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October 8, 2010 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Hitler Hops
posted by Avenger50 (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Kind of interesting, more than kind of fucked up
posted by KokuRyu at 3:43 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hitler is so adorable!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:48 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Degree of Hitler for metafilter is:
2

The Path:
Metafilter -> "On November 18, 2004, Haughey reopened signups"
November 18 -> "1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece."
-> Adolf Hitler

Just saying.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 3:53 PM on October 8, 2010


I tried a couple. The connectors were all dates and years.

I wish it would let you specify both ends, e.g. how many connections from Obama to Aristotle? Hitler gets kind of boring (also creepy and evil).
posted by John Cohen at 3:54 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I expected this.
posted by phrontist at 4:00 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm having a hard time finding anything bigger than a 2. C'mon, I tried beans, Montana, Kevin Bacon, The Beat Farmers, Metafilter.....is the whole world two degrees of Hitler?
posted by marxchivist at 4:01 PM on October 8, 2010


"cyrilic" has a path of 4. I've never gotten a 5 yet.
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:07 PM on October 8, 2010


Amusingly, Vlad the Impaler is three degrees away from Hitler.
posted by adipocere at 4:07 PM on October 8, 2010


phlebotomist: 3 (via Greece, Albania)
methane hydrates: 4 (via Methane clathrate, June 16, 1889)
polydactyly: 3 (via New York Yankees, 1935)
trebizond: 3 (via Trabzon, April 1)
nouakchott: 3 (via Luanda, 1889)
prestidigitation: 4 (sleight of hand, January 11, 1889)

this is fun. and creepy.
posted by Mars Saxman at 4:16 PM on October 8, 2010


I tried a couple. The connectors were all dates and years.

I finding that many of the articles don't actually include those connecting dates. I wonder if that's an artifact from the data collection..I could understand 1 or 2 articles ("note: this is stale data and may no longer be accurate"), but a good handful of articles missing links to "April" or "December 1" starts to get suspicious.
posted by niles at 4:16 PM on October 8, 2010


The Degree of Hitler for kevin bacon is:
2

The Path: (note: this is stale data and may no longer be accurate)
Great Depression
Adolf Hitler
posted by Decimask at 4:17 PM on October 8, 2010


SCUBA -> abbreviation -> Gestapo -> Adolf Hitler

Huh.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:24 PM on October 8, 2010


I like the results for 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline:

2-acetyl-1-pyrroline
White bread
Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
Adolf Hitler
posted by moonmilk at 4:24 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I finding that many of the articles don't actually include those connecting dates. I wonder if that's an artifact from the data collection..I could understand 1 or 2 articles ("note: this is stale data and may no longer be accurate"), but a good handful of articles missing links to "April" or "December 1" starts to get suspicious.

Good point -- I'm noticing that too. For instance:

OKCupid
May 28 [not in the OKCupid entry]
1889
Adolf Hitler

Freakonomics
April 19 [mentioned as a source date in Freakonomics entry, but no link to Wikipedia entry for April 19]
1889
Adolf Hitler
posted by John Cohen at 4:24 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


This would be a lot more interesting if they filtered out the year and date pages.
posted by ook at 4:29 PM on October 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


The new Gap logo

ERROR: worse than Hitler.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:33 PM on October 8, 2010


Yes, I'd have to concur:
Nose Goblin
The Path:
Mucus
October 22
1889
Adolf Hitler
posted by nj_subgenius at 4:34 PM on October 8, 2010


Care Bears -> Ethnic cleansing -> Hitler
posted by burnmp3s at 4:36 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


I found a very rare 5 step with Youn:

Youn --> Yoon --> Yoon (Korean_name) --> Yoon Bong-Gil --> 1932 --> Adolf Hitler

Also:

Asshole --> Ted Koppel --> Adolf Hitler

Erotic asphyxiation --> Rob Schneider --> Adolf Hitler
posted by dgaicun at 4:43 PM on October 8, 2010


Kekchi -> Q'eq'chi -> Q'eq'chi people -> May 27 -> 1889 -> You-Know-Who.

There. Five. Now I can go do something else with my Friday night.
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:52 PM on October 8, 2010


Ooh, I found a SIX degrees of separation for UNICOR:

UNICOR --> Federal Prison Industries, Inc. --> United States Federal Bureau of Prisons --> Federal Bureau of Prisons --> Foreign Claims Settlement Commission --> Albania --> Adolf Hitler
posted by dgaicun at 4:53 PM on October 8, 2010


Poland. 2.

(via Albania -> Adolf Hitler -> Poland)
posted by mazola at 5:03 PM on October 8, 2010


They need to take out years and days. Everything is way too closely connected with those.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 5:10 PM on October 8, 2010


"Peanut Butter Jelly Time" -> Dancing Banana -> Peter Griffin -> Adolf Hitler

I did not expect that.
posted by mazola at 5:16 PM on October 8, 2010


lady gaga > electropop > Adolf Hitler

WTF?
posted by I_pity_the_fool at 5:18 PM on October 8, 2010


Apparently somebody needs that fascist groove thing.
posted by arto at 5:25 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


That's nothing, at MefI it's: MetaFilter > Hitler > Godwin.
posted by bwg at 5:26 PM on October 8, 2010


lady gaga > electropop > Adolf Hitler

WTF?

Electropop's early steps, and the Numan Futurist movement in particular, were strongly disparaged in the British music press of the late 1970s and early 1980s as the "Adolf Hitler Memorial Space Patrol" (Mick Farren).
posted by John Cohen at 5:30 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Found a 4, The Black Lips, that is linked to by a page that comes up with no results, Burger Records. Fun conceit, and I've lost many hours following Wikipedia bread crumbs, but the data is definitely not quite right.
posted by aaronetc at 5:50 PM on October 8, 2010


The Path: (note: this is stale data and may no longer be accurate)
Douche
Canada
Albania
Adolf Hitler
posted by Burhanistan at 6:08 PM on October 8, 2010


someone had a spoon that was hitlers
i through it in a river
posted by clavdivs at 6:25 PM on October 8, 2010


Jello > Green Jello > Bill Hicks > Adolf Hitler

Of course!
posted by mazola at 6:47 PM on October 8, 2010


im just getting random dates, i dont get it...
posted by iamthetrend at 7:03 PM on October 8, 2010


Even if the date links make sense (and I couldn't find a connection between "January 30" and "earwax"), it sort of trivializes the connections (I know, that is the point). I'd like to see them cull the date and year pages from their index.
posted by mr vino at 7:08 PM on October 8, 2010


So, uh... Am I the only one who tried Glenn Beck???
posted by symbioid at 7:46 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ooh, I found a SIX degrees of separation for UNICOR

But you were really trying for "unicorn" weren't you...
(that's how I found it anyway...)
posted by BlooPen at 9:01 PM on October 8, 2010


I enjoyed confusing the little fellow... Type "Led Zeppelin", and he thinks he's got it nailed - then add "Houses Of The Holy", and he stands there dumbfounded.
posted by cybrcamper at 9:10 AM on October 9, 2010


I expected this.

That's just Hitler rapping, er, ranting. Hitler hopping, I thought, would be his famous jig.
posted by LeLiLo at 3:24 PM on October 9, 2010


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