Survey Thursday - What Is Your Current Ringtone?

February 26th, 2009
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* On your mobile phone, what do you use as your default ring tone?

(Mahalos to soogs for suggesting this one.)

My default ring tone is set to "Ringtone 10" on my LG Voyager because it's loud, catchy and unique. Loud because I'm deaf, catchy so I don't get irritated at it whenever it rings, and unique so I no get confused when somebody else's phone stay ringing.

The real ringtone I wanna talk about however, is the one I have set when one of my high school boys calls me: "Nuthin' But a G Thang"! Ohhhhh snap! Makes me laugh every time! HA! (link is NSFW BTW). The sad part is I know all the lyrics by heart. LOL! Another ringtone that makes me crack up is the one Michael Scott (Steve Carell) uses on his phone on the show The Office: My Humps from the Black Eyed Peas.

So what's yours? No be shame? Can't be any worse than those two above! Or can it? Spill the beans! :)


Results from last week (Are You a Fan of UH Men's Basketball?)

  • Yes: 12 (DA WINNAH!)
  • No: 5

Happy Survey Thursday y'all! It's almost Aloha Friday!!!

42 Responses to “Survey Thursday - What Is Your Current Ringtone?”

  1. BananaFysh:

    My ring tone is the same ring tone of the phones in CTU on 24.
    Yeah bay-BEE! Now I feel more like Jack Bauer. :D

    First time I actually use a ring tone on my cell. Usually I just set it to vibrate, so I never needed one.

    Oh, so I guess last week's survey only had winners, huh?
    12 votes for "yes," and 5 votes for "yes." :lol:

    YES!

    oh, "FIRST!" ;)


  2. Coconut Willy:

    My phone is kinda old so I actually had to purchase a program to make my own ringtones. But here's what I got.

    1. Jump by Van Halen
    2. Boogie Wonderland for the Wife
    3. Also got Crazy Train by Ozzie
    4. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group


  3. uncle jimmy:

    it's an imbedded ad fo firs' hawaiian.. da survey dat says Yes..

    da Q RT is standard verizon, good enough..

    but da BB has a sweet one from Joe S... always wit' you, always wit' me..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yc8xyL0Xxo&feature=related


  4. bB:

    i get santeria by sublime on my blackberry.


  5. Ynaku:

    I tone deaf too so set it to vibrate. BUT if I had it on, my GZone is set to Ringtone 2. Regular electronic Telephone sound. I get hard time hear the tune type unless it's a LOUD song.

    My Blackberry set to Tune Bach Fugue D Minor

    :D


  6. frankie:

    Before I changed to my new phone (Blackberry Bold because I'm straight out baller like that), I had Super Mario Brothers as my ringtone on my RAZR. I've been too busy to get a new one for my new phone.


  7. Paco:

    I just have one of the default ringers. Boring but it works. I've always thought 'Nuthin but a G thang' would make a great ring tone.


  8. M:

    Good Morning Ed! :)

    My ring tone is from one of the train station chimes on the JR Yamanote line in Japan beleive it or not.


  9. frankie:

    I just realized that instead of fournier's gangrene, I should've named my UFC fantasy entry "Trachea" after our patented strike to the neck at Niu Valley!


  10. kuya.d:

    I got on "trill" - I'm too lazy to use a download. Plus, I end up always wanting to change it, so I'll stick to the generic rings.

    On my old SLVR, I had the clock countdown from "24" - the sound they played coming back from commercials.


  11. bp:

    My current ringtone is Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." When it rings I usually let it ring for a while just so everybody can rock out to it for a while.
    And whats wrong with knowing all the words to Nuthin but a G thang. Its funny you mentioned that, I had it on my I-touch playing at work and was rapping along to it word for word and I too know all the words to that song, when I noticed that my co-worker couldn't stop staring at me. She said it was like I was possesed. I told her that I had to let my inner "G" out every so often. I guess it seemed even weirder considering I don't listen to rap any more, I mean come on, I got Journey as my ring tone.


