Linkage #16: The Oracle of Bacon

>>> The Oracle Of Bacon <<<

Maybe you know the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon“. It’s a game where you have to link an actor/actress to Kevin Bacon by the movies they’ve been in. So, if you were trying to link Lauren Graham (of Gilmore Girls fame) to Kevin Bacon, you could say: Lauren Graham was in Evan Almighty with John Goodman, and John Goodman was in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon. Similarly, you can link any actor to any other actor now, thanks to the Department of Computer Science of the University of Virginia. That way, you can even link Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie: Angelina Jolie was in Gone in Sixty Seconds (bad movie) with Scott Caan, and Scott Caan was in Friends with Money (cool movie!) with Jennifer Aniston. Tadaa!

Also, Andy Gotts made a book called Degrees where he linked himself to Kevin Bacon through photographs. He started with one person who had to refer him to one or more friends to take a picture of until someone linked him to Kevin Bacon in the end.

Enjoy The Oracle Of Bacon, and feel free to comment!

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