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Defenestration: August 2021

Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday and best wishes to all of you on this fine 20th of August! And welcome! Welcome to the latest issue of Defenestration, which, if we’ve assembled this thing correctly (and we think we have), contains the sum total of everything you have ever thought was hilarious and condensed it into an easily consumable format. (And coming soon: Defenestration, the suppository!)

Defenestration: April 2021

Another year, another issue of Defenestration! And this begins Volume 18, which means Defenestration is legally an adult. We’re going to light some fireworks, eat some cake, and destroy a piñata. Let the merriment begin!

Defenestration: December 2020

This year was literally filled with death and destruction on a level most of us aren’t used to, but that doesn’t mean humor has been destroyed along with it. Some legitimately hilarious things have happened in 2020, and this month we’re going to pile on an extra helping of hilarious things before the year comes

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Nonfiction

“You Think Your Luck Is Bad,” by Amy Wright

For my entire life anytime I complain about anything my mother responds with some newly acquired anecdote about someone who has it harder. I first noticed the pattern in college after I griped about a roommate and she told me about a boy born without hands who had taught himself to paint by holding a paintbrush between his teeth. 

Fake Nonfiction

“The Oral History of FAQ Told by Chatbots,” by Luke Roloff

“Hi! I’m Christy. Yes, I can tell you about FAQ. What would you like to know? I’m sorry, I did not catch that. What would you like to know? What would you like to know? Okay! You’d like to know about FAQ!”

Fiction

“What’s wrong?” by Priyanka Kole

I called her,

Lily on 1st April,

Julie on 15th,

Rekha on 3rd May.

She didn’t complain, yell, or punch me in the face.

Poetry

“Another Server Calls me ‘Young Lady,'” by Tina Barry

I’ve blown into the bakery, a witch
for fine pastry—buns, biscuits and better—
warm cookies crisp. My stare turns sweets unsavory. My broom
sours sables, toughens muffins.

Visuals

“Captain Ahab: A Sonnet,” by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

For your Sunday enjoyment: a comic that is also a poem!

Ben & Winslow

The Vampire Dietaries

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Chauncy. Actually, that’s totally understandable because he isn’t a character in this comic strip at all and is instead from an older, now defunct strip of mine. But sometimes you need a vampire, right? And I have a pile of them already designed and ready to go, so…