Tuesday, August 30, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

No listener list today, instead Rob documents for the world the official top ten list of the movie soundtracks that defined the 1980's. If you do have a list then please send it to topofthepods@gmail.com - but please be patient if you have sent one in as we still have ones from 3 months ago. Stay subscribed to our feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/topofthepods, full details are on our web site at www.topofthepods.com:-

  • 10 – Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (Rocky III)
  • 9 – Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (9 to 5)
  • 8 – Go West - King Of Wishful Thinking (Pretty Women)
  • 7 – Limahl - Never Ending Story (Never Ending Story)
  • 6 – Irene Cara - What A Feeling (Flashdance)
  • 5 – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong (An Officer And A Gentleman)
  • 4 – Yello - Oh Yeah (Ferris Buellers Day Off)
  • 3 - Starship - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now (Mannequin)
  • 2 – Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love (Back To The Future)
  • 1 – Sammy Davis Junior - Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

Monday, August 29, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Movie Trilogies

For Bazza from Yorkshire one movie is not enough - he's only happy when Hollywood has knocked out three films. He's been busy watching over 30 films to bring us his list of the top ten movie trilogies:-

  • 10 – The Omen
  • 9 – Scream
  • 8 – Robocop
  • 7 – Jurassic Park
  • 6 – Karate Kid
  • 5 – Evil Dead
  • 4 – Indiana Jones
  • 3 - Terminator
  • 2 – The Matrix
  • 1 – Back To The Future
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Friday, August 26, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Phrases That Americans Say While Attempting To Do A British Accent

Mike Salt from Lake City, in the USA which is in Utah has sent us his list of phrases that those crazy Americans say when they try doing an English impression:-

  • 10 – Ya got me banged to rights. It's a fair cop.
  • 9 – Got any more steak and kidney pudding?
  • 8 – Ev'nin Chief Inspector
  • 7 – Cheers mate
  • 6 – Jolly good
  • 5 – Yeah baby
  • 4 – Bob's your uncle
  • 3 - Ello Gov'na
  • 2 – Cherrio, time for tea
  • 1 – Bloody Hell

Hope you all have a good weekend and you'll be hearing from us on Monday.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Only Happen In Movies

Rowland from Dark Compass has his ten ten list of things that only happen in movies that he sent to topofthepods@gmail.com. Jon and Rob come to the conclusion that your standard Hollywood script isn't exactly intelligent design in todays www.topofthepods.com top ten podcast:-

  • 10 – The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris
  • 9 – It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting.
  • 8 – Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it's aired (aka Six Feet Under).
  • 7 – Cars will explode instantly when struck by a single bullet.
  • 6 – No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
  • 5 – One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at once
  • 4 – You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
  • 3 - In Middle America, all gas station attendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.
  • 2 – Anyone can land a 747 as long as there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
  • 1 – The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. Nobody will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things About Women

Hey Joe, way to go - thanks for the list of the ten things about women! :-

  • 10 – Never wrong
  • 9 – Directions
  • 8 – New CDs
  • 7 – Bad situations
  • 6 – Admit help
  • 5 – Food
  • 4 – Moods
  • 3 - Snoring
  • 2 – Police
  • 1 – Guffs

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons To Use Firefox

We sure is a bit late today, last nights show has some photos that needed uploading of a couple of fat blokes in an overheated studio. We did Chris Bradleys top ten reasons to use firefox, here are the reasons:-

  • 10 – Download Manager
  • 9 – Customizable background pictures
  • 8 – Pre-made themes
  • 7 – Plugins
  • 6 – Favicons
  • 5 – Bookmarks Toolbar Folder
  • 4 – Search Bar that can switch between search engines
  • 3 - Best tabbed browsing
  • 2 – Keyboard shortcuts
  • 1 – It's not Internet Explorer
While you are here why don't you do us a favour and randomly click on those google adverts on the left hand site of our www.topofthepods.com web site. If you have that much time to kill then email topofthepods@gmail.com with your top ten list.

