Friday, January 13, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things That Come Out Of Fall Or Grow In The Sky Or Trees

Sean sent this email to topofthepods@gmail.com with a list of ten things that fall from various places - probably one of the strangest lists we have had so far:-

  • 10 - Bird feces
  • 9 - Rain, snow and sleet
  • 8 - Cats and dogs
  • 7 - Money
  • 6 - Aeroplanes
  • 5 - Fruit
  • 4 - Suicide
  • 3 - Squirrels
  • 2 - 40 Ton Anvils
  • 1 - Balloons

Now it's near the weekend you should have time to visit podcast alley and drop us a vote if you haven't already.



30 comments:

PH said...

Another top show, lads.

"Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?"
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"Because it was dead."

[actual joke repeated by my youngest daughter less than 1 hour prior to seeing the show posted, uncanny]
Oh, and it tickled my funny bone (can't explain why).

JH said...

Lifeless simians always seem to have that effect on ph. He's quirky.

When I was in elementary school (ages 6-12) we had a spring fair each year with a balloon ascension, where each balloon had a post card for the finder to send back to the school. (That was back in the days when we didn't care if birds ate the balloons and died.) Whoever had the postcard that went the farthest got a prize.

Great show, guys!

Melissa said...

Great show, keep them coming!!

marilyn said...

Fabulous show, Jon and Rob. It is so very good to laugh out loud again after a hard day's work. Your absence was greatly missed!

bryan-in-greece said...

Marilyn, don't you mean their PRESENCE was greatly missed? ;-) (I am a pedant!)

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Bazza said...

Rob, Jack can't be one of the others as he's featured in a number of flashbacks, some of which were on the plane.

BlueJackA said...

what falls out of the sky? well today whilst listening in my car it was picked on by a swarm of seagulls which decided to leave their business cards all over the car as if they were firing it with machine guns. :-(

BlueJackA said...

BTW TOTP's is now at 48 on the podcast alley with over 60 votes :-) come on lets make it number one!!!

maja said...

Rob, Jack can't be one of the others as he's featured in a number of flashbacks, some of which were on the plane.

Ooh, did they talk about Lost in this show? I can't wait to listen, I'm addicted to Lost, just watched 2 episodes in a row tonight.

Mat said...

Are you podcasting every day now? Great! :D

Top Of The Pods said...

Do the Others know that they are Others (in the same way that some Cylons know that they are)?? Jack may not realise who he is. I wouldn't put it past those sneaky twisted Lost script writers to do something like that to it's viewers.

We saw Ethan Rom in one of Kates flashback episodes driving away from a motel with his family - so the Others must have originated from off the island.

Anyone see this weeks with Mr E? I'd been thinking nanobots as one of the experiments for a while, now I'm pretty sure. It would explain how Locke can walk...

What do you all think?

Rob

BlueJackA said...

i think a TOTP's top ten on Lost could be surfacing soon ;-)

Top Of The Pods said...

Already got 2 from listeners, just gotta wait until the appropriate episodes get shown on UK TV before we can release them.

Ain't we nice?

Rob

Bazza said...

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I don't think the 'Others' really exist, it's just that alien black mist that can turn in anything it wants. I never noticed Ethan in one of the flashbacks, maybe the black mist can read their minds and re-create people. Maybe Jack died in the crash and was re-created.

Can't wait for season 2.

maja said...

Aww, and I was just thinking of sending you guys a top 10 Lost characters list. I guess I'll have to think of something else now!

That's an interesting line of thought Bazza, I hadn't thought of that before but you could be right.

!! SPOILERS if you haven't seen Season 2 yet !!

I think the Others (if they exist) do know they're the Others, they killed / took away most of the survivors from the back of the tail, and Ethan wasn't very nice either ...
I was sure for a while now that the "monster" wasn't a living creature. It seems to detect people only if they're moving. It looks pretty cool with all that black smoke as well!

Mat said...

There's strong evidence towards Locke being on of The Others like befriending the children and being able to walk could be from the brainwashing.

marilyn said...

Thanks, Bryan! Right you are..
Presence...
It had been a really long day. Brain and hands were no longer communicating properly.

Bazza said...

I got a solar-powered airship for Christmas, here is a few pictures of it in flight.

airship1
airship2

It didn't work too well though, because the sun was behind the clouds so I had to rely on the wind to get it to raise.

Top Of The Pods said...

Bazza - someone gave you a black dustbin liner for Christmas and told you it was an airship!!!!

BlueJackA said...

And its big enough to write on with tippex or paint "topofthepods.com" and leave it to float about ;-)

bryan-in-greece said...

Goodyear eat your heart out... Mind you, it does look lots of fun!!

Bazza said...

Yeah it very much like a giant bin liner actually hehe. Apparently though it's made of a special heat absorbant material.

You can get them on the science museum website.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Welcome to the world's finest Lost and binliner discussion forum.... ;-)

Don't watch Lost - found it tedious and boring after a few shows. It's like Twin Peaks was back in 1990 - 1991; I was on various newsgroups back then discussing the meaning of it all and who did what (this was in pre-Web days). But I LOVE Twin Peaks.... "The owls are not what they seem !"

Grant
(Dons tin hat and asbestos suit and sits back waiting to be flamed)

PH said...

Twin Peaks...big fan also.
The log lady.
Doughnuts.
Pie Heaven.
Black coffee.

Great (rare) television.

JH said...

Ah, yes... we stacked donuts and watched it every week.

Around that time, I was giving anesthesia to a patient who had previous belly surgery. The surgeons were trying to figure out which intestines were hooked up to what, and all I could think was "The bowels are not what they seem!" I didn't say anything, though, because they'd have thought I was nuts. I found it hilarious. (Easily amused)

Top Of The Pods said...

slight audio probs with tonights show... sleepin' on it until we have figured out what to do (robs mic wasn't switched on!).

TomTheTrucker said...

Back to lost talk ive cheated and downloaded season 2 episodes up to episode 10. But im finding it almost annoying how people have just come to grips with the hatch, and other survivors. Also why does there have to be flashbacks every 5 mins is it an important asset to know all the charactors background as series 2 continues ? and how episodes 2 and 3 were basically the same apart from 5 mins of different footage.
Anyway, who hoo another TOTP list being downloaded as i speak.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Meanwhile, back to the immensely superior Twin Peaks.....

Remember David Duchovny as transvestite FBI agent Denise ? David Lynch as Gordon, the deaf FBI boss ?

Wyndham Earle ? Annie ? Bob ? Andy ? Lucy ? LMFAP ? The Red Room ? One-eyed Jacks ? Audrey tying a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue ?!!!!

Halcyon days. 'Lost' isn't fit to lick Twin Peaks' boots ;-)

That's it - I'm definitely off to hide now... heh heh... two episodes of TOTP to catch up on...

maja said...

Sadly, I've never seen Twin Peaks. I was too young to watch it when it was first on TV, and there haven't been any repeats since then :(


So back to Lost! ;)
I don't mind the flashbacks, OK so sometimes they overdo them, but I'm sure they ARE important for the show and when we know enough about the backgrounds of the characters, we might also find out why they're on the island and what's going on. They all seem to have pretty messed up stories and some weird things in common. Also, a lot of them seem to have met or seen each other before, even if they don't know it, like Ethan coming from the motel when Kate went in, or Hurley being on TV in Korea when Jin went to that minister's house, or Desmond and Jack meeting on that stadium ... I really liked Desmond by the way, I hope they bring him back in the show.