Not to take the focus away from Veteran's Day, but tomorrow the world will turn it up to 11.
That's what behind a new effort to name the day in honor of Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist of Spinal Tap. (No, I will not acknowledge that they are a fictional band.)
To quote the legendary bit of dailogue from 1984's This Is Spinal Tap:
The support is growing. For one, there's "The Nigel Tufnel Day Appreciation Society and Quilting Bee in Favor of Declaring & Observing November 11, 2011 as Nigel Tufnel Day (in Recognition of Its Maximum Elevenness)" (website here).
Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten.
And there's also a steadily-growing Facebook group called "Declare 11/11/11 Nigel Tufnel Day,"
with almost 15,000 members and counting (here
There's also an "official" 11/11/11 t-shirt you can buy here
Here's the clip that started it all