idle character


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idle character

n.
An alphanumeric or digital character that is transmitted over a communications line but does not appear in the output of the receiving terminal.
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This applies particularly to events at the University of Please Yourself, as an Erie Idle character in "All You Need is Cash," a Beatles' satire, once referred to the Golden State's seat of higher learning.
Some British reviewers have judged the novel to be postmodern, satiric, and anti-imperialist, but the Garvey/not-Garvey gimmick is more like listening to a protracted joke told by the bastard offspring of Jules Verne and the Eric Idle character Mr.
Featuring some one hundred actors, almost all of them nonprofessionals, the film careens nonstop from character to idle character, all the while collecting scraps of absurb, cynical, disengaged, delusional world views.