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And the Winner Is—!

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Breaking news! Elijah has won the comment contest: he has posted Comment No. 33,000 on this blog, and has won an autographed copy of one of my books. Elijah, you’ve got to email me (or leave a comment) to tell me which book you want, and give me your address. Try not to ask for Bell Mountain, I’m just about out of those.

Here to present the award is Constable Chumley, from Scurveyshire.

“Ooh, thare freenin’ foal Elijah, mickle grandings feer ye bawntin’ yon comment contest!”

Comment Contest: 14 to Go

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I fully expected there to be a winner waiting for me when I came down this morning. Imagine my surprise when I discovered there are still 14 comments to go! So, like, there’s gotta be a winner sometime this morning.

I hope the winning comment, No. 33,000, turns out to be witty, pithy, a la Julius Caesar (“Veni, vidi, vinci”).

The prize is one of my books, autographed. It turns out I’m not allowed to award anyone a do-over of his or her teen years.

So where is everybody this morning? Saddle up, guys!

Comment Contest: A Winner Today?

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Even the newly-hatched day geckos are excited by the prospect of someone winning our comment contest today! You should hear ’em.

Anyway, we’re shooting for 33,000 comments and we’ve got, at the moment, 32,931–which leaves only 69 comments to go. Whoever posts Comment No. 33,000 will win an autographed copy of one of my books. (Sorry, the treasure deal fell through. Beowulf chickened out of taking on the dragon. “Not as young as I used to be!” was his excuse.)

Now, I can’t help noticing that a few of you are trying very hard to win the contest. It’s always a sad thing to watch the comment stream slow down to a mere trickle, once the contest is over. I wish you could all win, but my postal budget won’t stand it.

But what I can do is start another contest right away, setting the goal at 35,000. The folks at Chalcedon are working very hard to get The Temptation published, and once we get the cover art from Kirk DouPonce, it shouldn’t be long before the book is released–maybe in time to be the prize in the next contest.

Comment Contest Down to the Wire

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Who will win the comment contest? As of this moment, we have 32,890 comments in the pot–only 110 to go, to reach the goal of 33,000.

What’s the prize? Well, nobody wanted to go back to 1951 and hit Bobby Thomson’s home run, so now I’m thinking, “Treasure!” There’s this guy named Beowulf who says he knows the location of a fabulously wealthy hoard of gold and jewels. So we’ll try to make that the prize–if we can figure out what to do about the dragon who is guarding it.

If this treasure deal falls through, the prize will be an autographed copy of one of my books.

Climax of the Comment Contest

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As of this writing, we have 32,798 comments in the pot, which means we only need just 202 more for 33,000–and a comment contest winner.

And hey, this prize is gonna be somethin’ else! How would you like it if we sent you back in time, to 1951, and had you hit Bobby Thomson’s famous pennant-winning homer instead of Bobby Thomson? You hit “the shot heard ’round the world”! Well, if you’re the lucky reader to post Comment No. 33,000. all this can be yours!

Unless I can’t quite swing it. Then the prize will be an autographed copy of one of my books.

All readers can play, and all comments are eligible, with only the following exceptions: comments abusive to anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity; commercials thinly disguised as comments; or comments just too inane or fat-headed to bother with. Other than that, anything goes.

Comment Contest: Update

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Before giant prehistoric amphibians like Eryops can make a comeback and gum up the ecosystem, I hope to conclude the current comment contest. The total now stands at 32,654. Whoever posts No. 33,000 wins an autographed copy of one of my books.

Unless you’d rather have an Eryops. But I warn you, they’re kind of expensive to feed.

I’ve Hit a Blogging Milestone

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WordPress has just notified me–and given me a virtual trophy for it–that I’ve posted on this blog for 1,525 days in a row.

Good lord. No wonder I’m tired.

If I could just somehow turn that into book sales–!

PS–I was wondering why nobody has said anything, and then I see “Comments are off.” Grrr! Fanabla! Fap! Well, they’re on now.

Comment Contest Update

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There seems to be a lot of interest today in the comment contest, so here’s where we stand.

On our way to the goal of 33,000 comments, we now have 32,405–so that’s just under 600 to go, and then we’ll have a winner.

The prize, as always, will be an autographed copy of one of my books, unless I see a need for something flashier. World-famous art objects, like King Tut’s golden mask or the Mona Lisa, are always popular. But they’re hard to get.

Comment Contest: Amended!

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I’ve decided to change the comment contest.

We have 32,208 comments so far, and I first set the goal at 35,000. But after thinking it over for a couple of days, that looks like a not-so-hot idea.

So the goal is now set at 33,000. Whoever posts Comment No. 33,000 wins an autographed copy of one of my books. That’s less than 800 to go, folks–piece of cake.

Anyone can enter, and if you’ve won already, well, you can win again. All comments are eligible, except: comments which abuse anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity, no f-bombs allowed; commercials thinly disguised as comments (don’t even think about it); or comments simply too inane to publish. Other than the above, anything goes.

This should only take two weeks or so–right? Please prove me right, I’ll appreciate it.

Three Cheers for Our Side!

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We must congratulate our esteemed colleague, “SlimJim,” whose Domain for Truth blog has just hit the milestone of 1.4 million views (https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/blog-milestone-1-4-million-views/#more-21068)!

We’ve got 284,505 views (all-time, not today!) at the moment, but why be jealous? His home run goes up on our line of the scoreboard.

Way to go, Jim! We are not alone.

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