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Christmas 2011


May all your seasons be joyous, resonant with the warmth of home and family, the cheer of friends, and the blessings of being loved.


The Heck Of A Guy Snow Globe – An Online Tradition Since 2006

The Heck Of A Guy Snow Globe was first posted December 20, 2006 at TV Yule Log: Hot Or Not? , whence this description was excerpted:

… the Heck Of A Guy blog now offers, for your viewing pleasure and DrHGuy’s (much deserved) aggrandizement, the perfect companion piece to the never-ending Yule Log simulation — 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. []

Heck Of A Guy Holiday

hoagwreathDrHGuy is fulfilling holiday obligations, precluding a Heck Of A Guy post today.

Leonard Cohen On Parade – Thanksgiving 2011

DrHGuy & The Duchess will be spending Thanksgiving with family so  the Heck Of A Guy and DrHGuy sites will on holiday hiatus until November 29, 2011.

As a farewell, we offer this early look at two special Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. (click on image to enlarge)

Oct 2, 2011: Heck Of A Guy Hosts Most Viewers Ever – The Leonard Cohen Facebook Bump

Where Has Lorca Cohen Been All My (Blog’s) Life?

Judging by her behavior following our wedding and the recent celebration of those nuptials, the Duchess believes in prompt thank-you notes. I suspect, in fact, she is secretly developing an app that will enable her to graciously accept a wedding gift and simultaneously launch a personalized note of gratitude that would instantly arrive in the gift-giver’s email and also immediately be sent as a handwritten epistle via the US Postal Service.

While equally appreciative of the loot, I am less efficacious in generating punctual acknowledgements.

Thus it is that I am publishing this thank-you to Lorca Cohen, webmaster of the Leonard Cohen Facebook page two weeks after the fact.1

On October 2, 2011 the Leonard Cohen Facebook page carried a link to Heck Of A Guy with this legend: A very funny site.

The result is displayed on the graph atop this post: 13,505 Unique Visitors and 25,757 Pageviews on October 2, 2011 (a Sunday).

DrHGuy, Heck Of A Guy’s sibling site, experienced an less pronounced but still impressive echo bump in its stats, as did the videos posted at Chelsea Hotel #1 By Leonard Cohen, Do I Have To Dance All Night, and We Love Leonard Cohen At 77.

So, thank you Lorca Cohen – and you too, Leonard.

  1. While the official social arbiters sanction thank-you notes that arrive 3-6 months post-event, two weeks in internet time constitutes an era. []

Leonard Cohen On Tattoos Collection

In this exchange from On the road to singing sensation, a 1966 CBC TV interview, Leonard Cohen exercises the poet’s prerogative of re-interpreting and manipulating the interviewer’s words and his own to distract and deflect:

Leonard Cohen: … I thought that I would … get a tattoo
Beryl Fox: Where?
Leonard Cohen: There’s this place on St. Lawrence Blvd.

As far as I can determine, Leonard Cohen never got that tattoo – but many of his admirers do sport inked images and words inspired by the Canadian singer-songwriter, such as the dramatic portrait shown above,  on their bodies and those specimens are the focus of the latest themed Leonard Cohen photo collection at  Heck Of A Guy – the nascent Leonard Cohen On Tattoos Collection.

Other Leonard Cohen Themed Photo Galleries: