Dropping on the US like an otherwise dirty bomb seen over the hills of Hiroshima, Beaconsfield miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell continue milking the cow that is their fortnight long ordeal.
Recently appearing with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, the pair recalled fresh memories of their previous interview with Tracy Grimshaw. Drumming up nothing in their back pockets for the talk on US television, the interview pays toward their business of squeezing the monkey brown before the cigarette ash hits the floor.
Down over a kilometre and out of the gambling pool for the Anzac Day road toll, the two Tasmanians were rescued after days of drilling and boring efforts.
Their ability to continue on with a Stuart Diver run around is done better by the fact that Larry Knight, another miner missing in the initial roll call, died in the collapse with the rest of the otherwise uninteresting miners.
Unfortunately, momentum in securing future excitement and monies dwindles as the days follow on. As each subsequent appearance possibly renders their story more mundane, chances increase as the pair strike for contracts before another "news of the week" feature takes their spotlight.
Written on Sunday, 4 June 2006