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WrathofGod
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6 Degrees to Samuel L Jackson

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,245 times Debate No: 14654
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (19)
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WrathofGod

Pro

Game:
Debaters must connect a living celebrity to Samuel L Jackson. This is done by connecting celebrities to one another through shared movies until one arrives at Sam Jackson. Debaters are not allowed to use more than 6 links, and are more impressive the fewer links they use. For example:

Brad Pitt to Sam Jackson
1) Brad Pitt was in "Ocean's 11" with Matt Damon
2) Matt Damon was in "Invictus" with Morgan Freeman
3) Morgan Freeman was in "Lucky Number Slevin" with Bruce Willis
4) Bruce Willis was in "Unbreakable" with Sam Jackson

Rules:
-Each round the debater solves the celebrity challenge by linking to Sam Jackson, and then offers a celebrity challenge to the other debater.
-The offered celebrity must be alive currently, though linked celebrity's can be deceased.
-Celebrity's must be linked through movies. Marriages, television shows, specials, appearances etc do not count. Both actors must have appeared in the same movie to constitute a link.
-Debaters may use no more than 6 links. Judges should give credit to debaters who A) use impressive links, B) use fewer links, and C) complete the link successfully.
-The target celebrity is always Samuel L. Jackson, thus the name of the game.
-The celebrity challenge must have appeared in a movie (no offering President Obama for example, unless he has had a cameo in a movie).

==FIRST ROUND CHALLENGE==

Dan Akroyd ----> Sam Jackson
xxdarkxx

Con

Very interesting challenge, I wish you the best of luck.

Dan Aykroyd ----> Sam Jackson
1)Dan Aykroyd in War, Inc. with John Cusack
2)John Cusack in 1408 with Sam Jackson

==Challenge==
Tommy Wiseau ----> Sam Jackson
Debate Round No. 1
WrathofGod

Pro

Tommy Wiseau ----> Sam Jackson
1) Tommy Wiseauwas in The Room with Greg Sestero,
2) Greg Sestero was in Patch Adams with Monica Potter,
3) Monica Porter was in Con Air with Nick Cage,
4) Nick Cage was in Kiss of Death with Sam Jackson.

Melanie C (Sporty Spice from Spice Girls) ----> Sam Jackson
xxdarkxx

Con

Melanie Chisholm --->Sam Jackson
1) Melanie Chisholm in Spice World with Meat Loaf,
2) Meat Loaf in Formula 51 with Sam Jackson.

==Challenge==
Tom Hardy ---> Sam Jackson
Debate Round No. 2
WrathofGod

Pro

Tom Hardy ---> Sam Jackson
1) Tom Hardy was in The Reckoning with Willem Dafoe
2) Dafoe was in XXX State of the Union with Sam Jackson

Rob Zombie ---> Sam Jackson
xxdarkxx

Con

Rob Zombie ---> Sam Jackson
1) Rob zombie in Slither with Elizabeth banks,
2) Elizabeth banks in Shaft with Sam Jackson

Jodie Foster ---> Sam Jackson
Debate Round No. 3
WrathofGod

Pro

Jodie Foster---->Samuel L. Jackson

1) Foster was in "Taxi Driver" with Robert De Niro
2) De Niro was in "Goodfellas" with Sam Jackson
-----or-----
1)Foster was in "Maverick" with James Garner
2)Garner was in "Space Cowboys" with Tommy Lee Jones
3)Jones was in "Rules of Engagement" with Sam Jackson.
-----or-----
1) Foster was in "Inside Man" with Clive Owen
2) Owen was in "Shoot em up" with Paul Giamatti
3) Giamatti was in "Negotiator" with Sam Jackson
----or-----
1) Foster was in "Panic Room" with Kristen Stewart
2) Stewart was in "Jumper" with Sam Jackson

I decided to use Jodie Foster's best films to demonstrate my powers. I have this sneaking suspicion that my opponent is using http://oracleofbacon.org... or a similar site to make his links, because they are always done in two moves. Sure its possible to pull off 1 and 2 move links, but usually a person doesn't do that off the top of their head. Such as pulling Meat Loaf from Spice World. If he's not using a website I apologize, but I decided to kick it up a notch with multiple solves just to demonstrate that I am not using a website and am doing this all off the top of my head.

==Challenge==
Dev Patel---->Sam Jackson

*Double Challenge*
The websites only likes to list the quickest link. So if you put in Dev Patel it only gives you Aasif Mandvi in Last Airbender to Die Hard with Sam Jackson. In order to discourage cheating, I challenge my opponent to link in no LESS than 3 moves. This will demonstrate that you aren't using the websites.
xxdarkxx

Con

Dev Patel --->Sam Jackson

In accordance with my opponents wishes I will adhere to his *Double Challenge* and connect Dev Patel and Samuel L. Jackson in no less than 3 links. But for good measure I will go ahead and do it in 2,3,4,5, and 6 links.

