Edward Leedskalnin, we've determined, was probably not a good guy. He had some sketchy personal ideals (which he wrote about) and by today's standards he was a love spurned pedophile obsessing psychotically over losing the chance to marry a child 10 years his junior. He took all of his bitterness, moved from Latvia to the USA & eventually built a modern marvel of a shrine to his "sweet sixteen". He plainly says he built it by himself just because he knew what he was doing. This could very well be the basic, boring truth. But what kind of story is that to tell? All sorts of weirdness could've been afoot while carving, then erecting massive oolite limestone blocks under cover of night all by his lonesome in South Florida. You be the judge. Johnny Brooke from Coffin Apartment joins me to discuss all of it.
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NEW WORD OF THE NITE:
the involuntary and repetitive use of obscene language, as a symptom of mental illness or organic brain disease.
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