Respectful Insolence

A Spinal Tap moment…

I don’t know why, but yesterday I was thinking about Spinal Tap. It’s a hilarious movie that I haven’t seen in a while, and I’ve wanted to own the DVD for a while now. Somehow, this thought reminded me of something. Something about the blog. Something that, in my absence and now my return from vacation, I had forgotten to post. A monthly blog ritual, so to speak. Indeed, the memory of one particularly hilarious scene from This Is Spinal Tap triggered a reminder of what I must do.

So, here and now, I rectify my oversight:

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I bet you didn’t know that EneMan helped to build Stonehenge, did you?

Or maybe EneMan was simply paying homage to that classic scene in This Is Spinal Tap, when the construction of a model of Stonehenge to be used in a Spinal Tap concert goes disastrously (and hilariously) wrong, due to a little misreading of the measurements. As band member David St. Hubbins put it, “I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.”

Or maybe EneMan simply wants to “turn it up to 11,” as the boys would put it.

Comments

  1. #1 Ahistoricality
    September 3, 2006

    This could lead to a real reevaluation of many ancient monuments. The tendency to see these superstructures as phallic would need to be reconsidered in light of this evidence….

  2. #2 Richard Carter, FCD
    September 3, 2006

    Sto-nenge: no one knows who they were, or what they were going.

  3. #3 Richard Carter, FCD
    September 3, 2006

    (I meant doing, not going.)

  4. #4 Abel Pharmboy
    September 3, 2006

    I love using that scene to impress upon pharmacy students the importance of expressing their calculations data in proper units.

  5. #5 Greg P
    September 3, 2006

    EneMan says:
    “Yes, this is what killed the dinosaurs. Can you imagine what it’s like trying to pass one of these babies? Don’t let this happen to you.”

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