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Not all failures are noteworthy. In fact, most of us experience quiet failure in every single waking moment of our lives -- and nobody wants to hear about that. That shit's just depressing. There are moments, however, when failure becomes transcendent, when you fuck something up in a way so unexpected that it's perhaps never been fucked up in that way before; at those moments, my friend, you may say that you have failed epically.
Like James Wright's failure to invent synthetic rubber, which resulted in the invention of Silly Putty, this man's failure to install a ceiling fan correctly resulted in another awesome thing with virtually no practical uses. But still pretty awesome. Put some black lights in that thing and turn up the dubstep, brahs -- let's get this shit poppin'.