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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

seal700 Site Maintenance Day


Posting is temporarily halted to allow routine maintenance and implementation of improvements on the Heck Of A Guy web site. The fixes. updates, and additions, while invisible to visitors, will make the site run faster and more reliably. We plan to return to business tomorrow.

DrHGuy Is Taking A Day (Or 2) Off


Things have been, as readers may have noticed, a tad hectic in Cohen World the past month, what with 80th birthday commemorations and a new album being released. (BTW, Leonard, don’t even think about pulling this same stunt on your 90th birthday.) Consequently, DrHGuy is going on R&R to recover his sardonic zing.

Credit Due Department: Photo by Henry Diltz. This shot is  from “Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows” by Harvey Kubernik (see review at Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik – A Delight For Cohen Fans).