The Ramones' willingness to do certain things poll

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Based on their stated preferences, mostly from song titles, what type of Ramones song do you like best?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Things The Ramones did want to do: Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, go out west where they bel 30
Things The Ramones did NOT want to do: Walk around with you, be learned, be tamed, be buried in a pet semetary, fight t 9
Things The Ramones did do: Remember you, go mental, be affected, sit in their room (humming a sickening tune, think of 5
Things The Ramones told you to do: Shut it up, Beat on a brat with a baseball bat, ring up the FBI to find out if their 5
Things The Ramones could not, would not, or did not do: Be, care, give you anything, make it on time, let it happen, se 2
Things The Ramones warned you about doing: Shutting it up, Killing That Girl, Opening That Door, 2


Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

Things The Ramones did want to do: Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, go out west where they belong, Carbona, be well, have something to do, be sedated, live, grow up.

Things The Ramones did NOT want to do: Walk around with you, be learned, be tamed, be buried in a pet semetary, fight tonight (on Christmas).

Things The Ramones could not, would not, or did not do: Be, care, give you anything, make it on time, let it happen, seem to make you theirs, control themselves.

Things The Ramones did do: Remember you, go mental, be affected, sit in their room (humming a sickening tune, think of you everytime they ate vegetables), believe in miracles, love you.

Things The Ramones told you to do: Shut it up, Beat on a brat with a baseball bat, ring up the FBI to find out if their baby's alive, give them shock treatment.

Things The Ramones warned you about doing: Shutting it up, Killing That Girl, Opening That Door,

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

voting WANNA

Owa Tana Siam (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

"grow up" should be in things they didn't want to do, obviously.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

Also, did not want to go down to the basement.

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:12 (eleven years ago) link

They couldn't give you anthing, either.

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

i'm sure I missed tons - but not giving you anything is in there. Missed basement though. Damn it.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:19 (eleven years ago) link

sit in their room (humming a sickening tune, think of you everytime they ate vegetables)

hard to beat imo

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:24 (eleven years ago) link

That's two songs conflated by a misplaced parentheses, but I suppose one could sit in one's room humming a sickening tune while eating vegetables and thinking of you all at the same time.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

I'm reading "I Slept With Joey Ramone" by his brother Mickey Leigh right now, and it doesn't actually seem like that much of a stretch to imagine that Joey did exactly that at some point. Poor Joey - he really was not well.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

yes that. conflation = otm poll option.

uh, xpost. (p.s. yuk)

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

hadn't heard of that book - do tell!

unobtaintium (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

It's pretty good - no big revelations about the band if you've seen End Of The Century or read some of the other books (especially Monte Melnick's one) - but a lot about Joey as a kid and teenager that's pretty interesting if you're a fan. Seems really honest too - reveals that Joey was obsessed with James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" album!

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:36 (eleven years ago) link

genius poll

gotta be "wanna"

a full circle lol (J0hn D.), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

do want

Snop Snitchin, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:38 (eleven years ago) link

They also didn't wanna be learned - or, indeed, tamed.

I'm voting things they told you to do.

ithappens, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:39 (eleven years ago) link

They didnt wanna rock after 1980 or so.

Bill Magill, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:42 (eleven years ago) link

wanna

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

they wanted the airwaves.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

Voted don't wanna, because before the Ramones song, I don't think anyone had publicly acknowledged their lack of desire to be buried in a pet sematary.

Bring me Sanka or Tetley (Jon Lewis), Friday, 4 December 2009 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

"wanna" has probably the strongest lineup here although a few of the individual entries on the others are very compelling. Also, the sequence for "wanna" almost reads like they plan to do them in that order, like they could all be strung together as one song.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 4 December 2009 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, go out west where they belong, Carbona, be well, have something to do, be sedated, live, grow up.

hahahahahahaaa yes totally

unobtaintium (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 December 2009 18:00 (eleven years ago) link

Except "grow up" should have been under things the Ramones did not want to do.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

And wasn't going out west where they belong more of an inevitability than a wish? But these are all overriden because we also know they want "everything."

Doctor Casino, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:16 (eleven years ago) link

they also didn't wanna be a pinhead no more, dudes

Shackleton Crater (jdchurchill), Friday, 4 December 2009 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

No, they "wanted" everything, suggesting they have long ceased wanting anything. Therefore that whole option should be ignored.

ithappens, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

New & improved but still incomplete version:

Things The Ramones did want to do: Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, Carbona, be well, have something to do, be sedated, live.

Things The Ramones did NOT want to do: Walk around with you, be learned, be tamed, be a pinhead no more, be buried in a pet semetary, fight tonight (on Christmas), grow up.

