Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - Challenge #1

When I wrote my last post; "100 Random Things About Me;" #18 was: I excel at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (Feel free to email AsktheQOE@gmail.com to challenge me.) Well, I am SO excited to say that someone has taken me up on my offer, and this morning I was delighted to find my very first Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Challenge; submitted by none other than the wonderful, Michelle (I guess I'll just have to call her)K. Now, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about; (even more so than usual;) let me explain. There is a trivia game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" and according to Wikipedia "it is based on the concept of the small world phenomenon and rests on the assumption that any actor can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon. The game requires a group of players to try to connect any film actor in history to Kevin Bacon as quickly as possible and in as few links as possible."

I believe that I first played this game in 1997 and took an immediate shine to it, as given my capacity to retain an extraordianry amount of useless information pertaining to all things entertainment; it is the perfect way for me to showcase this "gift," which by the way I have NO IDEA how I've come to acquire.
Anyway; it has been said that high self-esteem is associated with solid problem-solving skills; and since I can always use a self-esteem boost; I'll play this game any chance I get. LOL

Now, I'm sure that Michelle thought good and hard about this as I know that as much as she loves me; she'd love to stump me; so her email simply read "Six Degrees challenge - Roddy McDowall." And so here goes:
Roddy McDowall to Kurt Russell in "Overboard" (Which by the way, I LOVE.)
Kurt Russell to Meryl Streep in "Silkwood"
AND Meryl; Streep to Kevin Bacon in "The River Wild." Ta DA!!
I really do LOVE this game!!

So there you have it, nice and brief. I thank Michelle for indulging me and CHALLENGING me. Roddy McDowall (GOOD ONE!) If you'd like to get in on the act and feel like boosting YOUR self-esteem then I would love for you to play too. If you have a different path to share, or if you can take fewer steps than I did to join the actor to Kevin Bacon; PLEASE post your answers in the comments. I don't think pix will be possible; but it sure would be fun to get something going. PLEASE feel free to email me at AsktheQOE@gmail.com if you'd like to challenge me (us). If you don't want me to post your challenge, just let me know; and I'll email you my response. Otherwise, you'll find your answer here. Also,My offer is also still open to accept advice questions, if you think I might have something useful to share.
Till next time...

1 comment:

Michelle said...

You are un-stumpable! But it won't stop me from trying. After you got "Estelle Getty" I was pretty much CONVINCED you would be able to link Kevin Bacon to ME if you had to!!! You are the Queen of Kevin Bacon!!