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Saturday, February 04, 2012

How many degrees of a legend?

I was pretty pleased to be in just 2 degrees of Vincent, and Bill Clinton, the latter making me just 3 degrees of Barack Obama. But a chance conversation yesterday, reminiscing with a friend, gave me a big surprise.

When I was in the 6th Form at school (nowadays known as Post-16) it was common practice for schools to have modern language assistants. These were native speakers, students working as tutors to help school kids with conversational French, German, Spanish, etc. As I was studying French, I had regular small group or individual sessions with our French assistant, who happened to be Algerian. One day, he mentioned having met Che Guevara. I was too stunned to enquire further, but it now occurs to me -

I am 2 degrees of Che Guevara!

And as you know me, you are 3 degrees away.



JoJo said...

Cool!!!!!! It's amazing to think about how many degrees we are from famous people. Esp. thanks to my cousin having worked on many movies in the late 80's and very early 90's.

You mentioned '6th Form' and now the Boomtown Rats' song, "Mary of the 4th Form" is stuck in my head! lol

vikeau said...


Ruby said...

Cool, indeed!

mauigirl said...

Hahaha! I love it!

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