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I just don’t seem to have it today. WordPress tells me I’ve posted for 2,572 days in a row, my wife insists I rest, I’ve done no work on The Witch Box today, and my brain wants me to put it into a pail of cool water and leave it alone for a while.

So I guess I’d better take the rest of the afternoon off. Maybe I overdid it yesterday.

If you’re new here, or even if you’re not, I invite you to browse the blog archives to your hearts’ content. They’re probably full of cool stuff I’ve forgotten all about. Go for videos of boat launch fails: I always find those refreshing.

I hope to return this evening with a critter video.

Should I Do Nooze Today?

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A new study “strongly suggests” that Tyrannosaurus rex used its legs for walking. Well, that knocks the old ballroom dancing theory into a cocked hat. The jumping-jacks theory still has a few die-hards hanging on.

I happened upon a nooze story a few minutes ago and got a blood pressure surge, nor could I restrain certain vigorous exclamations. My wife said, “I thought we weren’t going to do this on the weekend.” Get all worked up over the nooze, she means.

Well, fair enough.

Attention, readers! What would you like to see on this blog on the weekends? I’d like to see more dinosaurs, but that’s only me. What would you like? Don’t ask me to be clairvoyant–tell me! As Popeye once said, “We aims t’please!”

Coming up by and by: Byron’s TV listings.

What Do We Have to Do to Grab You?

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, sizing up a bicycle. This one would need some modifications before I could use it, but for a human it’d be just right!

I am trying to pump up the view numbers for this blog; but you know Lee, he’s too cheap to give out bicycles.

Well, I’m convinced we have to offer much fancier prizes in all our contests. Like this, for instance:

Pharoah's Chariots

Yes! A genuine ancient Egyptian war chariot, built out of genuine spare parts, ideal for making your neighbors physically sick with envy! Or for starting a war.

Don’t mind the illustration, I already know it’s hokey. Crikey–how are you supposed to drive the chariot and shoot arrows at the same time? Even on Rottnest Island we know an ancient Egyptian war chariot had two blokes in it, one to fight and one to drive.

The chariot we want to offer as a comment contest prize has room enough for two quokkas. And did I mention it comes with the horses? That’s right, we provide the horses, too. None of this “horses not included” scam!

I don’t know where so many readers have scurried off to, these last few days, but I do know this: You can’t outrun a chariot!

Coming Up… Hymn Contest

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Lee says if we get ten more yes votes, we’ll hold the hymn contest. There are quokkas standing by to help!

It’ll be along the same lines as our annual Christmas carol contest. Whoever requests the hymn that gets the most views on the day it was requested will win the contest.

I am trying to arrange for the prize to be a bicycle. Maybe we can sneak it past him this time.

Let us hear from you! Vote for the hymn contest. Even better–participate in it. Can’t possibly go wrong by posting hymns!

Workin’ in the Heat

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I’ve just come in from working on my book outside. Yeesh! They say the heat index is over 100 degrees. I’m in no position to doubt it.

And wow, dig that Big Tech censorship! I’m on a pace to lose 3,000 views compared to April 2020. Three thousand views. Good thing I’m not in this for the money.

Now, somehow, I’ve got to write a Newswithviews column. Pray I don’t keel over. I have no idea what to write, so I’ll have to think of something. If I can cool off first.

Weird Stuff Happening with This Blog

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Ever get the feeling everyone in town just snuck away and left you?

We’re closing in on another month featuring a loss of some 2,000 views compared to the same month last year. WordPress insists there’s nothing wrong. Honk if you believe that.

Some of you have found it practically impossible to get your comments published. I believe you, but I can’t explain it. Some of those comments that frustrated you actually wound up being published–don’t ask me how.

Although I have readers in every time zone on the planet, for some unknown reason, every night around 7 or 8 p.m. EST, viewer traffic here stops just about dead. Why should that be?

This kind of thing has happened to so many Christian and conservative bloggers, we just have to believe Big Tech is doing it on purpose. They’re afraid to ban us all outright, so they employ algorithms to cut back our viewership; they make our posts harder to find on search engines. They get away with this because it’s what our unlawful phony Democrat regime wants them to do.

Well… if we could somehow average 400 views a day for the last five days of June, we’d catch up to one of last year’s months. Last November and December, we were hitting that target every day. Now… never.

Christian bloggers, ahoy! We have to stick together. We have to support each other.

I think the way to do that is for each of us to display posts by other Christian bloggers on our own blogs. If you have a Christian blog and would like me to display one of your posts now and then, please just let me know! There will be no charge for this. It’ll cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time.

Let’s at least try to defeat the censors!

Beverly, Where Are You?

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Ahoy! Hallooo! Where are you?

Beverly won the comment contest two nights ago, but we haven’t heard from her. Yo, mate! How are we going to send you your prize, if we don’t know where you are? You can win an autographed book or a T-shirt, your choice. But if we don’t hear from you, what’s a quokka to do?

Confound it, this was a big comment contest! It deserved fireworks. 75,000 comments–not bad, not bad! But I’m up on stage with the Oscar, as it were, and the star has never come out so I can give it to her.

Oh, fap… Beverly, you’ve won! So let’s hear from you already.

We Have a Winner!

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Well, we couldn’t quite do it by midnight last night–Lee made a mess of it–but a few minutes after midnight, Beverly came along to win the common contest–and we now have over 75,000 comments here!

As you can see from the picture, all of us here on Rottnest Island are celebrating.

G’day! Byron the Quokka here: and the business at hand is to congratulate Beverly and find out which prize she wants–the autographed book or the T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost –Lee Duigon.” (Note: We’re out of Vol. 1, Bell Mountain, so don’t ask for that one.) We’ll also need your mailing address, Beverly. You can email that to Lee if you’d rather not put it up here for everyone to see. Not that “everyone” reads this blog… *sigh*

Thank you, one and all, for your comments–going back ten years now–and for sticking with us even as Big Tech tries to cut us off from our audience.

And there’ll be another comment contest–and maybe even other kinds of contests–in the future. So please keep clicking this site!

And no, I am not going to scold anybody to click the Like button. Waddaya think this is–YouTube?

 

Comment Contest Winner?

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Oh, fap. I seem to have won my own comment contest. It seems the comments stopped coming, oh, seven hours ago and we only got up to 74,999. And then Mr. Stupid forgot and added a comment himself.

I disqualify myself from winning the contest.

Forty minutes to midnight. Anybody out there, in one of those time zones where it’s, like, already tomorrow morning, or still this evening?

Come on–one more comment. You’ll win a prize.

Let’s Do It Today!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here, to tell you we have 74,974 comments–which means we only need 26 more–just 26 more!–to reach that glorious 75,000-comment milestone.

We don’t really need all day to round up another 26 comments, do we?

And the winner gets a dandy prize, your choice–an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, or this cool red-and-white T-shirt that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost”: a guaranteed conversation piece.

Let’s bring in those comments, boys ‘n’ girls, and show the Big Tech censors that they can’t make us cry uncle!