Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nicholas Cage Prepares for Death

You wouldn't think there was any real estate left for development in thickly-settled St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, but leave it to some Hollywood type to snap it up. Here is actor Nicholas Cage's new tomb in New Orleans' oldest bone orchard. It's only six months old, and already huge cracks are developing along the sides and foundations --  the humbling effects of our perverse climate and soil. My jaw dropped when I saw it this morning and it got me wondering how arriviste Nick will pass eternity with all those Crozats, Janviers, de la Rondes, Charbonnets and countless other dead Creoles potted nearby. Dear readers, this is a folly so rich that I hope for reincarnation as a fly on those ancient walls.

 

18 comments:

  1. I was under the impression that the creditors were dogging Mr.Cage after all those years of living so very large. This may be one of his last real estate holdings. I wonder whether there is a lien on it?

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  2. Art, is this really "for real", I mean Nick Cage's tomb. He is so weird.

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  3. Yes, Di, it's for real. And good question, Lar, was wondering he same thing myself. Not sure about Nick's financial arrangements with the Archdiocese of New Orleans but perhaps there's a loophole here. Or maybe pyramids and burial chambers are exempt from IRS seizure on compassionate grounds, although they will hound you to your grsve for everything else.

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  4. 'Eccentric" to say the least. You'd think he'd have a plot on the Coppola estate somewhere.

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  5. Doesn't get along with the in-laws, maybe. And Red, let's add "megalomaniacal" to the discourse here. It's a freakin' pyramid!

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  6. Wow. I expect to be laid to rest some day in our family tomb in St. Louis No. 1. I didn't realize I was going to have celebrity neighbors. (Or, well, new celebrity neighbors. There are some pretty famous folks who've already been there a while.)

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  7. Slim,
    Just promise me you'll share the juicier neighborhood gossip when we're both blogging from the other side.
    Thanks,
    C.S.

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  8. A pyramid in St Louis No. 1? Ah! quelle erreur! quelle folie!

    My wishes are for ashes scattered, with some going to City Park in memory of many pleasant days there as a child - on the sly, of course, because I'm sure it's forbidden to do such a thing. Parts of my sister are already there, and I will join her.

    I hope my comment is not morbid, but Cage's tomb is an atrocity, and the sight of it brought to mind my wishes for when I've shed this mortal coil.

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  9. Omnia ab uno.... All for one?

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  10. "All for one"? Not sure. But it's more evidence that Nick is one deep-thinking and inscrutable cat.

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  11. Bonsoir,

    je cherchais une information sur les façade de cage et je suis tombé sur votre site. Je ne comprends pas trop l'anglais mais votre article semble intéressant :)

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  12. Merci, c'est tres drole! Bien sur, cette "Cage" est un oiseau bizarre! Arthur

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  13. THE HEIGHT OF JACKASSERY

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  14. Ain't that a shame, my tears fell like rain. Nicholas Cage ! For someone as stupid as Nicholas Cage, to think this outsider fluterring down upon New Orleans and then to strut, talk, act like he is sent here from heaven as if a saint to us little poor folks. He,ll be in for a surprised."FIT IN"!- that pyramid like a square peg in a round hole, I tall ya! Don't want him here in either state, live or dead. And the ones in St. Louis I ain't gonna lie still for it either.

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  15. Now, now there Anonymous I & II, let's try to show a little more New Orleans hospitality to Mr. Cage on both sides of the grave. It's Christmas, you know.

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  16. hope he has flood insurance

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  17. On our recent trip to New Orleans we saw this. I also thought how strange. Our tour guide was from save the cemeteries, an organization that helps to restore some of the old tombs. She verified that the IRS cannot take our put a lien on this.

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