'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

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Hartmut
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'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby Hartmut » Wed May 29, 2013 10:23 pm

Now we know what he's up to between tours: Writing letters to the editor.

'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'
http://www.gazettenet.com/home/6360845- ... e-who-help

I can easily imagine this letter as the basics of the lyrics for a new song ...
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby holydove » Wed May 29, 2013 10:44 pm

That's great, Hartmut - thank you!

Do you think it's really "our" Leonard Cohen? It says "Northampton" under his name, & what would he be doing in Northampton? Maybe you were joking, but as you know, I am very gullible, so I'm not sure. . .Either way, thanks for the laugh!

Edit: I just noticed that it's the Northampton in Massachusetts, so I guess it must be a different Leonard Cohen, or someone impersonating him, or is he faking his location?? This is very confusing, I give up. . .

Editing again: on second thought (or third, or fourth) it's probably Gerard D. pretending to be Leonard Cohen. . .
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby Hartmut » Wed May 29, 2013 10:59 pm

holydove, all of your explanations make sense ... kind of.

We will never know.

Seriously: I don't think LC is such a rare name. Here is a lawyer from Australia, for example:
http://www.yellowpages.com.au/wa/inglew ... sting.html
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby Cate » Thu May 30, 2013 12:27 am

Perhaps a shared name or perhaps somebody incognito, either way either way it's very good.
To the editor:

After 70-odd years observing my fellow human beings, I have come to the following conclusions:
1) There are two kinds of people: those who litter and those who pick up litter.

2) There are a lot more people who litter than there are people who pick up litter.

3) The situation is not likely to change.

Leonard Cohen

Northampton
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Re: AW: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who h

Postby Hartmut » Thu May 30, 2013 3:43 am

holydove wrote:or someone impersonating him
Cate wrote:or perhaps somebody incognito
Maybe it's Maarten, again.

But no, then it would be 'Leonard Chen, Northampton'.
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby HelenOE » Thu May 30, 2013 6:47 am

I'm sure it's a shared name.
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby hazey » Thu May 30, 2013 2:42 pm

Great letter.

BTW, Chinese are better known as philosophers rather than marathon runners. My guess is there is a typo and that this is Leonard Chen striking again. :)
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Postby Hartmut » Thu May 30, 2013 3:02 pm

:-)
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby fishfishquaileye » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:06 pm

What has he got against cats anyway?
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby Cate » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:53 am

Cats caught littering.
It's a major problem - them and their scattered tinfoil balls and discarded starbucks cups. something needs to be done!
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Re: 'Leonard Cohen: On those who litter, and those who help'

Postby HelenOE » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:18 am

When I was growing up, we had cats that littered. That´s why, at one point, we had 27 kittens in the barn.

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