coal increased throughout the country, the reliance on coal increased. Since the First World War, coal-fired power plants had a combined in the United States each year. In 1986 such plants had a combined generating capacity of 289,000 megawatts and consumed 83 percent of the nearly 900 million tons of coal mined in the country that year. Given the uncertainty in the future growth of the nearly 90
mine. Dont come back, you stupid son of a bitch.
Didnt I tell you to watch the roof?
Now we all couldve been killed cause you didnt have the sense to look up!
Thats my dad.
Howd it go?
Well, I told you. You spend the summer shovelin coal...
and youll be playin linebacker next fall.
Whats the matter, Homer? Not cut out for mining coal?
Lets get that mess cleaned up!
Lets get som
a "what if."
What if we give the character-- Whats his name?
-Floyd. -Terrible name. Change it.
-Say we give no-name a dog. -A dog?
A dog. No-names faithful companion.
Toils at his masters side in the coal mine.
Cave-in happens, only the dog gets out.
Cause dogs are smaller, usually.
And its the dog that runs up the hill and rings the bell.
Holy crap, thats beautiful.
-Im choked up. -I got goose
a husband who didnt
want his home broken.
- What home?
- Remember the home I promised you?
Sure I do. That was the one we were
to have right after the honeymoon.
Was it my fault? Did I know that
coal mine would have a cave-in?
I intended to be with you
on our honeymoon.
Instead of two weeks in Atlantic City
with my bridegroom...
...I spent two weeks in a mine
with John Kruptzky.