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And the Winner Is…

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And the winner of the comment contest is–


Watchman posted Comment No. 56,000 here a few minutes ago. That’s me, Byron, and some little quokka named Horace watching him sail across the finish line.

The prize is an autographed copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, which has not been published yet but should be coming soon. But you can have an earlier book in the series, if you like–just let us know which one. When we’re ready to mail your prize, we’ll ask for your mailing address.


And that takes care of the contests for a while!

We’re Going to Have a Winner Today!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and we need only 22 more comments for some lucky reader to win our comment contest!

Here on Rottnest Island the suspense is unbearable. It’s like Election Night or something.

A lot of you have already won comment contests. One of you might win again. Or it could be someone visiting this blog for the very first time.

Whoever it is, the winner will get an autographed copy of Lee’s new book, His Mercy Endureth Forever, which will be published very soon.

And now I’d better sit down, because I’m hyperventilating.

Comment Contest Climax!

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While Lee sweats his Newswithviews column for the week–it’s not as easy as it looks!–I, Byron the Quokka, am here to tell you we have only 137 comments to go, to wrap up our current comment contest at 56,000.

The winner gets an autographed copy of His Mercy Endureth Forever, Book No. 12 in the Bell Mountain series. I just can’t get the guy to spring for a bicycle. Heck, they’re parked all over the place. No one will notice if it’s just one. But no, the only prize he’s offering is a book.

Only humans are eligible to win the contest, otherwise it’d be all quokkas. I have to admit, we’re crazy about your comments!

Byron’s Contest Report

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, and the comment contest is heading for its exciting denouement. I’m not sure what that is, but at least I spelled it right. Aunt Feezy says my mother’s onion soup is “a real denouement!”

Right! We’re shooting for 56,000 comments, and we’ve got 55,645… which means… ah, here’s my abacus… just 355 to go! And whoever posts Comment No. 56,000 will win an autographed copy of Lee’s new Bell Mountain book–which somebody says is the best one yet!–His Mercy Endureth Forever. It’s not out yet, but it should be pretty soon: people keep calling the publisher, asking for it.

They still won’t let me give away a bicycle.

Now, all comments are eligible, with just a few exceptions, namely: comments abusive to anyone else on this site, ads disguised as comments, cuss words, or comments just too dopey to use. Other than that, anything goes.

Join in the fun! Anyone can play.

Oh! That Comment Contest!

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G’day, everybody! Byron the Quokka here–and I got so bollixed up this weekend, trying to untangle that Oy, Rodney mess, that I totally forgot I was supposed to be running a comment contest.

Well, the contest is still on, the goal is still 56,000, and we’ve got 55,247 in hand–which leaves… um… 753 comments to go. How’s that for math! And the winner will get an autographed copy of Lee’s Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever–which hasn’t been published yet, but it will be, soon. Or you can request an earlier book in the series.

All comments are eligible except comments that are abusive to anybody else on this site, advertising disguised as comments, or remarks that are just too inane to bother with: other than that, anything goes.

I hope I don’t have to do anything more with Oy, Rodney. Sure, those recipes for toothpaste sandwich cookies are great, but I just can’t follow that story.


Byron Report: What Comment Contest?

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That stern-looking quokka in the picture is my Great-Aunt Gladys, who is kind of cheesed off at the guy who runs this blog. She thinks it’s his fault the viewership is down. Well, all I know is, it sure ain’t mine!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, with a progress report on the new comment contest that we started last week. The goal is 56,000 comments. We’re at 54,822, so that means we have 1,178 to go. (When Lee was my age, he couldn’t do arithmetic to save his life!)

The winner gets an autographed copy of Lee’s new book, His Mercy Endureth Forever, which is due to be published pretty soon. It’s the one with the giant hyena on the cover. How often do you get to read about giant hyenas?

Anyhow, the poor bloke depends on me to stir up his readership–like it’s not a big enough job just for me to run all these contests–and Aunt Gladys thinks it isn’t fair–well, blimey, I do what I can!

A Contest to See What Kind of Contest?

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G’day, Byron here–with a bright red extra-large Quokka T-shirt that needs to be a prize in a contest on this blog, except we’ve run out of contests!

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We still can’t get a picture of the red quokka shirt, which is just like this one only red.  Lee tried, but the picture came out so small, you couldn’t tell what it was.

Well, we need another contest, and I suggested, “How about a contest to decide what kind of contest we should have?” You should’ve seen the look he gave me! Like I’d just dumped a bucket of fish-water on his head.

“Maybe I’ll save it for the Christmas carol contest,” he says. At this point I judged it best to leave him alone.

Byron: ‘Now What?’

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G’day! Or is it? The big 50,000-comment contest is over, tomorrow I’ll announce the winner of the Bell Mountain trivia contest…and then what?

Byron the Quokka here–and then, I guess, the Quokka’s occupation’s gone. Shakespeare used to say that. He was a quokka at heart.

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The one we’ve got is bright red, not pink, but we couldn’t find a picture of a red one, and it’s Extra Large, so you can use it as a nightie or a pup tent.

The thing is, we haven’t got a contest you can win it in. Lee says I can stay here if I can think up another contest. He doesn’t want to run afoul of the law that says you can’t have a quokka as a pet–but who’s a pet? We’re mates and business partners.

So I’ve got to think of another contest, with the red Quokka T-shirt, Extra Large, as the prize. Something fun for readers, something that a lot of readers will play… Yipes, it’s not as easy as it looks. Let me sleep on it.

(Him up there, that’s me sleeping.)

50,000 Comments–and We Have a Winner!

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Byron the Quokka here, to announce the winner of our milestone once-in-a-lifetime comment contest! The winner, the reader who posted No. 50,000, which will never happen again, is….trumpets, please!

“Evreilly”! (We know her as Evelyn.) Her comment came in late last night, just as we were packing it in for the day. You can find her comment attached to the post, “My Interview with Lee Strobel”–it’s a great comment, by the way. So Ev wins an official Quokka T-shirt, either in Large (very dark blue) or Extra Large (bright red). All we need from you, mate, is your mailing address: please email it, and tell us your choice of shirts.

Now watch all the comments dry up because the contest is over. I told Lee that wouldn’t happen on my watch, so I’ll have to find some way to keep things hopping.

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.

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