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Aug 18, 2009, 02:38 PM
 
Copied from another site:
1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit "random... Read More... Read More"
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
(alternatively, if the first article you hit is short, hit Random Article two more times.)

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together, and post here!
Here's mine:

     
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Aug 18, 2009, 03:16 PM
 

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Technically, the band name is "Greenhill School (disambiguation)" but I decided to not be quite so literal.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 04:10 PM
 
I think I was hosed on my name, but the title and pic rock.

Just noticed I copied the period over from the quote. Oh well...
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Aug 18, 2009, 04:34 PM
 


Worked out rather well, IMO.
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Aug 18, 2009, 04:36 PM
 
hahaha; that was fun. too lazy to pull all together into a single image, upload and post

i will do it every few days though; just to see how many fun/good ones come up.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 05:42 PM
 
Sixth Form Certificate - "Teach it to Others".

Nice.

Image had "blablabla's Photostream" text on it, so I decided it couldn't count, as it was maimed.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 06:26 PM
 


Use of Papyrus font solely to give aneurism to Typographers
     
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Name good. Title good. Would've liked a photo that played nicely with other elements.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 07:17 PM
 
This is fun.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 07:59 PM
 
Well, the band broke-up and a couple of the boys started a new one...
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Aug 18, 2009, 08:01 PM
 
Did one of these ages ago…


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…but after that bombed two of the guys reformed as:


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Don't see how this ended up as a double post.
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Aug 18, 2009, 11:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post


Use of Papyrus font solely to give aneurism to Typographers
Papyrus nooooooooooooo


edit: Now I see the white text.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 11:34 PM
 
If anything, that "white" text was more visible on white then on grey...
     
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Trying out LiveQuartz - I can't get it to give me more canvas to square it off.
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This pic was too perfect to pass up
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Aug 19, 2009, 08:37 AM
 
Because of the picture, I'm going for the 70s/80s pop diva debut album look.



Ironically:



There is also a song with the same name by Queen.

EDIT:

Hmmm... I keep getting the exact same "random" quotes.

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Aug 19, 2009, 09:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post


Use of Papyrus font solely to give aneurism to Typographers
Your most recent Flickr upload suddenly makes sense.

*chugs down large dosis of anti-aneurysm medicine*





Typical. My first random Wikipedia article, meant to be the band’s name, was an album name. Doh! I’m cheating and taking a second stab at it.

Ah, much better. Second one was a person.

And Flickr. Great. First, second, fourth, and fifth images were all great for covers—just abstract and metaphorical enough. Third one was … well … this. *sigh*

     
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Originally Posted by Rampant1 View Post


Name good. Title good. Would've liked a photo that played nicely with other elements.
This handwriting font is a way bigger typographical crime than Papyrus IMO.
     
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Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
This handwriting font is a way bigger typographical crime than Papyrus IMO.
Its kerning certainly is.
     
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Aug 19, 2009, 10:08 AM
 
Best thread ever.



This was such a cool idea that I had to do it twice...

     
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Aug 19, 2009, 11:07 AM
 
Much better, less ridiculous image second time around, though it would be a new-age hippie album like no other:

     
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Aug 19, 2009, 12:34 PM
 
I could do this all day- I should spring for a decent graphics app though.

     
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Total country music album.
     
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I must learn to use Photoshop better.

     
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^ I’m not the only exljbris fan, I see.
     
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Keep album covers square people!

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Keep album covers square people!
Why? Nobody actually buys albums or CD's anymore, right?
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Originally Posted by ApertureValue View Post
Why? Nobody actually buys albums or CD's anymore, right?
In case you haven't noticed, even digital album covers are square.

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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Keep album covers square people!
I was wondering who it would tick off first.
     
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I have no idea what genre this would be (fonts chosen to enhance the schlockiness). If I saw this in a store I think I would pretty much have to buy it.

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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This is awesomely perfect in an extremely cynical way.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
That's an awesome image. Link to its Flickr page.
     
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Zvonko Monsider was the Croatian national goalkeeper before he released his first album.
     
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^^ That is also awesomely perfect in an extremely cynical way.

     
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In case you haven't noticed, even digital album covers are square.
Yes, Erik, I had noticed. I was using satire about the fact that something as whimsical as the dimensions of peoples fake pictures in an online thread ticked you off. I thought this was for fun, not a contest.
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Originally Posted by ApertureValue View Post
Yes, Erik, I had noticed. I was using satire about the fact that something as whimsical as the dimensions of peoples fake pictures in an online thread ticked you off. I thought this was for fun, not a contest.
I still win.
     
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I still win.
Yes, but was there ever a question?
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