Daily Archives: July 20, 2011

Album Cover

On the Opera Blog, they have this cool, random thing where you can make an album cover: http://my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2011/07/19/and-now-for-something-completely-random-your-own-band

You follow these instructions:

  1. Use Wikipedia to find something random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to Random Quotations for a random quote. 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 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.

I made this!

I made a typo; it should be “International Cystinuria Foundation,” but I don’t really want to fix it.

The original quote:

If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.

Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-09-04

Photo credit:
Southwark – Cathedral by Gareth Evans

Absurd Grammar

I think we should test The Oatmeal’s philosophy in class tomorrow. He uses absurdity to make grammar fun. Let’s see if absurd sentences can make grammar less excruciating.

I imagine it will at least make it easier to brainstorm sentences with incorrectly used conjunctions and prepositions.