Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice? There may be a sequel in the works and the Internet has sounded off. Plus, check out the very weird video for the Jamaican bobsled team and catch up on what else is going on around the Web.
“It was great the first time around, but I probably won’t be seeing a sequel, I have fond memories of the original and don’t want them spoilt.” — commenter Vox Axiom at rollingstone.com expresses skepticism about the idea of a “Beetlejuice” sequel. According to reports, Michael Keaton, who starred in the original, said he has spoken with director Tim Burton about a follow-up to the 1988 film. Would you watch it? Tweet us @WaPoExpress.
“Nashville’s Janis Ian has nine Grammy nominations and two songs in the Grammys hall of fame — she’s a songwriter, touring musician, and children’s author. She also received a royalty cheque worth a single penny.” — Mark Teo at m.aux.tv reveals how tough it is to make a living in the music industry, where free streaming apps such as Pandora and Spotify get away with paying artists in peanuts — or actually, just enough money to perhaps trade for a single peanut in Ian’s case.
“I’m unconvinced it’s not from South Park.” — commenter Funyuns for Breakfast at gawker.com wonders if South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker might be the true minds behind a video put out by Jamaica’s tourism board that uses 8-bit video game-style cartoons and a silly song to promote the country’s long-shot bobsled team. Oh, just watch it already.
“If only the outlook for flying cars were as bright.” — Casey Newton at theverge.com reacts to news that Nike is working on making the fictional self-lacing “Air Mag” sneakers that Michael J. Fox wore in “Back to the Future Part II” a reality by 2015. Wait, don’t sneakers with Velcro already exist?
“I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment” — @MillerBode tweets to his fans who were angry at NBC’s Christin Cooper for repeatedly asking Bode Miller about his deceased brother. Miller, 36, who won a bronze medal in Sunday’s super-G alpine race, collapsed in tears when Cooper asked no fewer than three questions about Miller’s younger brother, Chelone, who died in April after suffering a seizure.