Six Degrees of Paul Allen

I once told a friend that I thought that everything in the world could be linked
within six degrees of separation from Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen.

That very same week I read
in a gossip column that Paul Allen and Kevin Bacon were performing together on stage aboard Paul’s gargantuan yacht, Octopus.

According to Wikipedia.com (see …..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation),

“Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on Earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries.”

There is a popular game called Six degrees of Kevin Bacon that expounds on that theory, basically that any actor can be linked through their film roles to Kevin Bacon,(see….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon).

Inspired by those theories,  I’d like to propose a new game—Six Degrees of Paul Allen.

Obviously this game will have to be a little bit different, since Mr. Allen is not (yet) an actor.  So instead of linking one actor to another, or even one person to another, I will throw out a phrase, the name of a person, or some sort of thing,
and you can guess how that is related –within 6 degrees–to Microsoft
Co-founder, Paul Allen.

If you would like to do the same, it would be great! Suggest anything, and I’ll
try—within six degrees–to guess its relationship to Paul
Allen.

Fabulous prizes await the first person who responds. You have your
choice of a lovely, vintage salad shooter (hardly ever used) or a
slightly dusty VHS videotape rewinder in the shape of a sports car.

O.k., let’s get started………..

Question 1:  The Perfect Score…

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