A course of action that would appear to lead to a good outcome, but when undertaken, leads to a situation that is utterly out of control beyond human comprehension.
Instead of being over in a weekend, project Iraqi Freedom turned out to be a shitstorm.
Complete failure of something to deliver enjoyment or pleasure.
After paying US $9.00 to watch a bruce willis movie, everyone yelled SHITSTICKS when it was over.
A complete disappointment. Without merit, and difficult to remove.
Bruce Willis, after some initial promise on tv, turned out to be a shitstain.