Remember back in 2010 when 33 Chilean miners spent 69 days trapped just a few yards above Hell in a caved-in desert mine, sacrificing their health and sanity so that the world might have hilarious topical Halloween costumes? What's the first thing you think of when you think of that incident? JLo? That's the first thing JLo thinks of too.
The NY Times has a follow-up on the 33 rescued Chilean miners, most of whom are unable to find jobs and find themselves poorer than a year ago, when their 69-day ordeal began. The sponsored trips to Israel, the U.K. and Disney World have all but dried up. What's left is a group of men suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
Not long ago, the pot-smoking, hot dog-hating 33 rescued Chilean miners were national heroes. And rightfully so — they spent 69 days underground, not knowing if they'd make it out alive. But on Friday, as the miners inaugurated a museum and attended mass with Chile's president, protesters greeted them with rocks and fruit, according to the AP.
Edison Pena, one of the 33 men trapped inside a mine in Chile, made an overwhelmingly enjoyable appearance on last night's Late Show. Despite having to speak through an interpreter, he managed to be funny and perform an Elvis impression.
Chile's miners have been called heroes. But with designer sunglasses, sexy love triangles, and vows to booze it up as soon as they go free, they may be the world's biggest badasses. Six badass moments from the rescue so far.