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(KUTV Utah)   Six miners trapped after 4.0 earthquake collapses Utah coal mine   (kutv.com ) divider line 198
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2007-08-06 11:57:43 AM  
We have reports that all but one have been rescued and are in good health.

*2 hours later*

Wait, wait, make that all but one is dead. Our bad!
 
2007-08-06 12:43:03 PM  
what a pussy mine.
 
2007-08-06 12:44:37 PM  
8/6/07 - never forget!
 
2007-08-06 12:44:40 PM  
another seismic weapons test?

//pass the tin foil hat
 
2007-08-06 12:44:41 PM  
It is God striking them down for being Mormon.
 
2007-08-06 12:44:52 PM  
4.0? What were they mining, sand?
 
2007-08-06 12:44:58 PM  
ShillinTheVillain: We have reports that all but one have been rescued and are in good health.

*2 hours later*

Wait, wait, make that all but one is dead. Our bad!


wow I remember that. What a whiff. I couldn't believe that error. This is why information shouldn't be released in real time all the time. Sometimes, you need discretion.
 
2007-08-06 12:45:16 PM  
4.0? Pfft. Wuss.
 
2007-08-06 12:45:28 PM  
The GIS for "pussy mine" didn't fetch as bad of results as I would have thought.
 
2007-08-06 12:45:30 PM  
Get those kids out of there.
 
2007-08-06 12:45:39 PM  
i11.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-06 12:46:32 PM  
Didn't Lindsey Lohan just get there?
 
2007-08-06 12:46:39 PM  
This is sad news, but the good news is that the Yucca Mountain mines are not on fault lines that can produce 4.0 earthquakes.
Oh wait, my bad, lets just ship all our nuclear waste to Japan instead.
 
2007-08-06 12:46:41 PM  
yeah, but with all their wives and children, there's over 400 people trapped there!
 
2007-08-06 12:47:11 PM  
Rescue workers are on scene trying to locate six miners that are unaccounted for," the sheriff's office


That's from 10 a.m.
 
2007-08-06 12:47:19 PM  
Media circus in 5...4...3...2...
 
2007-08-06 12:47:44 PM  
Fingers crossed for them.
Hope their radios work.

/Going to my happy place now.
 
2007-08-06 12:47:46 PM  
Onkel Buck: Didn't Lindsey Lohan just get there?

They are currently trying to climb out of her cooter.
 
2007-08-06 12:47:54 PM  
5 OBGYN's trapped after 4.0 queef collapses Brittany Spears vagina/coal mine!
 
2007-08-06 12:48:19 PM  
Could they be the miners?

Sure, they're like three years old.

MINERS, not MINORS.

You lost me.


/in all seriousness, hope they're OK.
 
2007-08-06 12:48:23 PM  
*happy thoughts for their families*
 
2007-08-06 12:49:04 PM  
Cue "Half of Nation's Coal Mines are Deteriorating - EVERYBODY PANIC!" story in 3... 2...
 
2007-08-06 12:49:09 PM  
Why are they mining near a fault?
 
2007-08-06 12:49:42 PM  
Cue the "300 mines discovered with lower earthquake ratings" media frenzy.
 
2007-08-06 12:49:57 PM  
We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?
 
2007-08-06 12:51:26 PM  
A 4.0 quake is nearly nothing on the Richter Scale. This must have a seriously unsafe mine.
 
2007-08-06 12:51:42 PM  
ippolit: We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?

Has Hole disbanded?
 
2007-08-06 12:52:26 PM  
Big John
Big John

Every mornning at the mine, you could see him arrive.
He stood 6 foot 6, weighed 245.
Kind of broad at the shoulders, narrow at the hip.
And everybody knew you didn't give no lip to Big John.

Big John
Big John
Big Bad John
Big John

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone.
He didn't say much, kind of quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you'd just said hi to Big John.
Somebody said he came from New Orleans,
Where he got into a fight over a Cajun Queen.
And a crash and a blow from a huge right hand,
sent a Lousiana fella to the promise land.

