Nicolas Cage returns stolen dinosaur skull he paid $276,000 for


#1

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#2

So will he be in a movie about it?


#3

Is this a thing to do when you’re a famous actor? Buy dinosaur bones?

By the time the auctioneer brought down his gavel, Cage had outbid fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio


#4

It has an opening similar to Cronos, but instead of a sickly man in a room full of angel statues, it’s a room full of dinosaur parts. Something something secret map something something artifact of incredible power something something hidden in a dinosaur skull! But which skull?


#5

Well he can have my skull, when I’m done with it. I’ve always liked Nicholas Cage.


#6

Awesome! Can almost hear the ridiculously loud then quiet Nick Cage dialogue…


#7

The skull looks nothing like Cage.


#8

It’s something that rich people do, yes. Nathan Myrhvold, formerly of Microsoft, has an entire skeleton:

Granted, when you use your millions to fund paleontology research to such a great degree, perhaps it’s expected.


#9

I think it’s more of a thing you do when you have more money than good sense. I dropped out of the bidding early and bought an entire replica skeleton from Hammacher-Schlemmer. It was a steal at only $100,000.


#10

“Thank you for donating so much to our studies. As a sign of our esteem, we would like you to accept this skeleton…”

“Dinosaur skeleton? Geddit away frum me! I hate them Goddarn lizards! I’m only funding you to make sure they’re all really dead!”


#11

oh sure you like him, but I don’t see you in any sort of hurry to actually get done with that skull.


#12

high praise indeed!


#13

Is he going to return the Constitution of the United States as well?


#14

Touche.


#15

I can’t remember who said it, but on the Nerdist podcast there was a guest who was talking about the time they visited Nic Cage’s house.

Apparently the guy’s into paleontology. During the visit a Cave Bear skull he had on display in his house got broken. He was really upset, dug a grave and buried the skull.


Here’s the episode, and it was with Sean Bean:
http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-sean-bean/

Apparently he knocked the cave bear skull off a pedestal accidentally, and Nic threw a big fit, and buried it in his back yard.


#16

Well, judging by the size, I’m sure that skull was a kind of cage for many animals, just before the digestion.


#17

Was this the plot of an Entourage episode?


#18

He’s giving up that skull? But it’s a symbol of his individuality!


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#20

Does he get his money back?