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