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October 12th, 2004

Further fun with Bacon numbers @ 09:01 am

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Hollywood is ridiculously inbred. It's hard to find an actor with a Bacon number higher than 3. Even dead ones. Even long dead ones. Even long dead foreign ones. Try it. Here are some results:

Person with a Bacon Number of 4:
Robb Wolford

People with Bacon Numbers of 3:
Lon Chaney
Max Schreck
Brigitte Helm
Conrad Veidt
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
Tim Powers
George Clayton Johnson
Bryan Moore
Christian Matzke
Shawn Crosby

People with Bacon Numbers of 2:
Nichelle Nichols (which means everyone in Surge of Power has a Bacon Number no higher than 3; which means I have a genuine Bacon number of 4, if you include my performance in "Cthulhu Wore Tennis Shoes")
Orson Welles
Myrna Loy
Boris Karloff
Zasu Pitts
Cary Grant
Peter Lorre
Charles Laughton
Toshiro Mifune
Ray Bradbury
Shawna Waldron
Dale Snowberger


PS I won the office football pool this week, even with the terrible performance by FAHRv. That's twice in 5 weeks. I'm still at the bottom on overall points, though. I guess my psychic powers run hot and cold.
 
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From:rsheslin
Date:October 12th, 2004 11:34 am (UTC)
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Do trailers that never get made into anything more substabtive count? In which case, since I worked with Shawna on the "Paradise Lake" teaser, I guess I have a Bacon number of 3.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:October 12th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Hey, if "Cthulhu Wore Tennis Shoes" counts, then practically anything should.
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From:colleency
Date:October 12th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
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I was going to comment that I have a Bacon number of 4, because I'm married to Shawn Crosby.

But now I see that I have a Bacon number of 3, because I was in Surge of Power.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:October 12th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
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It's scary. Virtually everybody who's Anybody(*) in Surge of Power has a Bacon number of 2.

(*)i.e. the cameos
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From:talentlessclod
Date:October 12th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
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The Oracle says: Jordan Pratt has a Bacon number of 2.

Jordan Pratt was in Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985) with Gary Chalk
Gary Chalk was in Trapped (2002) with Kevin Bacon

Our drummer Jordan was a child actor. therefore, the majority of the darkest of the hillside thickets have a bacon factor of 3. i, however, have not acted in a movie so i'm baconless.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:October 12th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
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Wow, a new fact to file away in the lobe of my brain devoted to the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets! That's cool!

Your performances in videos should count.

Toren doesn't even need Jordan:
Toren Atkinson was in Graveyard (2003) with Jon Mikl Thor
Jon Mikl Thor was in Recruits (1986) with Lolita Davidovich
Lolita Davidovich was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon

Oh, and the Eli Wallach factor is a problem, since a lot of the links are through "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)" which is a documentary with 100+ people in it, from Fay Wray to Liev Schreiber.
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From:talentlessclod
Date:October 12th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
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the Bacon factor never used Broadway the Golden Age for any of the actors I typed in so I'm going to cut Bacon a break here and go with Eli Wallach.

I'm thinking we should go back in time to erase Eli Wallach before he starred in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon. It would definitely cut down on the Bacon.
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From:talentlessclod
Date:October 12th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
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i've been entering a ton of older actors and the connecting name is always the same: Eli Wallach!

perhaps we should be calling it 6 degrees of Wallach?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 16th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)

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Dude... if I have a Bacon number of 3, then that means I am officially in IMDB...

DUDE, I AM!!!!! I can now die a happy man... er bank robber.

Journal of No. 118