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screwup

Vox populi Opportunity for improvement
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Imagine a new sitcom: A charming, New Agey, middle-aged screwup (think, say, Aida Turturro) takes off for a two-week trip to India, dumping her worldly-wise 9-year old son on her charming, middle-aged gay bear of a brother (Kevin James, maybe?
He was a sensitive, 16-year-old screwup, and his first-person story told of a world full of "phonies"--like the old history teacher he visits as he flunks out of another in a series of prep schools:
In reality, Henry Hill was a monumental screwup who was hopelessly addicted to drugs much of his life and frequently behaved erratically.
And so it was for Rather, who compounded his high-profile screwup by hiding imperiously behind the exalted myth of CBS's unassailability, waiting 12 days to apologize and fully disavow the memo, by which time the anchor's reputation had plummeted to new lows and a thousand gleeful bias hunters had long since filled the media echo chamber with shouts of "I told you so
Yet here he was - the first big screwup of the night.
After the big screwup with the flight school letters became public in March, INS commissioner Ziglar reassigned four top INS managers, even though they had nothing to do with causing the mess.
Because the whole episode is classified, it's impossible for the public to really know whether this was another case of Lamberth going ballistic over a minor bureaucratic snafu or a serious screwup by the Justice Department.
That's the only way the looting of taxpayers to pay for the city and the fire department's screwup will ever end.
Satan held a press conference conceding that "Coulter was a major screwup on my part," and apologized for her existence.
And the most bizarre screwup of all came in the eighth, just after Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.
Coach Braswell apologized for the screwup,'' San Diego coach Brad Holland said.
Coach (Bobby) Braswell apologized for the screwup,'' Holland said.