==2==
1) Dev Patel in The last Airbender with Shaun Toub
2) Shaun Toub in Iron Man with Sam Jackson

==also==

1) Dev Patel in The last Airbender with Seychelle Gabriel
2) Seychelle Gabriel in The Spirit with Sam Jackson

==3==
1) Dev Patel in The last Airbender with Cliff Curtis
2) Cliff Curtis in Live free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis
3) Bruce willis in Unbreakable with Sam Jackson

==4==
1) Dev Patel in The last Airbender with Katharine Houghton
2) Katharine Houghton in Kinsey with Chris O'Donnell
3) Chris O'Donnell in Max Payne with Mark Wahlberg
4) Mark Wahlberg in The other guys with Sam Jackson

==5==
1) Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire with Anand Tiwari
2) Anand Tiwari in Fair Game with Sean Penn
3) Sean Penn in 21 Grams with Melissa Leo
4) Melissa Leo in The Fighter with Christian Bale
5) Christian Bale in Shaft with Sam Jackson

==6==
1) Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire with David Gilliam
2) David Gilliam in Severence with Toby Stephens
3) Toby Stephens in Dark Corners with Christien Anholt
4) Christien Anholt in Hamlet with Helena Bonham Carter
5) Helena Bonham Carter in Fight Club with Brad Pitt
6) Brad Pitt in True Romance with Sam Jackson

I believe this to be sufficient enough proof that I am not using a website such as the aforementioned http://oracleofbacon.org...

==Challenge==
Nicole Richie ---> Sam Jackson
Debate Round No. 4
WrathofGod

Pro

Nicole Richie---->Sam Jackson

1) Nicole Richie was in Kids in America with Rosanna Arquette
2) Arquette was in Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson

===Challenge===
Let's make this interesting...
Chupacabra (the mythological goat sucking creature of Mexico)---->Sam Jackson (PS- It can be done, I've done it)
xxdarkxx

Con

Chupacabra (the mythological goat sucking creature of Mexico) ---->Sam Jackson

1) Chupacabra in El Chupacabra with Anthony 'Treach' Criss
2) Anthony 'Treach' Criss in Juice with Sam Jackson

I thank my opponent for this wonderful debate of sorts, and his timely and quick responses.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by AveragejoeDev 5 years ago
AveragejoeDev
very entertaining
Posted by WrathofGod 6 years ago
WrathofGod
@Dark and Paradigm
Exactly. Kevin Bacon is lame. This version originated from that episode of Family Guy in which Brian is directing porn and when the Griffins walk on set, Chris says "Ill bet Sam Jackson is in this, hes in everything." And then Brian is directing Sam Jackson to be gentle when he lays the girl down by the fireplace, lol. From that moment on, it was 6 degrees to Sam Jackson.
Posted by xxdarkxx 6 years ago
xxdarkxx
@Paradigm Thats what I thought when I saw this debate at first. But Samuel L. Jackson is so much cooler so.
Posted by PARADIGM_L0ST 6 years ago
PARADIGM_L0ST
It's supposed to be 6 degrees to Kevin Bacon.... n00bs.....
Posted by Maikuru 6 years ago
Maikuru
Interesting debate. I demand more!
Posted by WrathofGod 6 years ago
WrathofGod
I did one once where we were only allowed to use fictional mythological character. So Chupacabra got in, Zeus, somebody used Jesus (offensive, but we still solved using Jim Caviezel), lol.

Love this game.
Posted by xxdarkxx 6 years ago
xxdarkxx
Wonderful debate. I wanted so badly to use http://www.sgnewwave.com...
Posted by vardas0antras 6 years ago
vardas0antras
Poor voters...
Posted by WrathofGod 6 years ago
WrathofGod
Yes. So for instance, Sam Jackson was Frozone in The Incredibles. That is legit.

Or maybe you could use Morgan Freeman's when he narrates, etc.
Posted by xxdarkxx 6 years ago
xxdarkxx
So quick question. If someone did a voice for a character in a movie would that constitute as an appearance?
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Reasons for voting decision: The Con definately won this debate. the affirmative began losing far early on, and then mid-debate put further burden on the Con. the Con handled this beautifully, and I commend them for it.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's round 4 was very impressive.
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Reasons for voting decision: Round 4.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con completed the challenges more effectively than Pro and demonstrated superior skill at the game, though both were very impressive.
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Reasons for voting decision: All aspects are tied with exception of "Who made more convincing arguments". I voted myself this point for the reason that I was able to provide a "2" link to every challenge WrathofGod provided. Including El Chupacabra.