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 www.topofthepods.com? You might also want to test Moms email account by generating a test message from www.podcastalley.com. Happy holidays, we'll be back on Monday.


125 comments:

Rowley said...
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B said...

Im sure jon will hate me for this but I think Con Air is a good movie!!!

boofon

Bazza said...

I've set up a poll for us to vote on Con Air. ;)

http://www.bazzanet.com/totppolls.html

sam smith said...

best thing he has been in is the weapon of choice vid. hillarious, far better that any of those films, only because i havent seen any of them!

PH said...

Cheers, Bazza.
"The movie of which I shall never speak again" (I kind of 'promised' Jon). I did vote, but I won't say how, mum's the word.

Jeremy Meeks said...

A great show guys. Made all the better by your apparent exhaustion. I agree Pulp Fiction should have been higher.

I must confess I’m a closet ‘Con Air’ fan. Sorry Jon.

PH said...

Respect to Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
28th June 1932-24th November 2005

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi in The Karate Kid movies.

Bazza said...

That's sad. :(

Maybe we should do a top 10 list of Mr Miyagi moments in his honour?

PH said...

Mr. Walken is a talented gentleman indeed.
Movies I would have included (in no particular order):
Man on Fire (2004)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Last Man Standing (1996)
King of New York (1990)

BlueJackA said...

and karate kid

diane s said...

ANNIE HALL!!!!

He's fantastic as Annie's slightly psychotic brother (who has fantasies of killing himself by crashing his car...then gives Woody Allen- who's also 'in' Antz, which I like too, Jon- & Annie Hall a lift home...)

diane s said...

ps: don't suppose you want to scan the dazed & confused article (for those of us in the sticks without access to a decent newspaper shop) to read??

Molly said...

Fantastic idea to scan the article, Diane! I saw a picture of it on the Tartan Podcast page, but it wasn't clear enough to read.

Roy Stewart said...

I haven't yet listened to the podcast... but what about CW's turn in True Romance??? Eggplants indeed... stole the whole movie :)

Roy Stewart said...

that was Roy Stewart... listening all the way from NEW ZEALAND bythe way ;)

TomTheTrucker said...

Happy Birthday Jon ! :-D

diane s said...

is it Jon's b/day? (am i gormless?)

happy birthday!

I've seen a pic of the article too now-thanks for the tip Molly.
speaking of pix, what happened to the TOTP flikr page?

PH said...

Yup, Jon's birthday, so he says anyway.
Same birthday as Jon Stewart of The Daily Show.
He's a bonafide Jew, as opposed to an honorary one.
:-)

Happy Birthday, Jon!

BlueJackA said...

Happy Birthday Jon :-)

bryan-in-greece said...

Happy birthday there, Jon :-)

Lavanya said...

happy birthday to you :)
happy birthday tooooo you:)
happy birthday to jon~~
happy birthdaaayyyyyyy toooooooooooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (end in high pitched pavarotti opera voice)

please return soon

BlueJackA said...

When's the next podcast? im starting to get withdrawal symptons :-(

Andy said...

Top 10 things Rob & Jon do when they can't find time to Podcast....

Top Of The Pods said...

no worries, all these need to be done by saturday...

10 - finish web site
9 - finish javascript work
8 - start another website
7 - do christmas wishlist for family
6 - paint walls
5 - paint gloss doors
4 - paint skirting board
3 - varnish floor boards
2 - lay laminate floor boards
1- sleep

aghhhh!
rob

TomTheTrucker said...

10. Jons Sneaked Off To Israel Without Telling Rob. And Mark from TP is to busy to get on Skype, And Rowleys Gone Back To China.

lol

TomTheTrucker said...

Wo Robs On At The Same Time As Me !

Andy said...

Maybe they're coordinating Holiday Travel plans with Hank and EUgene.

bryan-in-greece said...

Can we use the Joker or the Gold Card on that list of things you have to do, Rob? ;-)

Gordon said...

To start a topic of conversation whilst Rob does housework...

D'you not think Jon sounds more like a "Rob" and Rob like a "Jon" ?

