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1HeckOfAGuy: The Other Leonard Cohen Site Is Now Mobile-Friendly


Viewing on a mobile phone has been a challenge, even for the stouthearted and visually acute. From the screenshot of the old view shown below, one can – with a bit of squinting – discern that the text is too small to read, the links are too close together, and, well, it’s just too darn tiny.


The mobile perspective now in place, however, displays the text in a larger, easily readable size.


It does a few other tricks as well.  By clicking on that “menu” button, for example, a drop down menu based on the familiar tab headings is released.


 Forget Your Perfect Offering

The new mobile version is not without its drawbacks.  Viewing the material on the middle sidebar requires scrolling past the entire post and comments, and, as far as I can determine, the right sidebar is not directly accessible from the mobile view. A workaround may be available soon.

Nonetheless, this is a major improvement, and I urge you to check it out.

10 Most Popular Posts In 2014


#1. Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell – Just One Of Those Things

2014 Statistics

The following is a list of the ten most popular destinations in 2014 as determined by cumulative unique page views.1 “Destinations” include posts, pages, tags, and categories. I’ve excluded the home page and posts dealing with content other than Leonard Cohen.2

  1. Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell – Just One Of Those Things
  2. Lyrics To “Almost Like The Blues” From Leonard Cohen’s New Popular Problems Album
  3. Category Archives: Leonard Cohen
  4. Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, & The Chelsea Hotel: What He Said – And Now, What She Said
  5. Best Of 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist
  6. Leonard Cohen: “NO TOURING IN 2014″
  7. New Video Of Leonard Cohen’s Elegy For Janis Joplin – Chelsea Hotel #1
  8. Tag Archives: Lorca Cohen
  9. 1960 Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Marianne, Axel Jensen In Hydra – In Cohen’s Home, In Seaside Tavern, On Beach
  10. Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen Born To Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, and Jorn Weisbrodt


  1. The source of this data is Google Analytics.  Caveat: on at least three days during 2014, Google Analytics failed to function. There may have also been other, unnoticed errors. It is unlikely any of these affected  these Top Ten rankings. []
  2. Pragmatically, this means I’ve excluded the downright delightful and perpetually popular #1 post on this site: 13 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting A Safeword For BDSM Play []

The Traditional Posting Of The Heck Of A Guy Online Christmas Snow Globe


Once Upon A Time, Before Became The Ne Plus Ultra of Leonard Cohen Sites…

This site held other attractions, including special Christmas posts. Indeed, Heck Of A Guy has been around long enough to accumulate quite a few holiday posts worth sharing. Today’s offering features an old-fashioned holiday snow globe that goes back eight full years (who remembers 2006? wasn’t it great?).

The Heck Of A Guy Snow Globe was first posted December 20, 2006, accompanied by this description:

… the Heck Of A Guy blog now offers, for your viewing pleasure and DrHGuy’s (much deserved) aggrandizement, the perpetually post-shaken1 snowstorm simulation we like to call One Heck Of A Snow Globe


  1. Warning: It is not only unnecessary but potentially counterproductive to lift, shake, and otherwise agitate ones computer to produce the Potemkin snowstorm, which, through the Christmas miracle of Flash animation, is self-sustaining. []

The DrHGuy Announcement Is – There’s No Announcement


Ongoing readers may recall that last week, I promised & Changes To Be Announced Nov 3, 2014. As I was preparing that post yesterday, however, I received word that commitments that had been made to me could not be kept. I spent the remainder of the day attempting to renegotiate the arrangement, but this effort was unrequited.

Consequently, the anticipated proclamation will not take place. I apologize and assure you no one is more disappointed than I am.

DrHGuy & All (The Other) Saints’ Day

DrHGuy is taking today off to join in the festivities celebrating the double holiday of All Saints Day and his birthday.

Credit Due Department: The All Saints icon was found at ChurchYear

I’ve seen the future, baby. It is – well, you’ll find out next week: & Changes To Be Announced Nov 3, 2014