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Frak/Frack update


Serendipity: a fortuitous happenstance.

For example, Patrick posts about Fracking, the slang term for hydraulic fracturing.  He and I both know it is amusing at another level because this gem of a show,Battlestar Galactica, the rebooted one, not the original, was great (trust me, even my wife who does not like sci–fi liked it).  They needed a way to make the hardscrabble life of fighter pilots come alive.  So they invented “frak” as a replacement for fuck.

It worked:

This led me to recall Stephen Colbert’s similar end-run around the FCC’s ban on certain words.  Start at 3:10 to get it.  I can’t embed the video.  But it is frakking hilarious.


About Jordi

I am an assistant professor in the Management School at Bucknell University. I specialize in organization theory, social networks, and studying the network society. I have three children, including twins. They love bouncing on the couch, legos, music, and my waffles. My wife teaches English at the same university. I am interested in most things, but these days, networks, social entrepreneurs, the environment, innovation, and virtual worlds. Finding Hidden Abodes and Shaking Iron Cages since 1972


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