G’day, I guess. Byron the Quokka here, doing nothing. The comment contest’s over and now there’s no work for me to do. Can’t start another one because if you have these contests going all the time, Lee sez they lose their event character.
“What?” says I.
“That’s political science talk,” says he. “It means they get boring if you do them all the time. Not special anymore.”
Well, he could’ve said that right up front, couldn’t he? He’d better watch out, or he’ll be turning into Joe Collidge one of these days–
Ho, there! Just a blinkin’ minute!
I think I just had a brainstorm.
What if a bunch of us quokkas got together… and started a college? What an idea! Rottnest U.! We could all be professors. We could give out degrees. Hold Clue tournaments. Have a slapjack team.
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!
Before we get involved with anything else around here (computer problems this morning: *sigh*), let’s have a big “Happy Birthday!” shout-out to Jeremy, who is 298 years old in quokka years today.
Jeremy and his brother, Joshua, are also known as “J&J” on Youtube, where they have their own music channel. We know them best as regular contributors to this blog.
I don’t know what time it is in Japan, just now; but if you haven’t gone to bed yet, Jeremy, Happy Birthday!
[P.S.–If you’d like birthday greetings here, just tell us what day it is so we can add it to the list.]
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!