The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 47 – Unabashed, Unashamed Napping “Whenever”

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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 47 – Unabashed, Unashamed Napping “Whenever”

April 29, 2020

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the middle-aged guide to quarantining?

Rick Rosner: You’ve seen the images of medical experts bruised in the face after wearing them for 14 hours. The way to go, take a nice comfy scarf before you go out, we’re supposed to wrap it around our heads with some mask covering in L.A.

But being L.A., it is sunny. People are jogging. If you’re going to wear a face covering, and you should, you put a scarf around your face. It was move. It will keep moving. You want to adjust it, but shouldn’t be touching your face.

So, that doesn’t work. What you do, you wrap the scarf and then you hold it all in place with your mask, then the scarf cushions your face from the mask. The mask holds the whole thing in place.

It is a kind of lunatic, futuristic, post-apocalyptic work. So, I learned that. I learned not to be ashamed of napping whenever. My wife has been very good about that too. She just lets me go to sleep whenever I want.

Jacobsen: [Laughing].

Rosner: Unless, it is dinner time.

Jacobsen: Why?

Rosner: Why? Today, I said I was achy and stuff. I decided to sleep through it. That just made her a little nervous, as if I might be coming down with something. But you have felt the same thing. You know the feeling of a cold might be coming on. But if you go to sleep, you can sleep it off and not have it turn into something.

When you work an 11-hour shift at your restaurant, by the end, you’re a bit shivery and achy. But if you go and you sleep, you might avoid what might have just about have gotten you. So, anyway, I guess that’s it. Those are the two lessons that I’ve learned.

[End of recorded material]


Rick Rosner

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

Founder, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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