I just had a very entertaining interview with a reporter from KSL, a local radio station, which will be aired Friday morning at 5:20am and 7:20 am (for the commuters).
He asked about the Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon thing… we’ve all heard of that. During the interview he asked if, besides him, I knew anyone famous. Here’s kind of how it went:
Me: I am two degrees away from George Foreman. I think I’m three degrees from George W. I am three degrees from Mr. T.
Paul: You are three degrees from Mr. T? No kidding. Then you are four degrees from Conan O’Brien, since Mr. T has been on Conan’s show.
Me: Oh, cool!
Paul: And that means you are five degrees from Kevin Bacon.
Me: (thinking: cool… I’ve beat it by one degree)
Paul: … and I’m six degrees from Kevin Bacon!
It was a cool moment to see Paul realize he really was six degrees from Kevin Bacon.
One quick note… he asked how I knew I was three degrees from Mr. T. I only know because I was communicating some wishes to my first degree contacts. I had one come back and said Mr. T was a second degree contact, and he’d be happy to do an introduction.
Sometimes we are a lot closer to our target contacts than we know, we just have to start asking “who do you know who might know … ” GO FORTH AND ASK!