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12 Weirdly Wonderful Pieces of Nicolas Cage Fan Art

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The internet is a strange, strange place—and the proof is in the weird fan art dedicated to actor Nicolas Cage. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Everything’s Better Caged

There’s no more famous fan art tribute to Nicolas Cage than the Tumblr dedicated to putting the actor in every great role. For example, here’s Nic Cage As Everyone's vision of what we would have gotten if Bryan Cranston was replaced with Mr. Cage in Breaking Bad. (The Tumblr also features Cage filling in for celebrities going about their everyday lives.)

2. The Mini-Fig Actor

Nic Cage As Everyone fan Evan O’Reilly created this delightful Nicolas Cage LEGO Mini-Fig so you can even act out your favorite Nic Cage As Everyone movie ideas in toy form.

3. Here Nic-y Nic-y

Nic Cage also makes a fantastic house pet. As the Tumblr Nicolas Cage Cats proves, if there’s anything that can make LOL cats better, it’s Nicolas Cage’s face.

4. A Whole New World

BuzzFeed’s Jen Lewis knew what she was doing when she photoshopped the internet’s favorite actor into these classic Disney scenes.

5. The Ultimate In Cage Costumery

For those who wish they could live their lives as Nicolas Cage, there is always the terrifying and fascinating Nic Cage Morphsuit created by Imgur user RubberDogTurdsGIFS. Admit it, you just can’t turn away from this monstrosity.

6. Face On

Since most of us can’t make our own custom morphsuit with our favorite actor all over it, you can always just print out the actor’s face and wear it as a mask like DeviantArt user Scalemate Judge.

7. The Nicolas Cage Movie Matrix

No, this isn’t a take on what it would be like if Nicolas Cage was in The Matrix (though you can see what that might look like thanks to Redditor JRWinn17). It’s instead a look at Cage movies on The Shniznit's graph that is based on how good the movie is and how serious or insane the actor is in the film. Note that not every movie he has been in is on this list—Face/Off and Ghost Rider are both missing, for example—but it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect when you’re looking for a Nic Cage movie you haven’t already seen.

8. Digimon Cage

DeviantArt user Wingza made this great creation depicting two of his original Digimon characters to sell at Wondercon. I don’t know about you guys, but I think these two need to be added to the official Digimon franchise ASAP.

9. Uncanny Valley

When it comes to over-the-top strange fan art, it’s tough to beat artist Brandon Bird’s Uncanny Valley painting featuring a Japanese macaque version of the actor cuddled up with another macaque. Even the other snow monkey looks confused.

10. The Cage Couch

This amazing couch, designed by Redditor Vfn, is unfortunately only a Photoshop dream—for the moment. But the way the internet works, it’s probably only a matter of time until some huge nerd with a big bank account makes this thing into a reality.

Can't wait for the couch? Amazon seller Nicolas Cage Pillowcase exclusively sells items featuring the actor.

11. Fan Décor

If you need some more home decorating advice to show off your total Cage fandom, Deviant Art user hebishasa has some ideas on how to really Cage up your bedroom. I really like the idea of a plush Nic toy.

12. Nicolas Cage Roulette

You might argue that this web toy isn’t actually fan art, but Scott Luptowski’s tool that allows you to click a link and instantly find yourself streaming a Nicolas Cage film on Netflix is pretty cool.

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Watch a Chain of Dominos Climb a Flight of Stairs
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Dominos are made to fall down—it's what they do. But in the hands of 19-year-old professional domino artist Lily Hevesh, known as Hevesh5 on YouTube, the tiny plastic tiles can be arranged to fall up a flight of stairs in spectacular fashion.

The video spotted by Thrillist shows the chain reaction being set off at the top a staircase. The momentum travels to the bottom of the stairs and is then carried back up through a Rube Goldberg machine of balls, cups, dominos, and other toys spanning the steps. The contraption leads back up to the platform where it began, only to end with a basketball bouncing down the steps and toppling a wall of dominos below.

The domino art seems to flow effortlessly, but it took more than a few shots to get it right. The footage below shows the 32nd attempt at having all the elements come together in one, unbroken take. (You can catch the blooper at the end of an uncooperative basketball ruining a near-perfect run.)

Hevesh’s domino chains that don't appear to defy gravity are no less impressive. Check out this ambitious rainbow domino spiral that took her 25 hours to construct.

[h/t Thrillist]

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A Secret Room Full of Michelangelo's Sketches Will Soon Open in Florence
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Parents all over the world have chastised their children for drawing on the walls. But when you're Michelangelo, you've got some leeway. According to The Local, the Medici Chapels, part of the Bargello museum in Florence, Italy, has announced that it plans to open a largely unseen room full of the artist's sketches to the public by 2020.

Roughly 40 years ago, curators of the chapels at the Basilica di San Lorenzo had a very Dan Brown moment when they discovered a trap door in a wardrobe leading to an underground room that appeared to have works from Michelangelo covering its walls. The tiny retreat is thought to be a place where the artist hid out in 1530 after upsetting the Medicis—his patrons—by joining a revolt against their control of Florence. While in self-imposed exile for several months, he apparently spent his time drawing on whatever surfaces were available.

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Museum officials previously believed the room and the charcoal drawings were too fragile to risk visitors, but have since had a change of heart, leading to their plan to renovate the building and create new attractions. While not all of the work is thought to be attributable to the famed artist, there's enough of it in the subterranean chamber—including drawings of Jesus and even recreations of portions of the Sistine Chapel—to make a trip worthwhile.

[h/t The Local]

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