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                <p class="console">
  <span id="caption"></span>
  <span id="cursor">|</span>


                .console {
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 40px;
  font-family: "Lucida Console", monospace;


                var index = 0;
var captionLength = 0;
var captionOptions = ["This is the first one.", "This is the second.", "This is the third :)"]

// this will make the cursor blink at 400ms per cycle
function cursorAnimation() {
      opacity: 0
  }, 400).animate({
      opacity: 1
  }, 400);

// this types the caption
function type() {
    $caption.html(caption.substr(0, captionLength++));
    if(captionLength < caption.length+1) {
        setTimeout('type()', 70);

// this erases the caption
function erase() {
    $caption.html(caption.substr(0, captionLength--));
    if(captionLength >= 0) {
        setTimeout('erase()', 50);

// this instigates the cycle of typing the captions
function showCaptions() {
  caption = captionOptions[index];
  if (index < (captionOptions.length - 1)) {
    setTimeout('erase()', 4000);
    setTimeout('showCaptions()', 6000)
  } else {
    }, 1500)

  // use setInterval so that it will repeat itself
  setInterval('cursorAnimation()', 600);
  $caption = $('#caption');
  // use setTimeout so that it only gets called once
  setTimeout('showCaptions()', 1000);