These Ratings Goes to 11

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It turns out the IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) has a very cool Easter egg for the 80s mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap": The ratings goes to eleven instead on ten.

And if this doesn't tell you anything, here is the conversation from the scene that was the inspiration for this neat little Ester egg:


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.



Link [IMDb] - prosthetic knowledge via kottke.org

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What a bummer. You can't actually rate it an 11, the max you can give it is still only 10. What happens when you need to rate it higher and you're already at 10?
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I don't know if anyone noticed, but in "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" during the band battle with the Japanese twins, the twins turn their amp up to 11 (in kanji).
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