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 euphio’s tubes glowed red for a moment, then died.

Video of two guys discussing The Euphio Question: Teh I suppose you’re going to tell me that’s bad? Lew’s control is similar to a billionaire buying an election: Then she felt so good she walked right out of the place again. Instead of turning on the radio or television, everybody’s going to want to turn on the happiness. Within two hours of the time that the power and the euphio went off, the house was warm and we had eaten.

Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U. There is also the implication that if there was such a thing available easily if not freely, that the apathy would destroy society, would mean that no one would really be happy because eiphio couldn’t be bothered to get off their asses and go and do something to earn it Sun 6 Jul Amazon Kindle 0 editions.


Lew, in his way, was trying to calm her. The sound lulls the listeners into a state of euphoria, producing an effect not unlike a large dose of sedative.

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My truck’s parked out on the shoulder, kind te blocking things. Trivia About The Euphio Question. No trivia or quizzes yet. A Western Union boy I hadn’t noticed before was sitting in a corner, miserably leafing through a pile of telegrams and making clucking noises. Anne rated it liked it Apr 03, You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Now there was only the sound of the wind.

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One good thing Fred’s rig does is to spot stars hidden from telescopes by big clouds of cosmic dust. I had never thought to describe people the way one might describe a soggy curtain. In a frenzy, I stabbed and smashed at the euphio’s glass vpnnegut wire vitals.

Again the doorbell roused me. Susan and I arrived just in time to join in the cheering as a big elm crashed down on our sedan. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I was scared stiff. Fri 3 Aug The gadget is, I think, what a lot of people vaguely foresaw as the crowning achievement of civilization: Euphio pleases one and all—we proved that.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So this is Continuous happiness I always Imagined it something more. What he pays 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.

Who Am I This Time? The Beaver Patrol had saluted smartly and left. The card table buckled, and the plug was jerked from the wall socket. Cold air roared in through the opening.

In this short story, radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and the effect on people is much like good weed.