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DaFace
09-13-2012, 04:48 PM
For all you Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon fans, Google just gave you a way to cheat. Just google "bacon number" followed by an actor's name.

It's incredible how many movies he's been in - I can't find anyone higher than a 2!

Canofbier
09-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Hah, they knew that smartasses like me would search "bacon number kevin bacon", so they actually made it 0.

Canofbier
09-13-2012, 04:58 PM
Also, I did manage to find a 3: Tommy Wiseau.

Updates as I find them:
Gallagher: 3
Daniel Tosh: 3

Screw it, there's lots of 3s. Not updating again until I have a 4 or higher.

Guru
09-13-2012, 05:03 PM
Justin Beiber is 4

Guru
09-13-2012, 05:05 PM
William Rufus Shafter's Bacon number is 7
William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler appeared in Surrender of General Toral.
Joseph Wheeler and Russell A. Alger appeared in General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff.
Russell A. Alger and William McKinley appeared in President McKinley Inauguration Footage.
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt appeared in President McKinley Inauguration.
Theodore Roosevelt and Walter McGrail appeared in Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation.
Walter McGrail and Patty McCormack appeared in Here Comes the Groom.
Patty McCormack and Kevin Bacon appeared in Frost/Nixon.

WINNAR

Canofbier
09-13-2012, 05:06 PM
William Rufus Shafter's Bacon number is 7
William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler appeared in Surrender of General Toral.
Joseph Wheeler and Russell A. Alger appeared in General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff.
Russell A. Alger and William McKinley appeared in President McKinley Inauguration Footage.
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt appeared in President McKinley Inauguration.
Theodore Roosevelt and Walter McGrail appeared in Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation.
Walter McGrail and Patty McCormack appeared in Here Comes the Groom.
Patty McCormack and Kevin Bacon appeared in Frost/Nixon.

WINNAR

I'll bet you came up with that entirely on your own.

Fish
09-13-2012, 05:15 PM
That's just insane....

ElGringo
09-13-2012, 05:28 PM
Wow, Sasha Grey is a 2

GordonGekko
09-13-2012, 05:31 PM
Howard Cosell was 3

Guru
09-13-2012, 05:56 PM
I'll bet you came up with that entirely on your own.

:evil:

Deberg_1990
09-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Nice. Matt Cassel was 3


3

Matt Cassel and Oscar Gutierrez appeared in Kenny Powers - The K-Swiss MFCEO.

Oscar Gutierrez and Oliver Platt appeared in Ready to Rumble.

Oliver Platt and Kevin Bacon appeared in X-Men: First Class.
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Guru
09-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Tim Tebow's Bacon number is 4
Tim Tebow and Oklahoma Sooners appeared in 2009 BCS Championship: Oklahoma vs. Florida.
Oklahoma Sooners and Brian Bosworth appeared in 1985 Orange Bowl National Championship Game.
Brian Bosworth and Bruce Payne appeared in One Tough Bastard.
Bruce Payne and Kevin Bacon appeared in Pyrates.

mikeyis4dcats.
09-13-2012, 08:00 PM
fucking charlie chaplin is a 2!

Baby Lee
09-13-2012, 08:03 PM
I'll bet you came up with that entirely on your own.

LMGTFY

google.com highest bacon number

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/384101/20120913/bacon-number-kevin-six-degrees-google-search.htm

Baby Lee
09-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Wow, Sasha Grey is a 2

I wonder if they 'backdoored' [NPI] that through Entourage. If they use the whole of Entourase's run as one degree, it's easily that short, possibly shorter.

Guru
09-13-2012, 08:07 PM
LMGTFY

google.com highest bacon number

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/384101/20120913/bacon-number-kevin-six-degrees-google-search.htm

LMAO I never knew about Zerg Rush. Google it.

listopencil
09-14-2012, 03:12 AM
I'll bet you came up with that entirely on your own.

Juan Tapia is a 5. Without cheating.

htismaqe
09-14-2012, 06:53 AM
They need to make it more complex. Like this:

http://www.rosschurchley.com/who-else-has-an-erdos-bacon-sabbath-number/

ElGringo
09-14-2012, 10:31 AM
I wonder if they 'backdoored' [NPI] that through Entourage. If they use the whole of Entourase's run as one degree, it's easily that short, possibly shorter.

They actually did it with a movie to be released next year, to me that is kind of cheating, but could say her number will soon be 2.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Here is a surprising one... I would have figured this would have been a 1... 2 tops.

Johnny Carson's Bacon number is 4
Johnny Carson and Connie Francis appeared in Looking for Love.
Connie Francis and Harve Presnell appeared in When the Boys Meet the Girls.
Harve Presnell and Frances Lee McCain appeared in Patch Adams.
Frances Lee McCain and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.

