon.
Today's Soundtrack: The Bloodsugars – The Light at the End of the Tunnel
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