Ask A Genius 266 – Genius, Sex, and Judgment
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
August 21, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Off-tape, we were discussing things. Alright so, we left off saying that receiver to be more wild ass or weird male super geniuses than female super geniuses. And one reason may be that just women have better judgment and that part of being a really smart woman might be looking at life in general and deciding that leading a normal life just makes sense. Because I’ve certainly had crap periods of my life based on following my own weird plans. Plans that if you look at them in the aggregate, you could argue that I deserve to lose a bunch of points off my IQ for pursuing these plans, you know.
I tend to think I’m not a psychopath or a sociopath or maybe only like 5 or 10% on the way to being one, but I tend to think that a really good sociopath would not do anything sociopathic because in a cold unemotional sociopathic way, the sociopath would look at the way to live a smooth life, a life without hassle and decide yeah I’ll just pretend to be a normal person. I won’t do a bunch of the horrible, antisocial stuff just because the cost of doing the antisocial stuff is just too high.
The reason I like that the same way I like the idea of a super villain in comic books or movies who takes a look at his record of going up against superheroes and is like fuck it this I get beat every time. I’m just gonna retire and offer my services to the good guys and you know I come up with great shit it just turns out to not be quite great enough I could certainly help out the Justice League. I know that the villains have something in them that that even when they try to be good for like an issue or two of a comic book something just snaps and they go back to pure badness.
But really I mean it would be so much easier for to not be evil.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The entire premise is hysterical.
Rick Rosner: I like; I want to see a whole movie it would piss off people so bad. I want to see a Marvel movie where the superheroes take care of the problem in the first 10minutes of the movie, took 20 minutes. And their next you know 90 minutes of the movie is just the kind of hanging out, solving little problems you know like designing a dream house, just doing like regular people you know seeing if they can get a buzz how much you know how many how many shots of Baileys Irish cream would it take to get Superman buzz?
Probably wouldn’t want to use Bailey’s, you’ve end up he does a super throwing up before he gets drunk. But anyway, maybe you were doing do it with superheroes maybe you’d do it with a group of teens that goes to you know a spooky place like if you buy the rights to it, a shitty like you know series of movies or a series of movies that’s run its course you know the Jason movies or the Freddy movies and you know they take care of the bad guy like very thoroughly in the first ten minutes. And they just spend the rest of the movie like hanging out and wandering a little bit if he’s just going to come back in some weird way. But mostly just hanging out.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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