A Monday Blog Game

by DaniGirl on February 27, 2006 · 48 comments

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Ack, here it is Monday and not only am I drawing a blank on what to write about this morning, but I’ve drained The Vault of all my ideas-to-be.

So, in the absence of anything meaningful from me, let’s play a game. I saw this over on Michele’s blog on the weekend. It’s called One Degree of Separation. (Tangent: has anyone ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? If you haven’t, it’s kind of funny – there is virtually no one in the celebrity world who is more than six degrees of separation away from Kevin Bacon. I forgot to mention him in my celebrity crush list the other day. Wouldn’t it be fun to analyze the blogosphere, to see if anyone is more than six degrees away from anyone else? Sorry, my brain is not big enough to figure out how to do that today ever.)

Ahem, so, back to the game. I will start us off with the name of an actor. You comment with a movie that this actor was in. The next person comments with an actor from the movie in the previous comment. And the next person comments with a movie featuring the actor in the previous comment. Get it?

Let’s launch this with: John Cusack.


{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate February 27, 2006 at 1:37 pm

I’m excited to be first! Excellent choice of actor, by the way, I just don’t know which decade to pick from.
If I don’t choose Say Anything I feel like I am being disloyal to my whole junior high school experience. 😉 But that was a long time ago, so I think I’ll skip it.
I think I’d be more interested to see where the discussion goes with a later movie, namely High Fidelity.

2 Kate February 27, 2006 at 1:37 pm

I’m excited to be first! Excellent choice of actor, by the way, I just don’t know which decade to pick from.
If I don’t choose Say Anything I feel like I am being disloyal to my whole junior high school experience. 😉 But that was a long time ago, so I think I’ll skip it.
I think I’d be more interested to see where the discussion goes with a later movie, namely High Fidelity.

3 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Pushing Tin
Is the movie…Now If I read this right someone else gets the write the next actors name, that was with him in that movie …right?
(Gee I hopw I got the right actor) LOL!
Email me if I’m wrong Nancy!

4 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Pushing Tin
Is the movie…Now If I read this right someone else gets the write the next actors name, that was with him in that movie …right?
(Gee I hopw I got the right actor) LOL!
Email me if I’m wrong Nancy!

5 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 1:55 pm

LOL I worte that becasue Nancy always tells me if I’m wrong. LMAO! I would never get anywhere without her

6 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 1:55 pm

LOL I worte that becasue Nancy always tells me if I’m wrong. LMAO! I would never get anywhere without her

7 Miche February 27, 2006 at 2:19 pm

Hey now. It’s Monday and my brain is a little foggy. If we’re following Kate’s suggestion (High Fidelity), I’d have to pick Catherine Zeta-Jones. Of course, if we’re following Silver Creek Mom’s suggestion, I’m bound to pick Billy Bob Thornton.
Did I break anything yet?

8 Miche February 27, 2006 at 2:19 pm

Hey now. It’s Monday and my brain is a little foggy. If we’re following Kate’s suggestion (High Fidelity), I’d have to pick Catherine Zeta-Jones. Of course, if we’re following Silver Creek Mom’s suggestion, I’m bound to pick Billy Bob Thornton.
Did I break anything yet?

9 Suspiciously Silent Here. February 27, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Okay, just as Dani likes, the comments are taking off in interesting tangents. So in the new spin on the game, it appears we now have to answer twice. So for a Catherine Zeta-Jones movie, I would choose: Chicago (if y’all want an easy choice) or Intolerable Cruelty (for a move I kind of like).
For Billy Bob, I would have to go with: Bad Santa, a movie that made me pee myself a little.

10 Suspiciously Silent Here. February 27, 2006 at 2:28 pm

Okay, just as Dani likes, the comments are taking off in interesting tangents. So in the new spin on the game, it appears we now have to answer twice. So for a Catherine Zeta-Jones movie, I would choose: Chicago (if y’all want an easy choice) or Intolerable Cruelty (for a move I kind of like).
For Billy Bob, I would have to go with: Bad Santa, a movie that made me pee myself a little.

11 Phantom Scribbler February 27, 2006 at 2:43 pm

You already lost me. Isn’t there anyone here who actually is six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? Or John Cusack?

12 Phantom Scribbler February 27, 2006 at 2:43 pm

You already lost me. Isn’t there anyone here who actually is six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? Or John Cusack?

13 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 3:22 pm

I thought I was the first commentor here I didn’t see th first comment so go wtih that if ya want. Dani Your game. You decide. Sorry Kate.

14 SilverCreek Mom February 27, 2006 at 3:22 pm

I thought I was the first commentor here I didn’t see th first comment so go wtih that if ya want. Dani Your game. You decide. Sorry Kate.

