LeBron James proves that even on a tall guy, Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ hat looks ridiculous


Pharrell Williams shows off another one of his weird, oversized hats at the his SpongeBob SquarePants-themed birthday party in New York City on Friday. Williams is 41. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

LeBron James proves that even on a tall guy, Pharrell’s “Happy” hat looks ridiculous. Plus, we learn there may — for real this time — be a sequel to “Goonies,” and we get an answer to why political ads seem to always feature the candidates driving. Welcome to the weekend edition of Blog Log, where we scour the Internet so you don’t have to.

“When he lifts the hat, a smaller LeBron James pops out and starts disparaging Dwayne Wade.” — commenter FreemanMcNeil at deadspin.com theorizes about what could be under basketball player LeBron James’ weekend headgear. The Miami Heat star wore the awkwardly large hat made famous by “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams during a post-game interview Friday following a 122-121 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. James’ teammate Dwayne Wade was sidelined after an injury.

I’d rather see a ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ than a ‘Goonies 2.’ ” — commenter JJ_Sefton at slashfilm.com advises film director Richard Donner, who made “Goonies” and the “Lethal Weapon” films, about his sequel preferences. Last week, Donner told TMZ that “Goonies 2” is in the works. Well, considering Goonies never say die, perhaps a sequel, which Donner says would feature the original cast, is inevitable.

“The automotive industry is making a comeback—in political ads.” — Adam Wollner at nationaljournal.com notices an interesting trend — politicians driving in their political ads. Wollner says this phenomenon isn’t new, however. One GOP strategist says that depicting candidates behind the wheel in ads allows voters to see them as real people and connect more.

“How do you shame a person who noticed a mouse next to your food instead of apologizing for the mouse?” —commenter eaweiss at ny.eater.com critiques the team of cronut makers at Dominique Ansel Bakery for not apologizing after a video recently surfaced showing a mouse scurrying across the bakery’s floor. Instead, the bakers took a defensive stance and positioned themselves as the victims of extra scrutiny because of their success. The note didn’t stop New York’s Department of Health from shutting down the bakery, which brought in an exterminator over the weekend.

“Curved maps. What a good idea, we could call it, a globe.” — commenter ordinary bloke at dailymail.co.uk responds jokingly to a fellow reader of an article about how flat maps distort the shape of countries. Several people have attempted to make alternate maps to minimize this distortion, but none have been totally accurate. It seems, indeed, a curved map, aka a globe, might be a cartographer’s best bet.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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