Ask A Genius 431 – Sucking (1)

In-Sight Publishing

Ask A Genius 431 – Sucking (1)

November 2, 2018

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is sucking?

Rick Rosner: Sucking is the corporate or non-human entity aspect of an asshole. I was supposed to go into a genetic test today, because I am an Ashkenazi Jew. We have certain genetic characteristic aspects that are being studied.

A lot of Ashkenazi Jews have the BRCA gene, which predisposes you to breast cancer. I was told to go to the testing center. I am told that I do not need paperwork because I am in the system.

It turns out. I am not in the system. I leave I come back. It turns out, yes, I am in the system. No one apologizes. This sucks. If you google the title of the organization and “sucks,” there are 500,000 entries.

When you’re getting your blood tested, and any mistake is made in how stuff is made and handled, and the insurance is involved, I heard about terrible billing policies and other complaints about the managing of the company by former workers.

When a company fails or an entity, or a product fails to meet normal current expectations of quality of competence, that thing sucks in the same way a person who fails to meet standards of behavior is an asshole.

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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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