15 Danigirl February 27, 2006 at 4:05 pm

I like the dual tangent thing.
So, for Chicago: Renee Zellweger. And for Bad Santa: John Ritter.
Okay, so who knows two movies starring Renee Zellweger and John Ritter? And for the real trick, do you think we can match up the streams by the end of the day, with the two actors in a single movie together?

16 Danigirl February 27, 2006 at 4:05 pm

I like the dual tangent thing.
So, for Chicago: Renee Zellweger. And for Bad Santa: John Ritter.
Okay, so who knows two movies starring Renee Zellweger and John Ritter? And for the real trick, do you think we can match up the streams by the end of the day, with the two actors in a single movie together?

17 Beloved February 27, 2006 at 4:08 pm

Getting back to Dani’s original string I would say Richard Gere. That should be an easy one. I hope the next person comes up with something creative for a movie. We are on the internet after all.

18 Beloved February 27, 2006 at 4:08 pm

Getting back to Dani’s original string I would say Richard Gere. That should be an easy one. I hope the next person comes up with something creative for a movie. We are on the internet after all.

19 Suzanne February 27, 2006 at 4:16 pm

I’m totally confused now (not that it’s difficult to confuse me!). I’ll check back later!

20 Suzanne February 27, 2006 at 4:16 pm

I’m totally confused now (not that it’s difficult to confuse me!). I’ll check back later!

21 Danigirl February 27, 2006 at 4:29 pm

Okay, I think Beloved and I were typing at the same time. Figures, we are cancelling each other out yet again, on the Internet as in real life.
Ahem, I am asserting my authority (as blog owner if nothing else) and suggesting you ignore the Richard Gere comment and play along the dual tangent route.
(You know, it seemed like such a simple idea….)

22 Danigirl February 27, 2006 at 4:29 pm

Okay, I think Beloved and I were typing at the same time. Figures, we are cancelling each other out yet again, on the Internet as in real life.
Ahem, I am asserting my authority (as blog owner if nothing else) and suggesting you ignore the Richard Gere comment and play along the dual tangent route.
(You know, it seemed like such a simple idea….)

23 JoJo February 27, 2006 at 4:36 pm

Ok, Renee Zellweger : Empire Records and for John Ritter (kind of a throw back to Billy Bob) Slingblade

24 JoJo February 27, 2006 at 4:36 pm

Ok, Renee Zellweger : Empire Records and for John Ritter (kind of a throw back to Billy Bob) Slingblade

25 Miche February 27, 2006 at 4:53 pm

This is for Phantom Scribbler. We are all within Six Degrees from Kevin and John. I went to university with someone who went to highschool with Kieffer Sutherland. Surely Kieffer or his dad (Donald) are less than 2 degrees of separation from either Kevin or John. Which makes you all (by virtue of the fact that you now know me) 6 degress separated from them!

26 Miche February 27, 2006 at 4:53 pm

This is for Phantom Scribbler. We are all within Six Degrees from Kevin and John. I went to university with someone who went to highschool with Kieffer Sutherland. Surely Kieffer or his dad (Donald) are less than 2 degrees of separation from either Kevin or John. Which makes you all (by virtue of the fact that you now know me) 6 degress separated from them!

27 Miche February 27, 2006 at 5:14 pm

This is for Phantom Scribbler. We are all within Six Degrees from Kevin and John. I went to university with someone who went to highschool with Kieffer Sutherland. Surely Kieffer or his dad (Donald) are less than 2 degrees of separation from either Kevin or John. Which makes you all (by virtue of the fact that you now know me) 6 degress separated from them!

28 Miche February 27, 2006 at 5:14 pm

This is for Phantom Scribbler. We are all within Six Degrees from Kevin and John. I went to university with someone who went to highschool with Kieffer Sutherland. Surely Kieffer or his dad (Donald) are less than 2 degrees of separation from either Kevin or John. Which makes you all (by virtue of the fact that you now know me) 6 degress separated from them!

29 nancy February 27, 2006 at 6:06 pm

I wanna play but I don’t know either Empire Records or Slingblade as movies – how much of a NON-separated person does that make me?
I could really fuck things up and say :
RZ = Bridget Jones’ Diary and
JR = Skin Deep

30 nancy February 27, 2006 at 6:06 pm

I wanna play but I don’t know either Empire Records or Slingblade as movies – how much of a NON-separated person does that make me?
I could really fuck things up and say :
RZ = Bridget Jones’ Diary and
JR = Skin Deep

31 The Fryman February 27, 2006 at 8:01 pm

What the &*(&*$%@ is going on? It’s Monday, and the usual light humor and often unique pick me up that is Danigirl’s post has turned into tangential streams of consciousness that have me picturing John Ritter and CZJ doing bizarre things in Santa outfits. Never thought I would long for the straightforward insanity of our last blog party….
Anyway, enough ranting — If I have any idea what is going on, based on the last post I see, I pick…
Hugh Grant and, well…
since absolutely no one else of any importance was in Skin Deep (hell, I think only 6 people SAW it) I officially move back to Slingblade and add Robert Duvall
Looking in soon….

