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The Flavius Josephus Journal Part One: A Family Historical Novel Allen E. Remember how I once described the coming together of people that react to one of six friends that someone else knows, and so on and so on” “Yea, I did see that. “You're the average of the five people spend the most time with,” a quote So they started analyzing the data to see what the effects of family members and Now six percent might not seem like much, but consider that other. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV Movie ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Popularization[ edit ] No longer limited strictly to academic or philosophical thinking, the notion of six degrees recently has become influential throughout popular culture. Further advances in communication technology — and particularly the Internet — have drawn great attention to social networks and human interconnectedness. As a result, many popular media sources have addressed the term. The following provide a brief outline of the ways such ideas have shaped popular culture.
Six Degrees of Separation play and Six Degrees of Separation film American playwright John Guare wrote a play in and later released a film in that popularized it. It is Guare's most widely known work. As one of the characters states: I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people.
Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find it A extremely comforting that we're so close, and B like Chinese water torture that we're so close because you have to find the right six people to make the right connection I am bound to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people.
Abramsthe executive producer of television series Six Degrees and Lostplayed the role of Doug in the film adaptation of this play.Family Of 12 Live Close To The Breadline - Big Families - Series 1 Episode 1
It was created by three students at Albright College in Pennsylvania,  who came up with the concept while watching Footloose. On September 13,Google made it possible to search for any given actor's 'Bacon Number' through their search engine.
Six Degrees of Der Kommissar[ edit ] Music critics have fun tracing the history and dissecting the popular song " Der Kommissar " which was first written and recorded by Austrian musician Falco with German vocals inthen passed on and reworked in English by British band After The Fire inthen lyrically rewritten and renamed "Deep In The Dark" by Laura Branigan in in the U.
In this situation, connections among six such diverse musical expressionists were generated through a song. In the beginning, the composer might never have thought that the song could spread so far. However, the six degree has demonstrated that "the small world" does exist.
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Sullivan[ edit ] An early version involved former world Heavyweight boxing champion, John L. Sullivan, in which people would ask others to "shake the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand of 'the great John L. The show details the experiences of six New Yorkers who go about their lives without realizing they are affecting each other, and gradually meet one another. The lives of all of the characters were intimately intertwined, although they did not know each other and lived thousands of miles from each other.
Six Degrees of Martina McBride was a television pilot where six aspiring country singers from America's smallest towns tried to connect themselves to Martina McBride in under six points of human connection. It was not picked up as a series. The Woestijnvis production Man Bijt Hondbroadcast on Flemish TV, features a weekly section Dossier Costers, in which a worldwide event from the past week is linked to Gustaaf Costers, an ordinary Flemish citizen, in six steps. A player can only obtain this achievement by playing online with someone who already has it, further paralleling it to the concept.
It is the 22nd track overall. The first guest is asked to name a cultural figure with which he has an unexpected connection, and this person is interviewed and gives yet another name as connection, till the 6th person on the show, who is then asked about a possible connection to the first guest. Six Degrees of Everything is a comedy series starring Benny Fine and Rafi Fine where they illustrate that everything in the world is connected by a six-degree separation.
For each episode, hosts Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson selected one random person in BoliviaNepal and Senegal and traced their relationships to three respective celebrities: PerssonGordon Ramsay and Buzz Aldrin within a week of travelling. They reached Persson within seven steps, and Ramsay and Aldrin within six steps.
Website and application[ edit ] Six Degrees of Wikipedia[ edit ] In late Februarythe website www. This site takes any two Wikipedia articles and finds the various hyperlink paths that interconnect the two in the least number of clicks. It then shows each of the steps that were taken to do so and also presents a graphical display of the connections.
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From these, the number of searches that required six or more degrees was 1. It also stated that searches with no connection found was 1. Facebook[ edit ] A Facebook platform application named "Six Degrees" was developed by Karl Bunyan, which calculates the degrees of separation between different people.
It had over 5. The average separation for all users of the application is 5. Mickey Shea, a man who worked on rides at Ruby Pier with Eddie's father, was at Eddie's house drunk and in a terrible emotional state.
He pulls out a flask, downs it, and then proceeds to try and force himself onto Eddie's mother. Eddie's father walks in at this point and manages to stop the drink fueled rape, then chases Mickey all the way to the pier, where Mickey jumps into the freezing water as an attempt to evade him, even though unable to swim. Eddie's father jumps in after Mickey and saves him instead as they had long been friends and he felt he owed him despite his recent drunken behavior towards his wife.
Eddie's father later dies after falling ill due to being in the freezing water when he rescued Mickey. Ruby tells Eddie that he needs to forgive his father and tells him that hatred was a deadly weapon, "We think it attacks the person we hate, but hatred has a curved blade, it also attacks us".
Then Eddie moves on to another heaven. Eddie now awakens in a room with several doors. Behind each of the doors there is a wedding from a different culture and Eddie meets his late wife, Marguerite, in one of the weddings.
They spend an extended period together, moving from one wedding to the next and catching up on all the things they had not been able to share since Marguerite's death. They remember their own wedding, and in the end, Marguerite teaches Eddie that love is never lost in death, it just moves on and takes a different form.
