Sunday, June 11, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Cats

Shaun in Kent supplies Jon, Rob and Ande from the Premiership Podcast with todays cat podcast:-


Having a short break this week but we'll be back bright and breezy next Tuesday. Enjoy the sun! Stay in touch using topofthepods@gmail.com, or leaving an audio comment at Evoca.

88 comments:

BlueJackA said...

nice one guys will listen to it shortly as i need to work on bluejackaddicts podcast 5.

keep up the good work!! :-)

elizabeth said...

i love cats :)

and since you asked, here are links to pictures of my cats (since the img tag isn't allowed):

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/lizvelociraptor/7-23-05016.jpg
this is jack. he runs into walls. i dropped him on his head as a kitten.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/lizvelociraptor/7-23-05009.jpg
this is zelda. she's fat because she eats styrofoam.

also, wasn't president clinton's cat relatively famous?

PH said...

Another class podcast.
You guys define what podcasting is all about.
Brilliant.
I hope you manage to get as much out as you can before 'they' destroy the internet as we know it.
SaveTheInternet
Bummer.

Canadiangirl said...

Great show guys. I saw a picture of your cat, Rob on Myspace and he is adorable. Here is a link to a picture of my cat Smoky.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/6347/dsc50909rw.jpg

Phil Bowman said...

What about Top Cat?

PhilB

Adam Smith said...

Good show guys. I never got my head round Tom and Jerry. Im disapointed that Jess, Postman Pat's cat wasn't there. Also, gotta love the Shiney Show, and Im 15!

Bazza said...

Very funny show. Here is a pic of my last kitten Tinker, unfortunately he's now passed away.
http://static.flickr.com/43/92639545_fd88b9527c.jpg?v=0

BlueJackA said...

top cat should have replaced the thundercats

Grant - Three From Leith said...

You forgot Cat from Red Dwarf !! He should have been number 1 !!

Sara-Jane from Tikkabilla / Higgledy-Piggledy House ? Mmmmmmm..... I thought the same when I first clapped eyes on her about 3 years ago. Slightly spoiled by that Bonnie Langford-ish air she has about her. Sigh.

Shiny Show - Dogsby, Mukka and Tiggs. Class show ! Amazing what you get into when you have little kids, isn't it ?

I'd put up a pic of my cat, October, but all the decent ones are on film and I can't be bothered scanning them at the moment. She looks a bit like Rob's cat, Robin and loves eating creepy-crawlies, licking my arms and hacking up furballs on my bed at 3am just to spite me ;-)

scrumpestuous d said...

Heavens to Murgatroyd! Snagglepuss wasn't on the list. He was at least as good as Snowball II.

Anonymous said...

[IMG]http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b392/King_Balmung/getfuzzy.jpg[/IMG]

Bucky from the Get Fuzzy comics should be number 1

digitaldion said...

Rob and Jon were saying that they never get Video messages, so I used my iMac (yes Rob, that is an iMac) to record and post a little message for them.

I am a Mac fanatic! 5 Mac laptops, a few windwos laptops, and just about every model of iPod ever produced feature in the Video message... (I only realised after the message was sent that I didn't include my wife's iPod mini - 2 gig, and two other Mac laptops - both older Powerbooks).

You can have a look at my message to them here:

http://www.spirituality.org.za/files/gadgets.mov

Check out my blog while you're at it:

http://www.spirituality.org.za/blogger.html

Anonymous said...

APPLE SUCKS

buttercupboxer said...

what about Samurai Pizza Cats?

bryan-in-greece said...

Hey Dion, just watched the video message you sent the lads - that is quite an impressive array of computing kit you have there!!! And a cyclist as well...!! Excellent stuff!

Anonymous said...

Top Of The Pods has soared (plummeted?) to #201 on PodcastAlley. Well done Lads!

Joe said...

Why was the pink panther not in the top 10 cats? he is THE coolest cat around!

Anonymous said...

BOO Cats suck!

