Wednesday, 10 October 2012

You can retire but you can't hide

Today that the sins of the past seem to be careering back into view. The scale of Jimmy Savile's crimes and the willingness of those around him to, at best, turn the other way is staggering. At the same time, just about every North American cyclist who pinned on a number at the Tour De France in the Armstong era has fessed up to doping. Lance hasn't actually fessed up, but he is not fighting it either.

Well better late then never eh.

Just a thought on changing value and attitudes. The  80's film Gregory's Girl, starring John Gordon Sinclair and Clare Grogan was a gentle comedy about a gawky boy, who falls in love with a girl that plays football.

If I recall correctly, (Please correct me if I am wrong, it is a long time since I have seen the film) Gregory ends up getting the other girl while Dorothy the footaballer, well she is last seen heading towards the showers with her slightly sleazy PE teacher. It probably explains something about why girls did not come forward in the 70's and 80's. It was an era when randy PE teachers and naughty scoutmasters were seen as harmless figures of fun.