Timothy Dexter: An Idiot Who Failed Upward
In Episode 297 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Newburyport, Massachusetts, to visit a mansion once owned by an idiot named Lord Timothy Dexter. An idiot, who no matter how many stupid business moves he made continued to fail upward, getting richer by the misstep, which makes us wonder if maybe he wasn’t an idiot at all. In 1802, Dexter published his memoir A Pickle for the Knowing Ones without a single bit of punctuation.
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