Win a Ph. D. in Nothing Studies!

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Believe it or not, we have only 20 comments to go to Comment No. 91,000 and a winner in our comment contest!

To sweeten the pot, I have asked Fimbo University to provide a free doctoral degree in Nothing Studies. Be the envy of every single person you have ever known! And, unlike Joe Collidge himself, you won’t have to spend a minute in a classroom. All you have to do is be the lucky reader who posts Comment No. 91,000!

And if the deal falls through, there are still nifty prizes available–1) an autographed copy of one of my books, or 2) a cool T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost,” or 3) a little bag of plastic army men. But you’ve gotta be in it to win it!

We were also looking at a deed to the Taj Mahal, but someone in the Indian government has let us down. Fap!

Win a $300,000 All-Electric Car!

2024 Cadillac Celestiq: What We Know So Far

(The nice scenery’s another $100,000.)

Pssst! Byron the Quokka here, with THE sure-fire way to get this blog going again. But keep it quiet, ’cause Lee doesn’t know about it yet.

You’ve heard of the 2024 Cadillac “Celestiq”–how’s that for a really cool name?–that’s gonna go on sale for $300,000… and up! And it’ll be totally electric! All you need to run it is some batteries. Just like a flashlight!

(I love that name, “Celestiq”! I love watching a platypus trying to pronounce it! Ha-ha!)

So, how’s about we give away a 2024 Celestiq to whoever posts Comment No. 91,000 on this blog? I mean, we’re almost there–how much longer can it take?

I hear there’s another all-electric car coming from Ginsu Motors, this one to cost $500,000–a cool half-million. And there are rumors that the WEF Doozy will run you $750,000. John Kerry’s getting one!

Meanwhile, you can join the In Crowd just by winning our current comment contest.

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Tell ’em Byron the Quokka sent you!

Comment Contest: 500 to Go

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Don’t forget the comment contest! Only 500 comments to go, to reach 91,000… and after that we’ll have our annual Christmas Carol Contest.

But first things first. Win the comment contest and win jaw-droppingly spectacular prizes! Little toy army men! An autographed book! A cool T-shirt that says “If They Have to Kill Us, They’ve Lost”! You even get to choose your prize.

All readers are eligible, all comments are eligible–except for really dumb things said by liberals, profanity, commercials disguised as comments, the usual suspects.

Byron the Quokka will get a raise if this contest turns out well.

Another Comment Contest? Maybe?

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I have had a lot of things distracting me lately. Just now I looked up and saw we have 89,500+ comments.

Normally I’d have a contest for No. 90,000, because it’s a milestone. But I’m late, I’m late!

So I’ll set the goal at 91,000. We can say it’s eccentric.

And so… the lucky reader who posts Comment No. 91,000 will win a) an autographed copy of one of my books, or b) this cool T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost” (I’m wearing one just now), or c) a little bag of plastic army men, suitable for decorating a cake or scaring off gremlins.

Everyone can play, everybody’s eligible–we only rule out comments that are abusive to others on the site, profane, or just too inane to bother with. I don’t mind a bit of piffle, but one does have to draw the line somewhere.

The contest officially begins…. now!

Urgent Message from Byron the Quokka

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Hark! Yes, I’m supposed to be taking care of this weekend’s TV listings; but I’m also in charge of comment contests–and we’ve got a hot one going!

We’re shooting for 85,000 comments, and there’s less than 100 to go! Really, you folks can manage that this weekend. Eighty comments or so–why, you could manage that today, if you put your minds to it.

And the lucky winner will get…

*An autographed copy of one of Lee’s books

*A hot red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”

*An autographed vintage horror novel cover (Mind Stealer)–published in 1990

*Some little plastic army men

*A bicycle [Hey! Waddaya mean, no bicycle? Boss, now is not the time to be a cheapskate!] Sorry, we’re not offering a bicycle. Cheap, cheap, cheap…

But if you win, you do get your choice of one of the above prizes.

Everybody’s eligible, even if you’ve won an earlier contest. Let’s see some of you bashful blinkers put your two cents in!

Comment Contest: Less Than 400 to Go

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, urging you to take part in the comment contest. To that end, let me introduce my cousin Feezy.

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Everybody thinks she’s irresistibly cute… but she will plotz if we don’t have a comment contest winner soon. Save Feezy from plotzing!

We’re shooting for a milestone, 85,000 comments, with less than 400 left to go. And oh! the prizes!

–Autographed copy of one of Lee’s books

–Spectacular red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”

–Some plastic army men

Don’t blame me if Lee’s too cheap to offer real prizes that’ll get people so excited, they won’t know what to do with themselves–like a bicycle, for instance. Or a catapult. I’d love to have a catapult. But he never listens to me.

Don’t Forget the Comment Contest


This blurry picture doesn’t begin to do justice to this glamorous T-shirt you can claim as a prize if you win our current comment contest. We’re shooting for 85,000, with less than 500 comments to go.

Oh, the prizes!  You can win the shirt. Or an autographed copy of one of my books. Or an autographed cover of my 1990 horror novel, Mind Stealer. Or even, if none of the foregoing appeal to you, a little bag of plastic army men.

The legend on the shirt says, “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” Hey, the guy who owns our neighborhood health food store, he wears one!

All comments are eligible except for nasty or inane ones.

(Hardly anybody here this morning; so let’s get chattering!)

Comment Contest Prize (Maybe?)

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We do have a comment contest going, with just a little more than 500 comments to go to reach 85,000.

How do you like this as a comment contest prize? A mint-condition cover (front and back) of my ancient horror novel, Mind Stealer–autographed, of course. It features back cover copy written by someone who obviously never read the book and whose description of it bears but little resemblance to the contents. That’s big-time New York publishing for you.

Anyway, if you win, you can request it as a prize.

Byron the Quokka wants to give away a bicycle, but I’m not listening.

Do We Need a Comment Contest? (Yes)

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, coming to you from Rottnest Island.

We need some cheering up around here, don’t you think? How about another comment contest? Phoebe suggested one yesterday, and we quokkas are already talking about it around the Clue board.

We have less than a thousand comments to go to reach 85,000, which ought to be a milestone… and I have all these cool T-shirts that say “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” Plus books. Lots and lots of books. Prizes galore. We might even hand out plastic army men!

So okay: I hereby announce the new comment contest, with the finish line at 85,000.

Let’s see how fast our readers can get there!

[Personal to Joshua: Yes, I know I’m late. I’ll try to get your prize shipped next week. Thanks for your patience.]

Don’t Miss Our Christmas Carol Contest!

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G’day, all! Byron the Quokka here–with one of the lovely bicycles that Lee should mail out as a contest prize, which he would do if only he would listen to me!

We’re only a few days into our annual Christmas Carol Contest, so there’s time for it to grow. Anyone can enter! And as often as you like, too. The carol that gets the most views on the day it was requested, wins. And the happy reader who requested it gets a prize. No, sorry, not the bicycle. You’ll win an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books; or, if you prefer, this cool T-shirt in MAGA red that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

I’d love to see all of you request Christmas hymns–especially some of you who come here often but hardly ever comment.

All you have to do is leave a comment requesting a Christmas carol. Leave it anywhere–we’ll see it.

So far there are two carols tied with 18 views each. I’m not allowed to tell you which ones they are. We want to heighten the suspense!

And again, I’m sorry about there being no bicycles mailed out–but I only work here, y’know.