In terms of voice, I mean. When I first heard it I thought..."Those guys' names are the wrong way round!". But no; Jon is Jon and Rob is Rob.

Your thoughts?

[That may read slightly confusingly.]

Molly said...

Interesting observation, Gordon! I could see Jon being a Rob, but I couldn't see Rob being a Jon. Maybe Rob could be a Peter or a David. Jon could also be a Mike, I think.

I'm just disappointed neither of them have a really British sounding name like Colin or Clive or something.

BlueJackA said...

not heard of many colin or clives molly im afraid, they all jons, daves, martins and matthews, as for girls, thats another kettle of fish.

Molly said...

Really? I guess I was just thinking of Clive Anderson and Colin Firth, then.

How common a name is Molly over there? Here, there are more dogs and cows with the name than people.

bryan-in-greece said...

I knew a Henry once...

Grant - Three From Leith said...

It's happening again - the longer the boys are off, the larger the listener figures get... weird !

LEM said...

Hey folks,
Instead of sitting around and moping (or talking amongst ourselves), why don't we drop by to pitch in and give Rob a hand?
(Meaning help, although applause probably would be good, too.)

Pack up your paintbrushes!

Who wants to drive?
-L.

Anonymous said...

Violet Berlin WAS very cute. YMMV and obviously does.

diane s said...

Molly is quite common for young girls now I think- so are Isabel, Lily, Chloe...my friend is pregnant but all the names she like are uber-popular...

Did you get Jon his teatowel Rob?

Hel Fire said...

everyone seems to be called matt, chloe, becky or amy nowadays!
back to TOTP... i miss it too! i have starved off withdrawal sympthoms by listening to old episodes a lot. i only discovered TOTP about a month ago so i've missed a lot of old episodes.
i was quite ill a while ago and couldnt go out or anything, but TOTP cheered me up and helped me through it! cheers lads! :-)

diane s said...

I'm missing it too...but the stats have gone up! ;-) xx

TomTheTrucker said...

Come on Rob n Jon feedburner listeners are up at 1017 now. And im on nights lol.

Its first of the month so lets get voting on Podcast Alley . Link is on TOTP homepage :-D. if Rob cant do it then least i can help.

BlueJackA said...

How about if listeners record their own podcasts and forward them to jon and rob and maybe they put their favourite up as a top of the pods top ten best listeners podcasts???

Anonymous said...

Sorry, this is totally off topic but Rob suggested I asked the group.... Does anyone know where I can find some simple HTML script to put a Poll Question in the sidebar of my webpage? I'd like ask a question every week, and then direct the listeners of my podcast to the website to vote. Rob thought that it might be fun to do something like that on this web page as well.

Thanks,

Mike
The 6620 West Kidcast

diane s said...

i think Bravenet have those? xx

sam smith said...

D'you not think Jon sounds more like a "Rob" and Rob like a "Jon" ?

lol, for ages i got there names the wrong way round! i think there engraved into my brain after do many episodes...

PH said...

Mike, don't know much about such stuff, but I did dig this up...
Xpoll
Reviews seem to be good, don't know if that is what you are looking for though. Thought I'd try anyhow.
Cheers!

Andy said...

There sure are a lot of comments on this entry.

Molly said...

People from Iowa sure do like to state the obvious.
(Just kidding, Andy!)

We should start a wave or something, to pass the time...

Andy said...

And now there are EVEN MORE.

neroribena said...

i'm sure we could push it to 100 comments before the next top 10 list. hahaha!

neroribena said...

http://www.walken2008.com/

MakfromCal said...

Just to add my comments and make the list longer :) Walken is great in everything he does-the penultimate artist.

BTW-I think Jon is Rob-or is it the other way around?

Anonymous said...

Just to add to the huge total of comments... I'd like to say that my favourite Chris Walken film is The Addiction.

Pay no attention to the user comments - it's a really good film... and if you like hearing & seeing Chris Walken in Evil Dom mode then it's a real treat :-)


Billy.

PH said...

