November 11, 2011

It's Nigel Tufnel Day! Crank It Up to 11!

Today is a special day for Spinal Tap fans.
11-11-11 is Nigel Tufnel Day!
So why does this lead guitarist of a made-up band get his own day?
Because his amps don't just go to 10. He cranks them to 11!

In case you don't remember the scene from Spinal Tap, here it is:

So to celebrate Nigel Tufnel day, do what you do today with a little more zest and a little more zeal than you normally would. Crank it up to 11!

PS: Is Nigel looking kinda familiar to you, but you don't know why because you've never seen Spinal Tap?
Perhaps it's because Christopher Guest is also the six-fingered man from The Princess Bride.
Yeah, those worlds just collided. You're welcome.


  1. I love Christopher Guest. The man is a genius! I might have to have a little C.G. marathon this weekend (Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, Thank You for Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind).

  2. Last night I told a friend that Christopher Guest is married to Jamie Lee Curtis, and it almost blew his mind! Guess that was an "11" in regards to news. Love this post. That clip is so funny!