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Defenestration: December 2015

Welcome to another issue of Defenestration, and the last issue until next year. And what a year it’s been. Defenestration has been around for 12 years now, and I can honestly say that this year saw a major shift in the number and the quality of the work we’ve received. Our slush pile has never before been filled with so many experienced writers, comedians, magazine editors, actors… the list was really staggering, and on more than one occasion I felt overwhelmed by it all. Eileen and I have had the opportunity to read a lot of really good fiction, nonfiction, and poetry this year, and while not everyone made it onto the site this year, I really hope everyone comes back and tries us again. We do this because we enjoy it, and you make our self-imposed tasks a lot easier by sending us such great material.

Defenestration: August 2015

Welcome, welcome, one and all, to (arguably one of) the happiest places on Earth (or at least the electronic version of Earth). It’s time to unleash the August 2015 issue of Defenestration into the cyber realm, so sit back, ready your reading digits, and prepare to be amused.

Defenestration: April 2015

Welcome, welcome, to the April 2015 issue of Defenestration, marking our 12th volume in this ridiculously long-running magazine of ridiculousness!

I’m not going to write a particularly long editorial this month because my computer is on its deathbed and doesn’t like to run for more than 20 minutes at a time before freezing up or crashing. You can’t trust technology, but you also can’t live without it. Or you at least can’t convince yourself that you can’t live without it. There’s a powerful message hidden in there, but I’m too lazy to find it. I’ll just be content with rushing through this editorial before the computer explodes. Can I write two more paragraphs? Read on and find out!

Prose

Defenestration-Nonfiction “Footnotes to History,” by Nancy Katt

Footnotes are stupid. They’re superfluous.

Ben & Winslow

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Let this be a lesson to all of you: If you ever have a sore that you can’t quite identify, call a medical professional before you start poking at it. You never know what that sore could turn into.

Eileen: This is Your Brain On…

Defenestration-Eileen's Unicorn Lady Chatterly’s The Rock

What the next adaptation of Lady Chatterly’s Lover needs: a dose of what The Rock plans to be cooking.

Jonathan: Mysteries Answered!… and Stuff.

Defenestration-Jonathan's Column Icon Merry Christmas, Crazies! (A Serious Myers–Briggs Study)

After careful analysis, I am able to gift you all with an assessment of your own Christmas holiday behavior based on your Meyers-Briggs personality type.

Chris: Encyclopedia Douchebag… ica

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The holidays are like communism. It’s a great idea on paper, then people get introduced to the system, and then everything goes to shit.

Genevieve: Ubiquitous Film Review

prometheusbruce Five Movies That Could Have Used a Time-Traveling Bruce Willis

So I guess if this year’s sci-fi action tickler Looper has taught us anything, it’s that no actor is as well-equipped to go back in time and talk to some dummies about life as Bruce Willis.