Big John
Big John
Big bad John
Big John

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine,
when a timber cracked and men started crying.
Minors were praying, and hearts beat fast
and everybody thought they had breathed thier last
cept' John.
Through the dust and the smoke of this man made hell,
walked a giant of a man that the minors knew well.
Grabbed a sagging timber and gave out with a groan,
and like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone, Big John

And with all of his strength, he gave a mighty shove.
Then a minor yelled out, 'theres a light up above!'.
And 20 men scrambled from a 'would be' grave
now theres only one left down there to save, Big John.
With jacks and timbers, they started back down,
then came that rumble way down in the ground.
And as smoke and gas smelched out of that mine,
everybody knew it was the end of the line, for Big John.

Now they never re-opend that wortheless pit,
they just placed a marble stand in front of it.
These few words are written on that stand,
'At the bottom of this mine, lies one Hell of a man, Big John'
 
2007-08-06 12:52:43 PM  
Turn down your machines. Walk off your jobs. Power to the people!
 
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2007-08-06 12:52:43 PM  
www.rwgames.com
 
2007-08-06 12:53:19 PM  
phlegmmo:

Has Hole disbanded?


Nope. I hear they're opening for Korn.
 
2007-08-06 12:53:36 PM  
That's a pretty smart earthquake. I bet it'll graduate magnitude cum laude.
 
2007-08-06 12:53:54 PM  
Fred Phelps and his merry band of lunatics are probably already planing a trip to the funerals..
 
2007-08-06 12:54:23 PM  
ippolit: We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?

Devo - Working in a Coal Mine
The Police - Canary in a Coal Mine

/Not contemporary, but fitting.
 
2007-08-06 12:54:32 PM  
How's your hole...family
How's your hole...family?
 
2007-08-06 12:54:42 PM  
I'm wondering how soon the news helicopters will crash on top of the mine.

But it's ok, they can sue the trapped miner's if that happens.
 
2007-08-06 12:55:03 PM  
Fluff Girl: Nope. I hear they're opening for Korn.

Comedy gold.
 
2007-08-06 12:55:14 PM  
Who gets the blame for this one? Bush or global warming?
 
2007-08-06 12:55:15 PM  
ippolit: We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?

Is "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister too old?
 
2007-08-06 12:56:08 PM  
where's the foo fighters when you need them?
 
2007-08-06 12:56:20 PM  
Perhaps "Shakin'" by Eddie Money...
 
2007-08-06 12:56:32 PM  
Franklin Delanor Bluth

I didn't really get that whole episode. It didn't make much sense and it wasn't very funny. Plus, was him saying "sereal" all the time some sort of joke that I missed?
 
2007-08-06 12:57:29 PM  
blacknite: where's the foo fighters when you need them?

Last I saw, they were off with Mr. T
 
2007-08-06 12:57:45 PM  
Only 4.0? That's not an earthquake, it's a wussquake.

/Lives on the west coast, Pacific Rim.
// Waitin' for the Big One (if you know what I mean)
 
2007-08-06 12:57:51 PM  
ippolit: We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?

Something by Loretta Lynn, I'd think.
 
2007-08-06 12:58:07 PM  
do mines count towards our crumbling infrastructure?
 
2007-08-06 12:58:36 PM  
ippolit: We need a contemporary pop song to serve as an "anthem" to mark this tragedy. Any suggestions?

"Timothy" by the Buoys

/Old School!
 
2007-08-06 12:59:06 PM  
Tragic, not even old enough to get into a bar.
 
2007-08-06 12:59:15 PM  
Putting the wife of a mining industry lobbyist in charge of the Mine Health and Safety Administration, cutting enforcement of mine safety regulations, and lowering the fines for violations of mine safety regulations to slap-on-the-wrist levels may not have been the brilliant idea it seemed at first.
 
2007-08-06 12:59:49 PM  
One F Jef: 5 OBGYN's trapped after 4.0 queef collapses Brittany Spears vagina/coal mine!

DAMN!!! I thought there was a dirty jobs photoshop contest on that last week! That is a dirty job.
 
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