car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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Things Ain’t What They Used to Be

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson b. 15 Aug 1925,Montreal,Quebec,Canada d. 23 Dec 2007,Mississauga,Ontario,Canada

Oscar Peterson has died. There will be numerous obituaries in the coming days,lauding a “jazz giant,”“one of the greatest jazz Read on…

Tunguska Event

I’ve just finished my last exam and posted my final paper,which heralds the end of the fall semester and the beginning of a month of personal reading time. Having written over 10,000 words in the last two days,and with the general feeling that my brain might at any time simply drain like chunky Read on…

Aw,Hell,it’s Mike Gravel!

Due to a presently unfinished paper which is due later today,I didn’t have an opportunity to write a post last night. In my view,the absolute weirdness of Mike Gravel completely makes up for this failing. This video’s damn sure better than any of those other candidates’Christmas/Holiday ads that the media has been Read on…

Good evening,I’m Wyl. Tim has the night off.

Tim’s taking the rest of the week off,so I’m going to try to fill in for him a bit. It’s finals week for me here in Madison,which means I’m not going to go link crazy,but I thought I’d at least keep the chair warm for Tim until he’s back.

Time Magazine Read on…

I know the world isn’t fair,but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?

Gore Vidal’s column over on Truthdig yesterday brought back some feelings of resentment that had faded into the background over the course of the week (I’m in the midst of fall semester finals).

I don’t agree with Mr. Vidal on the particular cause of Rep. Kucinich’s exclusion,however. Please consider his assertion Read on…