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(SeattlePI)   Apparently, Google has a hidden Bacon number calculator   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 87
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2012-09-13 06:46:48 PM  
Bill Murray and Kevin Bacon worked together in Wild Things
Obama is 2 degrees
Mitt does not show up
Samuel L Jackson's is 2 as well. All those damn movies, and Bacon and Jackson haven't worked together?
 
2012-09-13 07:01:24 PM  
My Bacon number is 2. (my dog played with Kevin Bacon's dog while he was filming the Woodsman in Philadelphia)

Yes. It was a big moment in my dog's life.
 
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2012-09-13 07:16:53 PM  
It's not very good. My friend has a Bacon Number of 2. (He was in First Contact with James Cromwell, who was in Beyond All Boundaries with Kevin Bacon.) Google has nothing to say about it.
 
2012-09-13 08:14:02 PM  
i105.photobucket.com

Jonathan Goldsmith and Pauly Shore appeared in Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge.
Pauly Shore and Sean Penn appeared in Pauly Shore Is Dead.
Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon appeared in Mystic River.
 
2012-09-13 08:29:42 PM  
Nifty time-waster. Thanks,Google!
 
2012-09-13 08:34:25 PM  
Weak. Article says Obama has a Bacon Number of one. Google it, and it's two.

Also, this misses a lot of people b/c it doesn't use IMDB to catch the bit players.

Now curious to see what JFP's Bacon Number is.
 
2012-09-13 08:35:17 PM  
Wasn't there a page that crawled imdb for Bacon numbers like ten years ago??

/my Erdös number is undefined
 
2012-09-13 08:35:37 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Weak. Article says Obama has a Bacon Number of one. Google it, and it's two.

Also, this misses a lot of people b/c it doesn't use IMDB to catch the bit players.

Now curious to see what JFP's Bacon Number is.


Holy crap, it's a 1. He was in Beauty Shop with the Bacon.
 
2012-09-13 08:35:50 PM  
Nancy Pelosi has a BN of 3. Huh.
Rush Limbaugh has a BN of 2?! Whoa!
 
2012-09-13 08:36:13 PM  

whither_apophis: Wasn't there a page that crawled imdb for Bacon numbers like ten years ago??

/my Erdös number is undefined


The Oracle of Bacon
 
2012-09-13 08:37:27 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: whither_apophis: Wasn't there a page that crawled imdb for Bacon numbers like ten years ago??

/my Erdös number is undefined

The Oracle of Bacon


yeah that one, thanks
 
2012-09-13 08:39:20 PM  
Rip Torn's Bacon number is 2
Rip Torn and Josh Brolin appeared in Men in Black 3.
Josh Brolin and Kevin Bacon appeared in Hollow Man.
 
2012-09-13 08:46:15 PM  
My Bacon number is 4.

I was roommates with Victor Allen French
Who is the son of Victor Edward French
Who was in The Magnificent Seven with Eli Wallach
Who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon
 
2012-09-13 08:46:36 PM  
Doesn't work very well. Mine is 2 (through Cloris Leachman) but google doesn't show anything
 
2012-09-13 08:52:39 PM  
twentytwowords.com

Van Gogh Bacon Number:

#-Declicious
 
2012-09-13 08:56:09 PM  
Highest I could find for anyone with an imdb page was 4. Anyone actually find someone with 6?
 
2012-09-13 08:58:26 PM  

whither_apophis: Wasn't there a page that crawled imdb for Bacon numbers like ten years ago??

/my Erdös number is undefined


Yes, and it is still up at oracleofbacon.org

This article is bullshiat.
 
2012-09-13 08:59:15 PM  
Highest I could find was for Ivan Dixon of Hogan's Heroes. It was a 3.

Strangely, Larry Hovis produced no number. Should have been a 4 at the most.
 
2012-09-13 09:00:27 PM  
I always like telling people when they do degrees of separation that if you've ever met an astronaut or know someone who met an astronaut you're somewhere between 3-5 degrees of separation to Hitler.

Depending on when the astronaut joined the program, they either knew Werner von Braun or they know old NASA personnel who knew Werner von Braun, which takes you to Hitler.
 
