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Just 82 Comments to Go!

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Byron the Quokka here, mates, with the question of the day:

Who’s gonna win the Quokka T-shirt?

Whoever posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog! And there’s only 82 comments left to go!

Here’s a picture of the shirt. Well, not exactly: couldn’t find a picture showing the shirt in either bright red or dark blue. But you get the general idea.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby You wouldn’t believe how many tries it took me to paste this picture.


Assorted Updates

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Contrary to the forecast, it didn’t rain today. So I sat outside and tried to finish writing The Wind from Heaven. I ran out of gas around 2 o’clock: I think I’ll need one more chapter. I lost practically all of April to bad weather, so I’ve had to work extra-hard to get this far. My editor think you’re gonna need a seat belt to read this one.

The 50,000-comment contest: just 151 to go! The winner gets a Quokka T-shirt.

And… just two questions left in the Bell Mountain trivia contest. The winner gets an autographed book. Note to winner: If you want to hold out for a copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, which will probably be published early next year, sure, you can do that. Just don’t forget to remind me that you’ve got a book coming to you.

Incidentally, we were supposed to have a major storm today–and we didn’t. Preposterously long-range climate predictions, anyone?


Counting Down (or Up?) to 50,000!

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Too much excitement for Cousin Romulus. Knocked him right out!

Look at that–just 188 comments to go to reach 50,000. The suspense is killing me!

Byron the Quokka here, mates, and here’s another look at the official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt that the winner will get for posting Comment No. 50,000.

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

All right, the blue shirt we wound up getting is darker than this, but the picture’s the same. We have a bright red shirt in Extra Large and a dark blue in Large.

Here on Rottnest Island, the excitement has reached a fever pitch. Practically every quokka here has got a pretzel in the pool (we don’t use money). No, I won’t tell you who I’ve picked to win. Let’s just say I have a lot of confidence in this reader.

A mere 188 comments to go! That should barely get us through the weekend, eh?

 


Byron’s Contest Update

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with the latest update on our once-in-a-lifetime contest to see who posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog. The winner gets an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And maybe gets voted an honorary quokka, if I can do that without getting into trouble with the Head Quokka. His name is Ernest and he’s gotten too big for his britches. But I digress.

So here’s the news–only 428 comments to go! And here’s what the prize looks like, if Lee doesn’t forget how to post the picture.

Quokka with Baby Cute Australian Teddy Bear Slim Fit T-Shirt

Well, it came out black, and we don’t have a black T-shirt, just red or blue, but the poor cove did the best he could.


Keep Those Comments Coming!

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Crikey, look at all these bicycles! You’d think we could give out at least one bicycle as a comment contest prize.

Never mind! The prize for posting Comment No. 50,000 on this blog is an official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt! And so far we’re at Comment No. 49,195–which means there are only 805 comments left to go.

Yesterday we had 72 comments, but today we’re nowhere near that. I keep telling Lee he’d get more comments if he wrote more interesting posts–mostly about quokkas!–but I don’t think he believes me.

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Look! Is that a great prize, or what?

Byron the Quokka, signing off–and don’t stop commenting!


Byron Exults

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See? See? Toldja it’d be a great prize!

As for that dingo who said “All that fuss over a goofy T-shirt,” well, I guess this puts him in his place! Ha, ha, ha!

Now let’s see how fast we can run up those last thousand comments.

And don’t forget the Bell Mountain trivia contest, in which the winner gets an autographed book. That lets us quokkas out, ’cause we already have all the books.


And This Is the Prize!

Quokka T-Shirt | Funny Australian Quokka with Baby

G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here. And how about that for a prize, eh? A genuine Quokka T-shirt, with me babysitting my cousin Lucie when she was just a little tyke. Which I think was last week.

We have it in Extra-Large (bright red) and Large (quokka blue). If you’re small, you can always use the shirt for a nightie.

All you have to do to win it is post Comment No. 50,000 on this blog. And we’ve just now passed 49,000, so that last thousand comments should go really fast. Crikey–what could be more appealing that a Quokka T-shirt? I told Lee it’d be even better than a bicycle.

Any and all comments are eligible, with the following exceptions: comments abusive of anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity; comments that are really commercials posing as comments (like even a kangaroo couldn’t see through that!), and comments simply too inane to bother with. And whoever you are, you can enter as often as you like.

OK, it’s not quite as good as really being a quokka–but it’s the next best thing.

Who will be the lucky winner?

Excuse me for now, I have to put Lucie back to bed… she gets over-excited by these comment contests.


Byron: Bell Mountain Trivia Question No. 16

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G’day, mates! I’ve got an apple! That nice man traded it to me for that bicycle that I found just standing there on its kickstand. Guess I got the best of that deal!

But I’m here this morning to present Question No. 16 of our Bell Mountain Trivia Contest. There’s one reader who’s gotten all right answers so far, but I’m not allowed to tell you who it is. It’s not one of us quokkas: these questions are too blinkin’ easy for us.

Anyway, here it is, No. 16–

Who killed Shogg the Giant?

Meanwhile, as soon as we get 44 more comments, I’ll be able to reveal the prize for posting Comment No. 50,000. You only get an autographed book for winning the trivia contest, but for putting up the 50,000th comment–well, whoopee! Forty-four more comments, bringing us to 49,000, and I let the secret out. And watch you all scramble to win the prize!

This is totally my idea. Lee has his doubts, still. But he’ll see I’ve been right all along.


We’re Almost to Almost There

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with another one of those bicycles Lee won’t let me give out as the prize for winning the comment contest.

But we’ve got another prize that’s just as good! Better, even. And whoever posts milestone Comment No. 50,000 will win it.

Now we haven’t told you yet what that prize will be, and I’m not allowed to tell you until we reach 49,000 comments. So far we’ve got 48,846–which means we still have 154 comments to go; and then, and only then, I shall reveal the prize for No. 50,000. Some of you have been after me to let it out now, but I just can’t do it: he’d never trust me again.

Believe me, those last thousand comments will come quick! We are almost there to almost there, as we say on Rottnest Island.

I wish my legs were long enough to let me ride a bicycle.

 


Comment Contest Update

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You can see how tired Byron looks, after staying up late two nights in a row to manage the comment contest.

We’re shooting for 47,000 comments and need just 515 more to get there.

And now for a special announcement. Some of you have suggested that the winner’s prize ought to be a nice glossy photo of Byron the Quokka, autographed with a paw print.

I think I may have found a way to do that; but it’s complicated–so complicated, that I think I’d better save it for the comment contest leading up to the major milestone, Comment No. 50,000. I’m not promising anything–just sayin’ I might be able to do this.

But for goodness’ sake, don’t tell Byron. He has enough on his plate just now.


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