Today’s Erlene’s birthday–and I tell you, this place wouldn’t be this place without her.
Byron the Quokka here, with birthday greetings for Erlene on behalf of all of us. Don’t be embarrassed because we love you, Erlene! Think of Cato the Elder saying, “I’d rather people asked why I don’t have a statue in the Forum than why I do.” Now I’m not sure why I said that, but never mind.
Yes, yes, I know we’re late, this should’ve been done on Saturday, when it actually was Jeremy’s birthday–so we’re two days late. I, Byron the Quokka, disclaim all responsibility for this error: it was entirely Lee’s fault, 100% he’s to blame, not me, etc., etc.
And so we bring you Jeremy and his brother, Joshua, with an instrumental of How Great Thou Art. Let the truth be known: we love these guys, these Swanson brothers.
I made this list, see, with all the birthdays on it–crikey, why didn’t he check the list?
G’day! On behalf of the whole faculty and student body at Quokka University, I, Byron the Quokka, present Birthday Greetings to our esteemed colleague Joshua!
Y’know, here on Rottnest Island, we all turn out for Joshua’s birthday. It’s too bad no one thought to film the parade we had. That was to celebrate Joshua’s translating Bell Mountain into Japanese! Now a lot of us quokkas are learning Japanese so we can read it! Sure, we’ve already read it in English–but it’s bound to be just as cool in Japanese.
This afternoon we will have a special Pick-up Sticks match in Joshua’s honor.
Public Notice to All Readers: We’d love to celebrate your birthday, too. Just tell us when it is and we’ll put it on the list. This isn’t just a blog: it’s a fellowship, and that means birthdays are important.
G’day! You’re all knocked out from that party yesterday, I see. Movin’ kinda slow!
Well, rise and shine, mates: because today is Phoebe’s birthday and we want to make a big splash over it!
Byron the Quokka here, to present your birthday greetings to Phoebe–as Willis Twombley would say, We love you, Ol’ Hoss! Actually we really do. Don’t think you can ever come to Rottnest Island and get away without being named to the faculty at Quokka University. And did I mention we already have a Dr. Phoebe Hall? Our pickup stix team practices there.
Woohoo! We’re whooping it up today, because today is Ina’s birthday–and not only that, but she has a Christmas carol today, too, in our carol contest.
G’day, Byron the Quokka here with birthday greetings to Ina, on behalf of all the rest of us around the world. That’s cool–you can get happy birthday wishes from people (and quokkas) in all these different countries. Where the deer and the canteloupe play, as we say on Rotnest Island.
I refuse to cover anything our lying worthless nooze media have to say today.
Instead, I want to remind readers that, here on this blog, we do birthdays! As many as we can. And we’ve got two of them to celebrate tomorrow. Two! I’m not going to tell you whose they are because I want you to come in and see for yourselves.
Why do this? Because normal life as lived by normal people has got to go on. We are not COVID Nation. It’s our country and we want it back. And we’ll find a way to get it back, too. But for the time being, we shall live as sane and normal people doing sane and normal things whether the Morlocks like it or not: because we are not their Eloi. We’re nobody’s Eloi, and wait’ll they find out how true that is!