Everyone someone has every known.
January 7, 2003 3:54 PM   Subscribe

I couldn't find Kevin Bacon anywhere on this list. I guess this guy prescribes to the "idle hands are the devil's workshop" world view. This bloke has apparently gone to great pains to list everyone he has ever known on his website. What a massive undertaking, as well as a complete waste of time.
posted by psmealey (22 comments total)
Not a total waste: at least now when second-rate small talkers play the Name Game with him, he can just refer them to his web-site.
posted by zekinskia at 4:07 PM on January 7, 2003

From what he says at the first I can understand why he's doing it. There are a lot of people that I lost track of long ago who I can't seem to find again that it would be nice to have a kind of passive search like that for. It's hard to estimate the power of a good old fashioned ego search.
posted by beaglebot at 4:08 PM on January 7, 2003

Kevin Bacon would pale in comparison to his housemate Autumn.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:11 PM on January 7, 2003

Crash, you are some kind of crazy angel or something.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:15 PM on January 7, 2003

This is actually a very original idea. An early step in the concept of takeings ones conscious or memory and digitizeing it. The idea can be expanded with connections between individuals and with enough people participating a wild database could be built. But yeah, too much time on his hands. What constitutes "knowing" someone and if your list is only a few hundred long over a lifetime that's nothing to brag about. It needs more formalization on what the connections are between the individuals.
posted by stbalbach at 4:29 PM on January 7, 2003

Kevin Bacon would pale in comparison to his housemate Autumn.

I'd hit it!
Sorry, I can't resist it - I love that joke.

Also, that dude sure does like Barbarella:
posted by trigfunctions at 4:31 PM on January 7, 2003

I can't believe this guy knows the Subermanians! I KNOW the Subermanians!!

No, actually I didn't. I just wanted to type "Subermanian".
posted by jonson at 4:31 PM on January 7, 2003

HA HA....one of the people listed is a close friend of mine.
posted by rooster at 4:35 PM on January 7, 2003

My friend Andy does this. A number of people do.
posted by perplexed at 4:36 PM on January 7, 2003

44 lines about 44 woman, the song. It seems may have inspired this, from what I read in his high school years.

Good thing I have not had more time on my hands, as I thought of doing something on a similar note, {sigh} :P
posted by thomcatspike at 4:37 PM on January 7, 2003

I don't know about originality, MetaFilter's own waxpancake set up a similar page last year, for the sole reason of old friends googling their own name and finding him (which apparently it worked in a couple cases already).
posted by mathowie at 4:37 PM on January 7, 2003

In addition to posting a list of everyone he's ever known, Pat Coston has also posted a series of photos snagged from the Jennicam, featuring an overweight and potentially lonely Jenni masturbating (NSFW - duh!). Jenni, as a former Meme Icon, have you no shame? What would Mahir think?

Also, this begs the question, Pat Coston, why would you share this collection with the world?
posted by jonson at 4:40 PM on January 7, 2003

New York Acquaintances (1995-1999)

* Unknown100 ??? - Rollerblade teacher at Equinox Gym

Oh my god, he's on my list too!
posted by RJ Reynolds at 4:54 PM on January 7, 2003

which begs the question "how does someone listed as UnknownXXX be referred to as known?"

semantics or delusions of grandeur?
posted by mb01 at 6:56 PM on January 7, 2003

That topic made me laugh, but the poster probably doesn't realize the potential.

I'd do this, but then they'd find me and kill me.

posted by shadow45 at 7:33 PM on January 7, 2003

Tongue in cheek shadow45, tongue in cheek. I definitely appreciate (and alternatively ridicule, for good measure) all of the examples of obsessive and/or compulsive behavior I have seen in people's personal web pages... and the examples are countless. It's what makes it such a fascinating vehicle for personal communication, as well as a great time!
posted by psmealey at 7:42 PM on January 7, 2003

Kevin Bacon was in Picture Perfect (1997) with Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis was in Mother (1996/I) with Steven (II) Anderson
Steven (II) Anderson was in Hustler White (1996) with David Johnson
David Johnson was the son of preacher on local church of Patrick Coston.
posted by kenaman at 2:05 AM on January 8, 2003

I've come across similar versions of this where friends were embedded in a meta tag which wouldn't detract from the page content.

It appears that this individual doesn't have a lot of original content and wants to hear from people he once met.
posted by DBAPaul at 3:36 AM on January 8, 2003

the idea's not original.

I'm sure it occurs to anyone who has ever met people across geographic boundaries ie moving summer camp etc.
posted by firestorm at 3:57 AM on January 8, 2003

Here's another one. My name is in there somewhere, even though he is not referring to me.
posted by piskycritter at 5:24 AM on January 8, 2003

There's a guy on this list named Mike Anus.

That's either a typo, or one Hell of an unfortunate surname.
posted by bwg at 6:50 AM on January 8, 2003

"Mr. Unknown - 6th Grade History Teacher"
Sad that Mr. Unknown, who struggled to teach him the importance of history, is now himself lost to history.

So very very sad.
posted by Outlawyr at 7:41 AM on January 8, 2003

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