Ask A Genius 243 – Goofy Ideas

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Ask A Genius 243 – Goofy Ideas

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 29, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Jacobsen: Oh yeah.  On the Betts listing, you would be number two, because he is number one.

Rosner: Well, everything has to start with how goofy the idea is that you can write about that way.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay.  So, what is your preface to the question on competing for smarts?

Rick Rosner: I benefited from the ranking, but you have similar problems as to as when you ask, and worse problems are when you ask who is the world’s strongest man.  There are lots of different indices of strength.

And, any kind of measuring tool is sort of the arbitrary in whatever tasks picks or emphasizes.  I can tell you that at the highest measured IQ of anybody who has ever written jokes for TV…

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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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