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Dion,

You are either paid very well or you have a whole host of credit cards bursting at the seams !! Amazing selection of computing power there.

If you chained them all together you'd have enough computing power to set yourself up in business as an evil genius Bond villain who plans to take over the world's networks for your own devious ends ;-)

Do you own a white cat by any chance ???

Only joking, Dion. It's nice to put a face and voice to a name at last.

Cheers

Grant

max said...

I dont want to sound ornery or anything but where is a new show. I thought there would be a new one on tuesday.

diane s said...

I don't understand the word ornery... I think they meant THIS Tuesday? :) xx

bryan-in-greece said...

ornery (adj attrib) : being in a state of arousal where one urgently needs a cold shower and a dose of bromide in one's tea (Origin unknown).

;-)

Anonymous said...

You forgot the bad guy from james bonds cat. You know, the white persian cat.

Anonymous said...

Tuesdays come and Tuesdays go.
Hate to say I told you so!

These guys have pulled the plug.

PH said...

Rob & Jon...
Give us another taste of your particular brand of entertainment.
We just need a little new stuff now and then.
You have done so much already, even just one show now and then is enough.
You have to feel good when you put out a show now?
Those of us who follow in your footsteps could do with some continued inspiration.
All the best for both of you either way.
Some truly memorable podcasts you have given to us.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

their skype message says 'finished recording' so im anxiously waiting, checking every 30 seconds or so. hehe

diane s said...

Bryan, LOL!

Jes said...

Where's Pink Pather, Felix, Tom & Jerry....what about Tiger?!! Great show guys, totally hilarious!! Awe yeah! Hanna-Barbera!

Jon, I think you watch Veggietales cause you sound like Khalil and Angus from Jonah the movie. Do you sell cru-u-u-ise tickets??

Dude what are you guys huffing..
A cat in costume dancing? That mystical bagpuss sounds a bit gross and explicit....Puss n' Goots, what are you eating?!

Out of control! Order, order, order on the podcast..No more consuming alcohol before recording.

Another wonderfully long show. Sweet!!

I've only had dogs. Don't answer the skype...NOOOOOOO! Ewe a 4-way, Jon!

That's why your losing listeners. You've gone to the bottom of the barrell by getting myspace accounts.

Oh my goodness Rob's on point with Ironic. Jon, stop the swearing. I thought wee burn was an urine acid burn.

Are you guys going to run out of music, or is that song on loop?

Where is this show going? ok enough.

Geeky Gerge said...

Come on Rob and John! Dont die on us yet! Please at least do a final podcast guys!

BlueJackA said...

Back off rob n jon, they do a fine job but a full time job brings money in, podcasts don't. Im sure they will bring out another one soon when their working commitments don't clash and they have a spare moment. why dont you check out the back catalogue, theres tons to choose from in there?

bryan-in-greece said...

Absolutely right on, bluejacka!!! Rob and Jon have put out so much quality material and yet some people are unsatisfied, pushing for yet more, and want it NOW. I have just driven back home after seeing my girlfriend off on a week's hols to Morocco from Thessaloniki Airport this morning at 5am with a tear in my eye, and put TOTP on random program shuffle on the iRiver in the car, not even choosing my personal favourites, and it made the late-night drive home such a laugh.

What we need to remember here is that some people actually DO work damned hard and that their free time is at a premium (and I include myself in this). Those amongst us who are used to free entertainment fed by TV/radio stations must remember that TOTP is hard work put in by two everyday working blokes who are not getting paid a few thousand pounds a week to entertain us, and yet who manage to serve up programmes which most listeners would probably agree consistently go far beyond most TV/radio output in entertainment value - and it is clean, to boot! To be pushing them to put out a show is churlish in the extreme.

OK, that's my tuppenny'orth! :-)

But I do feel it needed saying.

bryan-in-greece said...

and, just for the record, my last comment is NOT directed at ph, but at anonymous commenters...

BlueJackA said...

