Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Eleven

Just for the fun of it...
If you have not seen Spinal Tap this might not make a lot of sense to you.
My husband plays the Bass guitar (and anything else that falls into his hands!) and he has an amp that weighs about 80lbs. When he brought (lugged) it home and showed it to me, the first thing I asked him was if the volume went to "11"...at which point we both fell over laughing. Here's why:

(Scene from Spinal Tap...Nigel explaining why his amp is better than others in an interview)

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. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

5 comments:

doc-t said...

I LOVE that scene!!! LOL I'm laughing right now just thinking about it...

I love that movie to. Maybe you could get your husband a number eleven to stick on the amp... for a gift!

Mayden's Voyage said...

I don't watch that movie often enough, or Monty Pythons Holy Grail, and a new one for me, Office Space is just side splitting.
I need to make a Saturday of it!
Sorry about the debate I started on your blog...Did you know I could be outspoken at times??? :)
I'll try to keep it to my blog, and out of your comment section...but I did see a few new readers I had not seen before on your blog! Oh well...
I think you have been through a lot, and will be wiser person for what you have lived through. I do believe that things will get better, I always think that! So far, I have not been wrong...in my own life at least! We'll see how things are going when I'm 90! :)

Mark Pettus said...

Then sign of a really great movie is that you can repeat a single line from the movie, and complete strangers get the reference.


We need to talk about your TPS reports.

Mayden's Voyage said...

Mark,
I got the memo...I'll use the coversheets next time.
;)

JL4 said...

"Can I get you an egg-nog Eddie? Drive you out into the desert and leave you for dead?"

"Nahhh Clark. I'm good."