Kevin Bacon Magnet or Button -H9
For Damon, who says I never use any of his great ideas...The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Button.
Please see the following article for more than you could ever want to know about why this is funny (aside from the obvious pun):
Here's an excerpt:
The Bacon number of an actor or actress is the number of degrees of separation he or she has from Bacon, as defined by the game. This is an application of the Erdos number concept to the Hollywood movie industry. The higher the Bacon number, the farther away from Kevin Bacon the actor is.
The computation of a Bacon number for actor X is a "shortest path" algorithm, applied to the co-stardom network:
Kevin Bacon himself has a Bacon number of 0.
Those actors who have worked directly with Kevin Bacon have a Bacon number of 1.
If the lowest Bacon number of any actor with whom X has appeared in any movie is N, X's Bacon number is N+1.
Here is an example, using Elvis Presley:
Elvis Presley was in Change of Habit (1969) with Edward Asner
Edward Asner was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon
Therefore, Asner has a Bacon number of 1, and Presley (who never appeared in a film with Bacon) has a Bacon number of 2.
As of 6 February 2013, the highest finite Bacon number reported by the Oracle of Bacon is 11.
Because some people have both Bacon and Erdos numbers because of acting and publications, there are a rare few who have an Erdos-Bacon number, which is defined as the sum of a person's independent Erdos and Bacon numbers.
Each design begins as a hand-colored pencil drawing. The drawings are scanned and digitally edited. These are my original designs, and I retain full copyright ownership of the finished images. I use Epson Claria ink on glossy photo paper, covered with shiny Mylar. Each magnet and button is high-quality, sturdy, and made to last.
I know you will be pleased with your purchase. They make terrific gifts. They are unique and inexpensive; guaranteed to generate smiles.
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