  12. Coconut Willy:

    Hey, what happened to my post? I wuz #2???


  13. NeedaHobby:

    I usually just have my phone on vibrate. I know, boring. I think I'm too cheap & lazy to download the "cool" ringtones. Ed, I wonder if your ringtone 10 would be the same on my phone? I have a LG ENV2. Try call so I can check 'um out ... j/k ... :razz:

    @Banana & @kuya - cool! I love 24!


  14. NeedaHobby:

    Hey?!? What did I say? My comment went into moderation.

    @tita & @kuya - Can we talk about the Top Chef finale yet?

    How about "Hootie hoo!" for a ringtone? ;)


  15. NeedaHobby:

    @Ed - when you going post the answer to yesterday's WIH? What?! Nobody got 'um yet?


  16. EMM386:

    For general use, Daytripper by the Beatles. For standard friends, the Katamari Damacy theme song. Some other, more special friends have their own ringtone. For instance, my brother is More by Sisters of Mercy, and my sister is the Benny Hill Show theme. I used Sweet Home Alabama for a long time before I started personalizing.


  17. rayboyjr:

    Don't have one now, cause I'm on a borrowed phone.

    But on my now-broken phone it was "A Thousand Miles"

    Don't ask why ... it just was. And I used to get confused like hell when the song played over the radio or on tv.
    8)


  18. tita leerz:

    Hootie Hoo would be awesome! They need to make a shirt like they did for Spike (Culinary B*****). I wish I could be a judge for Top Chef! It was good to see Fabio again...I wish he had a wise crack but he was polite. *sigh*

    oooh. I wonder if the ocho ocho song is on a ring tone. LOL! or what about the espaghetti song? (sex bomb sex bomb sex bomb). Ed, google it if I'm confusing you. LOL!

    Moderation....the other night I thought I was first but I went into moderation and my comment was eaten by cyberspace. Was a little after midnight. I wonder if it has something to do with timing and when Ed queues the blog???


  19. Kelli:

    Haha! My ringtone is "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry. It scares people because it's so loud.


  20. kako mochi:

    i got different ringtones for certain groups of peeps:

    family - gloria estefan's "conga"
    friends - 2 live crew's "shake a lil' something"
    co-workers - lupe fiasco's "daydreamin''
    everyone else - flo rida - "in the ayer"

    IDK why i chose "conga" for the fams, but i had it since i had my old phone, so i got used to it. "shake a lil' something" for my friends cause it reminds me of our clubbing days, when we went out 3 Xs/week. the other 2, i just like those songs :)

    can't beat my ringback tone for when i call my friend though - i asked her to choose bon jovi's "living on a prayer" and i love it when i call her - puts me in good mood :) i get sad when she answers quickly!!


  21. Scott:

    I have this Chinese clinkity clack music on my phone. I was messing with ring tones one day 2 years ago at work and I came across this one. I have a Chinese lady who I work with and I told her I am setting my ring tone to some random Chinese music in her honor. I think it made her day.


  22. Scott:

    i just changed my ringtone to 2 legit 2 quit by mc hammer. it used to be the tonight show theme (the johnny carson one) but i needed something a little more motivating since i'm trying to get in shape this year.


  23. World Wide Ed:

    * BananaFysh:
    Oh, so I guess last week's survey only had winners, huh?
    12 votes for "yes," and 5 votes for "yes."

    Haha! Good catch BF(F)! I wen fixum!

    * Coconut Willy:
    My phone is kinda old so I actually had to purchase a program to make my own ringtones. But here's what I got.

    C Dubbs is nu skool baby! :)

    * uncle jimmy:
    it's an imbedded ad fo firs' hawaiian.. da survey dat says Yes..

    *grumble* :P

    * bB:
    i get santeria by sublime on my blackberry.

    Nice bB! Loud and catchy!

    * Ynaku:
    I tone deaf too so set it to vibrate. BUT if I had it on, my GZone is set to Ringtone 2. Regular electronic Telephone sound. I get hard time hear the tune type unless it's a LOUD song.

