too much typing—since 2003


actually fun "meme"

Courtesy of yellojkt - the Robert Pollard Memorial Faux Rock Album Meme (I've renamed it - and no, don't worry: Pollard hasn't died, you just need "Memorial" in there).

The obvious next step (as YJ points out) is to do up an album cover - so I spent a little while and came up with this for my random names, phrases, and image (click to embiggen and render the type more legible):

PS: I just don't like that the perfectly serviceable term meme has come to mean merely "quiz that gets passed around the internet." Sorry - I'm all fussy, and probably am one of those people who, one hundred years ago, would have complained that the word "automobile" is ill-formed, deriving as it does from mixed Greek and Latin roots...

Update: The Summervillain pointed folks to a random selection of Creative Commons Flickr images - so rather than use a copyrighted image, I've redone the meme with one of those. For the image choice, I chose the third image in the third row of the first page that came up. (The original image - by, uh, " >>> Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids <<<" - is here. Oh - and the full quotation from which my "title" is drawn runs as follows: "Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it." It's from the comic strip "Garfield" President James A. Garfield. My original selection - with copyrighted image by Evje Calling - may be viewed by dropping the "2cvr" from the image URL.


yellojkt said...

It looks like you band is named "Marhall" which would make for some confusing product placements.

2fs said...

In a sense, such a cover would be a promo for Marshall amps...but Marshall amps are so well known, I don't think anyone would mistake their presence on the cover for the band's name or the title of the album.

Not that it matters in the least, of course!