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!

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(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!

And We’ve Got 85,000 Comments!

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We have reached our milestone of 85,000 comments! And the winner is… let’s have a big hand for our friend Ina, in Scotland.  This isn’t the first comment contest she’s won, but we allow multiple wins around here.

We have expanded the choice of prizes to include 1) an autographed copy of any published book of mine (except for Bell Mountain–I’ve run out of those), 2) a copy of the next book to be published, Behold! (whenever that happens), 3) an autographed cover on my 1990 horror novel, Mind Stealer (no one else on your block will have one), 4) this cool T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost,” 5) a bag of nice green plastic army men (not kidding).

Ina, let us know which prize you want to claim.

And Byron, old Quokka, start laying the groundwork for the next contest!

Can We Talk?

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Today is Good Friday, and I feel a little icky about posting any nooze. Oh, if something good were to happen, certainly I’d mention it. But most of what’s going on out there is not good.

I don’t think I’m called to be a disc jockey and just post nothing but hymns all day–although I am committed to starting every blogging day with a hymn, and I’ll post more than one if they’re requested.

What to do, what to do?

Oh! Almost forgot! We have a comment contest running, with a goal of 85,000 comments, and we’re almost there! Don’t be shy–let’s hear what you think.

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.

Don’t Forget the Comment Contest

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Hello! Some quokka named Byron said he was busy with TV listings, so would I please remind people that there’s a comment contest going?

I checked! They’re looking for 85,000 comments, with less than 700 to go. The winner gets one of these cool T-shirts, or else one of this guy’s books with an autograph. I don’t know, I don’t read much–hard for me to turn the pages.

Anyhow, I’m supposed to tell you, “Byron says hello, and let’s have some comments.”

I wonder if I can find any nice tasty leaf-hoppers around here.

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.]

We Have a Winner! 80,000 Comments

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Ina has hit 80,000 right on the nose–another milestone achieved.

I think she won another contest not too long ago.

So here we are with our winner, and Byron the Quokka won’t have to do a comment contest and the Christmas Carol Contest at the same time. And Ina wins either an autographed book or one of those T-shirts that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” I should add, the book of her choice.

Don’t forget to email me your mailing address. I ought to have it already, but can’t seem to find it.


Only 50 Comments to Go!

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Please don’t let me get stuck trying to wrap up the comment contest and launch our annual Christmas Carol Contest at the same time! There are limits to what even a quokka can do!

With just 50 more views, we will get to that glorious milestone of 80,000 comments. I would like to be able to tell you that the winner who posts No. 80,000 will get a nice bicycle, or maybe a pyramid built in his or her honor–but you know how cheap Lee is. The winner will get an autographed book or one of those cool T-shirts that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

Come on, people! 50 comments–you could do that today!

(Be back in a bit with the weekend’s TV listings.)