Things The Ramones could not, would not, or did not do: Be, care, give you anything, make it on time, let it happen, seem to make you theirs, control themselves.

Things The Ramones did do: Make a living by peelin' a banana, go out west where they belong, remember you, go mental, be affected, sit in their room (humming a sickening tune), think of you (everytime they ate vegetables), believe in miracles, love you.

Things The Ramones told you to do: Shut it up, Beat on a brat with a baseball bat, ring up the FBI to find out if their baby's alive, give them shock treatment.

Things The Ramones warned you about doing: Shutting it up, killing that girl, talking to commies, opening that door.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:43 (eleven years ago) link

what's with the stockz?

Shackleton Crater (jdchurchill), Friday, 4 December 2009 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

DONT WANNA

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

Maria Bartiromo (a Joey solo song)

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:49 (eleven years ago) link

I don't remember the last time I checked, but if you had bought those stocks like Joey said when that record came out, you'd be doing pretty well...

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

No, they "wanted" everything, suggesting they have long ceased wanting anything.

This is fallacious; it's possible, after all, that while they once wanted everything, they now only want some things.

Man, "did do" is looking a lot better now, the "Havana Affair" bit is pretty irrefutable.

Oh! They also took out their razor blade, doing what God forbade.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

Other things the Ramones did: got the glory like Charles Manson, tried to turn a trick, chewed out a rhythm on their bubblegum, watched Get Smart on TV.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:59 (eleven years ago) link

haha, was just about to bring up getting the glory like Charles Manson - are we assuming they did go ahead and fire that one bullet in the cylinder?

Somewhere along the line they also lived on a Chinese Rock.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:01 (eleven years ago) link

My favorite Ramones song suggests that I can't do something (keep a secret with my concrete skull), then suggests that everyone is something (a secret nerd), before finally revealing that the Ramones don't want to work in a hot dog stand. So it's "Don't Wanna".

bendy, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

Brilliant thread.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

...which was too good not to share.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

thanks, man. too bad i forgot to add going down to the basement to the don't wannas.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 20:01 (eleven years ago) link

wait, i thot they lived pickin a banana

bitter about emo (Hunt3r), Friday, 4 December 2009 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

haha, was just about to bring up getting the glory like Charles Manson - are we assuming they did go ahead and fire that one bullet in the cylinder?

Wow, I've spent more than half my life thinking they were singing "Hit the door/Light the match and..."

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 4 December 2009 20:07 (eleven years ago) link

It has to be don't wanna. They came fist in the repertoire, and helped form the core songwriting concepts. And, for the most part, the songs are better.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 4 December 2009 20:12 (eleven years ago) link

I don't care about this board, I don't care about this poll.
I DON'T CARE. (he don't care!)

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 December 2009 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

I was convinced it was peelin' a banana all these years. Pickin' does make more sense.

Brio, Friday, 4 December 2009 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

is s.l.u.g. a warning about actual slugs?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 December 2009 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

deluxe version:

Things The Ramones did want to do: Be your boyfriend, sniff some glue, dance, be a good boy, Carbona, be well, have something to do, have some fun, have some kicks, get some chicks, be sedated, live.

Things The Ramones did NOT want to do: Walk around with you, be learned, be tamed, go down to the basement, be a pinhead no more, be taught to be no fool, live this life anymore, be buried in a pet semetary, fight tonight (on Christmas), grow up.

Things The Ramones could not, would not, or did not do: Be, care, give you anything, make it on time, care about history, know why she wrote that letter, go surfing 'cause its twenty below, let it happen, seem to make you theirs, control themselves.

Things The Ramones did do: Make a living by pickin' a banana, serve as green berets in Vietnam, go out west where they belonged, swallow their pride, know your name, know your game, remember you, want you around, go mental, be affected, live on Chinese rock, hate the teachers and the principal, watch Get Smart on TV, want the airwaves, want everything, sit in their room (humming a sickening tune), think of you (everytime they ate vegetables), believe in miracles, love you.

Things The Ramones told you to do: Shut it up, Beat on a brat with a baseball bat, ring up the FBI to find out if their baby's alive, eat that rat, give them shock treatment.

Things The Ramones warned you about doing: Shutting it up, killing that girl, talking to commies, opening that door.

Things The Ramones did not like and were against: politics, communists, games, fun, anyone, Jesus freaks, circus geeks, summer, spring, sex, drugs, waterbugs, playing ping pong, the Viet Cong, Burger King, anything. Also crummy stuff.

Things you didn't for The Ramones: come close. mean anything to them.

Things The Ramones would do next time: listen to their hearts.