2012-09-13 09:03:40 PM  
William Rufus Shafter has a bacon number of 7. That is the highest I've found so far.

You can get higher degrees if you don't use actors and actresses.
 
2012-09-13 09:07:05 PM  
Mine is either 1 or 2. I met him backstage at a Bacon Brothers show. But if you go the other route I ended up hanging out with Cuba Goofing Jr. one night and was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. I have a couple of 3s through John Doe and Mojo Nixon too.
 
2012-09-13 09:07:30 PM  
I put in Billy Corgan. It said he starred in Powder.

I lol'd.
 
2012-09-13 09:08:04 PM  
My Bacon #

Worked with Ed Begley Jr's sister and met him at work
Ed Begley was in She Devil with Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was in The River Wild with Kevin Bacon

/I need a life.
 
2012-09-13 09:21:26 PM  

GAT_00: I always like telling people when they do degrees of separation that if you've ever met an astronaut or know someone who met an astronaut you're somewhere between 3-5 degrees of separation to Hitler.

Depending on when the astronaut joined the program, they either knew Werner von Braun or they know old NASA personnel who knew Werner von Braun, which takes you to Hitler.


Hitler is a 3.

Adolf Hitler was in Ewige Jude, Der (1940) with Curt Bois
Curt Bois was in Great Sinner, The (1949) with Kenneth Tobey
Kenneth Tobey was in Hero at Large (1980) with Kevin Bacon
 
2012-09-13 09:23:17 PM  
Maybe this is old news to many of you, but I just accidentally read about Erdõs-Bacon-Sabbath numbers while I was playing with this tool, read the very short list, and saw a beloved Farker's name on there.
 
2012-09-13 09:23:37 PM  
My BN is 3

Connected at 3 through Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna was in Queens Logic with Kevin Bacon

Also connected at 4 through Nick Lachey
 
2012-09-13 09:26:56 PM  
I've been trying like crazy to find any actor with a Bacon number higher than 3, and so far I can't do it. Even going back to the early days of film--Al Jolson and Lon Chaney are 3. It's crazy.
 
2012-09-13 09:27:24 PM  
Kinda sorta related to this: I made up a pretty fun party game that goes like this:

One person names an actor (or movie)
Next person names a movie that actor has been in
Next person names a different actor from that movie

and so on.

Anyone's who is stumped can pass to the next person. If everyone is stumped and it comes back around to you, you win! Bonus points for being able to come up with more actors/movies that no one else could think of.

Other rules include:

No repeats of movies or actors within a round
TV shows are not allowed, only movies

We sometimes have a house rule that animated movie aren't allowed. Also sometimes disallow sequels so it doesn't go "William Shatner - Star Trek 1 - Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek 2 - etc"

Especially fun with a bunch of movie buffs.
 
2012-09-13 09:28:50 PM  

fusillade762: Curt Bois



Ooo -- His last (I think) movie role was in Wings of Desire, one of my very favorite films, which coincidentally starred Bruno Ganz, the guy who played Ranting Hitler in that YouTube meme from a couple years ago.
 
2012-09-13 09:29:06 PM  
My Bacon number is 4.
Kevin Bacon and Rachel Blanchard were both in Where the Truth Lies.
Rachel Blanchard and Dax Shepard were both in Without a Paddle.
Dax Shepard and his cousin, Jason Shepard, were both in one episode of Punk'd.
Jason Shepard worked with me for over a year at a video store in Michigan before he moved to California.

/Actually had a conversation with a friend two weeks ago about the whole Bacon number thing
//Funny how that works
 
2012-09-13 09:31:55 PM  
I ran three stars I've met along the way, all three were two, making me 3 3 times. That and a buck fifty will get me a coffee to go...
 
2012-09-13 09:32:24 PM  

phaseolus: Maybe this is old news to many of you, but I just accidentally read about Erdõs-Bacon-Sabbath numbers while I was playing with this tool, read the very short list, and saw a beloved Farker's name on there.


B3vets?
 
