Friday, June 15, 2007

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

and/or 6 Degrees of My Geekidom.

So Dave and I were talking about the whole 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon theory as we were watching Step Up last Wed night. Yup, Step Up. And so we decided to try it. I had played it in the past with my sister as we would drive from Pocatello to my parents house. We were pretty good at it, but we'd take fairly obvious people. And back in the day, I'd actually start by coming up with someone I knew he had been in a movie with, and then taking it out 6 steps from there to see who the most odd or random person I could link him too. So anyway, Dave gave me the main gal from Step Up Jenna Dewan and it took me until last night to finally link her to Kevin Bacon. I had been able to link the main guy from Step Up, Channing Tatum within 6 degrees, but not Jenna. So I finally just went ahead and cheated. I looked her up on imbd to see what else, if anything, she had been in. I honestly expected it to show only Step Up - I thought this must be her first movie based on her incredible acting skills (insert sarcastic roll of eyes here) but I was wrong. Luckily for me, she was also in Take the Lead (another movie about dancing - coincidence? Make up your mind: actor or dancer!!!!!! - I'm going with great dancer, bad actor). Anyway, the point is, she was in another movie. And that, my friends, gives her a Bacon number of 2.

Another show of my geekiness when it comes to Kevin Bacon and his 6 degrees is that I wikipedia'd the game/concept/theory of the 6 Degrees. And it turns out there are quite a few websites devoted to it, my favorite being The Oracle of Bacon which does all the work for you!

Anyway, just wanted to share that with everyone.


Michelle said...

I used to frequent a board that did a 6 degrees of Buffy thing. But you didn't need to get SMG, just someone in the Buffyverse - so it was a lot easier.

Let's see if you can do it.
Uh, Ryan Gosling...

Sarah Beth??? said...

Ok, I just saw your comment, so you have to give me a whole day knocked off my time!!!

Ryan Gosling was in Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock was in The Vanishing with Kiefer Sutherland.

Kiefer Sutherland was in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon.

So he is 3 steps away.

I had to peak and google the title of the movie Sandy and Kiefer were in together cause I couldn't remember the title, but I remebered watching the movie, so it's not cheating!!!!!!