June 16, 2020

A Bunch of F***ing Useless Meatloafs: The Monongah Mine Disaster

A Bunch of F***ing Useless Meatloafs: The Monongah Mine Disaster

Melanie unbuttons it, we educate the public and ourselves about chicken testicles, Melanie gets the gift of goat murder for her wedding, a mining company is evil, a mine explodes, a train plunges, and Father's Day is born.


Content warnings:
Unusual/weird/gross meats, bad labor conditions, death of horses, somewhat detailed description of grief following loss of spouses and children, death of parents, someone being present for the death of their sibling, explosion, mining disaster, death from infectious disease, brief discussion of end of life care


Father's Day (United States)
Few People Know That Father’s Day Was Created Because Of A Mining Accident In West Virginia During The 1900s
McAteer, Davitt (December 6, 2007). Monongah: The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster, the Worst Industrial Accident in US History. West Virginia University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-933202-29-7.
Monongah Mine Disaster: All Hope is Lost
Monongah Mine Disaster: Events in West Virginia
Monongah mining disaster
Monongah Mining Disaster
Remembering the 1907 Monongah mine disaster
The Macabre, Unknown Origins of Father's Day
The Origins of Father’s Day & the Fairmont Mining Disaster