A few weeks ago, I was driving up 75 and passed the skeletal remains of Touchdown Jesus. If you don't know what this is, God help you (AHA!). It was a giant statue of Jesus by the highway, attached to the outdoor ampitheatre of a massive church. What's relevant is that it cost $300k to build, and another $300k to rebuild. Granted, it was insured, but that's still a shitload of money that could have gone to silly things like feeding poor people, helping disease research foundations, and the like. I was reminded of this, because I was listening to a track of the new Linkin Park album, and I noted a common factor. Chester Bennington has an awesome and unique voice. He could have been the vocal talent behind a great group, but instead he chose to sing lyrics that became the rallying banner for an entire generation of pseudo-suicidal emo teens. FOCUS: What money, talent, or other potentially great idea have you seen completely wasted by misdirected application? Anti-Focus: Conversely, what terribly conceived notion or so forth can you think of, if any, that managed to defy all odds and become something incredible?