It’s the sequel no one was waiting for, but it might be coming nonetheless and gazillionaire basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is turning to the Internet to fund it. Plus, find out why daytime naps should be required at work and watch a video that will make you want to dance at your desk in this daily edition of Blog Log, your dose of the most click-worthy content on the Web.
“Gotta say, seems super petty of him to ask people to help him fund this. 450k is like pocket change to Shaq.” — commenter JetSetRez at theverge.com chastises Shaquille O’Neal for launching a crowd-funding campaign to pay for the sequel of his 1994 video game “Shaq Fu.” O’Neal is seeking to raise $450,000 on Indiegogo to fund “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.” At publishing time, he had raised more nearly $20,000.
“If Churchill can beat Hitler while taking afternoon siestas, you can take a quick break from that TPS report.” — Matt McFarland at washingtonpost.com rallies for daytime naps in the office, and uses Winston Churchill’s sleep schedule to fight anti-napping propaganda that suggests most people are too busy to nap.
“Patrick Stewart really is a gift to the whole human race, isn’t he?” — commenter Thessair at jezebel.com reacts to actor Patrick Stewart’s contribution to a meme inspired by British Prime Minister David Cameron’s selfie. Cameron’s pic shows him on the phone with the caption “I’ve been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia’s actions.” Stewart joined other celebrities by posting his own selfie in the same manner, but instead of a phone, he’s holding a canister of antibacterial wipes.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 5, 2014
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 5, 2014
“If you’re looking to hook up on national TV, this is your lucky day!” — Grace Funsten at blog.georgetownvoice.com alerts the region that MTV’s popular reality series “The Real World” will hold casting calls around D.C. and Baltimore sometime in the next few weeks. “Cast members are generally thin and good looking, so GU students should fit right in,” Funsten writes about Georgetown University’s student, um, body.
“Man this was magnificent job. Watching this made me miss home so much. There is no place like home. I love D.C.!!!!!!!” — commenter Ronald Harvey at youtube.com raves about a video posted by Ward 8 Studios that shows people, including Nationals Racing President Teddy Roosevelt, dancing all over D.C. to Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated song “Happy.” There’s a bit of a surprise ending in the form of one of D.C.’s most favorite furry residents.