Monday, 1 June 2020

Born to do Math 171 - 'Danger' in 'Dangerous' Jobs for Austin 'Danger' Powers

Born to do Math 171 - 'Danger' in 'Dangerous' Jobs for Austin 'Danger' Powers
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 1, 2020

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What have been the dangerous jobs?

Rick Rosner: Nothing has been that dangerous. When bouncing bars, every once in a while, they would punch me. Drunk people don't hit very hard. At one bar, the Oar House, it was on the border of Venice and Santa Monica with gang people who you would see every once in a while. Somebody, a bicyclist, pissed off a gang guy. He was shot at. I saw the bullet ricochet off the pavement.

I guess, that's slightly dangerous. Another at the same bar when I was not there was standing out front. A car pulled out into the intersection without knowing a truck full of gang guys was coming out at 80 miles an hour. She underestimated the speed of this oncoming vehicle, because they went much slower. There was a collision. The truck rotated in the air, there was a guy, or two, in the pickup truck, which, as it rotated, the bottom of the bed became parallel to a light pole. It covers one of the guys in the pickup truck in half.

The bottom of the guy hit the bouncer, who would be where I would have stood if I was there, in the arm and broke his arm.

Jacobsen: That's insane [Laughing].

Rosner: [Laughing] Yeah. The same bar, I got dragged out by my hair. You don't want long hair as a bouncer. The guy had whipped a glass beer mug across the bar and cut somebody's head open. Two bars were throwing him out. I came over. He grabbed my hair. I dropped to the ground. The bar bouncers were smashing this guy's head on whatever they could on the way out. I got my head smashed minorly as he wouldn't let go. I got bitten a couple of times working at a bar. I got bit a couple of years ago, who I was paid to harass by giving him a strip tease.

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American Television Writer

(Updated July 25, 2019)

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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)

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