hqdefaultOn Saturday, March 11th 2017 Galactic Hitchhikers celebrated the birthday of Douglas Adams (3/11/52) 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.

This year being the 40th Anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy we are doing something slightly different.  If you are unfamiliar with our Thumb Toast to the Frood, then please read on and at the end shall be explained the 2018 version.

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.
Please take pictures and submith them to our facebook group using the hashtag #FROODTOAST



Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 40th Anniversary Version

In order to honor Douglas Adams we highly encourage everyone to:

  • gather for local events, or slouch on your own 🙂
  • bring your towel
  • Read from your favorite Douglas Adams book to a bunch of Vogons
  • Toast to the Frood as described in “The Toast” Section

Sub-Etha Channel 42
A/V Engineer/Writer

Celebrating the 40th Hitchhiker’s Anniversary 
We would love to see you get a bit zany with your celebratory Thumb Toast to The Frood.

Zany how you may ask?

Well, it being the 40th Anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, how creatively zany can you get?

Surely we would love to see your Thumb Toast as seen in examples above, but

  • can you cosplay a particular character from the trilogy of six?
  • How big of a group can you get together to photograph raising your Thumbs to the Frood?
  • Are you a budding Field Researcher and wish to write Guide entries to celebrate the 40th?
  • Or record something via your sub-etha device & upload it somewhere to share with Galactic Hitchhikers

There is no limit to how creative you can get, nothing dangerous or unsafe of course, but we highly encourage creativity.
Please post your contributions to our group, with the hashtag #FROODTOAST and we shall memorialize them via an album on this very website!

Lastly, if you are camera shy and wish to only submit something in a text version, please fill out the following form