Monday, August 22, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Over Hyped Movies

Justin from Norwich is quite a movie buff who feels very disappointed when studios build him up only to knock him down. Here is the list he sent to topofthepods@gmail.com with his 10 over hyped movies:-

  • 10 – Godzilla
  • 9 – The Grudge
  • 8 – Catwoman
  • 7 – Pearl Harbour
  • 6 – Mission Impossible 2
  • 5 – Fahrenheit 911
  • 4 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • 3 - Star Wars episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • 2 – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • 1 – The Matrix Reloaded

Friday, August 19, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things Everyone Has Done Online

Bit late, but here is James Gardners list of the 10 things everyone has done online.:-

  • 10 – Mother pictures
  • 9 – Reply to spam
  • 8 – Watched Steve Jobs keynote speech
  • 7 – Star Wars signatures
  • 6 – Emulators
  • 5 – Googled personal health checks
  • 4 – Downloaded Linux
  • 3 - Photoshopped heads onto bodies
  • 2 – Used Neo in chat rooms
  • 1 – Friends Mother pictures

Thursday, August 18, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things To Ask A Genie

Nicolas from Montreal in Canada has been busy dreaming of what he might do if a genie granted him one wish. We have a dream, that one day we'll be in the top ten in podcast alley. Why don't you be our 'magical audience genie member' and vote for us? If you are bored then why not write an email to us saying how happy you get when you hear our show (we need some photos of audience members clearly enjoying a show of Top of the Pods):-

  • 10 – Billion quid
  • 9 – Bye bye blue screen
  • 8 – Bill Gates as secretary
  • 7 – Unlimited internet
  • 6 – Perfect memory
  • 5 – Time travel
  • 4 – Invicible
  • 3 - Peace on earth
  • 2 – Luck with the ladies
  • 1 – One hundred million wishes a day

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Simpsons Characters

Gus sent us his Top Ten Simpsons List before everyone else did, so that's why his list is out of the doors first. We have others about the Simpsons and oh my god they are all sooooo different. If anything here is gonna start a James Bond Top Ten List Style Fight, then this is it.

Nice one Gus, thanks for that:-

Note: We've had a few problems with our RSS feed, sorry if you've got the show twice but we've had to republish the show.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things To Do In Peterborough (UK)

There was a young bloke called Rob,
Who's mate Jon had to update the blog,
Rob said it should Rhyme,
To which Jon declined,
But then changed his mind on the job.

There you go Roberto. And it only took me 45 seconds to come up with that.

Roberto came up with a list about the bestest things to do in Peterborough. Jonno could only think of one, which was get the hell out of Peterborough as soon as possible. That wasn't on Roberto's list. However, there were ten other things with some amusing jibba-jabba in between.

Stats are steadily climbing - thanks everyone for your support and also for the great emails we get every single day. We answer them all as soon as we can, but we have jobs as well you know. So if we haven't got back to you yet, soz. Soon you will be contacted. In the meantime though, nip over to podcastalley and stick your oar in and vote for us. Ta. Oh, and vote for our mate Mark at the Tartanpodcast coz he's our bestest mate in Podworld, even if he does lock his wife in the car and keep absolut in business through his ever growing intake of alcohol!!:-

Monday, August 15, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten James Bond Movies

Adam from Australia has already sparked a massive row on the show with his list of the top ten Bond Movies. Just email topofthepods@gmail.com to join in with the debate, we think we got a few Bond facts slightly wrong in todays www.topofthepods.com show:-

  • 10 – Dr. No -Sean Connery
  • 9 – Diamonds Are Forever - Sean Connery
  • 8 – A View To A Kill - Roger Moore
  • 7 – For Your Eyes Only - Roger Moore
  • 6 – Die Another Day - Pierce Brosnan
  • 5 – On Her Majesty's Secret Service - George Lazenby
  • 4 – Goldeneye - Pierce Brosnan
  • 3 - The Man With The Golden Gun - Roger Moore
  • 2 – The Spy Who Loved Me - Roger Moore
  • 1 – Goldfinger - Sean Connery

Sunday, August 14, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Muppets

There's this guy called Jim. He likes our show. He emails us from time to time. We think he's great. But now we think he's even greater. Why? Well because he supplied us with the Top Ten Muppets of course. Now I know I could have done better. And Roberto thinks he could too. But hey, Jim thought of it first, so we'll go with his. Some of these Muppets I didn't recognise. Some Roberto didn't either, But in the end the most important ones were there, so what the hell. Thanks Jim. Nice list. By the way, if the spoilers are in the wrong order that's Roberto's fault. Not mine. Ever. Honest.

