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Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works Originally printed in publicatio. A Compendium of Curmudgeonly HumourKurt Vonnegut is a curmudgeon Curmudgeons are often misunderstood and taken for irascible pedants On the contrary they are anything but pedantic Curmudgeons are introverts who are simply tired of adapting themselves to the demands of an extrovert world They want to be left alone Which is why they occasionally write or say nasty things to annoy people The hope is that other people will then have something to talk about with each other and give the curmudgeon some peaceA curmudgeon like Vonnegut is the opposite of a totalitarian A curmudgeon knows the world around him and its imperfections through direct experience But he is wary of turning his opinions of which he has many into policies This is just as well because his opinions are anything but consistent He has learned over the years that consistency is indeed the sign of a trivial mind which would like to impose order on a universe that is inherently chaotic Curmudgeons are male by definition because they fear the power of women and have no defences against it Female power arises from the inherent male incompetence in things like communication and relationship building Sisterhood is a mystery which manifests to him as a hive mind and he dares not mess with it The curmudgeon knows he is deficient and relies on women to suffer frustration and annoyance in his presence He is aware of this sufferance and as a mark of respect neither contradicts nor criticises his female companions They in turn accept the deal as the best they are likely to get and desist from all attempts to improve himA curmudgeon is not without charm in certain situations primarily those in which he is forced to respond to the opinions usually political but sometimes anthropological of others particularly blowhards and dilettantes In such circumstances his remarks are likely intended not to convince but to undermine He perceives this as healthy cynicism The charm emanates from the fact that he doesn t mind what anyone else thinks of him The combination of the unexpected and the absence of obvious banality helps
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E Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision Alternative cover edition he. What is happiness What is pleasure Is happiness an emotion that endures that has to be earned and pleasure a temporary reaction to something that makes you feel goodIn this short story radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and the effect on people is much like good weed Everyone hangs out feeling mellow letting the little things go a somewhat deviant idea of what is funny great hilarity and general love view spoilerI know this exactly because I ve tried Euphio hide spoiler
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Ns as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly these superb stories shar. The world is overpopulated and they have Ethical Suicide Parlors where public minded citizens are encouraged to go in and get a lethal injection from the attractive hostesses There s a big thermometer outside showing how many people there currently are in the worldSo the guy comes in and he s chatting with the hostess He wants to know how much the mercury will go down if he decides to do it A footNo she saysAn inchNot uite she saysSuddenly he changes his tone Every inch he says represents seventeen million people That s not the right way to look at it she says But she doesn t say what is the right way to look at itEver since reading this story as a teenager I ve been unable to take anyone seriously who uses the expression That s not the right way to look at it Not my fault Blame the late Mr Vonnegut