Thursday, November 24, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Christopher Walken Films

Now standing for President in the States, here is Rowleys Top Ten of Christopher Walken Films:-

  • 10 - Things to do in Denver when you are dead
  • 9 - Antz
  • 8 - The Stepford Wives
  • 7 - American Sweethearts
  • 6 - Pulp Fiction
  • 5 - Batman Returns
  • 4 - The Dead Zone
  • 3 - The Deer Hunter
  • 2 - Sleepy Hollow
  • 1 - A View To A Kill

Looking at the huge drop in stats it seems like half our audience have gone to visit their parents for Thanksgiving. So take advantage of becoming technical support, while you are fixing your Moms email account then why install Juice or iTunes and subscribe to You might also want to test Moms email account by generating a test message from Happy holidays, we'll be back on Monday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Tell You Are An SMS Text Message Addict

On today's show Paul sends us ten tell tale signs that we could be using our mobile phone text messaging a little too much:-

  • 10 - Text only friends
  • 9 - T9 is quicker
  • 8 - Bluejacking
  • 7 - Quicker than QWERTY
  • 6 - The arrival buzz
  • 5 - Spam yourself
  • 4 - TXT SPK
  • 3 - Communicate more via text than by talking
  • 2 - Withdrawal symptoms
  • 1 - Checking the phone every 10 seconds

What more can we say? Send us your audio comments to so we can play you on the show.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Are 99 Percent Unlikely To Happen

Richard sent us this wonderful top ten list about things that ain't gonna happen:-

  • 10 - Time Travel
  • 9 - Teleporting
  • 8 - Living Forever
  • 7 - Classless Society
  • 6 - End of Technology Development
  • 5 - End of Human Curiosity
  • 4 - World Peace
  • 3 - End of Taxes
  • 2 - End of Pollution
  • 1 - End of the Universe

Sorry if the show goes on a little too long, feel free to complain to - we are just making up for not doing a show this friday.

This is another repost - either feedburner or libsyn are playing up - does anyone else who uses this combination have the same problem?

Monday, November 21, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten More Canadian Misconceptions

Worst show ever, not the fault of the list - just some bad advice. Don't listen to this show. If you have other podcasts to listen to then spend half an hour on one of those instead:-

  • 10 - That it snows here in July.
  • 9 - That Toronto is the capital city.
  • 8 - That Canadians are so polite that we never swear.
  • 7 - That Celin Dion is Canadian.
  • 6 - That we end each sentence with the word 'eh'.
  • 5 - That the national animal is the moose.
  • 4 - Newfoundland are a bit slower than the rest of the country.
  • 3 - That there are no great Canadian podcasts.
  • 2 - That our national anthem is the lumberjack song .
  • 1 - That Canada is part of America.

We think we might have done this show already, sorry if we have!

Friday, November 18, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Fun Things To Do On The Web

Its Friday, and if you haven't got anything better to do whilst stuck at work then why not try some of the following web sites:-

If you are new to the web site you might be wondering where these links are - click on the 'Display the spoilers' link in the left hand column. We hid them so we don't spoil the surprise of the show.

What keeps you busy at the work on the web? Pop your cool distractions on the comments board for this post and we might even do another show about them. Keep 'em clean, if not email them to

Thursday, November 17, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Favourite Sweets

We hope you are not feeling hungry whilst listening to today's show as Alex from Warlingham in Surrey brings up the subject of his favourite candy:-

  • 10 - Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum
  • 9 - Space Rocks
  • 8 - Gobstoppers
  • 7 - Black Jacks
  • 6 - Starburst / Opal Fruits
  • 5 - Dairy Milk
  • 4 - Strawberry Sherbets
  • 3 - Cadburys Flake
  • 2 - Texan Bar
  • 1 - Mars Bar

Bored? Then why not knock us up a top ten list and email it to, we'll read it out on Alex also wanted to plug for some strange reason, not sure if Alex is on commission or not. But if you do buy anything and there is one of those questions that says 'Where did you hear about then please give us a mention. If they send us anything then we'll donate it to needy orphans and family members for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Celebs We Really Want To Listen To This Show

