See also: Eleven Ways To Celebrate Nigel Tufnel Day

Early this year, we told you about the movement to make November 11, 2011 officially Nigel Tufnel Day.

Tufnel, of course, is a protagonist of This is Spinal Tap, beloved for his amp that goes to 11, making it, of course, “one louder.”

And while we have fully supported this cause — which includes a dedicated tumblr page and nearly 20,000 members in a Facebook group — there's one problem.

With Friday fast approaching, no authority with the proper jurisdiction has taken the necessary steps to, in fact, declare it officially Nigel Tufnel Day. That is, until now.

Which is why, by the power invested in us by that big-bottomed spirit in the sky, we at West Coast Sound hereby declare this Friday, November 11, 2011, 11/11/11, to be Nigel Tufnel day.

This international holiday transcends all boundaries, both political and geographic. In the U.S., it runs concurrently with Veterans Day.

Governments the world over, therefore, are officially required to acknowledge that their citizens are in need of that extra push over the cliff. That a life turned up to 11 is the only one any of us are interested in living.

All employees everywhere shall be granted a paid holiday, and the laws of physics shall cease to apply. At 11:11 a.m. on this day we will all pay respects to a tiny Stonehenge, and at 11:11 p.m. we will smell the glove.

Spread the word: 11/11/11 is now Nigel Tufnel Day, and it forever shall be. Now, gimme some money.

LA Weekly