Linking the unlinkable

Two of the bloggers I find the most entertaining and thought-provoking are Phil Nugent and Steve Sailer. I don’t know that they would agree with each other on anything, but they do have one thing in common, which is that they like to review movies. Anyway, each of them has a super-long blogroll, and what I’m wondering is: what’s the shortest set of links that will take you from Nugent to Sailer (or vice-versa). It has to be a series of links going from one to the other–i.e., it’s not enough that both link to the same page (Arts & Letters Daily, in case you’re wondering).

I’m hoping that a long long chain is needed–it’s too much to hope that you just “can’t get there from here,” but I’m pessimistically guessing that, the Internet being what it is, you can get there in two links.

P.S. I wasted a few more minutes and found that Nugent links to 2 Blowhards, who links to Sailer. So that’s it. A bit of a letdown, but I guess inevitable given the huge number of links on these guys’ pages. I’m hoping that Nugent will hear about this and eliminate his 2 Blowhards link, thus make my linking question more interesting. And, believe me, 2 Blowhards is not nearly as interesting as Nugent or Sailer.

10 thoughts on “Linking the unlinkable

  1. Thanks for the blog tips.

    Not my field, but I recall that Stanley Milgram did a similar experiment using the US Postal Service to show there were 6 degrees of separation between 2 individuals.

  2. Steve: I'd love to hear the reasons why two bloggers as different as you and Phil Nugent like 2Blowhards. I mean, sure, I like a good rant as much as the next person, but I didn't really see the point of the particular rants at that site.

  3. thus make my linking question more interesting

    You do realize that this post defeats that? Steve Sailer links to you, and you now link to both in this post. From another point of view, you are the winner.

  4. Zubon:

    I specifically was referring to links in the blogroll, not merely links in individual posts.

    But, now that you say this, I'm reminded of the story by Veronica Geng in which she used the phrases "read Proust" and "Mr. Reagan" in every sentence. (This was in reaction to a newspaper article she'd seen that said, "This may be the only time in history in which the words 'Mr. Reagan' and 'read Proust' will appear in the same sentence.")

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