“The” carnival for me will always be The Carnival of Mathematics. If it’s safe to pronounce this dead, it ran from Feb 9 of ’07 to Feb 27 of ’09. The Age of the Carnival was marked by a tremendous expansion in the world of mathblogs; its demise seems to have been at the moment the “social web” took off in a really big way. My contribution was “Carnival of Mathematics XIV”. I flouted the convention that you riff on the issue number. The carnival was fortnightly; mine was fourteenth. So what.