Monday, March 26, 2007

Why Fracme?

Following on from a comment on my last post (thanks Mandy) I thought I would explain why the fracme.blogspot.com url appeared and why my email contains the same {at}yahoo dot com...

Well, for a long time I used to sign my name acme, just an odd affectation of mine, not quite sure where it came from, except too many road runner cartoons as a kid. It fitted with my initials A C McCollum if I added esquire to the end (teenage humour, great stuff, eh?) So ACME it was. Then after my first Job as an ordained minister where I was just plain 'Alastair' or more formally 'Revd McCollum' (though strictly speaking it should be 'The Revd Mr McCollum') I went to a parish for my second Job where I was known as 'Father Alastair' - a very 'Anglo Catholic' kind of a parish. Whilst there I signed up for a yahoo account which conveniently combined my rather flippant teen name with my new status as Fr. so Fracme was born. An online persona consisting of, well, my real life persona with a flippant name.

And it sounds a little bit rude...

4 comments:

Dr.John said...

I thought it was some kind of military term.

Brian said...

I thought you'd swiped it from Battlestar Galactica where 'frac me' is a euphemistic replacement for the usual expletive.

quilly said...

What Brian said ...!

Flawed & Disorderly said...

So THAT'S where it comes from! I was always wondering that. I'm hiding in the bathroom, but I think my oldest is onto me. I hope you don't blog and get some time to reflect. That sounds really nice.