Anyone out there with a SmartPhone, and has succesfully been able to play .jar Java games on it, without the sound being out of sync or the game being choppy?
I am having a heck of a time with my new MPx220, and currently plan on returning it. Great specs, just rubbish performance.
Anyone?

BlueJackA said...

try getting the .jad file, some phones like nokias need you to install it with a .jad file too. However no problems with .jar games on my Sony K750i :-)

PH said...

Thanks. Already have .jad for the files, got a program that creates it, put that in the same dir as the .jar, so it downloads fine. It's the sound. And now I found that it is sound period, not just for java, but for regular games. I posted on a forum that has a ton of technical threads on it. Hoping for a response soon. None yet.

digitaldion said...

Aha! I have just realised! Rob may be elsewhere employed (fixing up ever house in the UK...). Jon, however, had a Birthday and was getting a PSP!

I bet you he has PSP thumb by now from all the GTA he has been playing instead of slaving behind a hot laptop and a sound desk!

That's my theory your honour, and I'm sticking to it!

Long live TOTP...

sam smith said...

i hope theres a show tommorow....

BlueJackA said...

Lets do our own top ten here, top ten reasons why we miss rob and jons top ten 's.

10. Because they are entertaining.

Anonymous said...

9. Because they isn't American

Molly said...

8. The rambley music! (Well, not so much the music itself, but the hilarious things that are generally said while the rambley music is playing.)

bryan-in-greece said...

7. Rob's bizarre knowledge of geography... Was he a taxi driver in a previous life? ;-)

Rowley said...

6. Rob and Jon are really successful at bouncing things off one another - that makes a podcast last forever.

Adam said...

5. Jon's Ramblings

Top Of The Pods said...

4. Robs boyish good looks, great choice in automobiles, winning smile, great voice and ability to make geeky topics interesting.

Anonymous

Andy said...

3. Rob and Jon's amazing ability to stay humble in the face of the adoration of millions.

Bazza said...

2. They make you laugh and generally brighten up your day.

Anonymous said...

No.1 - Rob's observations of the ongoings in the allotment adjacent to the studio / spare bedroom

Molly said...

Bluejacka - as list starter, I think you get to play the joker/gold cards. I strongly suggest moving #4 up to #1!

bryan-in-greece said...

Molly, you wouldn't happen to have a vested interest in #4 being jokered up to #1, now would you?? ;-)

Molly said...

Haha. Actually, it's because I have no recollection of the current #1, either because I have not been listening long enough, or not been paying close enough attention. Guess that means I can no longer take seriously the idea of becoming president of the Rob Fan Club. :-/

Gordon said...

Let's start a new Top Ten:

Top Ten Withdrawal Signs from topofthepods podcasts.

10. Checking the website hourly in the hope a new show's up.

Molly said...

9. Checking the website every half hour to see if any new comments have been posted...

Andy said...

8. Leaving the 73rd comment on the latest show.

Gordon said...

7. Coming out in a rash when you hear an advert for "Top of the Pops" or somebody talking of top 10 lists.

Grant - Three From Leith said...
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Grant - Three From Leith said...

6. Confusing the names Rob and Jon 'cos you can no longer remember who's who.

sam smith said...

5. start listening to the older shows that you arnt really keen on, because theres nothing new.

BlueJackA said...

Molly the joker has been granted!!!

back to the new top ten.

Sam has beaten me to number 5 and exactly what i was going to say (spooky!!!).

4. Going around pretending to be rob and talking to your imaginary verison of jon (as if it was you on the podcast), reading out the top ten's from the sunday supplements, arguing with them and playing the joker on the items in the supplements top ten.

Jeremy Vaught said...

3. Checking my aggregator every couple of hours and being disappointed that there is not a new show and wondering, "What the heck happened? I thought they were going to take a few days off!"

diane s said...

2. bursting into tears whenever you hear the words "pocket", "PCs", "google",
"earth", "honorary" or "jew"....

Andy said...

And the number one withdrawl sign...

D'you suppose we can hit 100 comments before the next show? I dunno, I think we're averaging about 20 a day lately. It was fewer at first, but we've picked up. Probably cause it's too cold to go outside, yeah?

