The Cage Effect (or Cage Syndrome) is a curious consequence, whereby a film containing more than 30 minutes of scenes with Nicholas Cage will become instantly worth watching; regardless of the quality of the script, concept or acting.
This effect is most notable in especially bad films as the appearance of Cage converts any drama into a yet unnamed form of humour. The greater the intended drama the more hilarious Nicholas Cage will make the scene. Thus during scenes in a film that should be serious, moving or tragic the audience only concentrates on how Nicholas Cage will deliver his next line.
Tom: "I was supposed to be concentrating on the intriguing unravelling of a conspiracy by Nicholas Cage but all I saw was him in a bear suit punching people."
Similar to the common alarm clock it is designed to wake up the recipient; the main difference being that a book is used (as opposed to a shotgun) by a second person and most commonly with a great deal of force. It is similar to a cock slap except that the relevant genitalia is replaced with a large book.
Christoph was asleep in Geography so I used the old book alarm to get him up.
When a photo of someone makes them look like a complete prick. This is often the case when someone is either drunk or trying to impress someone else. The result is usually embarrassment when the person discovers what they looked like in the photo. Unless, of course, they are a prick and always act like that.
Ken: "Hey John, have you seen the pictures of last night on Facebook?"
John: "No, why?"
Ken: "There are some epic prictures of you, you were acting so stupid last night"