PETITION THE CAGE!

cagecrazy32smThe following is a petition I wrote for a potential DVD distributor. I wrote in Warner Bros. but in reality I have yet to find out what company would be able to accomplish such a feat as the one I request of them. If we can get thousands of signatures onto this thing, we’ll make movie history with the most Cage-tastic collection ever released. Anyways, every petition online has this overview thingy first, then the actual letter. I was thinking we could email out a version of the letter that people can add their own comments and signature to, in order to send them to whatever company we choose and make a larger impact. The idea for this came about when I realized I wanted to throw a Nick Cage themed party and play non-stop Cage movies throughout it, and there was NO collection with all his work in it… I knew this had to change.

Petition Request for Nicolas Cage Legacy Collection DVD box set

 

Overview:

Target: Warner Brother Studios (or whoever will make one)

Sponsored by: The people who listen to Cage

An actor the caliber of Nicolas Cage deserves to be more than recognized, he deserves to be celebrated.

Currently actor, Nicolas Cage, is rendering captivating performance after another. For those of us who have witnessed the evolution of his achievements (or lived in the Cage as I like to call it) from each role to the next, it is believed to be worth re-releasing his older classics alongside some of his newer work. Such a collection would captivate audiences around the globe, giving them the opportunity to make a one-stop-Cage-pickup to fill in their Cage-necessities – Cage-cessities. As of yet there are no collections of this size, only briefer compilations of three or four films with similar themes or  made within few years from each other.  A Cage-formance is unmistakably unique to each film Mr. Cage has been in. These deserve to be celebrated together in a single collection.

There are currently under a hundred movies which feature Nicolas Cage in a primary role. The possibility of putting these all into one DVD box set is still open and demand for such an item is higher than ever. We must take advantage of this ripe situation to release the Legacy of Cage. Let our voices be heard and may we have all the Cage, all the time.

Sign the petition today and ask Warner Bros. to create the collection of a lifetime’s achievements. Bring all Nicolas Cage’s performances into one DVD box collection for the world to appreciate Cage in his glorious splendor!

cage1

Letter:

Dear Warner Bros. Studios,

Few artists have graced us with a legacy quite as quixotic as that of Oscar winning performer, Nicolas Cage. Undeniable is the power found in each of his one of a kind performances of every character graced with passing through him. Greater still is his contribution to 20th and 21st century media and popular culture. Mr. Cage has surpassed the level of mere Hollywood celebrity and gone on into the realm of modern day icons. A celebration is in order! In the spirit of commemorating the awesome beauty that this man has given our world, we would like to see a collection released around his most famous role, himself. Ranging from his Italian prowess in Cpt. Corelli’s Mandolin to lovable thievery in Raising Arizona, let’s give the people what they want. What they want is all the Nicolas Cage they can have in one swooning dose.

Thus we, the people – the voice of America –  the same voice that speaks valiantly to name the next American Idol, would like to petition Warner Brothers (you) to release the “Nicolas Cage Collection: A Legacy of Rage through the Cage.” This much Cage has never been captured in one package before. Such a collection will require at least 12 DVD’s with multiple films on each. This instant necessity for every household will hold such national treasures as: National Treasure, National Treasure: the second one, The Rock, Face Off, Con-Air, Wild at Heart, Leaving Las Vegas, Weatherman, and many, many more Cage-tastic films.

We also propose that Nicolas Cage himself be brought in to your studios to add commentary for each film. Simple short 20 minute bits preceding each picture; short prequels to each video experience allowing the audience insight to the specific dimension of Cage (Cage-mension) in each movie. Such timeless classics like The Wicker Man would only benefit from a short background story of how Mr. Cage entered the right mindset to face “the bees.”  Adding 20 minute window opportunities for Nicolas to give us a little personal note on each film and the essence of his antics will only enhance the audience’s experience. It is his one of a kind persona that sheds a peculiar light on his roles, a light no other actor could cast. This same light is what is being showcased and captured in each interview, his Cage-oir faire.  A legacy the magnitude of that of Nicolas Cage should be bequeathed unto future generations in a manner that allows for proper full appreciation of the grandiose presence he has given our world.

The signatures provided with this petition are representative of the dedication and loyalty these people have to the Cage-sperience. Each is a vow to purchase the collection upon its release. The opportunity is nigh, please act accordingly. The people’s voice must be heard.

 

Thank you for listening,

The people who listen to Cage

cage2

Dear Warner Bros. Studios,

Few artists have graced us with a legacy quite as quixotic as that of Oscar winning performer, Nicolas Cage. Undeniable is the power found in each of his one of a kind performances in every film. Greater still is his contribution to 20th and 21st century media and popular culture. Mr. Cage has surpassed the level of mere Hollywood celebrity and gone on into the realm of modern day icon.

Thus I, _________________, would like to petition Warner Brothers (you) to release the “Nicolas Cage Collection: A Legacy of Rage through the Cage.” The collection will hold the man’s acting achievements from the start of his career to the date of its creation. This much Cage has never been captured in one package before. Such a collection will require at least 12 DVD’s with multiple films on each. This instant necessity for every household will hold such national treasures as: National Treasure, National Treasure: the second one, The Rock, Face Off, Con-Air, Wild at Heart, Leaving Las Vegas, Weatherman, and many, many more Cage-tastic films.

Additional comments here:

 

 

 

 

 

A legacy the magnitude of that of Nicolas Cage should be bequeathed unto future generations in a manner that allows for proper full appreciation of the grandiose presence he has given our world. The opportunity is nigh, please act accordingly. I offer my signature as proof of my agreement with this document’s message. I urge you to create this masterpiece.

 

Sincerely,

 

 


What I´ve finally gotten around to reading

Many-Lives-Many-Masters

I plan on posting some true juice from this last squeeze.  Like many books this last year, what I need to hear seems to jump out to me immediately when I need it.  You could try and logically explain it as projection or any number of skeptical responses, but faith is the lesson I have to learn so we will have some upon reading.

Just to have some background, the story goes that in the early eighties a renowned Psychiatrist begins to treat a young woman in her late twenties names “Catherine”.  Catherine suffers from an array of anxiety disorders and nervous related syndromes including a fear of drowning and a choking reflux that doesn´t allow her to take medication.  Dr.Weiss the author and protagonist decides to take on the challenge…months go by with little or no progress using conventional psychotherapy when he decides to go out on a limb and attempt Hypnosis.  Regression Hypnotherpay which he beleived would help find the root trauma of her panic disorders, assuming there was something she could not or will not remember blocking her from living a normal life.  At first things go normally and there is some success at finding hidden traumas and alieviating some of her mental anguish but as he ventures further and further back he uncovers something mind bottling.

Jimmy: She’s Stranz and Fairchild’s sister? 
Chazz: Fairchild’s legs and Stranz’s ass. Mind bottling, isn’t it? 
Jimmy: Did you just say “mind bottling?” 
Chazz: Yeah, mind bottling. You know, when things are so crazy, it gets your thoughts all trapped, like in a bottle.

Anyway its more than just a worthwhile read but I thought I would share the lessons just as they are, for me mostly but also for the audience.  I would have just posted the lessons on their own so as to avoid any preconceptions associated with the book but…well I´m just not sure if thats Kosher…anyway I guess what I´ll do is just post this as fair warning and throughout other posts just randomly post lessons or one big post with all..or however I feel.  Mostly I just hadn´t posted in a while, had lots of ideas just no time…and well this here post satisfies my OCD.  Everything happens for a reason, what I read in this book is nothing new for the most part and the truth is that it may or may not affect you in the same way…depending on what your life is about right now…this life anyway.  but in the end there is one truth and this book fact or fiction taps into the closest to it as far as I´m concerned..too bad its written off as new age mumbo jumbo…but I find that so perfect in a strange way.  I t should be discredited.

If you do decide for some reason beyond your understanding to read it remember this:

This book is not one of science.  it uses no scientific method, the evidence is circumstantial and the words must be taken at face value as a pure matter of faith.  Funny as I write this I am reminded of another book… The Holy Bible.  So easily disproved were it not for its undeniable power.  open your heart as well as your mind as you read the pages of this book.  Like most books pertaining to spirituality and faith, it will slowly answer questions, sometimes one didn’t even know one had…or perhaps had once in another life.


Today, Just for

I took my son to his dentist appointment, his first to be exact.  State funded insurance.  Like most things government run it standards are particular to the area in which you live.  I found myself in spring branch 77055…english is not used and having lived in 3rd world countries before, the scene did not shock me but it certainly stirred up emotions as to what I should do with my life.  Lets be more specific, it made me realize that like it or not…be it a conspiracy or an act of involuntary fruition…the poor are slowly being culled from the proverbial herd.  I didn’t leave the third world to be thrown into another.

Have I wasted time… perhaps, but the past is now out of my control..I have no delorean (which by the way is a shitty choice of vehicle if you want to reach top speeds quickly aside from the cool doors they have no true allure..hence they died after the 80s).  The immediate solution is of course to go through the bureaucracy and change my primary care provider to something closer to my area and obviously more agreeable to my standards.  Most people would have seen this as the simple solution to a simple problem, but I saw things deeper I saw rooted sense of urgency.  Sure I would trade one shitty situation for a less shitty one and go about my way but thats not what I´m about.  It aint how I roll, If I´m going to survive this proletariat holocaust which like it or not is coming then I better smarten the F up and quick.

This pressure to move move move I´ve put on myself for some time.  Its not easy to smell the roses and although my days are filled with responsibilities with taking care of a family and houshold with all its burdens, I feel like I am merely existing at the end of the day…simply surviving or to be more exact wasting time and bringing me closer to oblivion.

I forget sometimes that many in my position would simply stay on the couch and wait to travel form one meeting to the next out of fear that any more responsibility would lead to relapse or insanity.  Not to toot my own horn but if you knew me then you would know that I´m a person that needs to be told to relax and take credit for my small achievements now and then.  But that is not enough for me, so i drive myself to stress under the immense pressure I put under myself to perform the impossible, return to school (something realistic …no PHD in astrophysics for me) and have the perks of decent healthcare and a sustainable life or suffer the inevitable consequences.  I know of neuroplasticity and although it seems impossible many like me have done far greater things.  Through this platform I could hope to shoot off into a state of higher wealth and prepare for the apocalypse.  Its not so much a choice but a necessity…which i guess is lucky for me.  Choices ruin a man, its when you are stripped of your freedom that you are at the highest point of liberty..liberty from your own self.  I thank god for driving me into this life but I curse the arduous path laid out for me because dreaming of doing things is far easier than actually doing them.  Movies last an average of 80-120 mins (unless we´re talkin schindlers list or that freakin hobbit movie that had like 20 endings before the credits actually rolled).  Movies dont capture the day to day battles that lead to the arch or the change of the protagonist into something greater.  To quote the great Christopher moltisanti “Its like the regularness of life is gettin to me”.

This is when we are forced to set humanism aside and look on towards the horizon..spirituality…I tend to over obsess and go off into a tangent but it is in this tangent that we find our answers.  To climb into the depths of hell only to reach up and  out time and time again.  It separates the men from the mice.  All the while keeping humility too.. which separates the men from the megalomaniacs.  We need the help of the heavens to truly achieve the impossible.  Humanism is after all what brought on this impending holocaust…putting faith in humans lead to the decision to wipe out the burdens of humanity…be it for the earths sake or for the march of progress..new world order blah blah..any half brain dead internet navigator knows what I´m talking about…but its one thing to know and its another to transform yourself from whining victim into survivor and I wondered why great magnates were so cynical.. cite any rags to riches story and you´ll find a man who finds failure from others unacceptable.  The few great leaders who also maintained their humility and love for humanity..those are the ones that should truly be emulated.  But we can learn form all, (to be fair) at least in some way everyone is a teacher of something.

WE need a spiritual society but we also need to play the game, the system or “machine” can not be changed at least not form the outside…we must join the ranks of the oppressors if we hope to change the world but we risk losing ourselves and becoming one of them.  That is why we must constantly humble ourselves the more we advance.  300 bows or 30 mins of bowing while reciting the lords prayer is my way, it brings focus and also shows your gratitude towards something greater than myself.  Balancing act of the world we live in and the one we can not see.

For me anyway, it will begin with my continuing commitment to brain education, consistent training and discipline molds the mind…doing what seems too hard at times.  Also the groups, free therapy, a comfort zone and also a lesson in humility not just the awe of those who have made it but the acceptance of those who might never make it.  This is easier said than done when society has little room for those who have been afflicted by demons.  We are burdens just as those at the state sponsored clinic, they dont care about your race or your personal history..age sex or creed…your ability to play the game..specifically to make money is the only thing that separates those that will be eliminated and those that will hope to survive.

But it is a daily battle.  So Just for today but all the while planning for tomorrow…I have not the answers but lord willing they will be revealed if I follow the path.  Thank you for taking my will for I have not earned that right yet…I had squandered it and I give it up willingly.  Take my will and my life and show me the way, I will follow with little resistance but I will bitch and moan until it becomes a force of habit..sorry bigun but I´m only human I guess…thats what we do best, complain.

Life looks bleak until you find the right path or until you learn to make a habit of changing your perception despite the reality taken in the with the five senses…but still you need to be atleast wandering towards a path.

Anyway

NO ANSWERS (thats my sign off/tag /catch phrase/whatevs)


Jack´s Nickelsuns (Band)

Jack´s Nickelsuns (Band) disambiguation
Eclectic musical ensemble
Often referred too as a performance concerto group, or travelling thespian music troupe. More than a music group Jacks Nickelsuns is more often than not described as an abstract, an entity not entirely of this dimensional plane, not easily described into words, atleast not earthly words…perhaps klingon (tlhIngan Hol). At any rate Rolling Stone attempted in vain to describe the noise pertruded by this cast of anonymous and invisible sentian lifeforms in its 1993 February issue by Ashley Wholevandersherskirt (a decade prior to the formation of said band). I quote ” More noise than music Jacks Nickelsuns is an experience more akin to a violent rape of the ear rather than music, a violation to the very essence of sound it comes on slow and uncomforatble but slowly as it moistens becomes more pleasurable than the harnessing of the power of a thousand suns…part electrical subsidium, part posmodernist noise, as though japanese post apocalyptic post punk fathered an illegitimate child with the offspring of dutch hardtek slash drum and bass jungle core but then produced a baby who in turn copulated with the offspring of a post grunge grindcore speedcore and deathcore melodic emo and nuwave hop couple…if that mutt would later impreganate a trailer park bayou blues baptist country core in a drunken fling after a skynard concert..well you would still have nothing near to what Nickelsuns sounds like…in fact this would be the furthest thing from the Nickelsuns sound.”

Born in the early millennia, it was a dark time for Nickelsuns fans.  A time where Sum41 championed counterculture and Robbie Williams incessantly insisted to his DJ that he did in fact NOT want to rock, Nelly Furtado flew away and Nelly complained of the staggering heat and proceeded to remove his clothes.  It was in this era of great musical depression that much like the big bang Nickelsuns simply came to be as though through an act of God.

Many rumors are spread as to who and whom formed Jacks Nickelsuns but what we do know for sure or perhaps not at all is that it was much like the beginning of most things.. begun by two…two beings more than likely from the planet Xylan 5 in the Nebua789%4uut galaxy….which we all know has a extremely high cost of living and is constantly plagued by rabid dogs who often take to the streets preaching of impending doom.  It is no wonder that these beings emigrated from such a place to find a home in Marietta Ohio, which we all know is the place where most great rockstars are born.

Instantly they nurtured a massive cult following and it was then that they realized that it would behoove of them to create some actual music to satisfy these eager fans.  Their debut self titled album “Tetum und da aureolas” bordered on the indie dubstep sound and it was no surprise Radiohead and Nine inch nails opened for Nickelsuns that same summer.  One interview with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke caught the singers admiration and awe of the bands sound, “Is this some sort of joke…put my name on your blog and I will sue you for every penny..”.  Truly heartwarming and inspiring words.

Sadly soon after their debut premiere the group disbanded.  It is rumored that they have gone on under various aliases to release their subsequent works, including but not limited to: Tenacious D, Des´Ree, Wu Tang Clan, Metallica, The faeries, the Beatles, The Strokes, Assy McGee, Dumbledores Army, Aldous Snow, The Vanilla Ices, Van Morrisson, Van Wilder, Steven Spielberg, The Who, KMFDM, Daniel Day Lewis, DeadMau5, My Morning Jacket, BoyzIIMen, Boyzone, Backstreet Boys, Boy George and Paul Thomas Anderson…to name a few.

No word came of Nickelsuns until early this year where it was written in the stars that  they would come again, in your ear pussies.  So we quietly await the 2013 release of “Not Yet Titled”, an all english album performed in swahili and syrian aramaic.

Jack´s Nickelsuns order it now while supplies are not existent.  Best band ever period.

WARNING Jacks´s Nickelsuns is not a band


Welcome Mr. Anderson

You’re probably wondering why Jack’s Nickelsuns?

Well, its how Toki Wartooth would call the guy in As Good as it Gets. Coincidentally it’s a great band name.

This is the first official post of our Blog, so it should be all about what this blog’s about. David, you’re likely the only one reading this and that’s part of this whole gig (that being said anyone who stumbles upon this thing can read it…if that’s what you’re into). I want us to use this blog to keep in touch, express what’s on our minds, and share what we may. Personally, I want to be liable to someone else when it comes to my plans for what to do with my life. It’s easy to tell yourself you’ll do something, then abandon it later when you’re feeling lazy and that no one will miss out if you ditch it to stay in bed instead. We both struggle with “finding the next step” in some sort of way. On my side I face a canvass on which to paint with the freedom of choosing what, yet I waver in uncertainty. I know happiness doesn’t come from constantly having options to choose from but the satisfaction of standing by a choice and seeing it to fruition. There’s a fear we all face when embarking on a metaphorical journey, and it sings of how much sweeter it’d be to simply let the journey die. We have an infinite set of paths to choose from, they all lead to the same place, the end isn’t what matters but following the path with heart that makes the difference.

We’ll both end up having a bunch of ideas and saying tons of stuff we may end up dropping. But as we find the ones that’re really important to us and worth sticking to, I want you to keep me in check that I do follow through with them, and I will do the same for you.

Alright, that’ll do for now. Write back with whatever you want. There’s a general jist to the blog but it’s really up to us to post whatever we want.