So we are still down the list at number 35 on Podcastalley.com so if you're new over here at Top Of The Pods or even if you've been hanging 'round these parts for sometime, why not head over there via the above link-a-roonie and register your vote for us. You don't have just one vote, oh no. You can vote as many podcasts as you like, so if you like the Tatanpodcast too, then you can click a vote for them too. Great, ain't it? If you do vote us, then chuck a comment in too if you can be bothered as it's always good to hear what you lot think. And of course, if you do vote then thanks guys, thanks very much. :-

Thursday, August 11, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Chavs

Sam Smith sent us his Top Ten list of Chavs. My god there are some real quality Chavs in this one. Roberto loved this list as he is quite fond of Burberry. I hate it myself and wouldn't be seen dead in Rob's Burberry baseball cap and scarf.

We are still doing really well in iTunes, but the Podcastalley listing isn't where we should be, so come on... do us a little favour and nip over there to vote us into the top ten or something. If we hit the top ten this month Rob said he would do something really special. Me? Yeah, I might do too. :-

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten 80s Cartoons

Paul Scott who gave us a list of top ten 80's cartoons, which quite frankly we picked to bits as most of them were girlie cartoons:-

  • 10 – Gummi Bears
  • 9 – Dungeons And Dragons
  • 8 – Danger Mouse
  • 7 – Transformers
  • 6 – Trap door
  • 5 – Care Bears
  • 4 – Super Ted & Spotty
  • 3 - He-Man
  • 2 – Bravestarr
  • 1 – Thundercats
We are starting to creep up into big file sizes so we've changed the encoding (this is almost half an hour of top of the pods), slightly lower quality but a lot easier to download in a hurry. We'll try this out for a few days and see what you all think.

Mid-show we talked about Northpod, their site is at http://www.northpodding.com. Also mentioned on this link ridden site are the GI Joe Overdubbed cartoons found at http://www.ebaumsworld.com/gijoe.html. Plus Rowley from www.darkcompass.com got a mention about his £21 per year, 1 gig unlimited bandwidth podcast hosting service that we can vouch for.

Also we played unsigned band Gidgets Ga Ga's song 'The Bomb' at the end of the show, for more great podsafe music head over to their site at www.gidgetsgaga.com and say hello. We were gonna do a top 10 related list about them but couldn't think what, if anyone would like to help us with a list then send it to topofthepods@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Movie Quotes

We were in a rush, so we unlocked the Top of the Pods vault and grabbed our pilot episode - "The Top Ten Movie Quotes" to fill some space. We chose never to release it because the format of the show took about 6 hours to edit and quite frankly it made us cringe. But we did promise to play it once our number of subscribers reached over 500 - any suggestions for what you'd like Jon and Rob to do/wear/kiss in return for 1000 subscribers should go to topofthepods@gmail.com:

  • 10 – Of all of the gin joints
  • 9 – You're not my father!
  • 8 – The first rule of Fight Club
  • 7 – These are not the droids you're looking for
  • 6 – The names Bond
  • 5 – Are you talking to me?
  • 4 – Quite frankly I don't give a damn
  • 3 - I'll be back
  • 2 – Do I make you laugh?
  • 1 – Wax on, wax off

We'll also read out all the names of everyone who emails us with the correct list of films that these ten film quotes come from on tomorrow's show (answers must reach us by 7pm GMT Wednesday the 10th of August!). Back to normal on tomorrow's show.

Monday, August 08, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Reasons To Visit The UK

Judy and Paul are planning to visit England soon, and they have give us their list of the top 10 reasons to visit England:-

  • 10 – Good public transport
  • 9 – TV programmes
  • 8 – Driving on the left
  • 7 – No extremes of weather
  • 6 – Thatched roof houses
  • 5 – Public parks
  • 4 – Really old stuff
  • 3 - Accent
  • 2 – Green countryside
  • 1 – Grub
We had a visit from an old friend called the Joker as we have been emailed lots of requests for the 2 cards back again. You should all know that our email address is topofthepods@gmail.com and you can visit our site at www.topofthepods.com. So there.

