He says so himself, repeatedly, in his book F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-Com Flameouts
. "I'm an idiot dork," he blithely proclaims.
Then there are high-flying flameouts
exemplified by CPAs Phillip Lynn Lloyd and W.A.
These are happy times for the Toronto Raptors, who kept their stars and coach together even after a string of playoff flameouts
and are seeing that continuity rewarded.
There will also be no flameouts
or other similar events, which Mr.
Primetime's relationship with the macabre has always been tenuous, with ABC's recent flameouts
including "Eastwick" and "The River." The network's latest gothic-soap dice-roll, "666 Park Avenue," comes to the task with handsome accessories and a cheeky sensibility, none of which makes the delicate balancing act of what amounts to a "Rosemary's Baby"-like series any easier to realize.
Unlike the problems of, say, simple incompetence or bad character (which typically either are there or are not), alcoholic misconduct and serious mental disturbance tend to come and go, with plenty of ambiguous behavior, spectacular flameouts
followed by vows to reform, more backsliding, and imaginative rationalization through second, third, and fourth chances.
Fenway, its weird dimensions crammed tightly into a vibrant neighborhood, has been home to all sorts of history - fanatics, flakes, fires and flameouts
- since the Red Sox beat the New York Highlanders in the opener.
include "Game Show Marathon" (2.0) and "Tuesday Night Book Club" on CBS (1.6), and "How to Get the Guy" (1.7) and "Master of Champion" on ABC (1.6).