Genius inventor Thomas Edison was also a genius at being awful. Among the many contradictions that make up the United States of America, one that resonates throughout the lives of nearly everyone is that many of the wonderful toys we get to use can be directly traced to a terrible man. Thomas Edison, whose 170th birthday we commemorate on February 11, was, in fact, terrible. Long celebrated as an American hero for his genius in …read more
Rob Kozlowski is a Chicago-based writer who teaches in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College. He taught comedy writing for 14 years at Second City Training Center.