Putting the "rambly" music on repeat as you sleep at night!

PH said...

Okay, it's been 12 days since our last fix...
It's getting to me, I don't think I can hold out much longer...
Wonder if Rob & Jon would consider, some day, having stand in presenters? Like David Letterman, or Jay Leno have when they take a break? Someone to hold the fort while they catch up with life, or are recovering from illness etc.
Right now I'd make do.
Got to have my Top 10 List...soooooooooon....

:-)

bryan-in-greece said...

I am beginning to suspect that Rob has wallpapered himself into the room he is doing up and has been desperately looking for the door since last week...

diane s said...

rob? who's rob? ;-) xx

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BlueJackA said...

how about we hold auditions for TOTP listeners to host a TOTP's listeners special where listeners do a podcast for the rest of us whilst rob and jon take it easy? sorry working hard :-)

Anonymous said...

Mark from the tartanpodcast is in the box seat as far as guest hosts are concerned, as he has 'previous', perhaps co-hosting with the undermiked Freddy.

Anonymous said...

Let's not go down the road of a 'Pod Idol' competition just yet. Saying that, I reckon Jon's voice sounds a bit like Steve Brookstein (previous 'X Factor' winner')

Anonymous said...

Do you reckon the weight of a couple of rolls of wallpaper was too much for Rob's Ka? The reason for the shortfall in shows is that Rob's been busy pushing his car back from the hardware store while Jon's following him in his Smart car taunting him.

Anonymous said...

Only 11 more for the ton. We can do it!!!

Molly said...

Top ten comments leading up to 100 comments!

10. This one.

TomTheTrucker said...

1180 feedburner listeners :-D and noo show :-(. Come and guys, ino the back catologue is a good but a new show please .

9.More Comments :-D then it will be a top hundred.

mark - tartanpodcast said...

I've just been texting Rob and they genuinely are up to their hairlines in it. Rob mentioned 'nervous breakdown' - not ideal. I'm sure they will be back with us soon.

JH said...

This is a good time of year for nervous breakdowns, I hear. Almost had one myself this morning... flat tire, took son's car (no gas), removed wing mirror on exiting garage, had to stop for gas and duct tape so I was late for work, and now I have a tire and a mirror to fix. Grrrrrrr.

mark - tartanpodcast said...

I think 2 enterprising listeners with decent audio capturing equipment should do a top 10 list and email a link to it to R&J.

Gordon said...

Anyone have Skype, broadband, a microphone and a willingness to record / make a fool of themselves?

Email me at gordonmackenzie at gmail dot com [edited like that to avoid spambots] and I'll arrange something.

Heh, we could get all the frequent commenters together to do a top ten. I'd be happy to give it a go if other people want to too.

On a more serious note, I hope Rob and Jon are ok - best wishes to the both of them. :)

digitaldion said...

97.... I was holding out to be the 100th post. I think a few others have the same idea! So, here is number 97...

If Rob and Jon hold our much longer they will have over 2000 listeners in no time!

I have all the kit for podcasting, broadband and skype. But I live in a VERY different timezone (well at least to those in the US).

Andy said...

I dunno how much I am for podcasting, but I recently did some audio reviews of local coffee shops. Feel free to check them out at

http://www.livejournal.com/users/drewmg/302586.html

Gordon said...

On a side note, next person who posts has comment 100!

So that's me out of the running then...

PH said...

Come on 100...

After that, what next?
Go back and add 1 comment to each and every podcast?
It is getting a bit unweildy with nearly 100 comments on this one alone.
Maybe we could work backwards? Bump each one up and then move to the next?
Or do posts on a random podcast?
Someone could suggest one and we'll all head over there?
Just some thoughts.
Been messing with my cell phone, to no avail, getting a new brand/model, and just changed a flat tyre out.
Oh, well...

Molly said...

Great idea, ph! I haven't really been listening to many of the old shows, because it's frustrating to be the only one listening to it and not really be able to comment (effectively). How about we all listen to top ten puddings, and add some comments to it? (Can you tell I skipped lunch today?)