    I hear ya naks! Sometimes, da buggah blends in with the radio. Hehe!

    * frankie:
    Before I changed to my new phone (Blackberry Bold because I'm straight out baller like that), I had Super Mario Brothers as my ringtone on my RAZR.

    LOL! Actually, I can't laugh too loud cause I downloaded and used that one for a little while too.

    * Paco:
    I just have one of the default ringers. Boring but it works. I've always thought 'Nuthin but a G thang' would make a great ring tone.

    One, two, three and to tha fo', Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the doh'... :)

    * M:
    My ring tone is from one of the train station chimes on the JR Yamanote line in Japan beleive it or not.

    Woah! I like get me one of those M! Brings back good memories... Sweet!

    * frankie:
    I just realized that instead of fournier's gangrene, I should've named my UFC fantasy entry "Trachea" after our patented strike to the neck at Niu Valley!

    LOL! I forgot about that one frankers. Get new meaning for you now though yeah doc?

    * kuya.d:
    I got on "trill" - I'm too lazy to use a download. Plus, I end up always wanting to change it, so I'll stick to the generic rings.

    Save money dat way too dews. Smaht!

    * bp:
    My current ringtone is Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." When it rings I usually let it ring for a while just so everybody can rock out to it for a while.

    LOL! I do the same thing for G Thang! The best, was back in the day, when people had 50 Cent's P.I.M.P. and it rang at the clubs. Haha!

    * Coconut Willy:
    Hey, what happened to my post? I wuz #2???

    Sorry C Dubbs, I guess it wen go straight to moderation, but I let um through. Conversations about ringtones, probably doesn't help the spam filters up in hurr yeah?

    * NeedaHobby:
    Ed, I wonder if your ringtone 10 would be the same on my phone? I have a LG ENV2. Try call so I can check 'um out ... j/k ...

    Haha, mayyyyybe. I like it cause it's unique, yet not too out there. Shucks, I thought I was the only one with it. Nah, I guess it's a-ight as long as we not around each other when both of our phones ring! :P

    * NeedaHobby:
    @Ed - when you going post the answer to yesterday's WIH? What?! Nobody got 'um yet?

    Hehe, sorry Hobbs. Shmall kine slammed at work lately. I went just post um: CPK.

    * EMM386:
    Some other, more special friends have their own ringtone.

    Haha, I use "We Are Family" for the fam. Pretty unoriginal eh EMM386?

    * rayboyjr:
    But on my now-broken phone it was "A Thousand Miles" Don't ask why ... it just was. And I used to get confused like hell when the song played over the radio or on tv.

    LOL! Same here rbj!

    * tita leerz:
    I wish I could be a judge for Top Chef! It was good to see Fabio again...I wish he had a wise crack but he was polite. *sigh*

    You guys'll be proud to know that I DVR'd the most recent episode. Still haven't watched it yet, but I figgah with all the talk about it here, I should. Hehe!

    * Kelli:
    Haha! My ringtone is "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry. It scares people because it's so loud.

    LOL! I like that song Kells. Catchy! Nu Skool too! :)

    * kako mochi:
    everyone else - flo rida - "in the ayer"

    Niiiiice moch! I loooove this song! Was my best man and bridesmaid's entrance song. Haha!

    * Scott:
    I have this Chinese clinkity clack music on my phone. I was messing with ring tones one day 2 years ago at work and I came across this one. I have a Chinese lady who I work with and I told her I am setting my ring tone to some random Chinese music in her honor. I think it made her day.

    Haha! I wanna hear whatchu talking about Scotty2Hotty!

    * Scott:
    i just changed my ringtone to 2 legit 2 quit by mc hammer. it used to be the tonight show theme (the johnny carson one) but i needed something a little more motivating since i'm trying to get in shape this year.

    Hahaha! Too funny (Great)Scott! Just hearing about it is getting me all pumped up!


  24. kuya.d:

    @tita & needahobbz - thoughts on the TC finals?


