Tuesday, May 16, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Burning Questions

Aaron from near Swansea has a great list of burner questions he just had to ask us. We couldn't resist answering them on todays show. Why not join in at home and turn to a loved one to ask them the following questions?:-

  • 10 - Describe your perfect day
  • 9 - Who is the last person you spoke to on the telephone?
  • 8 - If you could invite any 3 people to dinner alive or dead who would they be?
  • 7 - Where was your last holiday?
  • 6 - How do you get your own way?
  • 5 - What did you spend your first pay on?
  • 4 - If you could have any super power what would it be?
  • 3 - What in your mind is the worst job ever?
  • 2 - What do you see yourself doing in ten years time?
  • 1 - What is your favourite joke?

We want to hear some of your answers on to these questions, especially your ideas about numbers 8,4,3 and 1 - pop them on our comments board on www.topofthepods.com.

We heard an audio comment from a listener today - he didn't have any special software and neither do you, just go to Evoca and record your comments from there.


Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Guys!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hallejuia! Halleuja! Well however it's spelled NICE TO SEE YOU BACK GUYS <3

Anonymous said...

10. Wake up, big breakfast, write the greatest novel of the 21st century, go to sleep.
9. My boss’ assistant
8. Kurt Vonnegut, Johnny Cash, and Jesus
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Either by making threats of bodily harm or by compromise. But usually threats of bodily harm…
5. Paying off debts.
4. The ability to grant myself, at any time, any superpower I wish and then just as easily make it go away.
3. Janitor/sanitation professional.
2. Surfing the net, listening to podcasts, visiting TopOfThePods.com…only it’ll be in the future.
1. “Knock, knock.”
“Who’s there?”
“An interrupting cow.”
“An interrupting co…”

Ro said...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your ipod.......
Good to see you two back

Ro said...

10 - Not having to solve problems with Windows Active Directory
9 - Phone? Skype! and it was a work collegue
8 - Frank Zappa, Issac Asimov, Edgar Allan Poe
7 - Ireland, County Cork
6 - I do it first, then tell people about it.
5 - A CD Player - 1984
4 - The ability to have the correct answers
3 - Baliff
2 - I'd like to say nothing, but I'm sure thats not going to happen.
1 - whats the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to beat the rhythm into a drum machine once.

Anonymous said...

finally my no top of the pods syndrom has ended

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Top of the Pods Rule!!
Its so good to hear you guys.

Anonymous said...

Now, was that so difficult?

Anonymous said...

Rob, Should you rebrand yourself as 'Dynarob'? Cheers, Richard

Anonymous said...

Rob, Should you rebrand yourself as 'Dynorob'? Cheers, Richard (sorry about the typo on the previous comment - animal!)

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE BACK!!!!! Woohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
SOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! now im off to school, always a downer on it.

Anonymous said...

the boys are back in town - that's made my day

my week

my year

great to hear ya boys

Anonymous said...

Welcome back lads from sunny Switzerland.

Anonymous said...

Its the BBC Taxi driver interview Jon mentioned.

bryan-in-greece said...

excellent to see you back, Jon and Rob - I can't wait to listen in tonight... Good on you!!!!

Unknown said...

Hey guys - great to hear your dulcet tones once again!

What superpower - China!!! Superb! :-)

10. - Last Saturday when Hearts won the Scottish Cup
9. - My sister-in-law in London.
8. - Homer Simpson, Bill Clinton, Mozart
7. - Center Parcs (Cumbria) - the week from hell, because everyone got sick!
6. - Pester, pester, pester! After 6 months, my wife finally gave in, and we got Sky+
5. - A stereo hi-fi
4. - Definitely x-ray vision (to look through the walls into the ladies changing rooms!! ;-p)
3. - Having to find things that people have accidentaly flushed down the toilet
2. - Being 40

1. - What's brown and sticky?

A stick.

Round The Twist said...

glad to see you're back guys!

Hel said...

Yay! good to see you dudes back again!
BTW anon, i believe it's spelt "Hallelujah" (at least that's how the Happy Mondays spelt it when they did a song with that title).

Anonymous said...

10. Getting up, working out im ill enough to stay off school, jon and rob decide to talk to me and do a podcast over skype. I have a breakfast of fried bread and bacon. I then produce my podcast at a premium quality standard. i then get a prize of £1,000,000 from entering a prize drawer. Lunch, a premium quality sandwich, i then sit at my computer and get everything done that i need to in lpess than an hour. The rest of the day is left for watching old classics, such as frankenstine, coz my mum always interupts when im trying to watch it.
9. My grandma, asking if i was coming to see her at the weekend
8. Matt skiba, tartan mark and jonothan ross
7. wales, to see my dad, who is gardener.
6. By moaning, or beating people intil they get bored of it
5. Well, currently im at school, so imm not getting a paycheck, but i did save up my pocket money and get my mums guitar sorted out so i could learn.
4. To be able to become invisible
3. A window cleaner, they scare me. i was walking into my room, and i saw the cleaner pop up. i screemed and ran away. I also saw a bird poo on a window he had finished, forcing him to do it again.
2. Having a decent job, possibly in computing, maybe living in a decent house. maybe in a place where nobody can yell at me all the time.
1. A man was walking down the street, and he saw a kangaroo. he took the kangaroo, to a police stacion and asked the policeman what to do with it.
"take it to the zoo" said the policeman.
The next day, the policeman saw the man walking down the street and saw the man walking down the street with the kangaroo. "I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO TAKE THAT THING TO THE ZOO" said the policeman. "yes" said the man "i took it to the zoo yestaerday, we had a great time, and now we are off to the cinema"

Anonymous said...

ooo wicked.

