Sunday, July 31, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Interesting American Town Names

America is famous for its small towns, however the names of some such towns are questionable. Not our words, but the words of Ed from Vancouver in his email to topofthepods@gmail.com. We really struggled with this list of the top 10 interesting American town names to make them actually sound interesting, but here goes:-

  • 10 – Chloride, Arizona
  • 9 – Hazardville, Connecticut
  • 8 – Correctionville, Iowa
  • 7 – Slaughter, Louisiana
  • 6 – Little Boars Head, New Hampshire
  • 5 – Cheesequake, NJ
  • 4 – Yonkers, NY
  • 3 - Tuba City, Arizona
  • 2 – Bird In Hand, Penn
  • 1 – Gun Barrel City, Texas

Today is Jons last day as he is off on holiday until Thursday. But don't worry, rather than leaving you Top of the Podless for the next three days we'll be trying to enlist the services of a stand-in podcaster, so stay subscribed.

13 comments:

JH said...

We just got back from our holiday, and passed through the town of Woonsocket, Rhode Island (http://www.woonsocket.org/) Unfortunately, we forgot to pack our woons. I mean, how often do you go looking for places to plug in your woons, and then, just when you don't have them, you pass a perfectly good Woonsocket.

And how can we forget Intercourse, Pennsylvania? (http://www.padutch.com/intercs.shtml) It's full of Amish people.

Al said...

Please, I live very close to Woonsocket and you can't imagine how handy it is not to have to use an extension cord for my Woon.

Al said...

Yonkers...a Dutch name from when the Dutch ruled New Amsterdam before you chaps kicked them out and their wooden shoes and named it after the bleeding town of York..old town right north of New York City

PH said...

Gun Barrel City, TX - Town Slogan: "We Shoot Straight with You" (NOT at you)
Good show!

Anyone else heard 11pm.co.uk? They only have 3 shows posted (3.5 mins-7+ mins), seems like it has potential.
("It's a potential death trap!")
What do people listen to other than TOTP?
Also listen to RedBarRadio.com (2 hours 20 mins weekly).
TOTP is by far the best I've heard so far.

sam smith said...

little and often thats what i say:)

whats happening with tommorow then? are you going to skype someone? you should do a special one on your own rob, and just fill it with jew news!

Patrice said...

This towns don't beat Fucking, though.

Top Of The Pods said...

Jon has his finger on the world of Jews, without him there is no Jew News. Its like Newsround without John Craven or Scripting News without an argument over nothing.

I'm dragging our guest presenter out of the boozer in a few minutes, hope he is sober enough to read out a list...

Paul, USA said...

A few from my home state of Arkasas: Pickle's Gap, Possum Grape, Toad Suck ...um, that's it. There are a lot of little towns named after big towns in the old world, like Moscow, Arkansas or Paris, Texas. There's even an Egypt, Arkansas. A lot of names from Native Americans sound cool or funny, too; like Waxapaha, North Carolina. Most of the states west of the orignial 13 are named after Native American words, too.

Grant said...

Hmmmm... drunken guest presenter.... could it be a certain Scot who likes to get tanked up and lock his wife in the car ??!!

sam smith said...

if you want a 14 year old with a helium voice to do a show, then skype me:)

MJ said...

It's like ... Scripting News without an argument over nothing.

ROTFL - I'm a fan of Dave Winer's but he really could start a ruck in a Buddhist temple. If it was a geek Buddhist temply obviously.

podcastpaul said...

I often pass through 'Piddle' in Worcester

Jason said...

Noone mentioned Blowing Rock? The possible gags (so to speak) are endless!