2012-09-13 09:33:38 PM  

whither_apophis: phaseolus: Maybe this is old news to many of you, but I just accidentally read about Erdõs-Bacon-Sabbath numbers while I was playing with this tool, read the very short list, and saw a beloved Farker's name on there.

B3vets?


No, I said beloved.
 
2012-09-13 09:41:47 PM  
Ronald Reagan--unsurprisingly--is a 3.
What's more surprising is that Dwight Eisenhower is also a 3.
 
2012-09-13 09:42:08 PM  
I'm sorry, I shouldn't have used him as a punch line like that. I actually kinda like the guy, even though I'm certain he's wrong about everything. I caught him when he was in a talkative mood, once, and I think I convinced him to stop using one particular case of one of his favorite arguments he used to bring up all the time... so unlike some Farkers I'm pretty sure he's human.
 
2012-09-13 09:44:07 PM  

Cybernetic: Ronald Reagan--unsurprisingly--is a 3.
What's more surprising is that Dwight Eisenhower is also a 3.


John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson are also both a 3.
 
2012-09-13 09:45:33 PM  
pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-09-13 09:47:01 PM  
I checked a friend earlier today; she has a Bacon number of 2.

Google doesn't have a number for her.
 
2012-09-13 09:47:09 PM  

Cybernetic: I've been trying like crazy to find any actor with a Bacon number higher than 3, and so far I can't do it. Even going back to the early days of film--Al Jolson and Lon Chaney are 3. It's crazy.


So is Harpo Marx
 
2012-09-13 09:50:29 PM  

Cybernetic: I've been trying like crazy to find any actor with a Bacon number higher than 3, and so far I can't do it. Even going back to the early days of film--Al Jolson and Lon Chaney are 3. It's crazy.


Jean Harlow 3. Mary Freakin' Pickford is a 3!
 
2012-09-13 10:09:00 PM  
I'm 3.
I played with Angelina Jolie when I was a child. My parents trained horses for Chip Taylor, yada, yada, yada, Jolie's dad would come by sometimes.
 
2012-09-13 10:15:04 PM  
Tupac, ironically or not, is a 2
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-09-13 10:23:39 PM  
I once dated a girl who was a high school classmate of Julie Foudy. Foudy was teammates with Mia Hamm. Hamm did a Gatorade commercial with Michael Jordan. Jordan was in "Space Jam" with Bill Murray. Murray was in "Wild Things" with Bacon. 6.
 
2012-09-13 10:27:03 PM  
I find it amusing that Torgo does not have a bacon number.
 
2012-09-13 10:29:32 PM  

Summoner101: I find it amusing that Torgo does not have a bacon number.


Wrong
 
2012-09-13 10:33:46 PM  

Snapper Carr: Summoner101: I find it amusing that Torgo does not have a bacon number.

Wrong


Well that's what i get for not including documentaries/TV shows.

DAMN YOU BAAAAACCCOOOOOOOOOONN!!!!
 
2012-09-13 10:34:03 PM  

Snapper Carr: Summoner101: I find it amusing that Torgo does not have a bacon number.

Wrong


Apparently, you can't link to results...anyway, it's 4

John Reynolds (I)
was in
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
with
Jackey Neyman
was in
Curse of Bigfoot (1976) (TV)
with
Augie Tribach
was in
"Holmes and Yo-Yo" (1976) {The Last Phantom (#1.4)}
with
Stefan Gierasch
was in
Murder in the First (1995)
with
Kevin Bacon
 
2012-09-13 10:45:44 PM  
I typed "bacon number kevin bacon" - was that like, dividing by 0?
 
2012-09-13 11:01:09 PM  
I'm a 3. A relative of mine did a play with Tim Matheson (who was in Animal House) and a TV show with John Lithgow (who was in Footloose).

/that and two-fiddy, yadda yadda.......
 
2012-09-13 11:21:26 PM  
Whil Wheaton said his Bacon number was wrong because he was credited in "She's Having A Baby" IMDB lists him in the movie but as uncredited along with a bunch of other celebrities playing "him/herself." So my question is by the rules of the game do you still count for a cameo?
 
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