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The History of Swear Words is the shit
January 5th, 2021 under Netflix, Nicolas Cage. [ Comments: none ]


Nicolas Cage and Netflix teamed up to give us a series about the History of Swear Words. In each episode that is out today, they examine the origin of the words we are told not to say, along with how and why we use the word now.

There are six episodes, and they each focus on one word. Those words are fuck, shit, bitch, dick, pussy, and damn.

Did you know there are people who study curse words? They are Benjamin Bergen (PhD, Cognitive Scientist, Author of What The F), Anne Charity Hudley (PhD, Linguist, and Educator), Mireille Miller-Young (PhD, Professor of Feminist Studies), Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic/Host of The Treatment on KCRW), Melissa Mohr (PhD, Author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing), and Kory Stamper (Lexicographer, Author Of Word By Word), and they feature throughout the series.

It is not only about the lessons. There is some comedy added to the mix. Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle, Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Baron Vaughn, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. give us their takes on the words. Think of it like VH1’s serious I Love a certain decade.

As we get the history and the humor of these words, we also learn why they have such an impact on us. We do feel better when we curse. In fact, if two people put their hands in ice water, the one who curses will be able to keep it there 50% longer. Not only does it make you feel better, but it also makes you stronger. I know I feel invincible when I curse now. Not when I was a kid because my dad would remind me who was boss.

Anyways, we don’t know how all of these four-letter words came into existence, but we learn some interesting facts. Damn is so damning when it is taken away from its intended use in the Bible. That is why Gone with the Wind had such a hard time getting the censors to allow them to use the word.

Not all of these words were considered offensive. In fact, only one of them recently became one in the Merriam Webster dictionary. The person who gave it that title will explain why they did it. We also find out which words have been around for over 1,000 years.

These are just a few of the many interesting facts you will learn in the docuseries. There are plenty of more. Seriously, who doesn’t want to learn more about words like fuck, shit, bitch, dick, pussy, and damn? I can’t wait for the inevitable second season. I want to learn more about the history of tit, c#nt (I fucking hate this word), ass, and so many more.

Especially with Nicolas as our teacher. He was born to play this part. Teach me, Professor Cage!

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F*ck yeah, Nicolas Cage’s new Netflix show is the sh!t!
December 9th, 2020 under Netflix, Nicolas Cage. [ Comments: none ]


Nicolas Cage and Netflix have teamed up to give us a documentary that everyone will want to watch. History of Swear Words will delve into the backstories of the words f*ck, sh!t, bitch, dick, pussy, and damn.

Each of the six 20-minute episodes will feature interviews with experts and guest stars like Nikki Glaser, Jim Jefferies, Nick Offerman, and Sarah Silverman.

Too bad George Carlin is not alive to see this docuseries. He would have been so proud of how we have come since he told us about the seven words you cannot say on television.

Talking about people, who love to curse, I am surprised they didn’t ask the King of Cursing to host the show. Or did Samuel L. Jackson turn them down?

The History of Swear Words debuts on January 5th. Mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss it.

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Nicolas Cage’s 4th marriage lasted that many days
March 28th, 2019 under Nicolas Cage. [ Comments: none ]

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Four days ago, Nicolas Cage got married for the fourth time and it is ending up like his other marriages.

Cage and Erika Koike had a rush wedding in Las Vegas on Saturday. Then yesterday he went to the court to ask that their marriage be annulled. According to Radar Online, he alleges, “As a result of his intoxication, when Defendant suggested to Plaintiff that they should marry, Plaintiff reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions.”

The two have been dating for almost a year before they got married and divorced in less than a week.

When it comes to celebrity marriages, his marriage lasted a day longer than Britney Spears and Jason Alexander’s (not the actor from Seinfeld) did and 2 days less than Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra’s.

Cage is no stranger to short marriages, he and Lisa Marie Presley did not make it to four months. Maybe it is time he gave up on the notion of being married?

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BTWF pilots: Nicolas Cage in Best of Times
August 22nd, 2016 under Before They Were Famous, Nicolas Cage. [ Comments: none ]


Before Nicolas Cage was a huge action star, he talked about another one in Best of Times. Back in 1981 when he was just 17 years old, this failed pilot might’ve been his first role, and I think it might’ve been his best role too.

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A quick acting class on how to make a Nicolas Cage movie!
February 26th, 2015 under Nicolas Cage. [ Comments: none ]


Nicolas Cage has been starring in movies for over 30 years. He is such a good actor, he has even won an Oscar for his work in one of them. Some might say, his acting isn’t the best; but he still gets several roles a year. So are you an actor who wants to work as much as Nic Cage, then Cinema Sins created a How To video for you to stud his acting methods.
I tried to take the class, but just like some of his movies, I couldn’t get all the way through it.

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