But you already know that well worn cliche.
But in the strange, troubling and now told story of Finman, who recently identified himself, this cloud's silver lining has two names.
And those names are life guard Tim Johnson and pro triathlete Leanda Cave.
You see Tim Johnson is the guy who confiscated the fins from Frank Cardia (aka Finman) at last year's Ironman Florida.
And Leanda Cave, as it happens, is helping to organize an eBay auction to help raise money for the ALS Blazeman Foundation.
Can you see where this is going?