  25. susie:

    On my razr, I just have what they offer, called "Nova". My favorite is when I get a message and my phone does a musical TADAAAAA!


  26. tita leerz:

    Ed: they're doing a reunion show next week! Maybe you can talk about it then. hint.

    kuyaz: aaaaaahhhhh!!!!!! at least it wasn't stefan. but nice "sportsmanship' he go hug carla when she knew she was out.


  27. NeedaHobby:

    @kuya & @tita - I really felt bad for Carla. I thought she was too nice and not confident enough to just cook her own food. I have to admit that I was rooting for her ... girl power!

    Yup, Fabio was really polite and gracious (maybe b/c he wasn't competing anymore) to give his honest opinion about the meal. He didn't just side with his fellow European.

    The bit on the alligator was pretty funny. You know Stefan would've done the same thing. I was wondering how he was going to cut up the meat ... he just whacked at the tail!

    Overall, don't you think the chefs were a lot nicer to each other than on past seasons? Not as much dramas ...


  28. J.P.:

    sup ed.

    been reading your blog for awhile now but first time posting...

    da ringtone on my song is a song from this japanese rap group called m-flo. they're pretty good if any of u guys r into japanese music.


  29. soogs:

    dats weird. not only do we have the same surname but the same phone too. errybody has such a diverse range of music. gotta go check 'um all out. i used to use the opening riffs on vh's "aint talkin bout love" as my ringtone.


  30. tita leerz:

    @hobby: yeah, i like the no dramas. well, except for the sister pinay that made the rest of us look..well, you know. I didn't get to see the beginning. ...i'll catch the alligator butchering on rerun since i don't have TVO. but you know, with the past dramas, was kinda funny...especially season 1 with Leann and the curly red/blond hair chick. i'd be like yeah, put a bolo in each of their hands and go at it! LOL!


  31. uncle jimmy:

    tita..

    so i fell out of TC attention when da wife wen t'row me out of downstairs bedroom fo ren-o-vation.. not me, da bedroom..

    so fabio wuz yo fave, mines too, he had da sassy attitude, a way wit' da ladies, an' seemed like a fun guy to know..

    so, i could stand in for fabio, i kind of look like his shorter, older, uglier, brother, but equal or bettah on sass an' can still cook a lick from da ole dayz in restaurant biz in waikiki.. let's compare pasta recipes.. ha ha

    uj


  32. uncle jimmy:

    tita..

    since you hosteen one blog wit'in a blog, did carla's look kine of freak you out an' remine you of somet'ing or someone you couldn't quite pit yo fingah on?

    apparently a lot of people thought so because there was a yahoo Q&A thread on this top-ick.. here's what they came up wit'..

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/home-movies-s4e01-still.png

    she reminded me of a tall, skinny, female erkel.. or maybe jus' erkel grown up in drag..

    i actually liked her 'cause when she spoke it was like she was a normal person, only her look was jus' plain laugh-out-loud freaky.. or is it jus' me..


  33. kuya.d:

    @tita & Hobbz - you could tell the judges were pulling for Carla, and they knew she caved in to Casey. Poor thing, but Carla played the role of Richard from last season, they both won cars right before the finals.

    And the new judge must have felt ganged up on when Tom kept saying, "they weren't required to make a dessert."

    Overall, that seemed a lot less stressful than finals from past seasons. They seemed to have to cook more dishes in the past for the finals.


  34. kuya.d:

    @uncle jimmy - Carla looked like side show bob from the simpsons, or like tommy's mom from rugrats. Or what about jar-jar binks from star wars?


  35. BananaFysh:

    @kuya - Sideshow Bob! :lol: Too true! So mean, but true! She even get the bug out eyes! :shock: haha!

    Man, I think it was Carla's to lose. She was getting stronger as the competition went on. Had she not listened to Casey, and just cooked that steak with a technique she was comfortable with, she would have nailed it. I think she's one of those people who just can't say no to people - she got burned by that earlier in the competition.

