Saturday, 8 July 2017

Born to do Math 67 – Fit with Status

Born to do Math 67 – Fit with Status
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
July 8, 2017

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Rick Rosner: Then there is a principle behind that, which is that people whose features are easily decoded might be more beautiful. You can view these features as valuable. Asymmetry is often a symptom of lack of sexual or reproductive fitness.

If someone has a droopy face, for instance, or something on their body, people are analysing attractiveness, but if you’re writing a spec. sitcom among high school freshman. You don’t need to necessarily go into the various framings of things.

It is just hot-on-hot. People have been using the football player and cheerleader shorthand forever. Now, it is totally hack, but if you want to write about that stuff – then you might do the exact same deal. Except with cheerleader and football player, it could be the modern equivalent. What would be the modern equivalent?

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: A fit person with high status.

Rosner: Something equivalent to a fit person in 1980 with status then and now. It is somebody who is physically healthy and attractive. It is not necessarily anything beyond that.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
In-Sight Publishing
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