From the Mental Organism Designed Only Out of Crooked Timber, no straight thing …

by John Holbo on June 10, 2009

There are few philosophical issues or policy questions that are not also M.O.D.O.K jokes (as this round-up reminds me). For example, the gender issue raised, but hardly laid to rest, by my philosophy: mind and manners post is just the classic M.O.D.A.M. (Mental Organism Designed Only For Aggression) question. (What do we think an academic philosophy education is good for?)


Confused? I think the Wikipedia entry covers most of the essentials.

And John Quiggin’s point about the pointlessness of strong IP, and the likelihood of some backlash, is brought out with considerable nuance in this “What The ?!” video, in which M.O.D.O.K. attempts to download chick flicks off the coast of Somalia.

h/t ISB

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FMguru 06.10.09 at 10:23 pm

An academic post about MODOK that doesn’t mention the Jounral of MODOK Studies? For shame.

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