Anonymous said...

Amanda can be found at http://distortionnews.blogspot.com/ on the Distortion Quality News podcast if you'd like to hear that charisma of hers :)

Anonymous said...



Maja said...

*gasp* A new show! YAY! Welcome back, guys :D

Anonymous said...

Iran? who's Iran? its Aaron (Aa Ron) Fantastic show guys keep up the great work

I will try and get another list over to you some time in the not to distant future

Aaron (Aa Ron)

Anonymous said...

A priest, a rabbi and a duck walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, "What is this..a joke?"

Anonymous said...

10. A day to work on the computer, read and listen to podcasts.
9. My daughter
8. Jesus. He would be enough for me.
7. Seattle
6. By allowing others to have their way, too.
5. Cassette car stereo - 1972
4. Flight
3. Anything sewage related
2. Retiring
1. Two blondes are looking up at the evening sky. The first ones asks, "What do you think is farther away - the moon or Florida."
"Hellloooo," the other replies. "Can you see Florida?"

Maja said...

For some reason my favourite jokes are the really bad, childish ones, like:
Q: What's brown and sticky?
A: A stick.

My mental age is about 5.

Larry Shallenberger said...

Congrats and welcome back!

Anonymous said...

10. In a beach house in southern Brazil with my wife and daughter, plus copious amounts of cold beer

9. A desalination plant control room engineer to switch on a transformer I’d been maintaining

8. Duke Ellington, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Bob Monkhouse

7. Highlands of Scotland last Christmas & New Year

6. Through logic, reason and a little charm and diplomacy

5. Match fees for my cricket team

4. Teletransportation to anywhere in the world

3. Something mind-numbingly tedious and unpleasant with no tangible benefit

2. Knowing my luck the same as I’m doing now

1. A couple go to Las Vegas for their honeymoon. In the hotel lobby they see a sign advertising the evening entertainment in the bar: “The Amazing Benny”. So they go to the bar and on to the stage comes Benny, an old man who walks with a limp, carrying a small table with three walnuts. He unbuttons his flies, brings out his p*nis and smashes the walnuts with it – bang, bang, bang! The crowd applaud and cheer for an hour. Thirty years the couple return to the same hotel in Las Vegas to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In the hotel lobby they see a sign advertising the evening entertainment in the bar: “The Amazing Benny”. The husband asks the receptionist whether this is the same guy who performed there thirty years previously, who confirms affirmatively. The couple rush to the bar and on to the stage comes Benny, who by now is bald, has no teeth but still walks with a limp, carrying a small table with three coconuts. He unbuttons his flies, brings out his p*nis and smashes the coconuts with it – bang, bang, bang! While the crowd applaud and cheer, the husband goes backstage to congratulate Benny. “I saw you here thirty years ago when you did the same act, except with walnuts”, he says, to which Benny replies “Yeah, and I still used walnuts up to last year, but my eyesight isn’t so good these days”.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Welcome back, Rob and Jon! Hope this means that things are going well for you both.

Ryan Jarrett said...

Well, lets see...

10 - my wedding day :D
9 - some random bod on the phone at work that I put through to my boss
8 - Eddie Izzard, Jamie Oliver & Tim Burton
7 - Centerparcs, Longleat
6 - Stropping around for a couple of days usually does it
5 - Probably beverages in public houses
4 - Spidey-sense
3 - Usher at a boyband concert
2 - Uploading my life to my new iPod Invisible and throwing away all other posessions except my magnifying glass and tweezers.
1 - Whats the difference between a duck?
One of its legs is both the same.

There you go fellas. Use it or abuse it :)

Anonymous said...

Rob, John,

China was the funniest answer I have ever heard to the "superpower" question. Without your permission I shall use this from now on. More comedy value than "x-ray specs"

John - Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Here's a pretty long joke

I walking along and I see this guy standing over a bridge about to throw himself off. I run up to him and say "don't do it! You've got so much to live for"
The guy says "You're wrong, I've got nothing to live for"

"Wait" I say, "Are you a religious man?"

"Yes I am"

"Hey me too! Are you a Christian?"

"I am"

"Same! Are you a Catholic or a Protestant?"

"I'm a Protestant"

"Me also! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"


"Hey we have so much in common! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"

"I'm Baptist Church of God"

"Me too! Are you original or Reformed Baptist Church of God?"

"I'm Reformed Baptist Church of God"

"So am I!! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God Reformation 1862 or Reformed Baptist Church of God Reformation 1917?"

He says "I'm Reformation 1917"

I say "DIE, heretic scum!" and push him off the bridge.

Anonymous said...

3 dinner guests would have to be
Derren Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Fry

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

"burning questions" must mean "convo starters for 6 year olds" in europe