It’s worse when you wear a silly helmet and a shirt with sponsors on it.
Lance Armstrong–remember him? Worldwide celebrity, dating Sheryl Crow (until she came out against toilet paper)–and he threw it all away by getting caught cheating.
So he sought absolution. From another celebrity.
Gee. Back around the turn of the 19th century there was a now-famous short story by Robert W. Chambers, “The Repairer of Reputations.” Evidently that’s not Oprah Winfrey, who heard Lance Armstrong’s confession but couldn’t make him famous again.
And now I’m thinking of Humpty-Dumpty…