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August 3, 2009

Blog Guy, I was reading a history book and saw a word I didn’t know, defenestration. Rather than look it up, I thought I’d ask you what it means.

Defenestration is throwing something out a window. As in, “Close that damn refrigerator door! You’re defenestrating my hard-earned money!” Or like, “Here comes the parade, let’s defenestrate this ticker tape on them!”

Why would that be in a history book?

Centuries ago, in what is now the Czech Republic, angry mobs defenestrated people from tall windows. The events are still celebrated today. Check out this old painting and this new photo reenactment.

Wow! That looks TOO realistic. Um, what happened to that poor guy in the photographs?

Our caption doesn’t say. I fear he may have become a…

Don’t say it!

Too late. A bounced Czech. Or worse.

Worse?

A canceled Czech.

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Re-enactment of a defenestration in Prague, July 31, 2009. The 1419 event began when demonstrators demanded the release of some prisoners but were refused. The outraged crowd burst into the building and threw officials out the windows. REUTERS photos by David W Cerny

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I bet that left a Czech mark.

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

Is it true that what was left of him was sent home via the postal system??

Posted by JD | Report as abusive

Maybe he was a Czech that bounced.

Posted by DR | Report as abusive

I cannot say for certain but I agree that the dude Praguely bounced.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

@Logrus: teeheeheehee!! *chuckle* *chuckle* “Czech mark” teeheeheehee Good one!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

this is a great idea. Let’s go to the U.S. Congress and defenestrate our congressmen/women.

With the job Congress has been doing, their national approval ratings should prompt mass self-defenestration. Of course it should be led by Nancy Pelosi from the Washington Monument.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

OK, stop, the Czech’s in the mall, er, mail. Stop it, my sides hurt, nyuk, chuckle….and what the heck does Pelosi have to do with it?
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Posted by Rick | Report as abusive

You win, Rick. Czech-mate…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

So I cross Czeched your definition of “defenestration” with the Internet, and it turns out that you are telling the truth. Why did I learn something from your blog Mr. Basler? Why?

Posted by Aaron | Report as abusive

I am SO sorry! I just made up that definition. How could I know it would turn out to be real? It won’t happen again, I promise!

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

So that’s how they deal with people who don’t pay the rent on time.