Today is the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year. It’s 11/11/11. In a related note, if you go to the Spinal Tap page on IMDb, it’s rated 8.0 out of 11 instead of the usual 10 star rating system. As you probably know, this is because Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel famously showed off his amplifier that went to 11 because it gave them “that extra push over the cliff”. And so today, 11/11/11, is Nigel Tufnel Day.
My otherwise awesome employer uses draconian rules about which holidays are paid days off. As such, I’ll be celebrating Nigel Tufnel Day by working. But there will come a time today when I’ll be celebrating. In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorite clips from 1984’s Spinal Tap.
This one is actually my favorite, when Derek gets stuck in the pod.