Annual Thumb Toast to The Frood

hqdefaultOn Saturday, March 11th 2016 Galactic Hitchhikers celebrated  in the birthday of Douglas Adams with a Thumb Toast to The Frood. A post Day of the Dude event, and a pre-cursor to the Towel Day festivities if you will.
Our Galactic Hitchhikers Facebook Group was very active with our members submitting pictures of their Toast to the Frood. We cannot thank you all enough for participating in this inaugural event.
Below are the event details and member photos.

Galactic Hitchhikers Founder Zaxley Nash

A few of our inter-dimensional members thought it would be a pretty neat idea, something in league with digital watches, to honor the first of Froods, Douglas Adams, on his birthday.  There are a number of authors who have their birthday honored by fans via a Toast or visit to a location associated with said author. For example J.R.R Tolkien has had an annual birthday toast for decades hosted by The Tolkien Society and fans around the globe.  In addition H.P. Lovecraft fans visit his grave and read from his work. Therefore, Galactic Hitchhikers would like to honor Douglas Adams in a similar fashion, but on a more Galactic scale.

Galactic Hitchhikers Field Researcher/Writer
Anthony S Burdge

We encourage everyone to gather at their home, favorite pub, restaurant or venue of their choice to raise a thumb, and glass to Douglas Adams.


When everyone is gathered, at 8 PM local time stand, raise your thumb in salute and state together: “TO THE FROOD!” and afterward take a glass of your choice of beverage (not necessarily alcoholic), take a swig, sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.


Sub-Etha Channel 42
A/V Engineer/Writer


We highly encourage everyone to gather for local events, bring your towel and copies of your favorite Douglas Adams book, read selections from them and have fun. Please take pictures and post them here in the comments section or submit them to the Galactic Hitchhikers page.


Towel Day Ambassador 2014
Joel Ranger

Name: Joel Ranger

Where will you be toasting from?
the frozen wasteland which makes up part of Canada

Drink of choice? Zaxley’s Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster

Comment:Cheers and a toast to two great gentlemen whose works helped make me who I am.. to the Frood, Douglas Adams, and to Sir Terry Pratchett..both wordsmiths extraordinaire
Thank you to you both .. words fail me now.. but you will never be forgotten..

Ruthellen Hooker Sutton

Name: Conni Mc Morris

Where will you be toasting from?: Home in Appalachia on the Coal River

Drink of choice?: Sweet Red Wine

Comment: I would like a pan galactic gargle blaster, come to think of it  Must go ingredients shopping….


Name: Matthew Atias

Where will you be toasting from?: Chicago, IL

Drink of choice?: Rum and Diet Coke.

Comment: To the one and only Douglas Noel Adams. Your life and work was a blessing for many, and you will always fondly be remembered.

Aaron Hutsell

Where will you be toasting from?: Las Vegas, NV

Drink of choice?: Blue Moon

Comment: To the man that taught me anything is improbable!!!

Name: Jeff Rodgers

Where will you be toasting from?: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Drink of choice?: Coffee

Comment: The following morning, we will be actually venturing into huge underground tunnels. I’ll let you know if we spot any planets in progress.


Name: Sarah H

Where will you be toasting from?: Geneva Steam Convention (Delevan, WI USA)

Drink of choice?: Whatever I can get my hands on at the party

Comment: Cheers to the Frood that helped shape my humor and frame of thinking as a child. My mom raised me on Hitchhikers and Monty Python. We’ll be together with our better halves (at a steampunk convention) toasting to Douglas Adams at a party. Maybe someone will ask us to see their space ship.

Name: Anthony Burdge

Where will you be toasting from?: Galactic Hitchhikers East HQ, Staten Island, NY

Drink of choice?: Green Tea (Alcohol doesn’t agree with me any longer

Comment: A Toast, and Cheer to the First of Froods! My wife and I shall raise a thumb, and glass, to the one who has kept us in high spirits for a long time. Thank you so very much for being such an inspiration in so many areas of our life.