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Published:October 11th, 2010 12:49 EST
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Chilean Miners Argue Over Who Will Be Last Man Rescued! Lust For World Record!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The rescue crew has been in constant touch with the miners. They have asked the miners to decide amongst themselves as to in what order they will ascend the rescue tunnel. Many of them volunteered to be the last one out in what appeared to be an admirable display of courage. Later, however, the actual reason for being the last one out was listed as an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the miner trapped underground for the longest time."

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How sweet I thought when I heard that many miners had volunteered to be the last one out -- these brave men want the physically weak and the psychologically traumatized to be the first ones out.

However, vanity not generosity was behind the attempt to be the last man out. It`s crazy what some folks will do to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Every single one of those miners will experience their 15 minutes of fame, they will be mobbed by photographers and reporters as soon as they exit the mine. They will be famous without establishing a world record.

If I had been trapped in a mine for a couple of months, I would want to get out of there as soon as possible, and to hell with setting a world record. Two months trapped in a mine with no Internet, fast food, and freaky girls? Buddy you can set the world record, I`m going to get my freak on. I`m sure that in addition to members of the press, there will be plenty of groupies waiting for the miners.

If everything goes according to plan, the first miner should be rescued Wednesday morning. That lucky miner`s first question may very well be, Where`s the groupies? "

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