The Classic Hoopy Frood*

“And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change …”

— Douglas Adams

Actually, and I’m saying this as a strictly non-religious guy, I think Jesus was a pretty clever dude with lots of great ideas, ones that certainly ought to be more closely observed by people in general all over the world.

He’s also someone I think I’d totally enjoy sitting down with for wine and a long, intelligent and uplifting chat.

Do your intellect a favour and skip the Divine Connection bit for a moment, regardless of whether you believe in it or not, and really listen to Jesus’ message of kindness, respect and love, you’ll notice that Jesus was the Nelson Mandela of his day. The world needs Nelson Mandelas. Always have, always will.

If there really is a second coming, I’ll bring the bottle. Peace out!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defines the terms hoopy as a “really together guy”, and frood as “really amazingly together guy”, hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy also carries definitions of sass, towel and Ford Prefect, but they are for all intents and purposes outside the scope of this blog post.


One Response to The Classic Hoopy Frood*

  1. The Old Wolf says:

    Of course I had to like this. And as Ginger pointed out, WWJD does seem to encompass hucking tables around and whipping idiots with knotted cords… 😉

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