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My old, eccentric friend Shuey — with whom I once exited a high school geometry class via its first-floor window — alerted me to a fun make-your-own randomized album game on Facebook. I try to avoid Facebook as much as possible, but the game is fun, so I’m playing it here. Feel free to do it yourself, via Facebook or blog or on the corkboard at work.

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Here are the rules:

1: Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article that comes up is the name of your band.

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

3: Go to http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
The third picture in the top row, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4: Use Photoshop or whatever to put it all together.

5: Post it.

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I got lucky with my band name and an artsy Flickr photo. (Also, I’m a designer, and that helps.) Anyway, here’s my album…

Flavio Schmid, it turns out, is not just a great fake band name. He’s also a Swiss footballer.

According to the imminently quotable John Gunther (1901-1970): “Count Hermann Keyserling once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.”

And Stolen Wheels has some cool photos on Flickr.

Your turn. Play your own random albumizer game and post a link to it in the comments.

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