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Old September 17 2012, 03:44 PM   #76
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Wait.

Did...did we just Godwin a Kevin Bacon thread?

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Old September 17 2012, 07:41 PM   #77
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Doesn't seem to work with international versions of Google as I'm not getting anything but news stories about this when doing a search.
I had to google 'celeb name bacon number' to get it to work.

Nope, nothing. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'm not getting it to work on google.ca
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Old September 17 2012, 07:45 PM   #78
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I've spent way too much time fooling around with this.

One of the first things I checked was my great uncle, E.J. André, who was a prolific TV and movie character actor. He, like most others, has a Bacon Number of 2.
Holy cow! Reading his IMDB page is like going through my own history of television! I watched so many of those shows - I wonder how many times I've seen your uncle...
He was one of those actors where you know you've seen his face before but he's not quite famous enough to place the name.

The only things I was old enough to remember watching him in during the time they were being made was when he played Eugene Bullock on Dallas and various characters on Little House on the Prairie. It was pretty cool, though.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:07 PM   #79
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Doesn't seem to work with international versions of Google as I'm not getting anything but news stories about this when doing a search.
I had to google 'celeb name bacon number' to get it to work.

Nope, nothing. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'm not getting it to work on google.ca
Weird. I went to Google.ca and it worked with "Tom Selleck Bacon number" (2 - "Three men and a baby" with Guttenberg, who was in "Diner")

Earlier this year I had a Google hijack trojan and sidestepped it using a fixed IP address for a Google server (which probably wasn't in the US because it automatically gave temps in C instead of F).

I tried a Bacon number at http://173.194.67.103 (A Google server) and it worked.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:35 PM   #80
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Oh, no...

Even Snooki has a Bacon Number of 3.

We're all doomed.
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Old September 17 2012, 08:37 PM   #81
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Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (from Mythbusters) both have Bacon numbers of 3. Google says that Jamie doesn't have a Bacon Number, but President Obama was in an episode of Mythbusters, and he has a number of 2.
If Mythbusters counts, do late night shows count as well?
I'd say no, late night talk shows would make it too easy, every celebrity would be removed by 1 since pretty much every celebrity has been on a late night talk show. The Mythbusters is a separate show that very rarely deals with celebrities. If you wanted to get strict about it you could try linking through the Mythbusters through the episode of CSI they were in in which they played nameless lab techs.
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Old September 17 2012, 10:56 PM   #82
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Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post
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I've spent way too much time fooling around with this.

One of the first things I checked was my great uncle, E.J. André, who was a prolific TV and movie character actor. He, like most others, has a Bacon Number of 2.
Holy cow! Reading his IMDB page is like going through my own history of television! I watched so many of those shows - I wonder how many times I've seen your uncle...
He was one of those actors where you know you've seen his face before but he's not quite famous enough to place the name.

The only things I was old enough to remember watching him in during the time they were being made was when he played Eugene Bullock on Dallas and various characters on Little House on the Prairie. It was pretty cool, though.
Dude started out in The Ten Commandments, one of my all-time favorite movies. I've seen him in a ton of things. That's pretty groovy.
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Old September 17 2012, 11:41 PM   #83
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Based on the long list of things he's been in I've probably seen LoB's great uncle on the screen a thousand times. That's very cool...it must be something that gives your family quite a bit of happiness, pride and satisfaction.

The closest I can come to saying I have a relative who's well known for being on-screen is my cousin Ken Farmer, one of the most well known appraisers and personalities on PBS's Antiques Roadshow. My late maternal grandfather was a well known stage, radio and recording musician (country and bluegrass) in Southside and southwestern Virginia, but most people outside of those areas and perhaps adjoining parts of North Carolina and West Virginia likely never heard of him.
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Old September 18 2012, 12:45 AM   #84
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^ Southwest Virginia gets toward the Kentucky, Tennessee border, so my dad and uncles probably knew him, as their knowledge of regional country & bluegrass musicians goes back to the 30's. (They built a country music radio station in Tazewell, TN, not very far from Rose Hill Virginia.)
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Old September 18 2012, 12:47 AM   #85
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I had to google 'celeb name bacon number' to get it to work.

Nope, nothing. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I'm not getting it to work on google.ca
Weird. I went to Google.ca and it worked with "Tom Selleck Bacon number" (2 - "Three men and a baby" with Guttenberg, who was in "Diner")

Earlier this year I had a Google hijack trojan and sidestepped it using a fixed IP address for a Google server (which probably wasn't in the US because it automatically gave temps in C instead of F).

I tried a Bacon number at http://173.194.67.103 (A Google server) and it worked.

Well, I finally got it working, after manually changing .ca to .com in the search results url.

Christopher Lloyd has a bacon number of 1. They appeared together in Tremors V.
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Old September 18 2012, 01:56 AM   #86
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I, Gaith, have a Bacon Number of 2.

I was an extra (clearly visible on the dvd) in Just like Heaven, sharing a few frames with Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo and Bacon were in In the Cut.

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Old September 18 2012, 02:37 AM   #87
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The closest I can come to saying I have a relative who's well known for being on-screen is my cousin Ken Farmer, one of the most well known appraisers and personalities on PBS's Antiques Roadshow.
Cool. My mom loved that show.

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Christopher Lloyd has a bacon number of 1. They appeared together in Tremors V.
Google must have mixed something up there, since Tremors V never got made. Lloyd was in the short-lived Tremors TV show in 2003 with Michael Gross from the movies, so he would have a Bacon Number of Two unless there was something else he was in with Bacon that I'm not aware of.
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Old September 18 2012, 04:46 AM   #88
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^ I wonder if Google would use information on movies that were cast but not finished, since those might also create database records, and unless the programmer knew to check certain fields, a movie is a movie is a movie.
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Old September 18 2012, 06:09 AM   #89
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The closest I can come to saying I have a relative who's well known for being on-screen is my cousin Ken Farmer, one of the most well known appraisers and personalities on PBS's Antiques Roadshow.
Cool. My mom loved that show.

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Christopher Lloyd has a bacon number of 1. They appeared together in Tremors V.
Google must have mixed something up there, since Tremors V never got made. Lloyd was in the short-lived Tremors TV show in 2003 with Michael Gross from the movies, so he would have a Bacon Number of Two unless there was something else he was in with Bacon that I'm not aware of.

Weird. Yeah, I'd say this thing definitely has bugs, enough that it can't really be relied on. I know Google doesn't use IMDB for its data, and uses its own system instead. But it sounds like it loosely correlates any data and matches by keyword. So, when it can't find any definite data, it matches with whatever closest it can find.

Ok, crosschecked with IMDB, Bill Murray is a 1. He appeared in Wild Things with him.
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Old September 18 2012, 06:17 AM   #90
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I thought this was going to be about Google in some way making actual bacon...as in the food. Seeing that it's not, I'm now less interested in this thread.
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