Doodling Nicolas Cage: How we keep work fun

If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “Nicolas Cage Disney Princesses,” you have something in common with at least 90% of Idealist employees.

We’re not quite sure how it’s gotten to this point, but in the past year or so our obsession with the man has snowballed from quiet Internet searches to actually working the Cage motif into our office decor: there’s a Wonder Woman with the actor’s face on the women’s restroom door, for instance. And when we found out that a dry-erase board that allows you to “Design a new hairstyle for Nicolas Cage!” existed, we just had to have it.

Sometimes someone scribbles something sloppy and conceptual on Nic’s head while passing by; sometimes it’s a thoughtful work of art.

But it always makes people laugh. Or at least stop and stare. Which helps make the whole ‘working’ part of work a lot more fun. Especially because the ever-changing Cagescape is right next to the candy jar, so people keep coming back.

Here are a few of our favorites so far (though the hits keep coming):


Does your office have its own Nicolas Cage to lighten the mood? Tell us about it in the comments.


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Comments (3)

  1. maliha writes:
    September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    This blog put together one of my favorites actors & one of my favorite non-profit resource org. Something I didn’t think was possible. Unless of course he *gasp* dropped in to your office to say hi….

  2. Reardor writes:
    September 11, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Love this idea! The first 2 in the top row are hilarious. Thanks for sharing. This definitely sparked some ideas to do with our interns. Definitely will report back with what we come up with! It’s good to laugh. Having fun makes everything easier.

  3. April Greene writes:
    September 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Well said, Reardor. We’ll be interested to know what you come up with.

    And Maliha—who knows? Anything can happen!

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