Wednesday 8 April 2020

Born to do Math 164 - Don't Try This At Home

Born to do Math 164 - Don't Try This At Home
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 8, 2020

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you're pretty healthy, but have some unhealthy habits.

Rick Rosner: I'm pretty healthy. I would never eat fettuccine alfredo. Unless, you put it in front of me. I would never pick it off a menu. I would never order the Pizza Hut pizza that comes with mozzarella sticks built into the crust or something like that. It is really bad for you, I think. Once in a while is okay, if I eat something rich like that, my body rejects it violently. 

Jacobsen: When did you start taking all these supplements?

Rosner: Right when my step-dad was dying, I read a book by Mr. Singularity, Ray Kurzweil. I had been taking a few vitamins. Then it was building up. I would go to the vitamin store and buy whatever was expired or half-price. In 2006, I got very systematic with it. 

Jacobsen: Has it helped?

Rosner: I don't know. I still got cancer. 

Jacobsen: What does that say?

Rosner: I am not sure what it says. Maybe, I should have not taken the crazy shit and stuck to the basics. Only 1/3rd of kidney tumours do they catch the murder cases. You're a smoker. You're an alcoholic. You're overweight. The other 70%, they don't know what caused it. It could be bad luck. It could have been all the crazy shit I was taking. I don't know. 

Jacobsen: What now? What are you going to do moving forward?

Rosner: I've been pretty lazy about putting together my vitamin kits. Every 4 months, I would put together 4 months of daily pills. Lately, I've been too lazy to do that shit. It takes many hours. Now, I put them on the counter and then do it day by day. I am not taking as many as I was. Eventually, I will get it together to put together some new stock of vitamins minus some that I think are useless or fucked me up, or might fuck me up in the future.

Jacobsen: What do you think are the most questionable ones? 

Rosner: Methylene Blue that supposedly break down tau proteins, which cause Alzheimer's in the brain. It is a very chemically chemical. It doesn't look benign. It is like a violent blue. It is a super blue. It's got methyl right in its name. Maybe, I am definitely not taking any more of that stuff.

Jacobsen: Do you think that stuff is still coming along with better longevity and so on?

Rosner: Yes, but only missing it because the storm of bullshit is overwhelming the good stuff every day, technology continues to advance. It is not like bits of technology fall off into a dark age. Technology advances, politics is hard to tell. It is always too soon to see if something is a trend. We know politics, at least with regards to the latest horrible politics. We don't know if Trumpism is a thing that will persist for decades. We do know that the dumbification and loonification and believing-lies-ification of the Republican Party have been going on and increasing since the 1970s. Reagan was one of the first big manifestations of the new Republican Party against the government and willing to do any unethical thing to get its way. That has been going on long enough to acknowledge that it is a trend. But the most terrible manifestations, now, haven't been going on long enough to see if evil guys like McConnell and Trump will hold onto reins of power or not. Or if we can knock them down, then we can clean things up. Republicans are demographically challenged. They re loathsome. So, people leave them. They are older. So, people age out. The country is browning, so the country becomes less and less white. People have been predicting the end of Republican dominance for decades simply based off demographics. 

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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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