Now A Word About Nerd Immunity. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

 

 

Now A Word About 

Nerd Immunity. . . 



Although it seems many have suddenly graduated from 

medical school while never growing weary from late night study sessions or without years of residency - all in a time frame much shorter than a blink of an eye.  

 

For the record, I am not a medical doctor nor have I claimed to be.  I don’t feel the need to speak as an expert on many subjects especially one where knowledge is of paramount importance.    

 

Although the term herd immunity seems to be in evidence in the most casual of conversation, I dare not attempt to define it.  

 

Even the word immunity by itself which is more widely known, is still one where some additional assistance, experience and knowledge in the field is not only appreciated but should be encouraged.   

 

That said, I was recently having a bit of a Roseanne Roseannadanna moment.  Do you remember her?  Her name and image occasionally surface for me while pondering.   



With her matchless way of expressing herself, you may recall her as a character created by comedy great Gilda Ratner.  As an “expert”  she made comments on issues of the day on the television show Saturday Night Live many years ago.   Often her segment ended with “never mind” as she hilariously relayed her information which had been delivered with questionable “facts”.  

 

In much the same way, it seems medical information from many sources has gone viral.  In a way at least.  Yes, I have opinions on the subject but I choose to remain silent.  Now, on the subject of nerds, geeks and other goofballs...we can chat but first I digress.  




The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com








 

 

 

 



Although it seems many have suddenly graduated from 

medical school while never growing weary from late night study sessions or without years of residency - all in a time frame much shorter than a blink of an eye.  

 

For the record, I am not a medical doctor nor have I claimed to be.  I don’t feel the need to speak as an expert on many subjects especially one where knowledge is of paramount importance.    

 

Although the term herd immunity seems to be in evidence in the most casual of conversation, I dare not attempt to define it.  

 

Even the word immunity by itself which is more widely known, is still one where some additional assistance, experience and knowledge in the field is not only appreciated but should be encouraged.   

 

That said, I was recently having a bit of a Roseanne Roseannadanna moment.  Do you remember her?  Her name and image occasionally surface for me while pondering.   



With her matchless way of expressing herself, you may recall her as a character created by comedy great Gilda Ratner.  As an “expert”  she made comments on issues of the day on the television show Saturday Night Live many years ago.   Often her segment ended with “never mind” as she hilariously relayed her information which had been delivered with questionable “facts”.  

 

In much the same way, it seems medical information from many sources has gone viral.  In a way at least.  Yes, I have opinions on the subject but I choose to remain silent.  Now, on the subject of nerds, geeks and other goofballs...we can chat but first I digress.  




The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com








 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (57)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I can't even post, comment or read anything on ActiveRain right now. I seem to be either banned or ignored by the ActiveRain gods. It's got to be the Covid, Society seems to blame everything on the pandemic. I hope to be allowed back on as an active member once more. Have a great weekend Michael Jacobs 

Jul 24, 2020 09:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Brian England - gremlins have been known to run amuck.  Here on ActiveRain and in real life  

Sharon Lee - yes, no Internet connection can have its advantages.  

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - you're not alone - it has taken me about five minutes so far to write this comment.  

Jul 24, 2020 11:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I thought I had voted out of the ActiveRain community Michael Jacobs 

Jul 24, 2020 05:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - the possibilities of expulsion are more likely for me.  

Jul 25, 2020 06:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Jul 25, 2020 08:05 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there Michael. Yep, there are a heck of a lot of people shooting off their mouths these days. There are only a few I really take the time to listen to though. It's so important to really trust what we hear or read. And yes, I limit the heck out of time spent staying up to speed. 

Jul 25, 2020 03:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy.  It seems you are continuing to do the right things.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - "limits" are good.  

Jul 25, 2020 03:36 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Michael Jacobs. I missed you while away on my sabbatical.  Hope you are happy and well and dealing easily with our current situation, the pandemic.

Aug 06, 2020 11:39 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Loved Roseanna.  The term herd immunity has certainly been bandied about.  And when phrases are overused, their meaning often becomes diluted.  You start thinking hard about each word and how in the world they relate to each other.  I can't see how herd immunity actually 'works'.  When have we ever had complete herd immunity?  Against what?  How much is necessary to feel safe?  What do you give up to get it? etc.  Facts can also be skewed to placate or scare.  But, 'oh what a beautiful world'...

Aug 16, 2020 11:32 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect

Herd mentality also comes to mind...


also: herd it on the grapevine...

Aug 17, 2020 08:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Also hurd o' turtles John Henry, Florida Architect...!

Aug 17, 2020 10:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

"If it's not one thing, it's another..." Gilda is a most memorable comedic icon Michael and I too have my opinions about the current situation out there and the truth will eventually be revealed!

Aug 17, 2020 06:08 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Michael,

Tell us more about "Nerd Immunity." That should work well for me.

Aug 17, 2020 07:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

John Henry, Florida Architect - ahh, yes "Herd It On The Grapevine".  A classic hit, right?

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - some say it's all "out there" but remains lost.  

Dörte Engel - stand anywhere.  Look left, then look right, up, then down and all 'round - it's likely there.  

Aug 17, 2020 09:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I find myself in need of a good ponder, I think...

I hope you had an awesome Thursday, Michael....

Aug 20, 2020 09:29 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - Great post as always! I do remember that segment on Saturday Night Live. (Very funny) - Sometimes we need to take expert advice with a grain of salt. I have found it interesting that 2 experts can have a completely opposite opinion based on medical science.  I guess we should remember that these are just opinions and we should always do our own research and come to our conclusion based on that research. 

Aug 23, 2020 09:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I am firm believer in the act(and the art) of pondering.  

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - grains of salt often makes me think of sands in a hourglass which brings me closer(or back) to the element of time.  Time answers much.  Answers at times as well as perspective.  

Aug 24, 2020 09:29 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wow I missed this one . I remember the SNL Scits and loved the movie Revenge of the Nerds ( in the day)

Nov 15, 2020 06:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Michael J. Perry - I recall the name of the movie but don't remember seeing it in its entirety.  I am glad you found this post and the happy memories it prompted.  

Nov 15, 2020 09:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Gilda Radner as one of my favorite Saturday night live performers and always made me laugh Michael Jacobs 

Feb 03, 2021 08:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - over the years(and there have been many) I believe we have been quite fortunate to be exposed to some wonderful comedy as written and acted by the talent from Saturday Night Live.  I feel even more fortunate these days when they started to air it live from New York in our area so it is broadcast at 8:30 PM so it is truly live.  

Feb 03, 2021 09:14 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wow you wrote this last summer. Very cool. I listened to yet another so called expert this morning telling me his idea of when we can go back to normal. Such BS.  He's so out or touch with what's happening in AZ, we're open.

Mar 12, 2021 09:36 AM

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