Fragile Vastness: biological destiny to be hopeful

I normally don’t bother with these memes, but this one was just too awesome to pass up. The results are astounding … So, on with the goodness:

1 – Go to a random page on Wikipedia:

The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to “Random quotations”:

The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.

3 – Go to Flickr and explore the last seven days:

Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 – Post it and invite your friends to join in.

Here’s mine:

Fragile Vastness: biological destiny to be hopeful



  1. I love your album cover and this is a great idea, but I just can’t bear to name my band “Herbolzheim”

  2. Oh, c’mon, Sarah! “Herbolzheim” is an awesome band name … think German untz-untz techno-beatbox music. Going to the random quote page, the quote fragment I got was “terms of the-not-worth-knowing” which Google Translate says is “Bezug auf die-nicht-wert-Wissen” in German. How perfect is that? Look!

    Herbolzheim: Bezug auf die-nicht-wert-Wissen

  3. Hamilton Lovecraft says

    All fun and games until you get a cease and desist. Is there an easy way to filter the flickr selection to a useful creative commons license?

  4. Hamilton: Mmm, yes, good point – Flickr needs to add at least a “only CC-licensed works” filter to the Explore/Interesting interface. Until then … here’s the best I could come up with:

    Change the “20090217” to the YYYYMMDD for 7 days ago. This search returns all CC-licensed photos that can be used for derivative works, posted after the date specified, sorted by interestingness. The results aren’t nearly as nice as the Explore/Interesting results – the better photographers don’t CC-license their work, it seems – but, it’s still good enough.

  5. I got Ace of Base as my band name! Hillarious

  6. No joke, I just tried the wikipedia link and got ‘autofellacio’. Ugh.

  7. Colin: Haha, what luck. I’m sure someone would name their band after that act. :-)

  8. I remember seeing this in RR. I would have tried doing it, but it seems rather long-winded. As in, I’m too lazy.

  9. Looks like someone automated this process:


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