Brio, Saturday, 5 December 2009 05:15 (eleven years ago) link

want to

adamj, Saturday, 5 December 2009 06:26 (eleven years ago) link

God, "I'm Against It" is so great. This thread is a really solid argument for their lyrical invention, I have to say.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 5 December 2009 07:51 (eleven years ago) link

Brio, I just wanna give you the props that I think you know you deserve for such an awesome poll concept. Tremendous heapings of kudos, my friend.

Pooping And Crying (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 5 December 2009 08:07 (eleven years ago) link

There needs to be a new option: THINGS THE RAMONES USED TO DO:
Want everything, be an A student, be a truant, go to parties, drink champagne, be in showbiz, have fortune and fame, have pleasure and pain, have a name, have the world on their shoulder, make a living by pickin' the banana, feel sick and lose their minds, lie awake at night and think just of you, have a job done on them by DDT, lie in bed with the covers pulled up over their heads, think it was all for their own good

ithappens, Saturday, 5 December 2009 11:39 (eleven years ago) link

BTW ... greatest poll ever, and as Doctor Casino notes, makes you think about how great the lyrics were (on the first four albums, at least). First thing I did this morning after getting dressed was stop the kids watching Harry Potter and play I'm Against It.

ithappens, Saturday, 5 December 2009 11:45 (eleven years ago) link

You're making a strong case for "Bad Brain" as competition though. "I used to have a name" in particular - jesus, things have really gone south for that guy.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 5 December 2009 16:46 (eleven years ago) link

Things The Ramones wondered about: why you want to walk around with them, why things are always this way, if you've heard about the bird, what you want to talk to them for, if you remember rock n roll radio.

Brio, Saturday, 5 December 2009 20:10 (eleven years ago) link

did NOT want to be learned

kamerad, Saturday, 5 December 2009 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

Have we covered, in the achievements category, sitting here in Queens (eating refried beans)?

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 6 December 2009 11:12 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, they kept busy in We're A Happy Family: sitting in Queens, eating refried beans, gulping down thorazine, being in all the magazines, being friendly w/ The President and Pope, making fortunes selling Daddy's dope, and what not.

Brio, Monday, 7 December 2009 01:57 (eleven years ago) link

Things The Ramones ate: refried beans, chicken vindaloo, that rat.

Brio, Monday, 7 December 2009 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

Likely, some portion of that banana.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 7 December 2009 02:33 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 1 January 2010 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

They took the law, and threw it away, cause there's nothing wrong, it's just for play. There's no law, no law anymore, they wanna steal from the rich and give to the poor.

Maltodextrin, Friday, 1 January 2010 05:45 (eleven years ago) link

^^^
YES

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 1 January 2010 11:06 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 2 January 2010 00:01 (eleven years ago) link

well, that settles it

samosa gibreel, Saturday, 2 January 2010 01:03 (eleven years ago) link

great thread.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 02:26 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

My favorite Ramones song suggests that I can't do something (keep a secret with my concrete skull), then suggests that everyone is something (a secret nerd), before finally revealing that the Ramones don't want to work in a hot dog stand. So it's "Don't Wanna".

― bendy, Friday, December 4, 2009 2:18 PM Bookmark

so great

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 8 April 2010 19:15 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

Sadly, this poll missed "Things the Ramones couldn't do: Go surfin' cos it's 20 below'

Still a great thread.

ithappens, Friday, 10 December 2010 01:35 (ten years ago) link

danny says is so sad and beautiful

311 did 4/20 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 December 2010 01:41 (ten years ago) link

best ilx poll ever. genius.

balls, Friday, 10 December 2010 03:26 (ten years ago) link

Things that you may not know, but probably did...

That Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan wrote "I don't wanna grow up" for they. And did a version of "The return of Jackie and Julie" themselves.

Mark G, Friday, 10 December 2010 09:14 (ten years ago) link

xpost Danny Says is just about the best Ramones song, I think. Not the most fun but the one where you really feel what it must have been like being trapped in a cartoon.

ithappens, Friday, 10 December 2010 11:29 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://blog.wfmu.org/.a/6a00d83451c29169e20147e1c8a356970b-800wi

sleeve, Saturday, 22 January 2011 21:20 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

someone made a quiz! http://www.sporcle.com/games/category/music

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 24 April 2011 01:37 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

how did joey wanting to steal from the rich and give to the poor ("howling at the moon") sit with johnny, a republican?

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:21 (six years ago) link

as well as anything else Joey cared about

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 08:59 (six years ago) link

"It's called "My brain is hanging upside down", Johnny, Honest!"

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:16 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

I used to be an A student
I never used to complain
I used to be a truant
But I'm still the same
Bad, bad brain

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Friday, 19 November 2021 21:48 (one week ago) link


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