Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Here's the question:

What is the substantive connection between Real Genius and Napoleon Dynamite?

(The subsequent question, if anyone could answer it, would be "What is the connection between me and the answer to the previous question?" but there's no way you could know that.)


Tim said...

The only thing that comes to mind is the shared actor -- Jon Gries. I somehow think you're speaking of something different though.

liz said...

No, you're right! That is it. Uncle Rico and Laszlo of the closet are the same actor.

What makes that odder to me is that Gries turns out to be the cousin of one of my colleagues.

Six degrees, baby. (Now, if there were some Kevin Bacon connection...)

Tim said...

Thanks to my friend Jenn six degrees just got a lot easier. She was in Wedding Crashers with Christopher Walken, who was in Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks, who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

liz said...

That doesn't seem fair for some reason. Too direct. I'd be cheating!

Well, I also used to work with a cousing of Ashley Judd, so maybe I could work something in there.

liz said...

Cousin! Dangit, stupid typing skills.

Tim said...

Let's see, I can also do it through Jenn with Owen Wilson, who is filming You, Me and Dupress with Matt Dillon, who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

You could get from Gries to Bacon fairly quickly, cause Gries was in Rundown with Christopher Walken (leading to Tom Hanks and Kevin Bank, as above).

You can also get there because Gries was in Men in Black with Vincent D'Onofrio, who was in JFK with Gary Oldman, who was in Murder in the First with Kevin Back.

I'm beginning to think that Christopher Walken is a pivotal actor in this game...

liz said...

Isn't he always? Now that's sinister.

("Please, children, scootch closer. Don't make me tell you *again* about the scootching.")