At first glance, it seems a bit insensitive for Twitter to be making fun of the trapped Chilean miners on the very day they returned to the surface world. In Twitter's defense, they were probably just anxious. With (almost) all of the miners now out safe, Wednesday proved an opportunity to cram 69 days worth of snark into one afternoon.
The Wrap's Dylan Stableford said goodbye to an old favorite
Sadly, it looks like today is the last day I'll be able to use the phrase, "trapped like a Chilean miner."
Yahoo! Sports blogger Holly Anderson fumed over missing out on a post-apocalyptic psych-out
It is the disappointment of my year that the miners weren't pulled out by rescuers in Planet of the Apes costumes.
@thecajunboy wondered what America's favorite anchorman would have done with the story
Just think how much worse the Chilean miner hysteria would be if Rick Sanchez were on the air today. Apparently, there is a God.
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz thrilled as the story somehow got more salacious...
The 21st miner met by mistress, not wife? The wife leaves the rescue? Just what this story needed.
...while The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins fumbled with geology jokes
The Chilean miner with the wife and the mistress...doesn't that technically make him a "conflict mineral?"
Author Bret Easton Ellis identified with the miners' plight
Italy. Hotel in Turin. Watching the Chilean miners being saved and just realized: I've been on this tour longer than they've been trapped...
@ArkansasFred kept on the lookout for a Wilson brother
The 14th rescued minor is a carrier pigeon handler and poet. Is Wes Anderson writing this script?
The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff poked fun at a bad day at the Franzen household
Of the 18 miners rescued so far, none are Jonathan Franzen. Another incredible snub.
ABC's Jake Tapper found it easy to settle back into his non-miner daily routine