This message, as Sally Hunter suggests, transforms nicely into the latest t-shirt from the Heck Of A Guy New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise line (see below for information about the Heck Of A Guy New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise Agency).
As one might expect, it also works well as a button.
But I submit that its greatest value is in another arena. I believe it would be a public service to disperse “Keep Calm and Cohen On” signs throughout the world to soothe the jangled nerves of the driving public who must daily endure crowded roads and the confusion wrought by demands of more traditional traffic signs. (click on image to enlarge)
This material was also featured in today’s DrHGuy post for archival purposes.
New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise
The Heck Of A Guy New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise line was launched in 2009 with this explanation:
From emails sent to Heck Of A Guy and posts at LeonardCohenForum, it is evident that selling Cohen-associated jackets, caps, jewelry, and other accessories has not been the World Tour’s greatest strength. Complaints about availability of goods, inadequate sales sites at concerts, and inconsistent offerings from performance to performance abound. In addition, word now has it that the online merchandise shop with has been described as “opening soon” since the Tour began 16 months ago will not open at all.
As is our wont here at Heck Of A Guy, we are stepping up to effect a rescue.
Having learned the hard lesson that 20 years of boredom is the best one can expect in trying to change the system from within by negotiating with Cohen management to provide New & Improved Leonard Cohen Lyrics and to consult on New & Improved Leonard Cohen Concerts, Heck Of Guy will pursue this project independently.
Yep, we are introducing the very special and fabulously unique Heck Of A Guy exclusive line of Leonard Cohen memorabilia, souvenirs, signifiers, and other goodies.
Note that the Heck Of A Guy New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise Agency operates exclusively as an advisory body to the Leonard Cohen organization, which has the advantages of superior funding and – well, the legal entitlement to sell stuff emblazoned with Cohen-related insignia. Inexplicably, none of the proffered designs have been put into production as official Leonard Cohen merchandise. Go figure.
Other items designed by the Heck Of A Guy Leonard Cohen World New & Improved Leonard Cohen Merchandise Agency can be found at
- The “I (Unified) Heart Leonard Cohen” T-shirt
- Leonard Cohen & The Sweet Smell Of Indifference
- The Leonard Cohen Bobble Head
- The WWLCD? T-shirt
- More Dino Duds & Len’s Beach Towel
- Leonard Cohen’s Back For 2010 T-shirt
- The Famous Blue Anorak
- The Heart With A Companion T-shirt
- Venue-appropriate Headgear