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Turning it up to 11/11/11: it's Nigel Tufnel day
Guardian ^ | 11/11/11 | Adam Boult

Posted on 11/11/2011 5:34:30 AM PST by Pan_Yan

Hundreds of years before the dawn of history, bloggers declared 11/11/11 to be Nigel Tufnel day. We mark the occasion with 11 Spinal Tap quotes

Eleven is the magic number for fans of Rob Reiner's much-loved rock mocumentary This Is Spinal Tap, who have decided to mark today's auspicious date of 11/11/11 as Nigel Tufnel Day, in honour of the great man's specially-made guitar amps.

The Nigel Tufnel Day blog, purportedly run by the the Nigel Tufnel Day Appreciation Society and Quilting Bee, puts it thus:

"Only once in every century are we given the perfect opportunity to honor one of the greatest artists and philosophers of our time. This day, this apex of epic riffs, this nirvana of noise, this valhalla of virtuosity, this bodhi of broken eardrums, this moksha of mach, that you know as 11 November 2011, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to collectively experience the enlightenment of Eleven.

It is a day when we may gather with loved ones and break bread into tinier pieces of bread for small sandwiches. It is a day for the admiration of guitars, and also for the not touching of them. And finally, when the haberdashery plays are all acted, we celebrate the freeing of the enfoiled trouser vegetables."

While this obviously ought not to interfere with the important business of Rememberance Day, we thought it a good opportunity to reel out 11 key Spinal Tap quotes, as recommended by @guardianmusic Twitter followers.

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TOPICS: Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: heavymetal; napl; nigeltufnel; rock; spinaltap

1 posted on 11/11/2011 5:34:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Spinal Tap - These Go Up To 11
2 posted on 11/11/2011 5:36:16 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Let’s just hope no one spontaneously combusts!
Cheers!


3 posted on 11/11/2011 5:37:01 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Tagline typed on a closed keyboard. Do not attempt. Your mileage may vary.)
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4 posted on 11/11/2011 5:43:06 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Pan_Yan

TONIGHT I’M GONNA ROCK YOU TONIGHT!!!


5 posted on 11/11/2011 5:45:30 AM PST by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9)
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To: Pan_Yan

I get the sense of it, I just don’t understand it.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 5:46:07 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: Pan_Yan

Nigel would say, “Eleven...and eleven...and eleven? But what does forty-seven have to do with anythin’?”


7 posted on 11/11/2011 5:50:12 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Pan_Yan

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people... the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing...


8 posted on 11/11/2011 6:11:08 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

You can’t really dust for vomit...


9 posted on 11/11/2011 6:12:30 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle
You can’t really dust for vomit...

There's actually a lot of political wisdom in there somewhere.

10 posted on 11/11/2011 6:15:22 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Marty DiBergi: "This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry."

Nigel Tufnel: "That's just nitpicking, isn't it?"

11 posted on 11/11/2011 6:18:19 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Pan_Yan

“We’ve got armadillos in our trousers. It’s really quite frightening. “


12 posted on 11/11/2011 6:23:21 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Pan_Yan

“It’s such a fine line between clever and stupid.”


13 posted on 11/11/2011 7:01:36 AM PST by Oratam
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To: struggle

No, we are NOT playing f**king Stonehenge!!


14 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:29 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: CholeraJoe

Our movie ping.


15 posted on 11/11/2011 8:16:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Oratam

How did they leave out that quote?


16 posted on 11/11/2011 8:19:16 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Pan_Yan; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
This one is for Gloria Allred.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 8:20:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Plug in the Les Paul, Turn it up to 11, and WAAAIIIILLLL!!!!!!


18 posted on 11/11/2011 8:33:04 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Pan_Yan

When I first saw Spinal Tap in the theater back in 1984, there were some people in there who didn’t realize it was satire.

There was a group of metal-heads sitting behind us, and one of them said, “how come we’ve never heard of these guys?”


19 posted on 11/11/2011 9:02:14 AM PST by Disambiguator
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20 posted on 11/11/2011 9:05:38 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: secret garden
If ever there was a line from the movie that could serve as its subtitle, that's it. I watched the movie this past summer on a transatlantic flight for the first time in 20 years. With earphones and the screen only inches from my face, I watched it with a focus I never had before. It was funnier than I remembered.

Rob Reiner's Marti DiBergi has got to be Martin Scorsese. There's a moment in his rockumentary "The Last Waltz" where Scorsese's asks Levon Helm a question that never needed asking. Marty's nerdy self came shining through. That's who Reiner was channeling, I think.

21 posted on 11/11/2011 10:02:31 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Pan_Yan

“Listen, listen to that! Listen to that sustain.”

“I’m not hearing anything”

“You would, though... if it were playing.”


22 posted on 11/11/2011 10:05:12 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: secret garden; Pan_Yan

“Y’see, we’re not exactly University material, y’might say.”


23 posted on 11/11/2011 11:04:58 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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24 posted on 11/11/2011 1:36:59 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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25 posted on 11/11/2011 1:38:30 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: El Sordo

So much truth in that....

I own a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp; the knobs on all of Fender’s Hot Rod amps go to 12 (interestingly, the lowest value is 1).

Also, back in the early 1990’s Marshall introduced a line of amplifiers that went to 20. They even had Nigel on hand for their unveiling at the NAMM show that year.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 2:28:38 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: Pan_Yan
Funniest movie ever made, if you're a rock-n-roller of that era.

I bought a 3-pickup black/gold Les Paul Custom ("Black Beauty") a while back, and came to realize that there are three kinds of people in the world. Those who say, a) "Nice guitar, what is it?", b) "Wow that's Peter Frampton's 'Comes Alive' guitar!", and c) "Wow that's Nigel Tufnel's wireless guitar!".

27 posted on 11/11/2011 4:27:54 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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