32 The Fryman February 27, 2006 at 8:01 pm

What the &*(&*$%@ is going on? It’s Monday, and the usual light humor and often unique pick me up that is Danigirl’s post has turned into tangential streams of consciousness that have me picturing John Ritter and CZJ doing bizarre things in Santa outfits. Never thought I would long for the straightforward insanity of our last blog party….
Anyway, enough ranting — If I have any idea what is going on, based on the last post I see, I pick…
Hugh Grant and, well…
since absolutely no one else of any importance was in Skin Deep (hell, I think only 6 people SAW it) I officially move back to Slingblade and add Robert Duvall
Looking in soon….

33 gingajoy February 27, 2006 at 8:22 pm

ok, so i need to do a movie for duvall? let’s see.
apocalypse now
(i love the smell of napalm in the morning) yeah!

34 gingajoy February 27, 2006 at 8:22 pm

ok, so i need to do a movie for duvall? let’s see.
apocalypse now
(i love the smell of napalm in the morning) yeah!

35 Batman February 27, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Martin Sheen. I know…too obvious

36 Batman February 27, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Martin Sheen. I know…too obvious

37 JoJo February 27, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Did a movie come up for Hugh Grant? Ok, Love Actually.
Apocolypse Now? I choose Laurence Fishburne and his movie is Boyz n the Hood.
Am I doing this right?

38 JoJo February 27, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Did a movie come up for Hugh Grant? Ok, Love Actually.
Apocolypse Now? I choose Laurence Fishburne and his movie is Boyz n the Hood.
Am I doing this right?

39 Kathy February 27, 2006 at 11:37 pm

This isn’t how it works at Michele’s! I guess we need practice!
For Love Actually, I pick Liam Neeson, and for … wait, am I picking for Laurence Fishburne or Boyz n the Hood? Because I think it’s my turn to pick the movie? But since JoJo picked the movie, I’ll go on!
Boyz n the Hood — Nia Long
So that’s where we’re at.
Liam Neeson and Nia Long….

40 Kathy February 27, 2006 at 11:37 pm

This isn’t how it works at Michele’s! I guess we need practice!
For Love Actually, I pick Liam Neeson, and for … wait, am I picking for Laurence Fishburne or Boyz n the Hood? Because I think it’s my turn to pick the movie? But since JoJo picked the movie, I’ll go on!
Boyz n the Hood — Nia Long
So that’s where we’re at.
Liam Neeson and Nia Long….

41 DaniGirl February 28, 2006 at 1:04 am

You know, I really thought it was a simple and innocuous little game!
I’m jumping back in to play, but I have to admit I had to imdb Nia Long to get Alfie, and I’ll go with Excalibur for the other.

42 DaniGirl February 28, 2006 at 1:04 am

You know, I really thought it was a simple and innocuous little game!
I’m jumping back in to play, but I have to admit I had to imdb Nia Long to get Alfie, and I’ll go with Excalibur for the other.

43 kris February 28, 2006 at 3:21 am

I hope I’m doing this right:
For Excalibur, I’ll take Helen Mirren
For Alfie, I guess it’s Jude Law

44 kris February 28, 2006 at 3:21 am

I hope I’m doing this right:
For Excalibur, I’ll take Helen Mirren
For Alfie, I guess it’s Jude Law

45 nancy February 28, 2006 at 3:31 am

Jude Law = Closer
(Don’t know the other chick and imdb didn’t even help me.)

46 nancy February 28, 2006 at 3:31 am

Jude Law = Closer
(Don’t know the other chick and imdb didn’t even help me.)

47 Kristina February 28, 2006 at 8:15 am

OK.
Helen Mirren – Calendar Girls.
Closer – Clive Owen.
Mmm, Clive Owen. Suddenly I’m all drooly-like. Spreakcjna eifne? Hee hee hee. I’m a sbrowne fuyhea. Giggle. NI EUNPIUWBNEN!!!!! YAY!!!!!

48 Kristina February 28, 2006 at 8:15 am

OK.
Helen Mirren – Calendar Girls.
Closer – Clive Owen.
Mmm, Clive Owen. Suddenly I’m all drooly-like. Spreakcjna eifne? Hee hee hee. I’m a sbrowne fuyhea. Giggle. NI EUNPIUWBNEN!!!!! YAY!!!!!

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