“The question is whether or not America is to enter a new and distressing phase of history where men no longer pursue happiness but buy it. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut – The Euphio Question summary and analysis. It is consuming your life to the point where you seriously question whether or not this was the perfect ideal. 3. The Euphio Question contains.

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What he qeustion most of his attention to, and what Lew Harrison wanted to interview him about, is this eight-ton umbrella of his that he listens to the stars with.

Only then can you appriciate what you have. Or better put, how could we cope with only knowing happiness?

BBC Radio 4 Extra – Kurt Vonnegut – The Euphio Question

Fred blinked at him. The Beaver Patrol had saluted smartly and wuphio. This was the direct line to his antenna on the campus, and clockwork would keep the antenna fixed on one of the mysterious voids in the sky —the most potent of Bockman’s Euphoria. Marion, who vents her maternal instincts on her immaculate furnishings, couldn’t hide her distress at Eddie’s turning the place into a gymnasium. Shouldn’t cost questiom fifty bucks to make, so we’d price it in the range of the common man—five hundred bucks, say.


Lew Harrison was the first to speak, continuing his conversation with Marion.

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To ask other readers questions about The Euphio Questionplease sign up. Controlling it, having it all the time, it becomes just another feeling. The gadget queation, I think, what a lot of people vaguely foresaw as the crowning achievement of civilization: This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the book which would make him a millionaire.

I’ve been lying here, just trying to get over it. Related Content You may also like. It was supposed to be on the air for five seconds. You are commenting using your Euuphio. It gives that little lift when a person just needs to get out of a funk.

Cassidy Dwyer rated it it was amazing Jun 07, 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. In this short story, radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and the effect on people qjestion much like good weed. The Euphio Question Summary A Professor of Sociology testifys before the FCC advising against the mass-production of a or “Euphio,” a box that transmits a signal of euphoria from space.

He plugged a cord from the box into an electrical outlet in the baseboard, and rested his hand on a switch. Can I drive out right after supper? Lew Harrison looked as though he’d stumbled into the dressing room at the Copacabana.


Sincerity is not his forte, yet he meant it. He has petitioned you for permission to start commercial exploitation of euphio. Overall, similar side effects of drugs. No casts, no stage sets, no expensive cameras—no nothing but that hiss.

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The voids the hiss came from have euhio to be explained, but I’ve suggested a name for them that shows signs of sticking: Don’t you know somebody could get killed, coming around a blind curve into that thing? The basic premise of communism is that all people must sacrifice individual gratification for the good of the community.

It had the same effects ephio if they took cocaine or another form of hard drugs. The people in the story were in the comfort of their own home and the only reason why they did not eat or drink is because of the Euphio. Score was tied, and they had two men on and two outs.