Today is 11/11/11 and for those familiar with one of the greatest comedy movies of all time This Is Spinal Tap, this means we should all take to the streets and celebrate Nigel Tufnel Day, the character Christopher Guest made famous next to Harry Shearer and Michael McKean in the Rob Reiner film. Don’t worry if metalheads are trying to cop it as their own, it’s belongs to us comedy fans first as This Is Spinal Tap is often revered as one of the greatest cult comedies of all time, with it spawning the mocumentary as we know it.
More than 20,000 people have joined the Facebook group “Declare 11/11/11 Nigel Tufnel Day.” Though lawmakers haven’t gone out of their way to help the group’s cause we still hold hope that it will happen in our lifetime. Many reputable press outlets aren’t waiting on the administration and putting things the way they out to be.
So we’re taking this moment to officially, by the power invested in us by the warming glow of computer monitors everywhere, declaring 11/11/11 as Nigel Tufnel Day.
Because we all know 11 is one louder.
How do you plan on celebrating Nigel Tufnel Day. I think we’re going to watch the film 11 times on repeat for starters.