If there’s anything in this world worse than being an aging, washed-up British glam rocker, it’s surely being an aging, washed-up British glam rocker who’s known worldwide as a child molester and kiddie porn peddler, someone who, for the rest of his life, will have the words “convicted pedophile” addended to his name. And the only thing worse than that is finding yourself booted out of Southeast Asia, a pariah nonpariel in one of the least civilized corners of the world. You know you’ve hit rock bottom when even Thailand wants nothing to do with you.

But hey, as Randy Pausch recently reminded us, brick walls are there to stop people who don’t want it bad enough. There’s something to be said for blind, pigheaded optimism.

Glitter vows to clear his name after ‘travesty of justice’ in Vietnam

Gary Glitter vowed to clear his name in Britain after claiming that his conviction for molesting children in Vietnam was a “travesty of justice.”