All of my 365 t-shirts from 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

T-shirt #309: Spinal Tap, This shirt goes to 11...

I got this one at 6 Dollar Shirts (, and it’s a reference one of my favorite movies of all time: This Is Spinal Tap.

Here are some Spinal Tap fun facts:

- I think I watched Spinal Tap about 394 times the summer I was sick with cancer.

- Christopher Guest, who plays Nigel Tufnel in the movie, went on to direct four more Mockumentaries (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration)

- My friend Mike’s Band Nigels 11 ( is a reference to the same scene this shirt references

- You can see my Nigels 11 T-shirt blog here:

- Spinal Tap appeared on the Simpsons in April of 1992 (weeks after I was diagnosed with a brain tumor)

- Even though Spinal Tap came out in 1984, there is a Spinal Tap fan page:

- Most of the movie was ad-libbed

- All of the songs were written and performed by the actors

- Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Fran Drescher, Dana Carvey, Paul Shaffer, Anjelica Huston, and Fred Willard all appear in the film

- If you haven’t seen this movie, you should!

Here are the “Goes to 11” scene, one of my favorite scenes when Nigel is playing the piano, and a “funny bits” compilation I found on YouTube…enjoy!

1 comment:

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