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July 19, 2010 10:00 AM   Subscribe

Fracking cattle Mark Bittman, foodie and (accidental) BSG punster.
posted by The3rdMan (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fracking frackers.
posted by Michael Roberts at 10:14 AM on July 19, 2010


Gorram toxic chemicals!
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:15 AM on July 19, 2010


FWIW, that article was written by Ulla Kjarval and not Mark Bittman.
posted by sriracha at 10:25 AM on July 19, 2010


Catting Frackle.

Frackle Rock.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:00 AM on July 19, 2010


Fracking.
posted by ColdChef at 11:01 AM on July 19, 2010


Fucking Dick Cheney. Even in death his legacy will continue to pollute us for generations.

Wait. What? He's not dead yet?

*facepalms*
posted by slogger at 11:04 AM on July 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Bush admin. The gift that keeps on giving.
posted by Max Power at 11:05 AM on July 19, 2010


Fracking cattle. How do they work?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:24 AM on July 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ha. I work for an enviro nonprofit, on fossil fuels issues, and every time I hear someone talk about fracking in the context of natural gas, I giggle to myself. Every time!

I'm always waiting for someone else to have the same reaction, so I can be all "Hey! My people! My nerdy, nerdy people! So say we all!" But alas, though there are many nerds in the enviro world, this has never happened.
posted by lunasol at 12:08 PM on July 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


I recently watched Gasland, and all the talk of frakking made it far more light-hearted than originally intended. "The frakking chemicals..."
posted by quadrilaterals at 12:09 PM on July 19, 2010


Wait. What? He's not dead yet?

It depends if you consider him, strictly speaking, to be living.
posted by The Whelk at 12:20 PM on July 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hearing stories like this makes me wonder how people can be opposed to government regulation of businesses. This was like an ideal Liberatarian experiment: remove the environmental requirements for a specific business and see what happens. Surprise, surprise, wanton environmental destruction!

And on a lighter note, fracking is a fun word.
posted by Ceniac at 12:22 PM on July 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


There was a great piece in one of the Philly alt-weeklies last week about how little is known about the environmental damages fracking can cause, and how, even though Philly is chock-a-block with institutions that could actually study the effects of the fracking, nothing is being done. I believe it has something to do with the fact that the Philly part of the state is not going to be fracked because of geological something something.
posted by angrycat at 12:49 PM on July 19, 2010


Fracking, mountaintop removal, deep sea drilling... we are so fracked.
posted by tizzie at 1:22 PM on July 19, 2010


I'd like to frack Dick Cheney. And not in the BSG sense.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 1:50 PM on July 19, 2010


Frag is a better word for that
posted by The Whelk at 2:28 PM on July 19, 2010


Putting a pipe full of pressurized water, sand, and unnamed industrial chemicals deep into his nether regions was what I had in mind.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 2:45 PM on July 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


from the article: Alarmingly if not surprisingly, the dismantling of these most basic safeguards to protect us from ______ seems to have not caused our lawmakers any concern."

i removed one word (pollution), but it seems to apply in any number of instances. a catchall sentence for our times.
posted by msconduct at 2:49 PM on July 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think that fracking is a "relatively new technology" - I've been hearing about it for at least the last 25 years.
posted by HopperFan at 3:33 PM on July 19, 2010


The Whelk: "It depends if you consider him, strictly speaking, to be living."
Oh, Dick Cheney Has No Pulse, By the Way

Some doctor man wrote about Dick Cheney’s Polly Pocket robot heart in today’s The New York Times, and it turns out Dick Cheney no longer has a pulse, though he is stubbornly still alive. Dick Cheney’s blood now just flows continually, like the River Styx.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:48 PM on July 19, 2010


I thought that line about Dick Cheney getting a heart transplant, but it rejected him was just a joke.

I can just imagine it chewing on the surgeon's wrist as he tries to put it into place.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 8:56 PM on July 19, 2010


Buried Secrets: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat
posted by homunculus at 10:07 PM on July 19, 2010


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