Carol Contest Winner!

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G’day! Lee’s laid out with symptoms way too disgusting to mention, so everything is left up to me, Byron the Quokka.

It falls to me to announce the winner of our second annual Christmas Carol Contest. It’s Joshua [trumpet fanfare]! His carol, I Wonder As I Wander, racked up 21 view the day it was requested.

Now it remains but for Joshua to pick his prize–an autographed copy of one of lee’s books, a red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”… or some little plastic army men. The few plastic army men that have survived the passage of a thousand years have mystified the best minds in Obann.

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A Reminder from Byron the Quokka

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Merry Christmas, everybody!

I hope you’ve got a lot of nice crunchy leaves handy, something to much on as you listen to all the lovely Christmas carols we’ve posted here–most of them, I’m happy to say, requested by you, the readers.

But look, I’m stuck with all these prizes I’m supposed to hand out to contest winners, starting with whoever wins our annual Christmas Carol Contest. To refresh you on the rules, the winner is whoever requests the carol that gets the most views on the day it was requested. So far the leading carol has only 19 views.

The winner gets either an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books or this cool MAGA-red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” You will notice I’m NOT complaining about some cheapskate not offering a bicycle for a prize. Nice Byron! We don’t do that anymore, do we?

Most of you have never requested a hymn or a carol. Well, now’s as good a time as any! Stir the place up! Let’s see a Christmas carol with over 20 views! 30, even. Let’s make a joyful noise for Christmas! Christ the Savior is born!

Hymn Contest Closes Tomorrow

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Good grief! It’s already August 7, which means tomorrow Patty and I celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary.

And it’s also the day we close the hymn contest. So if you’re going to enter, do it now.

It’s easy–just request a hymn. The hymn that gets the most views on the day it was requested wins the contest; the reader who suggested it wins either an autographed copy of one of my books or this cool red T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.”

So far the leading hymn has 21 views/votes.

Win a Classic Tank!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here with big, big, mega-big news!

Now you can win a genuine Soviet tank from World War II, the famous T-35/85. Well-armored, fast, durable, its 85-mm gun packs a real wallop! The turret swings a full 360 degrees–so the next joker who tailgates you and honks his horn is gonna get a real big surprise.

“Gee, Byron, what do I have to do to win the tank?”

Shhh! Actually, we’re not supposed to have this tank. There’s a quokka named Fooch who collects classic tanks and hides ’em in the bushes. And he’s got a T-34 to spare–perfect for attracting more contestants.

Right–well, I admit we still need to come up with a new contest in the first place. If somebody’s gonna wind up proudly driving his T-34 around the block, he’ll have to win a contest first.

Let me take some time to think!

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If this picture was a little bigger, you could just make out one of Fooch’s tanks parked amid the bushes.

Byron’s on the Job

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here.

Well, the prizes for the last two contests have been mailed out today, to Dave and Ina, and now I’m supposed to bend my efforts to collecting birthdays so we can post readers’ birthday greetings throughout the year. So far we’ve only got 11–must be a lot of shy humans out there.

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Right after Thanksgiving it’ll be my job to get our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest rolling–and maybe another comment contest, if there’s enough excitement here to generate one.

What’s that? I’m supposed to generate excitement?

Off goes the party hat, on goes the thinking cap…

Byron’s Brainstorm

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No, mates, no–not that blighter Lord Byron! Byron the Quokka–that’s me.

And I’ve finally had an idea that Lee thought was over-the-moon brilliant, in fact he wanted to snatch me up and kiss me and I just barely got away… Right! The prize for winning the latest comment contest–which has already started, sort of–for posting the magic milestone Comment No. 50,000 on this blog–the prize will be–

Crikey, he won’t let me say what it is! “Spectacular idea, Byron, truly spectacular–but let’s not unveil it until after we’ve passed No. 49,000. Once they see what it is, they’ll race to 50,000.” I’ve got to admit there’s a certain crepuscularity to his reasoning.

No, the prize won’t be that cool green car in the background. I’m not bloomin’ crazy. He won’t let me give out a bicycle, no sense in even asking him about a car.

But this prize that I thought of today–oh, ho, ho!

(“Can’t I give ’em just a hint?”)

(“No, you can’t. If you give away the secret before I say okay, you’re out of a job, mate.”)

I’d better hop out of here before I say something I’ll regret.

See you tomorrow with Bell Mountain Trivia No. 11!