Same here bryan, it was directed at anonymous commenters who cannot be bothered to let us know who they are. I have recorded two podcasts for a site i run with a mate, the time and effort that goes into making a podcast was a real eye opener to me and many many hours are spent making a podcast which often ends up no bigger than 20-30 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Why do you people degrade yourself by pleading for more? How pathetic! At best, these two were only marginally funny. These guys get their kicks by making you beg before they can be "inspired" to put out another podcast.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Anonymous - break cover and tell us who you are, I dare you....

I'm not keen on people who like to make smart comments without being man enough to show their face.

If you really think Jon and Rob are only 'marginally funny' and are getting 'kicks' by not putting out a show for a while, why do you continue to listen and post on the comments board ? You obviously keep checking back to see if there's a show as you secretly enjoy them immensely....

Jon and Rob are not making anyone beg. Point me in the direction of any statement from them saying anything of the sort, wil you ? They have their own lives, families and jobs which come first. They have bills to pay and mouths to feed. They podcast for free; they make no money from doing it. It's a hobby. I do one show a week and it takes probably about 7 hours in total of prep, editing, post-editing, doing shownotes, notifying artists of playlistings and dealing with emails and comments. It's bloody hard work, yet I enjoy it. It's a hell of a commitment, and I can't imagine the sheer hard work, time and effort that goes into doing it every day (or even twice a week).

Cut them some slack. They do a show when they can fit it in with their daily lives, which I know are very full and very hectic at the moment (hence the hiatus).

The only one degrading him/herself is you, anonymous, with your snide comments. It's time you grew up and came out of the anonymous closet; otherwise we'll all begin to suspect you're a jealous podcaster with no listeners ;-)

Flumble said...

amen to that!

Anonymous said...

BlueJackA said...

"nice one guys will listen to it shortly as i need to work on bluejackaddicts podcast 5.

keep up the good work!! :-) "


How do you know it's a "nice one" if you haven't listened to it?. Not above a little logrolling, are you?

bryan-in-greece said...

"anonymous", this is just plain sad. Not only do you not understand the meaning of "nice one" (i.e. "thanks", another word which may well also be outside your active vocabulary, apparently), but you also have the gall to remain just that: anonymous. One thing you have to learn in this world, should you venture openly into it, my friend, is that if you want people to take what you say seriously, you have to show who you are and why you need to be taken seriously. So far you have done neither. The only conclusion to be drawn is that you are one of those sad individuals who feed their inferiority complexes by attacking others from behind the keyboard. Grant put it nicely when he wrote:

"I'm not keen on people who like to make smart comments without being man enough to show their face."

It is becoming increasingly clear that your face is not worth being shown, "anonymous". You seem to realise this too. Learn some manners or learn some civility. Unless anonymity characterises you and your life...?

Anonymous said...

but IM only anonymous because im too lazy to get an account dilly!

dammit im using the anonymous name for the powers of good!

TOTP rocks! worth waiting for!

pay those bills guys, we'll wait.

BlueJackA said...

anonymous, if things are so bad here, then why are you still hanging around trying to flame in such a pathetic 12 year old way? there is hundreds of shows you can download from here to listen to.

I always thank Rob and Jon when they release a show because 99 in 100 times they are good quality, ok i dont always enjoy some shows like others do, but as rob and jon state "if you dont like a particular show, keep listening as one you will like will come soon" and sure enough it does.

I have also (like many people here) contributed to many top ten lists, some ive been slated on some have been good. I can guarntee that if im ever mentioned by rob or jon that the other one will ask "did i text it in?" a long standing joke and often makes me laugh too.

If you think you can do better than rob and jon then do a podcast for us to listen to and let us be the judges, till then go away and get a life and stop trying to upset a very strong community that enjoy the podcasts that rob and jon make when they get free time.

BlueJackA said...

BTW thank you grant and bryan, you took the words out my mouth and have spoken what many here feel!!

Anonymous said...

