Well, you knew this would happen. There's no way to avoid it. So without further ado: in honor of today's historic date, here are 11 ways to celebrate 11/11/11:

1. Have a drink, or 11: Bar Basque is having a special 11-11-11 wine party, or head down to 11th Street Bar in the East Village, or just take 11 shots at your favorite dive and go home and throw up.

2. Wear corduroy: Even if you can't a ticket to the Corduroy Appreciation Club's final blowout bash tonight, you can still rock a newsboy cap or well-tailored pant.

3. See the brand-new horror movie 11.11.11, which comes out today (obviously), about "an entity from another world that enters the earthly realm through Heaven's 11th gate." Here's the trailer.

4. Or, stay at home and watch any of these fine movies: Ocean's Eleven (the original or the remake), Eleven Samurai, The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. Mcnamara, or, of course, Spinal Tap.

5. For the stupid hardcore, get an "11" tattoo, just like this 18-year-old, who was born at 11:11 a.m. on November 11.

6. Play 11-11-11 at the lottery, along with millions of other people. Or go to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which is planning special drawings every 11 minutes for up to $1,111.

7. Eat at KFC, which uses a (not-so) top-secret mix of 11 herbs and spices in their delightful fried poultry products. Or hit Pommes Frites for some stick-shaped food that lokos just like the number 11. It's sadly too late to eat elevenses, the British mid-morning snack, but Wikipedia does say that in the United States, "elevenses refers to the antiquated custom of the late-morning whiskey break," which we heartily endorse.

8. Now go play a sport to burn off all that fried food: football, soccer, and field hockey all have 11 players per team. If you can play for 11 minutes nonstop, refer to point 1.

9. Spend close to 11 minutes jamming out to The Grateful Dead's "The Eleven." Alternately: listen to Primus's "Eleven," or Thao and Mirah's "Eleven," both of which are only about four minutes.

10. Get married, and/or have a baby.

11. Teach the aforementioned baby to count to 11 with this classic Sesame Street video, which is also a trippy treat for non-parents, too.

[h/t to The Star and The Daily What]