"---- the great war and the ugly little pest it had inspired." The ugly little pest being Hitler. It doesn't have to be 'laugh out loud' funny, but I want to show how much the character finds him and his ideals ridiculous and could not care less for them. It can't be too comical I think because it still has to acknowledge that he's not a cartoon character and has killed millions of people after all. (It don't like ugly little pest because it doesn't fit with the flow of the sentence which is a bit more thoughtfully written than this part. I thought about 'vile little man' but I feel like it sounds kinda 'funny without trying to be' lmao) Thank you!