ReynardMuldrake
09-14-2012, 12:11 PM
BAM.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bacon+number+William+Rufus+Shafter

DaFace
09-14-2012, 12:20 PM
BAM.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bacon+number+William+Rufus+Shafter

My, how original you are. :p

William Rufus Shafter's Bacon number is 7
William Rufus Shafter and Joseph Wheeler appeared in Surrender of General Toral.
Joseph Wheeler and Russell A. Alger appeared in General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff.
Russell A. Alger and William McKinley appeared in President McKinley Inauguration Footage.
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt appeared in President McKinley Inauguration.
Theodore Roosevelt and Walter McGrail appeared in Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation.
Walter McGrail and Patty McCormack appeared in Here Comes the Groom.
Patty McCormack and Kevin Bacon appeared in Frost/Nixon.

WINNAR

listopencil
09-14-2012, 12:27 PM
Can anyone legitimately beat my Juan Tapia (5)? Or should that be (B5)?

htismaqe
09-14-2012, 12:29 PM
Here is a surprising one... I would have figured this would have been a 1... 2 tops.

Johnny Carson's Bacon number is 4
Johnny Carson and Connie Francis appeared in Looking for Love.
Connie Francis and Harve Presnell appeared in When the Boys Meet the Girls.
Harve Presnell and Frances Lee McCain appeared in Patch Adams.
Frances Lee McCain and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.

It depends on what or not talk show TV counts. Kevin Bacon was surely on the Johnny Carson Show at least once but some people won't allow that to be counted.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 12:44 PM
It depends on what or not talk show TV counts. Kevin Bacon was surely on the Johnny Carson Show at least once but some people won't allow that to be counted.

Looks like you are right...

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DaFace
09-14-2012, 12:55 PM
It depends on what or not talk show TV counts. Kevin Bacon was surely on the Johnny Carson Show at least once but some people won't allow that to be counted.

On a related note, Google has acknowledged that their database isn't 100% comprehensive. It's not pulling from IMDb - it's pulling from their crazy knowledgebase that aggregates data from around the web.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 01:47 PM
BOOM... headshot.

Georges Méliès played Barbe-bleue in the 1901 film Bluebeard and has absolutely no connection to Kevin Bacon.

If William Rufus Shafter's 2 acting jobs in the late 1800's counts... this sure as shit does.

I win all the internets.

BourbonMan
09-14-2012, 02:03 PM
Kyra Sedgwick 1 move
Pyrates
and then again in The Woodsman

durtyrute
09-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Bacon sure does get around

Bweb
09-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Interesting one....Ronald Reagan = 3

DJ's left nut
09-14-2012, 02:40 PM
I feel like this is an incomplete game.

For instance, Richard Hammond has no Bacon Number...why? I can get you there.

Hammond was in an animated Short called 'Scragg and Bones' w/ Dave Fulton (Bones)
Fulton did a guest spot on a show called Saxondale w/ James Bachman
Then you can do a Bacon Number search with James Bachman and get there in 4 jumps.

As such, Richard Hammond has a Bacon Number of 6.

Does the Bacon Number game require only links through major motion pictures?

htismaqe
09-14-2012, 02:48 PM
Does the Bacon Number game require only links through major motion pictures?

It doesn't, depending on who you're talking to.

See also: our discussion about Johnny Carson earlier in the thread.

BourbonMan
09-14-2012, 03:22 PM
John Stamos=2

Guru
09-14-2012, 09:51 PM
BAM.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bacon+number+William+Rufus+Shafter

late to the game my friend.

Rain Man
09-14-2012, 10:02 PM
Rudolph Valentino is 3.
Joe Montana is 3.
Russell Johnson is 3.
Freddy Prinze is 3.

I'm having trouble beating 3.

Rain Man
09-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Clara Bow is 3.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 10:06 PM
I don't know why you guys are still playing. I won this hours ago.

cdcox
09-14-2012, 10:38 PM
They need to make it more complex. Like this:

http://www.rosschurchley.com/who-else-has-an-erdos-bacon-sabbath-number/

I have an Erdos number of 4. I can get there by 2 independent paths.

Anyone on here with a Sabbath number or a Bacon number? We could do some joint collaborations to join the center of the universe.

htismaqe
09-14-2012, 11:20 PM
I have an Erdos number of 4. I can get there by 2 independent paths.

Anyone on here with a Sabbath number or a Bacon number? We could do some joint collaborations to join the center of the universe.

My 1st cousin had a bit part as a high school student in "Sometimes They Come Back" starring Tim Matheson, who has a Bacon number of 1.

Does that count?

cdcox
09-14-2012, 11:30 PM
My 1st cousin had a bit part as a high school student in "Sometimes They Come Back" starring Tim Matheson, who has a Bacon number of 1.

Does that count?

I'll write a research paper with you and your first cousin if he can get us in a movie.