I've seen commercials in which former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole stood up for the benefits of Viagra, rocker Ozzy Osbourne spread the word about I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and actress Jamie Lee Curtis was released from the symptoms of "occasional irregularity" by downing Activia yogurt.
So I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to turn on the television one night last week and see a commercial in which ex-big league baseball slugger Jose Canseco, an admitted former performance enhancing drug user, was pitching the benefits of an over-the-counter testosterone booster.
In his commercial for HT Higher Testosterone, Canseco wore a form-fitting muscle shirt to showcase his chemically enhanced guns, and gave a rapid-fire recitation of the benefits that could be accrued from popping nonprescription HT gel caps.
It was testosterone use that got Canseco booted from a comeback bid with the Mexican League Quintana Roo Tigers last year -- seven years after he released "Juiced," his tell-all memoir of steroid abuse during his long and storied Major League Baseball career.
If Canseco is blazing a road to riches for other disgraced athletes to follow, it could lead to:
--Lance Armstrong becoming the celebrity spokesman for Kroger's "Simple Truth" line of organic foods.
--Tiger Woods becoming the host of cable television's "Cheaters."
--Barry Bonds hawking the "San Francisco Juicer" nectar-extracting machine.