“I’ve Been A Shell Of A Human Being Ever Since:” A TDQ Q&A With Brice Beckham, Part 2

Brice "David" Beckham

The svelte Brice Beckham sporting the comparably thin RAZR from Motorola.

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TDQ: Any chance in hell of there really being a “Mr. Belvedere” movie?

Beckham: It’s entirely possible… but not likely. If they did want to recycle the property, I think it would be a modern reboot of the original films more than a big screen adaptation of the TV series, since movies based on sitcoms have (rightfully) become less popular in the past decade. And even then, as your article touched on with Daniel Craig, male nanny “Mr. Mom” comedies of today are action/family hybrids starring guys like Vin Diesel, Hulk Hogan and The Rock. A wise, well-mannered Englishman probably isn’t gonna cut it at the box office. But you never know. Hugh Grant begrudgingly goes to work for Vince Vaughn? Continue reading

The TDQ Q&A: Rosetta Stone Having Trouble Finding Engineers To Work On Sarcasm Translation Software

Rosetta-Stone <sarcasm/> Edition

"Sarcasm: that's original!" -Dr Horrible, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog

When we here at The Daily Quarterly heard that Rosetta Stone was having a hard time finding people to work on developing their sarcasm translation software, we immediately went to sit down with Dr. Milton Hayes, head of the research team tasked with the development. Here is our first TDQ Q&A:

The Daily Quarterly: Pleasure to meet you, Dr. Hayes. What’s up, doc?

Dr. Hayes: Oh, uh, thank you. (looks up) Yes, well, there’s a…Uh..

TDQ: It’s not important, Doc. So what seems to be the problem with finding people to work on the sarcasm project?

Dr. Hayes: Well we have sent e-mails to numerous individuals we thought may be interested in working with us. But so far, we haven’t been able to come to any agreements about doing the work.

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