What really motivates Jon and Rob to Podcast is knowing that these ten people might well be listening to our show:-

  • 10 - Ozone and Turbo from Breakdance The Movie
  • 9 - Hurley from Lost
  • 8 - Edward Norton
  • 7 - Tim from Radio Clash
  • 6 - Clifton James
  • 5 - Daphne Zuniga
  • 4 - John Cusack
  • 3 - Mike Reid (aka Frank Butcher)
  • 2 - Gill Grissom from CSI (aka William L.Petersen)
  • 1 - Terry Silver from Karate Kid Part 3

If you know any of these people then please do us a favour and tell them about - we'll be sitting and monitoring the email account for one of these people to make us very happy. Imagine the look on our friends faces if we told them Terry Silver listens to our show.

Monday, November 14, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten SciFi Movies

Rowley from gives it to us SciFi style with his top ten scifi movies:-

  • 10 - Spaceballs
  • 9 - Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country
  • 8 - Pitch Black
  • 7 - Akira
  • 6 - Forbidden Planet
  • 5 - Terminator
  • 4 - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
  • 3 - Alien
  • 2 - The Matrix
  • 1 - Blade Runner
Don't forget if you want to have your list on then email Or just email and say hi. Either way

Friday, November 11, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Tips For Blokes On The Pull

Toria offers the single lads some insider information about how to impress the hot chickadees this weekend:-

  • 10 - Look Good
  • 9 - Compliments
  • 8 - Stand Out
  • 7 - Be Nice
  • 6 - Smile
  • 5 - Dance
  • 4 - Be Funny
  • 3 - Be Yourself
  • 2 - Intelligent Conversation
  • 1 - Be Confident

Obviously there's not a single bloke alive that possesses more than one of these qualities, even if we were capable of all ten then we'd still get complaints about leaving the toilet seat up. Let us know how well you all get on - depending on how things go Toria could be looking at hosting the Podcasting equivalent of blind date if these tips actually work. We personally recommend plenty of drinks and lying profusely.

This is a repost, either Feedburner or Libsyn hasn't been behaving and making things work with your podcasting software - you can still see yesterdays comments here. While you have the weekend with nothing to do we are running dry of audio comments so why not say hello into a microphone and email the recording to

*The phrase 'On The Pull' is an English phrase meaning to go out in the evening and meet young ladies with the view to going on a date, it's nothing rude.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Blow A Tenner

Shame on Jon, Kevin wrote this list and Jon took all the credit. Here are some great things you can do with a ten pound note that is burning a hole in your pocket:-

  • 10 - Buy 10 Big Issues and then stand near/opposite to the guy you bought them off offering them at a cheaper price.
  • 9 - Order an adult magazine/video/DVD of some obscure fetish from the internet and have it delivered to one of your friends.
  • 8 - Buy 2 tamagotchi and take them to an animal shelter saying you can’t properly care for your pets any longer.
  • 7 - Offer it as 1st prize at an impromptu diving contest at your nearest pool with Olympic height diving board.
  • 6 - Purchase as many cans/bottles of coca cola as possible and walk around your city centre giving them to people and hugging them just like the advert.
  • 5 - Paypal donation to account.
  • 4 - Sign your best mate up to a gay dating agency - supply every contact detail.
  • 3 - Buy five pints and a packet of dry roasted peanuts down the working mans club and consume them all in 45 mins.
  • 2 - Pay a musical busker to do an hours set of the most irritating songs you can think of.
  • 1 - Buy 1000 White chocolate mice penny sweets at newsagents just to make the guy at the counter count them out. Pay for them in pennies for bonus points.

We'd also like to thank Mark B, Mike Kuhse, Jo Vile, Sean from Riverside, Grant from Leith, Tom the Truck driver, Richard, Alex from Warlingham, Mike from the 6620 West Kidcast and Molly. Also Linda who send us an email saying "I didn't bother to join in the 'what I would do with a tenner' contest, but no matter."

