Nigel Tufnel Day


In addition to being Veterans Day, today is also a lesser known holiday: Nigel Tufnel Day. Why? Because of the date: 11-11-11.

In honor of this occasion, we thought that we would re-post my previous homage to the Great Nigel Tufnel.

Mom says that I have a very loud purr motor.

I replied, “My purr motor is very special because it goes up to eleven.  See, most cats have purr motors that go up to ten, but mine goes up to eleven.”

Mom asked me, “Does that mean it’s louder?  Is it any louder?”

“Well,” I replied, “it’s one louder.  It’s not ten.”

“See, most cats would be purring at ten.  You’re on ten, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten, purring on someone’s lap, and where can you go from there?  Where?”

“I dunno.” Mom said.

“Nowhere!  Exactly!  See, if I need to get my purr motor to make that extra push over the cliff, I can put my purr motor up to eleven.”

Mom asked me, “Why don’t you just make ten on your purr motor louder, and make ten be the top number on the purr motor, and make that a little louder?”

She clearly doesn’t get it.

“My purr motor goes to eleven.”

(with apologies to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner, and Harry Shearer)

Panda Bear, and Angel Mohawk (who also had an extremely LOUD purr motor)

pee. ess. Mom says that if you don’t get this reference, you never saw one of the Funniest Movies Ever. Immediately go watch This Is Spinal Tap, or at least this scene. Then come back and read the post again.

How LOUD is your purr motor?

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Friday, November 11, 2011 1:27 pm

Katnip Lounge @ 1:27 pm #

None of us can go to eleven. Yet.

Friday, November 11, 2011 5:02 pm

Elevens are wild today! We salute all those whose purr motor goes up to 11…

Friday, December 2, 2011 12:07 am

Karen Jo @ 12:07 am #

My purr motor is very soft. Happy Birthday to your Mom! Give her some of your extra loud purrs.


Friday, December 2, 2011 12:08 pm

jansfunnyfarm @ 12:08 pm #

Happy Birthday to your Mom! We hope you will be extra nice to her today.

Friday, December 2, 2011 2:23 pm

meowmeowmans @ 2:23 pm #

MOL. We love Nigel Tufnel. Happy birthday to your mom, and please do give her some of those “11” purrs for us. 🙂

Friday, December 2, 2011 5:01 pm

Zoolatry @ 5:01 pm #

Oh, oh … no purrthday posting! Well, we send big happy purrthday wishes to the bambino’s mom just the same!

Friday, December 2, 2011 8:11 pm

Eric and Flynn @ 8:11 pm #

Happy Birthday to your mum!

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