Ideas That Seemed Bad at the Time, Then Briefly Maybe Not So Bad, and Then Ultimately Really Bad

Ryan: Jason E. Miczek/AP; Tebow: Stephan Savoia/AP; <i>Gatsby</i>:Warner Bros. Pictures, Daniel Smith/AP
  • The Great Gatsby as a 3-D movie
  • Marrying Tom Cruise
  • Dennis Rodman, diplomat
  • Snapchat
  • Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback
  • Real Housewives
  • Paul Ryan