Pigs Is Pigs

Pigs Is Pigs This American classic is a humorous turn of the century story about a train agent and the definition of a guinea pig This hilarious tale of bureaucracy run amok at the Interurban Express Company and

  • Title: Pigs Is Pigs
  • Author: Ellis Parker Butler
  • ISBN: 9781410103222
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • This American classic is a humorous turn of the century story about a train agent and the definition of a guinea pig This hilarious tale of bureaucracy run amok at the Interurban Express Company, and exponential growth of the Guinea pig population shows what can happen when ignorance and bureaucrats get together and decide its fate when anyone with just plain common senseThis American classic is a humorous turn of the century story about a train agent and the definition of a guinea pig This hilarious tale of bureaucracy run amok at the Interurban Express Company, and exponential growth of the Guinea pig population shows what can happen when ignorance and bureaucrats get together and decide its fate when anyone with just plain common sense can solve the problem in less than one minute Ellis Parker Butler 1869 1937 was a native of Muscatine, Iowa Dropping out of high school to help support the family he worked in a number of jobs including ones in a spice mill, an oatmeal mill, a china store, and a wholesale grocery Moving to New York City in 1896, he began writing for trade magazines such as the Tailor s Review, the Wall Paper News, and The Decorative Furnisher In 1905, his humorous short story, Pigs is Pigs appeared in the American Magazine, and the following year it was published in book form Its phenomenal success allowed Butler to give up editing trade papers and turn to full time authorship.

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    1. Absolutely wonderful, humorous short story, where Butler pokes fun at idiotic bureaucracy. Like in his That Pub one can criticize his treatment of animals in this story, but the humor is laugh out loud funny, and the satire works as well. Will definitely re read this one.

    2. HILARIOUS! Short, clever novelette. A classic about bureaucracy, miscommunication and common sense. Thanks so much Darla for the rare copy!

    3. Anyone that has ever despaired when confronted by the red tape and bureaucracy in a large corporation will find this enjoyable and amusing.

    4. I love guinea pigs and hate the ubiquitous red tape that the world runs on, so I greatly enjoyed this short story. It really was ludicrous but it was lots of fun and had me laughing out loud.

    5. I thought I would burst from laughing.The main concept is known. The bureaucracy grows to an absurd size and becomes ridiculous. And, how the story goes, the narration and the way Mark F. Smith (a reader link: from LibriVox) reads it made my afternoon very nice and funny ;-)

    6. A small classic on how mismanagement and lack of communication can cause problems to expand when no one is willing to lead. A quick read that will make you laugh (to yourself) the next time you have a department meeting.

    7. I have arranged my thoughts into haiku:"What's written downAnd fussed over by execsMeans nothing to pigs."

    8. Last weekend, I read one book titled “Pigs is Pigs” (Butler, 2010). The book told a very interesting story and we can also learn many valuable lessons. There is an argument arising from pigs. Some people think that pigs are just the same thing like cattle and sheep. While others think that they are pets.The book starts with this: Mike Flannery, the agent of the interurban express and another man called Morehouse who is a buyer of pigs. Morehouse regards pigs as pets so that he insists on pay [...]

    9. If you believe that modern ideas of political correctness should apply even to books written before 1910, maybe take a pass. But if you have ever been caught in an absurd but enraging morass of senseless bureaucracy, this little book is a hoot!

    10. When beurocracy meets reality, the result is hilarity! Funny! Great short story told with wit and wisdom. This quick tale should be required reading for all government employees!

    11. When common sense lacks and you bade by bookignorance is no more a blisstroubles are like tiny rodentsbut we treat them as giant mammals and while we brood over the troublethe guinea pigs just double.

    12. A funny little story which inspired Heinlein to creat Flat Cats and possibly Gerrold (possibly by transitivity) to create Tribbles.

    13. I enjoyed reading the story. The problem of red tape it raises seems not only relevant but also universal.

    14. This is an amusing tale that has both very much and very much not withstood the test of time.The government/bureaucracy bit is still funny and sadly still true. However, I guess it's a sign of the times that I did not pick up that the story poked fun at Irish immigrants. I just read it as a clerk deliberately trying to rip off an innocent customer who just wanted to get his son some pet guinea pigs. I thought it was symbolic of the customer's lack of rights when going up against a large company. [...]

    15. It's on kindle and very short. I remember reading this in Junior High umpteen years ago. It's a good tale with an unspecified regional dialect depicting a situation where one person's "common sense" and adherence to "rules" brings on hilarious consequences. It shows how bureaucracies and large corporations can often run amok.

    16. Cute little story about a fight over guinea pigs. Whether they are pets that ship for twenty-five cents a piece or as livestock for thirty cents a piece.Great turn of the century story, and how they dealt with it.

    17. If you can ignore some hideously stereotyped mock-Irish dialect, this is a delightful exploration of the horrors of bureaucracy. It starts with two pet guinea pigs and ends up with a fabulous mess, with lots of silliness in between.

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