Why does the web page still say we will be back on Tuesday? Why does the web page still say they put out a show every weekday? Truth in advertising a concept foreign to Brits? Just too busy to change a bit of HTML? Does not reflect well on their web development skills or ethics. It is this "fuck you" attitude that really pisses me off!

BlueJackA said...

how longs a piece a string? the orange, what came first the fruit or the colour? do bears crap in the wood? they all questions we do not know the answers for.

Top Of The Pods said...

We've both got free time but it never seems to match, rest of the time we are earning money / spending time with family / sleeping etc. Aiming for a sesh this coming Tuesday (hopefully).

Anonymous - when we couldn't find any free entertainment we turned this negativity into something good and recorded our own podcast.

We also played around with a video camera the other day...

Anonymous said...

Interesting these guys have time to not respond to my pertinent questions with more the usual self-justifying crapola but they don't have time to update their lying web
page. "Tuesday" seems to be code for "whenever" so don't bother boys. I've lost interest in you, your crap podcast, your forum of lapdogs and sycophants, and, in general, anything British or Euro. Ciao.

Top Of The Pods said...

Tuesday means Tuesday (27th). Monday Jon and I are busy, Tuesday Jon and I aren't. The reason we don't update the site with our diary is that this content is syndicated via RSS and I've noticed changing the comments field sometimes results in duplicate shows being picked up by some podcachers.

bryan-in-greece said...

Goodbye anonymous. Enjoy living with yourself and your xenophobic complexes. You must be a real fun guy. NOT.

911 Dispatcher said...

I believe that you could at least set Blogger Comments to only allow registered users. Granted, you can set up a bogus Blogger account just to make childish comments, but it might help.

BlueJackA said...

and then wheres the fun when a chilish anonomous poster arrives :-( I personally think we are all grown up enough to deal with village idiots when they arrive on here from their day out.

Carl Jeske said...

Do those guys not realise if you click on other instead of anonymous you can just type your name without registering? Thats what I do. Anyway, can't wait till Tuesday, maybe my list will be read! Keep up the good work guys.

adolfH said...

Diese zwei Männer sind nicht wert das Hören zu!

BlueJackA said...

Skype says they have just recorded a show, so watch this space!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! I luv these 2 guys! The satisfy me in every way!

bluejackass said...

Whoo-pee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Oh dear... he's resorting to sarcasm and usernames that spoof real commenters.

He really has nothing better to do than hang around trying to feel all big and clever by being a big, plukey bahookie.

Couldn't stay away, eh anonymous ? Still too afraid to be a man though I see. At least if we're critical we have the guts to do it using our names (and in some cases, our pics).

Since you now know how to type a name in under 'other', why don't you put in yours and stop acting like a spoilt teenager (although maybe you are) ?

bryan-in-greece said...

And now anonymous/"adolfh" is going to try to be funny in German, even though he is clearly pretty poor at German, to judge by the mess he made of that sentence....

Dustin said...

BlueJackA . . . . I have them on Skype and made the same mistake last week... the "finished recording" tag is just left on there cos rob forgot to take it off. They haven't recorded anything... but hopefully come tuesday they will have.

bryan-in-grease said...

Επιθυμώ ότι αυτά τα δύο αγόρια θα με επισκέπτονταν στην Ελλάδα. Θα τους παρουσίαζα πώς Έλληνες έχουν τη διασκέδαση.

bryan-in-greece said...

and his Greek is just about as bad as his German... Lesson number one: never put your faith in online translation software - I am a professional translator and can vouch for that...

PH said...

