Not three strips of bacon (although.... that DOES sound yummy right about now come to think of it....)
No. No. No! Focus, Maureen.
This is about the actor Kevin Bacon.
About fifteen years ago, the phenomenon known as "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" first surfaced.
After Bacon was quoted saying "he had worked with everybody in Hollywood or someone who's worked with them", a group of college students postulated that any actor can be linked to actor Kevin Bacon within six steps.
Of course, being college students, it started out as a trivia party game. Someone would name a celebrity, and the person to link them to Kevin Bacon by the lowest number won. It then expanded to include anyone, not just celebrities.
Mr. Bacon himself has referenced the game in commercials and guest appearances on television. There's a book and board game too.
Then today while watching TV it suddenly struck me.
Holy crap. I have a Bacon number of THREE.
You see when I was young, I went to school with and lived down the same street from the Vardalos kids. I even remember playing in the home of the huge, rambunctious Greek family. Little did I know then, that Nia would go on to fame and fortune by writing and starring in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". A movie produced by Tom Hanks.
And since next week will be the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13, History Television has been running ads for the movie... and low and behold, there is Tom with, of course, Kevin Bacon.
Making my "Bacon Number" 3.
It's pretty cool, I guess.
The only problem is, now I have an irresistible craving for some crispy, salted pork.
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