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Top 5 “Top of the Mind” Leonards

April 12, 2017

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Something a little different for today’s Top 5.

In fact, I practically insist you play along!

Step 1: Acquire a pencil & paper

Step 2: Write down the names of the first 5 people named “Leonard” that come to mind.

Step 3: Share your Leonards in the comments below

Ready, Set, Go!

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As for my Top 5 “Top of the Mind” Leonards?

5. Leonard from the Big Bang Theory
The last name alas did not immediately spring to mind

4. Leonard Maltin, The Movie Critic
I always enjoyed his yearly movie guides

3. Leonard Bernstein, Composer/Conductor/etc.
As shouted by R.E.M.!

2. Leonard Nimoy
Though admittedly I pictured him on The Simpsons, specifically the timeless Monorail episode

1. Leonard Cohen
Well, it is his week after all.

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Verbalize the Positive

In that monorail episode, Leonard Nimoy delivered the ever-quotable line, “No, the world needs laughter.”

And I’ve been laughing about that episode for decades now, my thanks!

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14 Comments
  1. Zack permalink

    Cohen, Nimoy, Bruce, Kravitz…ummmm.
    Hey, four isn’t that bad.

    • Not too shabby at all – and Leonard Bruce was name-checked in the REM song with Leonard Bernstein as well!

      • Zack permalink

        I only know the chorus and ‘Six o’ clock TV hour’ line.
        It’s a lot like the scene in Tommy Boy when I try singing along.

  2. Do surnames count? Robert Sean Leonard from House M.D. and Dead Poets Society then. Does the Italian spelling qualify? I know of a Da Vinci and a Di Caprio then.

    • I’d say they count – and the Italian spellings would have the sequence of letters l-e-o-n-a-r-d so I’d say they’re eligible too!

  3. I got four. Cohen, Nimoy, Bernstein and… Lenny Leonard. Ha!

  4. The hockey fan in this old timer thought of Leonard “Red” Kelly.

  5. Nimoy
    Chess
    Cohen
    Elmore Leonard
    Len Glover ( iconic 1970’s footballer)

    • I wasn’t familiar with the name Elmore Leonard – but I checked out his list of credits, I think I’d like to read some of those novels!

      • It’s almost inconceivable that you’ve never seen a film of one of them – there have been dozens.

      • Oh I’ve seen some of the films – just haven’t read the original source material!

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