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.
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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'.