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This Day Goes To 11

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | November 11, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | November 11, 2011 |

There’s a lot going on today, poppets! As you well know, it’s Veteran’s Day. And, of course, it’s Nigel Tufnel Day. And then, yes, for the first time since November 11, 1911, it’s possible to write today’s date by falling asleep, ever so briefly, on your “1” key. Here’s a little piece from the NYT written on 11.11.1911. Thanks, Rob! (Abnormal Use)

Of course, the gorgeous girls over at The Mary Sue have a different notion of how this day should be celebrated. I’ll give you a hint. (The Mary Sue)

And (this will be quick, non-Whovians, promise) the BBC is holding their first ever “Doctor Who” convention in March of next year. Moffat and Smith will be there and it will only cost you 100 squids…and… ah yes, a plane ticket to Wales. (Bleeding Cool)

Oh! I missed one! Today is also a big day for Corduroy Enthusiasts. Oh yes, they exist. They even have their own club. Presumably we know what the membership jackets are made of. (NYT)

While we paid homage to the men of the military, I would love it if you would check out this list of Eleven Women Warriors of World War II. (Mental Floss

And to help provide a soundtrack to your day, AudioSuede has their list of Best Track 11’s. (AudioSuede)

But, above all else, it’s Friday. So if you’re so inclined, kick back, put on the tunes, and let this cunning site help you decide which delicious beverage goes best with your musical choice. (Drinkify)

The lovely Jason Segel has joined Twitter. You can follow him here: @JasonSegel. But, a word to the wise, Tweeters, it can suck you dry. Take it from this dude who lost nearly everything to a Twitter habit. (NYT)

According to the mother of one of the PSU victims, her son is still a big fan of the football team. I find her need to say that…disturbing. (Jezebel) Whether you agree or not, I urge you to read this fantastic article (thanks BierceAmbrose) on tribal mentalities. This wonderful piece examines PSU, Rick Perry and Herman Caine and, most importantly, us. (Ordinary Gentlemen)

And now for something completely different…a llama chameleons. Seriously stunning photos. (Pokkisam)

Awww, now I want to watch Rango. Wait…dammit, now I want to watch Up. (Fashionably Geek)

A trio of movie links. First, 8 Movies that were better as trailers. Oh, yes, Watchmen. I could not agree more. (Hulu) And for the trivia inclined, here are Ten Weird Movie Firsts. They’re not that “weird,” but they are pretty cool. (Top Tenz) And, finally, the coolest of them all, this round-up of “Six Incredibly Awesome Uses Of Camera Rigs.” It’s cooler than it sounds. (FSR)

Ah, but if you prefer a little more lewd with your lists, here are some of the more bizarre costumes from the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. What is with the spats, ladies? (Buzzfeed)

Speaking of things that shouldn’t go together, check out this amazing “Breaking Bad”/”Arrested Development” tumblr. A loot of terrible fathering going around. (Breaking Development)

Speaking of fathers, please check out this excellent piece on the role of fatherhood and how the modern era is possibly making it obsolete. (The Good Men Project)

I’m sorry, Jon Stewart’s piece on PSU was too good. If you haven’t seen it already, please do.

Finally, this is one of my favorite sketches of all time. I think of it any time someone says the word “eleven.” My dad, who is home and recuperating right now, sent it to me in the first place. So this is for my dad. And for you. Enjoy.

Joanna Robinson is going to kick back, pop some music into that Drinkify site, and turn it up to eleven. Tell her what you’re drinking/listening to here. Or here.

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