Also mentioned during the show was (for music), (for reasons why we shouldn't drink Coca Cola) and (for a great way to blow ten quid on sweets).

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things About Hollow Horse

Hollow Horse sent us their great album called Beggarstown recently with the challenge of doing a show about it. He also gave us ten anecdotes about the band which are very hard to summarize in the shownotes, instead here are the tracks that we played in the background:-

  • 10 - Life is Fine, But It Could Be Wonderful
  • 9 - Love One Another
  • 8 - If Love Is The Answer, What Was The Question
  • 7 - Just To Know That You Are In The World
  • 6 - Right Beside You
  • 5 - Half Way There
  • 4 - Do What You Do Best
  • 3 - Forget The Girl
  • 2 - Wait
  • 1 - I'm Left Wondering

If you'd like to know more about Hollow Horse then head over to and show your support for these great musicians by buying the album, if only for the wonderful track 'I'm Left Wondering'. If you like this type of music then why subscribe to these two great musical podcasts and

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Barry Pepper Films

Its a movie list today which has kindly been supplied by Roger from Guildford. He's a big fan of the film star Barry Pepper and has graciously compiled his favourite ten movies:-

  • 10 - Titanic the TV series
  • 9 - 25th Hour
  • 8 - We Were Soldiers
  • 7 - Saving Private Ryan
  • 6 - The Dale Earnhart Story
  • 5 - The Green Mile
  • 4 - Enemy of the State
  • 3 - Knockaround Guys
  • 2 - Snowwalker
  • 1 - Battlefield Earth

If you'd like to send us your list then email, full instructions are on our site at

Monday, November 07, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things You Buy That Gather Dust

Robs list today, these are the things that you buy thinking that you'll improve your lifestyle, but end up being ignored after a month:-

  • 10 - Manuals and receipts
  • 9 - Puzzles
  • 8 - The novelty Christmas noisey thing
  • 7 - Coffee frother
  • 6 - Universal remote control
  • 5 - Gym membership
  • 4 - Executive desk toys
  • 3 - Bathroom scales
  • 2 - An exercise bike
  • 1 - An FM radio

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Friday, November 04, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Top Of The Pods

Linda from Havertown (whom we worship) provides todays top ten list to our guest host Mark from the Tartan Podcast (whom we also worship). Linda asks - are you a new listener to TOTP? If so, here is a list of lists from Rob and Jon that will give you an idea of what you;ve missed over the past six months. No need to use up the boy's bandwidth to download everything yet. Check these out first:-

Mark also jokered out number 3 and replaced it with the Crisp Flavour show. Rob wanted to try adding the Top Ten Reasons Why I Is Proud To Be An American.

Thanks so much to Mark for helping out hosting the show today, Mark by the way is also joining Jon and Rob at the Lance Anderson Podcast Experiment - details at

Thursday, November 03, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Things I Hate About DIY

Welcome to all our new listeners from the iTunes homepage, we hope the extra surge in traffic didn't play havoc with our servers earlier on today. Jon is poorly with the flu, and being unable to speak isn't a good attribute when it comes to hosting a podcast. Instead we skype the hotline to Scotland to bring you Mark from the Tartan Podcast, he's been decorating and this has enraged him so much that he has compiled a hate list:-

  • 10 - Planning
  • 9 - Going to the DIY store
  • 8 - Paint pots
  • 7 - Arguing
  • 6 - Barley White
  • 5 - Getting started
  • 4 - Shelves
  • 3 - Never looks how you planned
  • 2 - Cleaning up
  • 1 - Doing it yourself

As this was a spur of the moment Skype call the audio quality wasn't quite up to scratch, but the main thing is we've done a show. We should hopefully be back to our 5 days a week schedules of shows. Mark has kindly agreed to do a show on Friday, in the mean time if you are a new listener we have almost 150 shows in our archives on waiting for your ears.

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