Ask A Genius 432 – Sucking (2)

In-Sight Publishing

Ask A Genius 432 – Sucking (2)

November 3, 2018

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Can we create the Google Suck-O-Meter? The level of suckocity for this company or celebrity.

Rick Rosner: My Google celebrity is artificially inflated because I have the common first name and not uncommon last name. The guy who created CHiPS shares my last name. It is not all me. If you put quotes around it, it probably drops further.

It is still not all. It is an index but a sloppy index. But social media is an awareness of assholery and suckery amplifier. People share their gripes. I had this thing happen over the past two weeks.

Not only is it an incidental amplifier of gripes and discontent. It is used in a propagandistic way. Twitter and Facebook are built to amplify people’s anger. Over the past few weeks, I have had 100,000 followers, new ones, per day, until I had gotten 1.2 million new followers.

I believe that that is a foreign government trying to amplify my recently increasingly pissy tweets, usually against the Republicans. They have been against Kavanaugh who is baldly partisan and the least popular nomination since they started polling on the public opinions about Supreme Court nominees.

He seems like a pretty terrible guy. So, my tweets have been extra angry and extra pissy. Somebody who is trying to subvert the midterm elections decided that my angry voice should be amplified by having more followers.

Because I think that the more angry tweets and then the more followers to amplify this. I looked around to say if this was happening to others. Chelsea Handler said that this was happening to her too. It is an angry time. It could happen to others.

Thanks to social media, we can widely share our gripes; even though things are better now than at any other time in history, and are getting better on average, some things are getting worst such as storms.

Storms are getting worst. Climate change is adding heat to the oceans and the atmosphere. The more energy air and water has, then the more devastating the storms will be. It is not basic physics but understood physics.

A hot hurricane will be more powerful than a colder hurricane. The heat sucks more water into the sky and propels winds, drops more rain, and so on. Others things are getting better steadily. The lifespans are increasing, except for America where opioids are impacting us and obesity.

But it is mostly in the opioids. That seems to be the main culprit. It is really the fault of a single company, Pruitt Pharmaceuticals or something. It is the company that developed Oxycontin and promoted it.

They created oxycontin and the promoted it as non-addictive, which turned out to be not true. Once they were found out for that, they promoted a non-addictive or a non-abusable form of oxycontin that was harder to crush up, was time released, and was bonded with this gummy stuff.

People know this company has made billions of dollars and killed hundreds of thousands of people and nobody knows if they will be held accountable for it.

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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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