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I am a prisoner in my own home!

Last week my Welsh corgi wall calendar fell on the floor when I wasn't looking, presumably after the load bearing thumbtack finally snapped out of the wall. So now I have a thumbtack somewhere on the floor near my desk, but I can't find it for my life. I plan to step on it in the near future.


Together at last: my love of bulldogs and my hatred of taxes


Pope bashes Canada for allowing abortion, same sex marriage


If I were the Prime Minister of Canada, I would urge the Vatican to do something about exorcisms and all those stupid hats.


Truly Darwinian: Golan Heights Paragliding

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man was stuck in the middle of a minefield near the Syrian border Saturday after crashing his paraglider and severely injuring himself.

The unidentified man took off from a peak in the Golan Heights and drifted east toward the Syrian and Jordanian borders before crashing in the minefield, injuring his legs and breaking several bones, rescue services said.

"He's in the process of being rescued," an army spokesman said.

Paragliding, in which participants jump off tall peaks or cliffs with a parachute strapped to their back, is a popular sport in the Golan, where there are many steep mountains along Israel's northeastern border.

The man's parachute is believed to have malfunctioned.