What a lot of posts.
Probably not worth all the exchange, but there you go. :-)
I know, for my part, that putting out a show, even when I don't really have the time, is better for me.
I make the time.
I have a load of stuff to do, and it never ends.
I feel bad when I don't put out a show.
And I feel good when I do.
I don't feel good when I do all the stuff, because it's always there, and besides...*who* is appreciating it?
Listeners to our show give us feedback, and I know they enjoyed it.
They have stuff to do too.
And I makes me feel good to know I, being able to, gave them something that enhanced their life a bit.
Something they enjoyed, and I enjoyed making it too (which I do, it is a blast).
I am not going to remember all the washing/cooking/cleaning/mowing/shopping/whatever when I am older.
I most certainly will remember the fun I had podcasting, and knowing that others had fun with it too.
We *need* fun in our lives.
If there's something you enjoy doing, and others enjoy it too when you do...I would go for that more than the other stuff.
Thanks, Rob & Jon, for each and every time you *have* gone for it, because you have made a *real* difference in many lives as a result, period.
All the best, mates.
Cheers!

PH said...

Additional:

When TOTP went through a dry spot, that is when we decided "Hey, why don't we do a podcast?!".
Just like Rob said.
Don't complain.
Get out there and do it yourself!
If everyone has that attitude, then there will never be a shortage of something to entertain us.
Rob & Jon are not 'The Entertainment Committee'!
We all need to take responsiblity.
I can name at least 4 podcasts that have started subsequent to TOTP.
Get with the program.
We all have something to offer.
If you can't podcast, then be a positive listener.
Give good feedback.
Encourage.
Post entertaining and fun comments.
Anything else is creating a problem where there is none.
If you have nothing nice to say, move on, period.
There's tens of thousands of podcasts to check out.

Rob, if Jon is not going to show up, and you are free, let me know.
As long as you are okay with me *trying* to be more like Jon than you (even though I am more like you than Jon). I'll join you on Skype if need be. I think TOTP is best when those opposites are present. Balancing each other. Or for that matter, the missus. She's possibly more able to fill in for Jon :-).
Any time, mate.
Want to keep the ball rolling for all of us.
Things are still looking good, for now.

Anonymous said...

ph said...
"Rob, if Jon is not going to show up, and you are free, let me know."

Oh great, another crappy replacement for crappy Jon.

PH said...

Ah-ha!
So you love, Rob!
Now the truth is out!

bryan-in-greece said...

I vote this "anonymous" gonzo just gets ignored, what do you reckon folks? Obviously just a sad Billy-No-Mates individual with too much free time and too little worth saying.

dustin said...

I bet it's just Jon cos he's bored this afternoon.

but if it's not.

yeah guys, let's all just ingore him.

(then I'll catch his IP and we can team up and do some interesting things with his comp)

Anonymous said...

It's way past your bed time, little boy.

anonymouse said...

Guess it's time I went to bed before my Mummy catches me and gives me a good thrashing for saying naughty things about people.

I'd better include Jon & Rob in my prayers as I'm going to go blind if there's not a new show up soon to distract me.

Oh yes, and God, I'm sorry I called Jon crappy. I know he's a big hairy bloke and I'm frightened he'll shout at me a bit if he ever catches me.

Bless Mummy, Teddy and TOTP.

Amen

Flumble said...

Boooooring

mark - tartanpodcast said...

wow...

Holi Beri said...

Hey ppl !
This anon guy is oviusly a sad person ( watch my language ) as it must like the show some what other wise it wouldnt waste its time comming on the website at all . Keep up the good work Rob and Jon ! and dont listen to it just keep up your great shows ! Even if it takes a while for each show they are always worth waiting for . Is there any way you can block his computer with its code thingy ? anyway keep it up guys ! Been listenin nw for bout a year ! stil as good as ever !

Holi
xx

BlueJackA said...

Im not gonna ignore this little kid, its entertainment watching him throwing his bottle lol, keep it up mate it certainly makes the hours go by while we wait for a future podcast, perhaps if you could record yourself throwing your bottle you could launch it as a podcast for us all to slate, eh sorry praise.

Like Holi said, we wait patiently as rob n jons podcasts are worth the wait and certainly worth their weight in gold.

dustin said...

All I know is three things.

It's hot here (103F)

Hopefully there will be a couple shows recorded tomorrow.

I'm salivating while waiting for my potatoe garlic soup to cool down.

oh and the anon guy's a c***

-oh sorry that's four isn't it.

