Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thought for the day: FIFA and HHGG

If Sepp Blatter, dreadful human being and corrupt president of FIFA, had not existed, would it have been necessary for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams to have invented him?

He certainly has a name that fits in the list of minor HHGG characters, most of whom were daft as loons and many of whom were cynical, grasping, and avaricious on at least a planetary scale. Consider:
  • Gag Halfrunt
  • Max Quardlepleen
  • Oolon Colluphid
  • Blart Versenwald
  • and – of course – Zaphod Beelblebrox.
Really, even in a competition like that, can "Sepp Blatter" – which sounds like a bad transcription of "septic bladder" – be far out of the lead?

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