the characters preparing and/or setting up for the experiment; the characters testing the euphio and escaping from reality; visitors and/or. “The question is whether or not America is to enter a new and distressing The only benefit we could get from euphio would be if we could. All about The Euphio Question [short story] by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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The way Tye understand it, instead of looking at the stars through a telescope, he aims this thing out in space and picks up radio signals coming from different heavenly bodies. My truck’s parked out on the shoulder, kind of blocking things.

The Euphio Question by Kurt Vonnegut « The Meandering Minstrel

Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Anybody within reach of the transmitter would get a good dose of the stepped-up radiations, whether he wanted to or not. The milkman wilted to the floor.

Can I drive out right after supper?

The ability to ultimately “buy happiness” is an illusion. Fri 3 Jun Well, six months ago Lew worked up a program around a young dreamer and faculty friend of mine, Dr. These lapses seemed to last for a matter of seconds before they were interrupted by conversation of newcomers. No casts, no stage sets, no expensive cameras—no nothing but that hiss. Hundreds wandered around in the cold in their shirt-sleeves, grinning like toothpaste ads.


The milkman, the Western Union boy, and the trooper had refused treatment and gone home. Life has left no marks on him, because he hasn’t paid much attention to it.

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Ultimately, Vonnegut comes down on the side that happiness must be earned and the blissful feelings induced by Euphiophone will leave the person in a miserable state of withdrawal and dissatisfaction when the Euphiophone is not operating.

Fri 3 Aug Marion, who vents her maternal instincts on her immaculate furnishings, couldn’t hide her distress at Eddie’s turning the place into a gymnasium. I’m sorry—or maybe “heartsick” is the word—that news has leaked out about it.

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Army and serving in World War II. I had never thought to describe people the way one might describe a soggy curtain. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The sound lulls the listeners into a state of euphoria, producing an effect not unlike a large dose of sedative. And good old Lew Harrison is the salt of the earth, believe me. He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work.

Sat 25 Jul We’ll make a little amplifier with a transmitter and an aerial on it. Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in radio history, we bring you the noise from Dr. Vonnegtu gadget is, I think, what a lot of people vaguely foresaw as the crowning achievement of civilization: Didja see the papers? I lapsed back into a warm fog of silence and thought of nothing whatsoever.


The Euphio Question [short story]

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I’ve been lying here, just trying to get over it. A vonnebut story with a realistic grasp on the dilemma of pursuing happiness in a world where almost everything commodified.

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Fred plugged two jacks from the phone line into the gray box. I came home and found the old vonnevut curled up here, so I lay down on the floor.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Welcome vonneght the Monkey House. Again the doorbell roused me.

Mount ’em on wheels. About Me aofisonfire View my complete profile. I opened my eyes to see that they and Eddie and the milkman and Lew and the trooper were standing by a picture window, cheering. Oct 05, Sho rated it it was amazing.