Anonymous said...

BLah da Blah da bloggigeid blah

whoa i dont know what that was but what i do know is that TOTP is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



ny gus

BlueJackA said...

nah c---s are useful, anon isnt... well he does for temporary entertainment before he goes off in search of a village somewhere thats missing an idiot i.e. anon. hey lets do a top ten list on anon for totp's.

10. a 10 year old who has suddenly become brave hiding behind his parents pc.

Chinny said...

www.freewebs.com/inamotocup

put in a good word for them Rob and Jon!

dustin said...

"BlueJackA said...
nah c---s are useful, anon isnt..."

youre awesome.

9. your little brothers extremely annoying friend that doesn't know he's just obnoxious and not funny.

Anonymous said...

dustin said...
youre awesome.

anon said...
youre an idiot.

dusty said...

That's really positive... the c*** is recognizing the opinions of others. well done little boy.

Tony the Butcher Blair said...

The countdown begins! Less than 24 hours to put out another episode. Odds are another "Tuesday" will come and go. Lame excuses will follow, of course.

the c**** said...

dusty said...

"the anon guy's a c***"

Nice mouth, little man. You kiss your mother with that mouth?

the c**** said...

bluejackass says
"before he goes off in search of a village somewhere thats missing an idiot"

Given the amount of time you spend in this forum, I'm sure my search won't take too long.

Anonymous said...

holi beri vomited...

"Hey ppl !
This anon guy is oviusly a sad person ( watch my language ) as it must like the show some what other wise it wouldnt waste its time comming on the website at all . Keep up the good work Rob and Jon ! and dont listen to it just keep up your great shows ! Even if it takes a while for each show they are always worth waiting for . Is there any way you can block his computer with its code thingy ? anyway keep it up guys ! Been listenin nw for bout a year ! stil as good as ever !"


English Lit major, right?

Billy-No-Mates said...

bryan-in-grease said...

"I vote this "anonymous" gonzo just gets ignored, what do you reckon folks? "

What do you reckon they won't?

Grant - Three From Leith said...

I'm upset - I've not been insulted yet !

I have to say, though, that this inadequate 'person' is providing us with some top entertainment whilst Jon & Rob get on with their real lives for now.

Go on, anon - do your own podcast - 'Top Ten Reasons Why I Feel The Need To Hang Around The Comments Boards of Shows I Claim Not To Like', or 'Top Ten Insults I've Made'. I could do with a laugh !

;-)

bryan-in-greece said...

rofl grant :-)

I was thinking this morning that we could do a psychological profile of anon in the same style as British TV's Cracker with Robbie Coltrane - putting together the pieces and coming up with a description of the psyche (and perhaps psycho!) behind him. After all, he has unwittingly fed us plenty of material to go on.

Then maybe Mark in Glasgow could do it all as an mp3/vidcast in the genuine Cracker accent - I have heard Rob and Jon say Mark likes a drink or two, so he would make an even better Cracker... (no offence, Mark, I am one of your loyal listeners too!!!)

As for my previous suggestion of ignoring him, well, sod that, this is too much fun!! Top entertainment indeed! We need to keep this twerp around for the laughs, a sort of forum pet mascot. It is just like at school when there was always some squeaking urchin trailing round behind the gang, the one with one long red earlobe and a slapped face...

Holi Beri said...

It's Holi here again !
what do you expect ? my spelling isnt meant to be fantastic ! im fed up with this anon person and i dont care what they say, Rob and Jon always do brilliant podcasts and they are always worth waiting for. So just go and insult people somewhere else.

Holi
xx

ps oh aye iv got an english lit major alrite, yip child genuis i am at 14 that would be clever, unlike these ppl who are tlkin ****

Joe said...

All I have to say is the longer we go without an episode in the future, the bettwe that episode will be when we hear it :) And plus, Rob and Jon are just such great hosts and all that their show is always worth the wait anyway. Like the holidays.

Chinny said...

RIP top of the pods?