Animation: Leonard Cohen Thumb Wrestling Tutorial


Leonard Cohen demonstrates the concept and ritual of thumb wrestling  to Phil Tetrault on a park bench in Montreal. In the dialogue, Cohen also  boasts of besting Pierre Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, in thumb wrestling. For more about Leonard Cohen’s thumb wrestling career, see “Thumb Wrestling” section of The Favourite Games Of Leonard Cohen – Part 2

Animation: Linda Sturgess
Caption: DrHGuy
Source Video: Picnic in the Park.  For more about this documentary, see Phil Tetrault & Leonard Cohen – Friends And Poets, From “This Beggar’s Description”

Note: Originally posted August 25, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric