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Somerset resident Nicolas Cage inadvertently leads the charge against Neknominations

By Centralsomgaz  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

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ACTOR and Baltonsborough resident Nicolas Cage has been enlisted to help wipe out Neknominations - with Nicnominations.

As the backlash against Neknominations - an online drinking game where someone films themselves drinking a pint and uploading the footage to the web, before nominating two others to do the same - continues, a new counter-craze has begun.

The idea of the game is to fill Facebook with photos of Nicolas Cage - participants are encouraged to 'like' a post, and in return will be given an emotion.

They then have to post a photograph of Nicolas cage that best expresses the emotion.

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As a result, people's Facebook feeds are filling up with daft pictures of the Hollywood star - who already has something of a cult online following.

Despite the critical acclaim for a number of his performances, the varying quality of his movies and occasionally over-dramatic acting have made him a significant figure in Internet culture.

There are web pages and videos devoted to NOT THE BEES! and How'd It Get Burned? from his performance in The Wicker Man, Tumblr site Nic Cage as Everyone, Nicolas Cage wants Cake and his immortality in Rage Comics.

On July 19th, 2013, The Guardian published an interview with Nicolas Cage in a film review of the actor's latest film The Frozen Ground. During the interview, Cage was asked if he was aware of his ever-growing online fandom, to which he responded:

"Oh my god. I just can't keep up with that stuff," he says.

"The internet has developed this thing about me – and I'm not even a computer guy, you know? I don't know why it is happening.

"I'm now of the mindset that, when in Rome, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

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