Friday, August 05, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Everyone Does With A Camcorder

For those lucky enough to own a video camera we have a great list for you today which laughs at every mistake you've made since you brought it. Jim sent a very kind email to topofthepods@gmail.com with his list of the ten things everyone does with a camcorder (or probably shouldn't) :-

  • 10 – Filming only your own kids
  • 9 – Leaving the date and time on
  • 8 – Zooming in and out
  • 7 – Filming anything and everything
  • 6 – Digital effects
  • 5 – Making a 'pop video'
  • 4 – Filming the dog
  • 3 - Telling your girlfriend "Its just for us to watch..."
  • 2 – Disappearing effect
  • 1 – Playing a funny clip 20 times in a row until it isn't funny
We mention Mikes 6620 West Podcast at the beginning of the show - head on over to http://the6620westpodcast.libsyn.com for more details. We'd also like to point you to Jim's blogs podcasts http://electricguitarlessons.blogspot.com and http://wakeupinternet.blogspot.com.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Pranks

One of our younger listeners, Jeannie (11) from New York emailed topofthepods@gmail.com with her list of the top ten pranks. Todays show also features Rick Astley and the worlds first romantic request ever heard in a podcast:-

  • 10 – Crank calls
  • 9 – Flip lights on and off
  • 8 – Pantsing
  • 7 – Finger in warm water
  • 6 – Turn on TV at full volume
  • 5 – Switch wine with vinegar
  • 4 – Olive oil
  • 3 - Hide wasbi or hot pepper
  • 2 – Set the scale two pounds up
  • 1 – Cellophane over the toilet bowl

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Instant Messaging Annoyances

Sophie from New Zealand helps Mark from the Tartan Podcast and Rob discuss the top ten instant messaging annoyances. Great list, if you have any like it then email topofthepods@gmail.com and we sure will read them out:-

  • 10 – When people use bad font / font colours
  • 9 – Excessive use of CAPS
  • 8 – People who ignore your IM status
  • 7 – People whose IM statuses are ALWAYS "Away" or "Out to Lunch",
  • 6 – Bad punctuation
  • 5 – People who abbreviate or use an alternate spelling for every word
  • 4 – When people don't say "be right back"
  • 3 - When people reply reeeeallly slowly
  • 2 – When messages get misinterpreted
  • 1 – When someone types a response for ages, then they don't say it

Jon should be back tomorrow, he sure loves messages saying how much everyone misses him. If he returns in a good mood he might even buy Rob a souvenir and Mark a car boot full of duty free.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things To Hate About Tabloids

Jon, father of one, is sunning himself on holiday at the moment while the Top of the Pods studio sits silently in the cold. But fear not, Mark from http://www.tartanpodcast.com is helping fill Jons sandals for the duration of is absence. Mark brings you his own list of the top ten things he hates about the tabloid newspapers:-

  • 10 – Tabloids that think they're broadsheets
  • 9 – Free CD's
  • 8 – Token giveaways
  • 7 – Their sources
  • 6 – Agony Aunts
  • 5 – Right-wing politics and heavy-handed journalism
  • 4 – Page 3
  • 3 - Sports pages
  • 2 – Tabloid headlines
  • 1 – Celebrity overload

We mentioned at the end of the show about how to vote for Top of the Pods at Podcast Alley, but did you know you can vote for multiple podcasts - so why not vote for Mark at Podcast Alley too for missing valuable drinking time and helping do a great job with the show?

Hey, wanna do a show with us? Do you have a decent Skype connection? Maybe you wanna tell us about the top ten reasons to buy your product, listen to your podcast or check out your web site? That's right, we call it advertising, and its going free - we just need three of whatever it is you are selling (one for Jon, one for Rob and one for eBay) and we'll quite happily peddle your stuff for nout. Come on, you've got a factory full of sports cars - who's gonna miss three for the sake of getting the name 'Porche' into the mainstream? Email topofthepods@gmail.com and let us help you out.

Monday, August 01, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten British Bands In Terms Of Success Or Influence

Jon has taken a well deserved break, but Mark from the Tarten Podcast has very kindly agreed to give the pub a miss for the evening and guest-present the show. Today we bring you a list from Billy, who has done one of the first music lists we have had sent to topofthepods@gmail.com for a long time:-

  • 10 – Radiohead
  • 9 – The Specials
  • 8 – Duran Duran
  • 7 – The Happy Mondays
  • 6 – Joy Division
  • 5 – Led Zeppelin
  • 4 – Sex Pistols
  • 3 - The Rolling Stones
  • 2 – Queen
  • 1 – The Beatles

Quite frankly we haven't done many music top ten lists on http://www.topofthepods.com/, so please send us more. However, we've added the phrase 'Celine Dion' and 'Crazy Frog' to our spam filter - so beware.

Oh, its the first of the month, so please take a trip to Podcast Alley and vote for us and any other shows that you think deserve going in the Podcast Alley Top 10 - we'd really appreciate it.