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Oct. 22, 2009 at 11:00am

MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1)

A Conversation with Mofo from the Hood

INTRODUCTION by host Mofo from the Hood. Hello and welcome to my all new series from the MOFO NEWS NETWORK, "MNN: My 300-Pound Canary." It was once said after the invention of the passenger airplane that world peace would at last be achieved. Ages of war would cease because now common men could board an airplane bound for the far reaches of the globe and speak directly, share ideas not bullets, with distant people which we seldom understood. That was a short-lived dream. Airplanes were soon enlisted as fighting machines in the service of war. Later on in the 20th Century a new but familiar sounding prediction was delivered to the common man. It was said that the innovation of personal computers would strikingly change the surrounding world of man and contribute to the idea of progress. But are we living the dream, or perhaps the nightmare of modern computers? Whichever, for better or worse, today I will introduce my new series of dialogues between me and my 300-Pound Canary in order to come to terms with the daily ideas that we all encounter while travelling by personal computer.

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by scout on 10/22/2009 @ 12:10pm
My cat says to tell your 300-Pound Canary that he must not join the lemmings mindlessly marching over the cliff of high tech hype and hyperbole.

He said it is imperative that we join hands, paws, and wings and re-dedicate ourselves, in this new era of open-your-wallet-and ask-questions-later-HOPE-sans-real-CHANGE, to good old-fashioned face-to-face communication.

My cat said direct personal dialogue is becoming a lost art and must be preserved. With this in mind, my cat asked me to invite your 300-Pound Canary over as dinner (oops I mean to dinner).

He said the real truth cannot be found on Fox News or NPR but in the soft white underbelly of his Big and chubby Self (BS). He added that he is in serious negotiations with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about starting his own news network - "BS News".

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2009 @ 12:16pm
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1)

Mofo from the Hood: Well alright, let's start with some background. It's a bit odd for me to confront a talking 300-pound bird, yet here you are, a phenomenon that sociologists would call an objective facticity.

My 300-Pound Canary: I prefer to be called a canary.

To be continued...

by NineInchNachos on 10/22/2009 @ 1:09pm
hay don't be dissin my NPR homes

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2009 @ 10:16pm
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1) Discussion continued:

MFTH: Today you've chosen to wear a black t-shirt which displays some sort of reference to mathematics. The front of your shirt shows a yellow field enclosed by a 2-dimensional kite; and within that outline are two hortizontal parallel lines bisected with one line diagonally at midpoint. That symbol within the kite represents "not equal." Beyond my direct interpretation, does your shirt have any special message that I perhaps can't see?

300-PC: Yes, I'm glad you pointed that out. There is a rising political force, dare I say a revolution, whose hour has not yet arrived, but surely will. For too long the cry of equality and steel-toed intimidation has threatened to bring a new age of barbarianism. For those who don't recognize the flag that I'm wearing, let it be known now that these colors don't run.

To be continued...

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/23/2009 @ 10:21pm
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1) Discussion continued:

MFTH: You were a product of the cage bird trade---a pet commodity that shared shelf space with dime store parakeets. Your world was a steel-wire box fitted with a trapeze and shredded newspaper flooring. Day in and day out you lived a life of uncertainty, existing on little more than sunflower seeds and tap water. Was it during that dark interval of confinement that you became aware of the injustices of life?

300-PC: During that time, over forty years ago, I read a lot of newspapers. I pieced together the history of man's descent into madness, the fragmentation of the species.

To be continued...

by marumaruyopparai on 10/24/2009 @ 11:19am
This all of a sudden reminds me ALOT of Daniel Quinn's Ishmael. Your Canary, not being a member of the human race ought not be influenced by the same trappings of cultural relativism as the common, or even the well educated man. I welcome the unique anthropological, and sociological perspectives of your 300 lb. feathered friend.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/25/2009 @ 3:56pm
maru etc.: I just now read Wikipedia about the novel by Quinn. He must be an intellectual, which I'm clearly not. An intellectual is someone who takes a simple idea and makes it complicated.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/25/2009 @ 11:08pm
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1) Discussion continued:

MFTH: Nowadays the internet offers a somewhat reliable picture of man's concerns. Local blog topics highlighting the political and economic order of the times will often draw comments from a diverse audience who relates dissatisfactions with or malfunctions of government.

Many people tend to believe that the existing system of order is incapable of resolving problems, but very capable of perpetuating them.

Should the government distract the dissatisfied skeptics with promises of Utopian programs and policies?

300-PC: You're almost too funny. I'll ask my partner when I get home.

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/2/2010 @ 10:22am
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1) Discussion continued:

MFTH: Are you now or have you ever been a reader of Mofo from the Hood's Blog?

300-PC: No I'm not. However I have some teenage acquaintances who simply adore it.

To be continued...

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/13/2012 @ 9:04pm
MNN: My 300-Pound Canary (Dialogue 1) Discussion continued:

MFTH: You mentioned your concern about everyday things in the viewpoint statement: "the history of man's descent into madness, the fragmentation of the species." Would you go so far as to say that we have arrived at "The New Normal?" In other words, today it is no longer necessary or even rational to conduct one's life based on a set of unchanging principles.

300-PC: No, I wouldn't carry my statement that far. Yes we are living in a world of fragmented ideas and disconnected facts. But to say that there are no absolutes, that everything is relative---well that just doesn't correspond to reality. It's fashionable to view things with an interdisciplinary approach; but even Einstein said that relativity concerns physics, not ethics.

To be continued...


This is my real-time novel, "Idealism in Tacoma," which will attempt to sort out the virtual new order I discovered in local blogs and in local 'hoods. I welcome you to join me as I press on in search of answers to the ongoing question: "Is it new?"

NEW! for 2011:
"QUANTUM FOAM," the second real-time novel by Mofo from the Hood, is happening now!

"For whatever mysterious reason, I must act beyond the role of spectator. Something beyond a portable history must be explored.

Therefore in order for me to define the concepts and categories of realities beyond the realm of my real-time novel "Idealism in Tacoma," a wholly other discourse must take form.

Ladies and whatever, let us go forth into the unknown dimension of imagination. I hereby offer you my all new materialist inspired "out of nothing" real-time novel: 'QUANTUM FOAM'."

Also For Your Enjoyment:
"The Mofo News Network" aka MNN is one of the world's most trusted sources of news and entertainment--MFTH, Founder*

"Sunday Scriber" series. 36 episodes from May 2008 to July 2011. Perpetual status. A practical look at why survival and freedom depends on knowing what is good, acceptable, and perfect.
*MFTH was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington USA. As a lifelong resident, uninspired by money, power, or fame, he eventually resorted to reading internet blogs, sometimes at the public library. In May, 2008, during the Great Recession, he started "Mofo from the Hood's Blog" on, because it was free. If this blog ever helps him to attain money, power, and fame, he will probably stay in Tacoma.

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