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And We Have a Winner!

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I had a feeling the comment contest would be won today, and next thing I knew, Erlene had won it: Comment No. 35,000. Time to celebrate!

Regrettably, I am unable to award the Eiffel Tower to the winner; so, Erlene, you’ll have to be contest with an autographed copy of one of my books, your choice (but do try not to pick Bell Mountain, because I’m temporarily out of those). Send me an email to give me your mailing address–oh, and be sure to say which book you want.

Next, starting the day after Thanksgiving, will be our first Christmas Carol Contest. I hope it’ll prove to be a big success and something we can enjoy every year, God willing.

To all of you whose comments made the contest fun, there will be another one by and by. So keep those comments coming!

Only 48 to Go!

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Just checked: only 48 more comments to go, to reach 35,000–and a comment contest winner. And after that, starting the day after Thanksgiving, our first Christmas Carol Contest.

If you haven’t commented yet, well, the contest is open to all, and all comments are eligible–expect for those abusive to any other person on this site, comments containing blasphemy or profanity, commercials disguised as comments (unless they’re commercials for my books!), and comments simply too inane to bother with. The winner will receive an autographed copy of one of my books.

Unless that deal for the Eiffel Tower goes through.

Comment Contest Update: 138 to Go


Quick update: only 138 comments to go, to No. 35,000 and a comment contest winner.

My deal with the Uffizi Gallery fell through, so now I’m thinking a nice prize would be a super-professional pogo stick, with a handy, easy-to-read booklet to teach you how to do all the really eye-popping, dangerous stunts to wow your neighbors. Or else you can opt for an autographed copy of one of my books.

Confidential to Joshua: Thank you for your patience! I’ve really got to get my book finished this week, and I haven’t been able to make it to the post office.

“The Temptation” update: Cover artist Kirk DouPonce says he’ll have a sketch for us this week. I can hardly wait to see it!

Comment Contest Countdown

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This classic Roman statue of orator Marcus Junius Bagby, provided I can wrap up a deal with the Uffizi Gallery, can be yours! Great conversation piece for your living room, or your deck! All you have to do is win our current comment contest.

We are shooting for 35,000, and at this writing we have 34,755–only 245 to go. I do hope we have a winner before Thanksgiving, when I plan to start our first Christmas Carol Contest.

Viewership has slowed down very badly this week, with yesterday boasting the fewest views of any day these past two years. I am told contests inevitably push up readership. Well, okay, here’s the contest…

Now, if the Uffizi backs out of the deal at the last minute, the contest winner will receive an autographed copy of one of my books. Autographed by me, not Bagby. The Uffizi has a bad check he wrote once, but it’s in Latin and with lousy handwriting, to boot, so I can’t read it.

Only 386 Comments to Go!


Shooting for 35,000 comments, we now have 34,614, which leaves just 386 to go. It would be nice to make it before Thanksgiving, when the Christmas Carol Contest will start.

So, whoever posts Comment No. 35,000 receives a talking hamster who can grant wishes, as long as they aren’t really big, human-type wishes that a hamster can’t understand… or else an autographed copy of one of my books.

We have a lot of new friends on this blog, so, ho, everybody–this is an act you can all get in on. Let’s see some witty, penetrating, baffle-the-magic-hamster comments!

Comment Contest Update

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As of this morning, we have a mere 537 comments to go in our quest for 35,000–and I’d like to see this done before we embark upon our Christmas Carol Contest.

Whosoever posts Comment No. 35,000 will win a dazzling prize! I can’t decide whether to offer a deluxe thoroughbred horse farm on the scenic Gulf of Ob, or to continue the tradition of the winner getting an autographed copy of one of my books.

The contest is open to all, and all comments are eligible, with the following exceptions: comments abusive to anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity; commercials disguised as comments; or words simply too inane to bother with. Other than that, anything goes.

Don’t Forget the Comment Contest!

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Just a little reminded that we’ve got a comment contest going here–shooting for 35,000, and we currently have 34,239. Unless the abacus jockeys at The Boston Globe are doing the math, that leaves 761 to go. And it would be nice to have a winner before the Christmas Carol Contest kicks off, the day after Thanksgiving.

This week’s viewership, for some inscrutable reason, is down, down, down–so it’s an ideal time to get on board the contest. Why does tchat make it it an ideal time to do that? I think because of Climbit Change. Or something.

Anyhow, the contest is open to all and the prize is mind-bogglingly fantastic.

Our Current Comment Contest

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Hey, dig that alliteration! What a headline!

Just a reminder that we have a comment contest going. We’re shooting for 35,000, and at the moment we have 33,887–just 1,113 to go.

The winner will get an autographed copy of one of my books, unless I can swing a guadier prize. Maybe a dinner with Violet Crepuscular.

All comments are eligible except 1) those that abuse any other reader or commenter on this site, 2) those containing blasphemy or profanity, 3)comments by left-wing trolls, which are usually covered by 1) and/or 2), 3) commercials disguised as comments, like I can’t see through them, and 4) comments too vapid or inane to be considered. Other than the above, anything goes.

Just Me Yakking with You (Of Comment Contests and Lizards)

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See? Toldja. As soon as the comment contest is over, the comments dry up.

But remember, boys ‘n’ girls (here we only recognize the two sexes God has made, and no “genders” that idiots have made up), the next contest has already started! We are at 33,145 and shooting for 35,000–that’s just 2,855 to go.

Ah! But I hear you ask–well, I imagine that I hear you ask–“What’s he doin’ with that lizard?” Not much. It’s Sunday, and I would rather not write about any of the nooze today. And I like lizards.

That little guy up there is a European wall lizard, or lacerta. We used to have a pair of those. They were the first lizards we ever had that mated and laid eggs. Unfortunately, we were never aware of the eggs until it was too late to move them to a friendlier substrate, and they were all dried out. I would have loved to see the hatchlings: they would’ve been like living jewels.

The male escaped, somehow, and was gone for six months. Then he turned up again, fat and sassy, like nothing had happened. I put him back with his mate. She used to treat me to a threat display before accepting food from my fingers. They pretty much thrived on Mighty Dog, but live insects were always welcome.

See? No news! Piece of cake.

Oops! Comment Contest Adjustment

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Well, it turns out Elijah already had all the Bell Mountain books and only wanted to win the contest, so he says thanks, but give the prize to the runner-up. That would be Joshua, who only missed winning by the tiniest of margins.

So, Joshua, let me know which book you want (try not to make it Bell Mountain, I’ve run out of those and have to get more) and provide me with your mailing address.

P.S. to everybody else who would have liked to win: The next comment contest starts… now! Yup, it’s already started. Be the one to post No. 35,000, and win an autographed book. Yes, I know, that’s 2,000 more comments. It only means I’m giving you all plenty of time to get into the game. But don’t everybody just sit around waiting for it to get to 34,500, or it’ll take, like, forever.

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