Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why I can't stay mad at Nicholas Cage

But first, an update.


Q: Is it your dream job? Are you in your dream city? Is it everything you wanted and more and is everything somehow magically falling into place for you at the age of 22?
A: No.

Q: Oh. Well is it a job then?
A: Yes!

Q: Well good for you then.
A: Thank you. Even though that wasn't a question.

And that's just about all the updates I have on that. I'll be moving to Ann Arbor, which is good and bad. Good because it's a very pretty city with lots of trees and young people and fun things. Bad because it's home to the University of Michigan Wolverines - the sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance!

Yes, that was a Toy Story reference.

BuzzLightyear and I both agree,  Michigan fans are the worst. And their colors are terrible.

But on to more pressing matters: My feelings towards Nicholas Cage.

I have a special place in my heart for Nicholas Cage. Most people are surprised by that fact, mostly because I have a lot of irrational hatred towards a lot of actors. And Nicholas Cage is pretty widely disliked. And yet... I can't seem to quit him.

My main reasons for this:
1) He is consistently made fun of, but he takes it in stride.
2) National Treasure
3) Raising Arizona
4) Nick Cage cats

I love National Treasure and Raising Arizona for two very different reasons. Raising Arizona is actually a great movie and you should go to your nearest Netflix and watch it right now, because it's available on instant play. I bought it on a whim in a three disc set that includes Fargo, Raising Arizona and The Full Monty. Best $10 I ever spent.

National Treasure, on the other hand, is pretty average. Not terrible, I know a lot of people who like it. Just... not great. But for me, it's just one of those movies. If someone ever asks if I want to watch National Treasure, my answer will always be yes.

Someone can be like "Well we could watch this movie that won 3 Oscars and you've never seen it! Want to watch it? Oh and I also have National Treasure."

My reaction?


Also, I love that Nicholas Cage's face is perhaps one of the most widely used celebrity faces on the internet/in real life. A few examples:

I'm going to call this phenomena "Caging." It's a bizarre prank that involves going into someone's cubicle or office while they're out, and putting Nicholas Cage's face on the faces of that person's loved ones. Or perhaps paper their entire cubicle with photos of Nick. Or put photos of him around your apartment to scare your roommates.

When did this start happening? No one knows. But it's hilarious that it's happening to Nicholas Cage. 

Also, is an entire Tumblr account dedicated to photoshopping Nick Cage's face onto cat bodies. And that is just.... wonderful. 

And now, to conclude my reasons for loving Nicholas Cage, a photo montage of my favorite Nick Cage face mashups:

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