Friday, 22 May 2020

Born to do Math 170 - Odds of Odd Jobs

Born to do Math 170 - Odds of Odd Jobs
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
May 22, 2020

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the odd jobs?

Rick Rosner: The oddest job I ever got was in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I worked for a stripping telegram company. That's not that odd. What was odd, my boss would call me with other jobs. He called me one time. I had to show up at somebody's house and dump a bucket of water on aa guy because he and his wife were having an escalating water fight. I show up at the house. I am not that physically adept. I throw the bucket of water at the guy. I miss him with most of the water and clip him in the head a bit with the bucket. 

Jacobsen: [Laughing].

Rosner: Although, it was a plastic bucket. I doubt these people stayed together much longer. Because when you're hiring people to assault your husband, even if it is all in good fun, and if you're living in Albuquerque, everybody gets divorced anyway. It was an odd job. Also, in Albuqurque, I worked at the Fat Chance Bar & Grill as a bouncer. One of my duties at the end of the night is people would throw their pennies at the end of the night into the urinal. My job was to fish the pennies out of the urinal. I would fish them out. I was broke. I would use them to help pay for cans of chunky clam chowder, which I would mix with a can of tuna. I was lifting weights. I liked the calories. I liked the protein. I used to eat cans of tuna, just dry out of the can, which is miserable. Also stupid, it is hard on the kidneys to eat that much protein. Putting the tuna in the chowder made it palatable.

I've had jobs where I model for somebody. This hasn't happened in more than 30 years now. The guy, it is always a guy, would ask if I would get a boner. And... I said, "Yeah." He wouldn't touch the boner. But he would look at the boner. Getting a boner [Laughing] is an odd job. 

Jacobsen: You've been naked a lot in T.V. and a movie.

Rosner: Oh, yeah! Being naked is not that common of a job, I have been naked, maybe, 1,500 times, roughly, in public, for money, generally. One time, I wanted to get naked to be an a-hole, at a party. I would not get naked for free because that is perverted; they would pay whatever pocket change, like 73 cents or something. I went undercover as a high school student a few times. But that was self-assigned. Nobody gave me that job. 

Jacobsen: "Hello, fellow kids!"

Rosner: Do you know what movie that is from?

Jacobsen: The Simpsons?

Rosner: That is one of the best memes. I saw this with Steve Buscemi with a backwards hat and a skateboard saying, "Hello, fellow kids!" 

Jacobsen: Oh wait, you're right. It is 30 Rock

[End of recorded material]


American Television Writer

(Updated July 25, 2019)

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.*

According to some semi-reputable sources gathered in a listing hereRick G. Rosner may have among America's, North America's, and the world’s highest measured IQs at or above 190 (S.D. 15)/196 (S.D. 16) based on several high range test performances created by Christopher HardingJason BettsPaul Cooijmans, and Ronald Hoeflin. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Awards and Emmy nominations, and was titled 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Directory with the main "Genius" listing here.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercialDomino’s Pizza named him the "World’s Smartest Man." The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named "Best Bouncer" in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. Errol Morris featured Rosner in the interview series entitled First Person, where some of this history was covered by Morris. He came in second, or lost, on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time-invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los AngelesCalifornia with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceVersusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing

(Updated January 1, 2020)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen founded In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. He authored/co-authored some e-books, free or low-cost. If you want to contact Scott:


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