Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Footloose!

In 1996, three nerdy guys (Craig Fass, Mike Ginelli, and Brian Turtle) were watching "Footloose" on TV and saw a commercial for another Kevin Bacon movie. As movie buffs, they started thinking about how many different kinds of movies Bacon had appeared in and concluded that everyone in Hollywood had probably been in a movie with him.

This inspired their game, "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, modeled after the Six Degrees of Separation Theory which asserts that no one in the world is separated by more than six interpersonal relationships. The object of the game was to find the Bacon Number of any actor. For example, Keanu Reeves had a Bacon Number of two. He was in Speed with Beau Starr and Beau Starr was in Where the Truth Lies with Kevin Bacon.


Then, two other nerdy guys, Brett Tjaden and Glenn Wasson, created a website that will calculate the Bacon Number automatically. It's called the Oracle of Bacon. Go there. Type in the name of any actor. If you get a number higher than four, you've done really well! Have fun. :D

Don't forget to enter my Bracelet Contest. I know you're busy, but it's free jewelry! Deadline May 29, 2007.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Anna J. Evans said...

I waited on Kevin Bacon and his family at Chicama, a restaurant I used to work at in NYC. Does that mean I'm a first degree Bacon?

They left a fabulous tip and Kiera (sp?) is even more beautiful and sweet in person.

Happy Wednesday :)

Anna

6:33 AM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

LOL. I think you have to have acted with him. But that's pretty cool anyway! He seems like a nice guy. Apparently, he was fine with their 6 degrees game, too.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Robin L. Rotham said...

Well that was a fun way to waste twenty minutes of my life. :D

10:22 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

LOL! Welcome to the dark side of procrastination, Robin! Heh heh heh.

1:45 PM  

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