Three Chairs for Harvey and Benny

Jeffrey Cohen
5 min readOct 11, 2021

They were a dangerous Abbott and Costello or perhaps the Two Stooges, arriving with an air of malevolence and potential violence intermingled with occasional bursts of laugh-out-loud insanity.

Remember the 1980s?

Harvey was a 6-foot-3, 255-pound power lifter with a crewcut and black horn-rimmed glasses. He cut a curious, intimidating presence as he crossed the college campus. For comic effect, Harvey liked to speak in a…

Jeffrey Cohen

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