by the Left Coast Rebel
I have a confession and I hate to admit it, oh I really do.
--- I've never seen the movie "Spinal Tap."
Mind you, I've seen parts of it and certainly appreciate the humor therein. I just have never sat down with friends or otherwise - and watched the whole thing (at least that I can recall).
Glenn Reynolds (aka the "BlogFather" or Instapundit) has definitely seen the flick, which doesn't surprise me as I can recall an interview with him that I read a while back where he admitted being strange, or a dork, or something (I remember this because I could relate at the time). And didn't he start blogging as an experiment, related to music too?
Regardless, Reynolds sees Nigel Tufnel's amplifier in Dear Leader:
The rest is really good stuff and solidly in the "why didn't I think of that" category (other than that I couldn't have, because I haven't seen the movie).
But I have a different character in mind. The more I watch this administration at work, the more I think we're seeing the first Nigel Tufnel presidency.
Nigel Tufnel, many will remember, was the fictitious heavy metal guitarist in the fictional "rockumentary" "This Is Spinal Tap." In a classic scene, he displays his guitar collection and his special amplifier that -- unlike all other amplifiers in existence -- has knobs that go all the way up to 11, instead of just 10.
Read Glenn Reynolds "Spinal Tap" piece here.
Almost forgot - here's the clip from "This Is Spinal Tap" where Nigel shows Marty his equipment and comments on his amplifier that "goes up to eleven".