Maybe I should wait until I'm really awake to finish writing this.
Happy Birthday, John!
I got on Facebook earlier to wish him a happy birthday on his Facebook Wall, and stumbled around a little bit because they're always changing things around on Facebook. I clicked on "Friends" because it was in the location where I could click on it and get a list of my friends, but instead I got a list of people that are friends of my friends, and discovered my own, private "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon."
People on the list were absolutely amazing! Here's a partial list:
- Gore De Vol--Horror personality
- William Shattner-- Needs no introduction
- Nana Visitor--From Star Trek Next Gen
- Ben Bova--Science fiction author
- Michael Okuda--Science fiction TV props and design
- David Gerrold--Science fiction writer
- Walter Koenig*--Checkov on Star Trek
- Nichelle Nichols* (see photo above)--Uhura on Star Trek
- Norman Spinrad--Science fiction author
- Bill Mumy--Actor
- Arch Cambell*--Movie reviewer
- CJ Cherryh--Science fiction author
- Diane Duane--Science fiction author
- Susan Sackett--Behind the scenes in Star Trek
- Richard Hatch--Apollo in Battlestar Galactica (original)
- Jody Lynn Nye--Science fiction author
- Steven Hickman*--Science fiction artist
- George Stover*--Actor in all of John Waters' films, Invader & New Genesis
- Stan Lee--Famous in comic book circles
- Dave Bischoff*--Science fiction author (and past roommate of John's)
- Jackie Lichtenberg*--Science fiction author and introduced me to John
- Barbara Hambly--Science fiction author
- Linda Bushyager*--Science fiction author
- Katee Sackhoff--Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica
- Paul Williams--Singer, songwriter, star of Phantom of the Paradise
- Larry Niven--Science fiction author
- Gerry Anderson--Created Space 1999
- Joe Haldeman--Science fiction author
- Charles de Lint--Science fiction author
- Jonathan Winters--Comedian
The further I scrolled down, the more people Facebook kept adding. I have at least two friends in common with all of these people, and the ones with an asterisk are people I've either met or are friends.
I'm writing about all this because it amazes me!
It's really fun to be friends with John! I say that because most of them are friends with John. I also got to meet Sam Rami and a lot of other fun people because of him.
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Blogger is acting wierd, and I want to get this post up before it eats the whole post.
I hope you have fun on John's birthday!