You make cheesecake with cottage cheese over there?! You have got to be kidding!

diane s said...

'tips for blokes on the pull'- only 4 comments.... all I'm saying! xx

diane s said...

oh molly you're right! that one only has 2 comments, tragic... :-(

I've never made cheescake but that does sound disgusting...

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Gordon,

I'd record something and send it to you if you could get a top ten organised !

If 10 of us all recorded one item each and one person cobbled them all together it'd be a piece of cake (or cheesecake)

Gordon said...

Good idea, Grant. We'll give that a try - though we'd lose the banter that makes Top Of The Pods so much fun.

I've been trying to think of a Top Ten list that will leave lots of possibilities so nobody gives the same answer in, and I'd like you to send me audio clips of:

Top Ten Quotes.

Can be from anywhere - film, TV, book, current affairs, opinion pieces, podcasts, whatever. No particular theme - just quotes that you like.

What'd be nice is if told us the quote [possibly doing an impression of the speaker, if you want], and then gave us a wee bit about why you like it.

If you don't have any recording program, Windows has a built in program called Sound Recorder that's good for up to a minute's recording. Audacity is a free recording program on the web.

Then email your audio clip to gordonmackenzie@gmail@com and I'll edit them all together, and we'll have ourselves a fan show! Of sorts.

As soon as it's all done up, I'll post here.

BlueJackA said...

Sounds a great idea :-)

BlueJackA said...

Another thing, dont forget to vote at podcastalley, TOTP is currently at number 90, lets make TOTP number 1 !!!!

TomTheTrucker said...

Excellent idea Gordon, now if i can only find my microphone.

Well hope Rob and Jon are surviving. I can tell the first new podcast will be a momentus one. Is it just me that sits on the itunes Podcast page clicking refresh hoping for a new TOTP.

Ellen D said...

It's not just you ... I keep hitting refresh too. I have only recently got into totp and I am already feeling withdrawl symptoms.

LEM said...

And yet another idea....

How about a top ten list of quotes from the lads themselves??? [at least that's a one-person job, but not by me...]

However, my vote for #1 would come from Jon in the top ten HTML tags: "Oh my God, how geeky is that?"

Hank and Eugene (and the monks) could do guest appearances, too.

Sort of a "Golden Moments" list.

Still trying to remember when Jon starts announcing to the allotment...
-L.

Hel Fire said...

cheesecake is yummy stuff! :-P

id love to join in the fan podcast, but i dont have a microphone or anything i can record my voice on! :-(
sorry!

anyway i hope jon & rob are ok and come back soon!

Top Of The Pods said...

It has stopped snowing...

LEM said...

Hurrah!

And is that a light - there, at the end of the tunnel?

Bazza said...

Wow, 113 comments now that must be a record for one episode.

Anonymous said...

I think the Batman Returns movie could have been replaced by Suicide Kings. If you have not seen it, you must. Some of the best CW moments on film.

diane s said...

i agree, that's a pretty good film! black comedy with some real funny bits... xx

sam smith said...

i would aid to your podcast gordon, but do you really want to put a shadow on the totp name!

check out aciditypodcast.blogspot.com to see why...

BlueJackA said...

TOTP's has moved up to No. 80 in the podcast alley chart, lets make it number 1.

Top Of The Pods said...

We're back from our sabbatical... new show on it's way in a little while. It's a good one too.

Thanks everyone for being so patient and we're sorry we have been so busy - but back to normal now - promise...

Jonathan
www.topofthepods.com
Almost Daily Top Ten Lists

JH said...

YAY!

bryan-in-greece said...

and a well-deserved sabbatical, I'd say - thanks for so much quality entertainment over the past several months, lads!

PH said...

Amen!

BlueJackA said...

here here, thank you from me to for keeping me sane with the podcasts!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd take it to 124... passes the time..... ;-)


Billy.

Jason said...

What happen to The Kings of New York and True Romance??? Mmmmm true romance... Doh!!!

Jason <---- the one without the cool sounding name

www.thehalfshow.com