He begs her forgiveness for never making more of his life, never leaving his job at the pier, and for not giving her a better life she so richly deserved. However she answers that she loved the fairground and their life on the pier, and the only thing she regretted was them not being able to have any children.
He replies that all he would've changed is to have had even more time together with her, for it not to have been cut short like it was by her early death. Marguerite's love for weddings comes from the look in all the brides and grooms' eyes right before the ceremony; the shared feeling that their love will without a doubt break all the records. Marguerite asks Eddie at one point if he believed they had that; he simply replied, "We had an accordion player", to which they both laugh. Eddie and Marguerite's wedding was on the rented top floor of a Chinese restaurant and was very low-budget, but the couple hold nothing but fond memories of the occasion - in Eddie's house, Dominguez finds a case of sentimental objects, including a restaurant menu from their wedding night.
When Eddie awakens to a new scene, his fifth and last, he sees children playing along a riverbed and a young Filipina girl named Tala waves and comes up to him. They attempt to understand each other, but finally Tala manages to communicate and reveal that she was the little girl from the hut that Eddie set on fire.
And Eddie finally realizes that shadow he had seen all those years ago in the burning hut, and in his nightmares for most of his life afterwards, was indeed not imagined - the little girl had been that shadow attempting to flee the flames. The girl shows Eddie the burns that she suffered when dying from the fire, as her previously clear skin turns to burnt flesh and scars.
Eddie is absolutely distraught and breaks down, both cursing and asking God "why? The little girl walks into the river and hands him a stone and asks him to "wash" her like the other children in the river are doing to one another.
Eddie is puzzled, tells her he doesn't know how, but then slowly attempts to do as she asks. He dips the stone in the water and starts to scrape off the injuries he had inflicted on her; and soon to his surprise Tala's wounds begin to clear until she is freed of all the scars.
Eddie then asks Tala if she knows if he was able to save the little girl he attempted to save before his death. He tells her he fears that he failed to save her and he remembers feeling the little girl's hands in his just before his death. But Tala tells him he did indeed manage to save her, he had actually pushed her out of the way, and then reveals that it was her Tala's hands that Eddie had felt instead as she pulled him safely up to Heaven.
So in reality, Eddie did manage to save the girl at Ruby Pier. Tala teaches Eddie that his life was not for nothing and that its purpose was to protect all the many children at Ruby Pier through his care for the safety of the rides. In this way, Tala explains, he also managed to atone every day for her unnecessary death. He is shown a vision of all the many people he saved along the years by his maintenance work, and consequently all their children's children down the generations.
For he wants everyone to be free of accidents, everyone safe. He is once again told that every life touches another and that everything is connected, it is all one big life. He is also one of the five people to be met by the girl whose life he saved when she dies Characters and their characterizations[ edit ] Eddie: The protagonist and main character around who the story centers; at the start of the story, he is killed on his 83rd birthday.
When he awakes in heaven, he is taken on a journey to meet five people whose lives intertwined with his in many ways which he never expected. As an adult he wanted to work as an engineer. Eddie would always remember "her waving over her shoulder, her dark hair falling over one eye.
Joseph's skin had been turned blue when he was a boy because of repeated ingestion of silver nitratethought to be an effective medication at the time.
He had been given this medication to cure his "nervousness" and bed-wetting at a late age, and Joseph simply attributed all the side effects to not ingesting enough. Handicapped by this disfigurement, Joseph eventually made a life for himself at Ruby Pier. Joseph is a "middle-aged man with narrow, stooped shoulders, naked from the waist up. His belly sagged over his belt. His hair was closely cropped.
His lips were thin and his face was long and drawn. Eddie's commanding officer at war. He has a "full head of dark hair" and looked to be "only in his 30s. A woman for whom Ruby Pier is named by her fiance Emile. Ruby's face was "gaunt, with sagging cheeks, rose-colored lipstick, and tightly pulled-back white hair. Ruby's husband, who also created the original Ruby Pier.
He wore "a chalk-stripe suit and a derby hat. Eddie's mother was known for her tenderness" towards Eddie and his brother Joe. He abused Eddie his entire life. He smoked cigars  and was a card player. He is a family friend. He worked with Eddie's father "fixing rides at Ruby Pier. Mickey attempted to rape Eddie's mother because of loneliness and depression.
Mickey and Eddie's father fought, and Mickey was almost killed by Eddie's dad, but eventually, Eddie's dad ended up saving Mickey from drowning in the ocean, causing the pneumonia that killed Eddie's father".
He is Eddie's friend and coworker at Ruby Pier.
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He is "a lanky, bony-cheeked young man. Amy or Annie is the "little girl with a pipe-cleaner animal". Tala is a young girl Eddie sees in a burning hut. She is a Filipina, maybe five or six years old with "a beautiful cinnamon complexion, hair the color of dark plum, a small flat nose, full lips that spread joyfully over her gapped teeth, and the most arresting eyes.
Nicky is a young man who visited Ruby Pier, and practically the reason why Eddie died.