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#64218 04/07/02 04:55 AM
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It's late, I know, but I'm working on a paper and not very good at concentrating.

So I was thinking, connecting lyrics is fun, but honestly folks, it doesn't really take much creativity. So let's connect people. History is a tangled web of interconnected events and human interactions. In this "game", you're given two seemingly unrelated people and the task is to come up with some path of connection, six steps, more or less. When you come up with an answer, provide another pair for someone to try. It doesn't matter if more than one person responds to a certain post, that'll just make it more fun. Extra points for creative and far-fetched (but real) connections.

The first pair is: Kermit the Frog and the Dalai Lama




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Kermit and Bert (of Bert and Ernie)
Bert and Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden and George Bush
George Bush and Pope John-Paul
Pope John-Paul and the Dalai Lama

Is that only five links? Does it matter if it's only five links? Six degrees is usually played at most six links.

Opie and Pol Pot



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Ok, wait a sec Faldage. You're going to have to write that out in longhand. That went right over my head. Bert and Osama bin Laden?


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re: bert and osama

my thought (and the only one I had) was that it must be the facial resemblance.

edit: (http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,8950,00.html)

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Apparently Faldage saw some photos/footage of pro-bin Ladin folks in Afghanistan wielding posters with Bert's likeness on them. Go figger. I'm sure he'll report further when he gets back from the Rochester-Syracuse baseball game.


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Extra points for creative and far-fetched (but real) connections. -the rules.

I vote we give Faldage extra credit for Bin Laden and Bert, and then take the credits away for giving us for Opie and Pol Pot.



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Pol Pot > John Malkovich [Killing Fields]
John Malkovich > Keanu Reeves (Dangerous Liaisons :)
Keanu Reeves > Ron Howard (Parenthood)
Ron Howard is Opie

-joe (three links!) friday

edit: now I have to think of a new pair...

Bertrand Russell and Scrooge McDuck

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May I humbly request that the posters who are clever enough to come up with these various pairings include a word or two explaining the linkage? Some are fairly obvious, but not all. At least not to me . Thank you!


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A couple years ago Scientific American carried a series of articles by James Burke with fascinating linkages. Don't know if Sciam online has them in archives, probably not. I was sorry when seires ended.

I found them in www.sciam.com . Called Connections. Here is URL to a sample There are lots of them.

http://www.sciam.com/0997issue/0997connections.html


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