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Note: this post is part of today's Spirit of America challenge. To find out what's going on and what you missed already and how to join in, please start here and scroll up. 5. Kelli asks: Okay, here's one: what did you throw at your tv yesterday when the Red Sox swept the Yankees home series, and what were you shouting as you threw it? (Is that two?) I was too depressed to throw anything, but not so downtrodden that I couldn't muster up the energy to scream "What the hell is your damage, Torre?" After which I could be heard cursing the idiotic Yankee fans who booed Jeter and left the game in droves early on. They remind me of the Islander fans of the early 80's and that's not a compliment. 6, 7 and 8 from fellow Long Islander Rob:
6. Bo and Hope or Luke and Laura? Bo and Hope were dirty. I hated Bo, hated that beard and hated their stupid story lines. Hope had nice lips, that much I remember. Now Luke and Laura, there was a match made in heaven. He rapes her, she marries him. But they were fun, where Bo and Hope were just mired down in dumb plot lines. And while Luke looked like a shorter version of Bob Rossi, Laura was quite pleasing to look at. 7. Stuffing or mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes made with garlic and sour cream. Serve in a huge helping, making a small valley in the middle of the pile, in which you pour gravy and corn. 8. This August will mark the 30th anniversary of the first time a certain band played their first show in good old NYC. The band is one of the most influential bands ever, although not many realize it. People like Bruce Springsteen and U2 attribute their success directly to them (Bruce's first top 10 hit was actually written for them, and U2 covered several of their songs to get their first recording contract because they had yet to write their own). Who are they?
I need help with this one, guys. Rob wrote to say that the band in question broke up a few years ago, they used stage names and two of them are no longer with us. I'm drawing a blank. Posted by: IgwanaRob at April 26, 2004 09:54 AM

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Rob wrote to say that the band in question broke up a few years ago, they used stage names and two of them are no longer with us.

The Ramones?

Com' on Michele!
I'll give you a hint.
Rocket to Russia
End of the Century
Sneakers
Holes in the knees of their jeans
Dee Dee
Johnny
Sheena
"Come on everybody. Let's rock and rocll with the ....

SAY IT!

It's tough to beat The Creator of Worlds to the punch.

More hints:

- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Motorhead wrote a song dedicated to them
- Spiderman
- Suzie is a Headbanger
- The all knowing up there is all knowing :-P

I'm sorry, but you had me confused on the Springsteen connection. I didn't realize he didn't have a Top 10 hit until 1980 or that "Hungry Heart" was written for the Ramones. I read it on the Internet, so it must be true!

Bruce wrote it in the liner notes of the "Best of" album - I actually didn't know it until I read it either.

Speaking of the Ramones, there's an artivle in todays NY Times about the possibility that the documentary that's been in the making since 1998 may not come to be.

Dammit...