Presenting Fracking Pros, Cons to Funkified Beat

Song, video play fracking facts

By Bruce Felps
|  Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  Updated 5:19 PM CDT
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Presenting Fracking Pros, Cons to Funkified Beat

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by Bruce Felps

The North Texas area has generated its share of debate on the debatable practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s called by the cool kids, because of the Barnett Shale.

As is typically the case, people with little to no true understanding of the technique weigh in pro and con. Yes, my hand is up.

The creative minds at work inside Studio 20 — "the media innovation lab at New York University’s graduate school of journalism," according to The New York Times — came up with what looks, and sounds, to be a fairly complete and objective explanation of fracking that you can dance to, a funk-driven song titled “My Water’s on Fire Tonight.”

For example, I learned that fracking involves pumping benzene and formaldehyde into the ground and how to execute a sweet double crossover step. Not bad for an old guy.

For a follow-up maybe they can do “Get the Frack Out My Face.”

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s totally making up that stuff about a double crossover step. He can’t even dance to Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
 

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