These go up to ELEVEN!

 Today is one of those special number days, so I thought I would celebrate.  It’s November 11th, 2011, and I post this blog entry at 11:11AM, but that’s not all.  Today is Nigel Tufnel day. He was the lead guitarist of the (fictional) rock band Spinal Tap featured in the 1984 mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. He was played by actor Christopher Guest.  Here’s a clip explaining one of their many advantages over other bands.

To help to celebrate this momentous occasion, I started to do an illustration of one of Nigel’s signature guitar solos with the amps cranked up to ELEVEN, but then I thought that everyone else would be doing that.  So I decided to go one better (because 11 is one better than 10).

As I mentioned earlier, Nigel Tufnel was portrayed by the actor Christopher Guest.  He also portrayed the character of Count Rugen in The Princess Bride (both Spinaltap and The Princess Bride were Rob Reiner films).  A unique feature of Count Rugen was that he had SIX fingers on his right hand.  Do you know what that means?  He had ELEVEN fingers!  Here’s a quick little Photoshop image just for fun!


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