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


Anonymous said...

The following spam was voted "Best Blog Spam ...... ever" by the blogger known as The Walker:

October 3, 2005
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 362 7064

The Honorable Kenneth Wainstein
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
U.S. Department of Justice
555 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Dear Mr. Wainstein:

The full text of my autobiography titled "Significant Moments" can be accessed on the web at The manuscript is unusual in structure, and is written entirely in the form of quotations from published material. I spent about ten years writing the document, from the spring of 1993 to about the year 2004.

From June 1988 to October 1991 I was employed at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, two of whose executive managers are Robert S. Strauss, Esq. and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. Dennis M. Race, Esq. of Akin Gump designated himself the contact person regarding questions about my employment (202 887 4028).

From 1992 to 1996 I was an outpatient at the Department of Psychiatry of the George Washington University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, which at that time was chaired by Jerry M. Wiener, M.D. (now deceased). Dr. Wiener served in 1994-1995 as President of the American Psychiatric Association. He had earlier served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Coincidentally, Dr. Wiener was Jewish and a native of Texas, like Robert S. Strauss (who serves as a trustee of GW's Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine). Robert S. Strauss has an interest in biomedical issues and endowed a chair in neurology at the University of Texas Medical School. Both Mr. Strauss and Dr. Wiener were graduates of the University of Texas.

I believe (without proof) that senior Akin Gump managers surreptitiously (and unlawfully) obtained draft versions of my autobiography which I submitted to my psychiatrists at GW. I further believe that Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. transmitted the draft versions to his close friend and confidant, former President William Jefferson Clinton or Hillary Rodham Clinton. If you recall, in the mid-1990s, Mrs. Clinton chaired an ill-fated national health care reform initiative that considered benefits for mental health treatment.

I understand that the willful fabrication of delusional symptoms to bolster a Social Security disability mental health claim would constitute a prosecutable act of criminal fraud.


Gary Freedman

cc: Eugene Lambert, Esq., trustee, GW
David Kendall, Esq.

January 5, 2005
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC 20008

U.S. Secret Service
245 Murray Drive
Building 410
Washington, DC 20223

Dear Sir:

This will advise the U.S. Secret Service that I have been the victim of an ongoing fraud and racketeering conspiracy run by attorney managers of the Washington, DC law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld: a criminal enterprise that has involved The George Washington University Medical Center Medical Faculty Associates, The District of Columbia Public Library (Richard Jackson, Interim Director), as well as several high-level federal officials including former President William Jefferson Clinton, former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, and former Treasury General Counsel, Edward S. Knight, Esq.

The Government of the District of Columbia (Office of The Corporation Counsel) determined (in 1997) that I formed a genuine and good-faith belief (though unsupported by fact) that in January 1990 members of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (a class of persons that included Edward S. Knight, Esq.) gained unlawful entry to my apartment (at the above address), and that the unlawful entry was made with the knowledge and consent of the firm's management committee (a class of persons that includes Robert S. Strauss, Esq. and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq.). Freedman v. D.C. Dept. of Human Rights, 96-CV-961 (DCCA, Sept. 1998), Brief of Appellee District of Columbia at 9. The firm did not dispute the District's determination or its legal or factual relevance.

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. is a close personal friend of former President Clinton's.

Secret Service Special Agent Philip C. Leadroot (now retired) is familiar with this matter.

Enclosed is a collection of pertinent documents.


Gary Freedman

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous said...
best blog spam......ever.

the walker

Anonymous said...

1030 feedburner readers? wow you guys are going up in the world!

Sam Smith said...

i leave for a week, and the listener numbers have doubled....

funny how there all J+R lists, you should do more.

Bazza said...

Good show about some good shows. :)

Sorry Rob I think that planet list is mine, with the 10th planet discovered I thought they deserved a top 10 list.

PH said...

Links to TOTP character blogs:

Hank & Eugene
Toni Franzipan

PH said...

And the nominees for best TOTP according to me are...
For Hank & Eugene at their finest:
TOTP - Top Ten Reasons Why I Is Proud To Be An American
For the sketch with the Tourette's Monks:
TOTP - Top Ten Girls With Big Bums
For the "I think I just wet msyelf" sketch:
TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Become An Absolute Computer Dork
For trying to be 'inclusive':
TOTP - Top Ten Women Who Should Have Been Born Male
For insight into the magic that is TOTP:
TOTP - Top Ten Jon And Robs Endearing Foibles

Anonymous said...

Hahaha... Yes, basically anything with Hank, Eugene or the Tourette's Monks was a good show.

You guys really ought to label your shows with "Only listen to on the train if you don't mind laughing out loud and people shooting strange looks at you".

Hey, would you happen to have a master list of all the shows ever recorded?

Mark Brockman said...

I cannot believe the Top Ten Amime (pronounced Aneem) didn't make the list. I was grinning like an idiot at that one. Plus, wasn't that the one that had the redneck American skit?

I'm sure this list was emailed before that show, which I don't know the date.

Highlights from two years of blogging. said...

WOW look at your numbers, they've doubled!!

Bazza said...

I think itunes must have appreciated their dedicated show. 37 in the itunes top 100 now. :D

bryan-in-greece said...

Funnily enough, as Mark was talking about IKEA flat packs, that's just what I was doing - assembling an IKEA flat pack into a shoe cupboard... Pity it was a flat pack for a dining table! :-) Another great show, good to hear Mark's dulcet lilt and sorry to hear Jon's ill...

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Gulp ! I'd forgotten all about that infamous audio comment I'd sent in, Rob.... I'm expecting the call from the tartanlawyers any moment now.

Off to hide behind the sofa ;-)