    I must say, I was kinda feelin' love for Stephan when he went over to comfort Carla when they were at Judge's Table. I think he could see she was on the verge of breaking down, and his gesture was sincere. Man, I felt so bad for her, cause she was in control of her own destiny, and she let her sous chef make crucial decisions that cost her the title.

    Ah well, hard to feel too sorry for her - she got the Super Bowl tickets and the car. ;)


  36. skycastles:

    I got "shake a lil something" for my friends' ring and michael buble singing "this thing called love" for the fam ring.


  37. skycastles:

    I think this would be a coolest ring tone though.


  38. skycastles:

    Aww, the vid didn't show up. Let's try a link then instead. Hope this works.

    Peanut Butter Jelly Time


  39. kuya.d:

    @bananz - yeah, Carla was in the driver's seat. Don't you think we'll end up seeing her come back to cook in the role Casey did? That would be interesting. Carla was so "all about the love", that was super cool.

    And that side show bob reference was actually someone else's idea, not mine. I can't remember where I read or heard it.


  40. kuya.d:

    @skycastles - pb&j time was bananas! Mahalos.


  41. uncle jimmy:

    yah, PBJT is pretty funny stuff..

    really feel bad dat i loss track of TC dis yeah, but wit' da way bravo likes to program, can see it 14 mo' times in reruns anyway, and again in the runup to nex' season..

    we had all the makings of a great season..

    mr. coolio italiano fabio (you look mahvelous, dahling!)
    nazi stefan (reminds of the austrian nazis who ran sheraton F&B in ole dayz)
    cool an' calm but focused hosea
    freaky carla (will she cook somet'ing awesome, start cryeen, or jus' flip out? hooo, da bes' of TC drama, wut will happen nex'..
    oh, an' padma, what can we say about padma excep' we'd like to do her twice, but only if she wears leather and doesn't talk, what a witch.. at "take your knives" time, she dons an emotional dom outfit and essentially says, GTFOOH you loser! (an' enjoys da moment)..
    so padma, what is YOUR actual talent, hmmmm? talking while eating?
    or tom, da macho gay preten' teddy bear who gets hung up on a concep' an' jus' can't let it go.. do i wan' him at a dinner pah-ty, sure as long as he stays in da kitchen an' doesn't have to cook dessert..
    oh, an' almos' forgot Maui Boy, da only question wit' him wuz what color da fireworks wud be when he finally exploded.. what was it is dat he finally blew up wit'? pasta wit' daikon or bread pudding w/kim chee or somet'ing li' dat.. had to love him anyway.. all tatz an' portagee mout'.. freakin' guy wuz shadow boxeen da whole time..

    what a great show, jus' like real life... sort of..


  42. World Wide Ed:

    Woo hoo! My comment count hit the 40s! First time I think. I'm tickled pink, even though half of it was off topic (Top Chef)! LOL! Thanks for writing in anyway y'all! Here are my responses.

    * susie:
    On my razr, I just have what they offer, called "Nova". My favorite is when I get a message and my phone does a musical TADAAAAA!

    LOL! I like that one too suze!

    * tita leerz:
    Ed: they're doing a reunion show next week! Maybe you can talk about it then. hint.

    LOL! I going just put "Top Chef Reunion Show: Go!" (like I said) if you guys promise to post planny comments leerz! 8)

    * J.P.:
    sup ed.

    been reading your blog for awhile now but first time posting...

    da ringtone on my song is a song from this japanese rap group called m-flo. they're pretty good if any of u guys r into japanese music.

    Howzit J.P. Thanks for writing in. m-flo eh? Gotta look into that one! No be shame. Keep writing in k? :)

    * soogs:
    dats weird. not only do we have the same surname but the same phone too.

    Long lost siblings? :)

    * skycastles:
    I think this would be a coolest ring tone though.

    Peanut Butter Jelly Time

    LOLOLOL!

    * kuya.d:
    @skycastles - pb&j time was bananas! Mahalos.

    * uncle jimmy:
    yah, PBJT is pretty funny stuff..

    Never even heard of dis sky/dews/uji. Where is it from?