Tuesday, November 27, 2007

TOTP - Top Ten Useless Products From The Skymall

Rob got bored on American Airlines and decided to amuse himself by compiling the top ten useless products from the Skymall:-


Be sure to play along when listening to this by going to www.topofthepods.com, viewing the spoiler links which will take you to the appropriate page in the Skymall website where you can buy all the amazing products on offer. If you buy one please email us at topofthepods@gmail.com and let us know!

36 comments:

Matt said...

I live in America, and I've always been amused by Skymall products. I don't actually know anyone who's ever bought anything from it though... I'm pretty sure it's marketed toward rich idiots

cacophonyx said...

Quite the funniest Top Of The Pods I've heard this autumn.

Paul said...

This is one of the best TOTP's ever. It's hysterical (and I'm an American - so no, I'm not at all offended). Just for background purposes, though:

Tailgate party: What people do in stadium parking lots before American football games. Started, traditionally, as people who would drink beer kept in a cooler in their car boot, but now people barbecue, and eat and drink a lot, and the game's almost secondary.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of the best basketball players in NBA history before his illustrious film career, also.

But seriously, I haven't laughed this hard in a long, long time.

Podcast Junky UK said...

What a great show guys! I've had to blog about your show yet again at www.podcastjunky.co.uk

Keep up the terrific work.

Regards

Alex - Podcast Junky UK

auzzie bob said...

Thanks fellas!

samontreal said...

That was HYSTERICAL! (I am Canadian/American)

I myself am a SkyMall shopper, though I must confess I regret it now. I spent $250 on a cat litter box (not the same one on your podcast) that claimed to clean itself, and it was actually quite ineffective. I'll spare you the details. Suffice to say I'll never be so stupid again.

Also, I'd point out that while you do get a duty free magazine on international flights, SkyMall is not that one. The duty free mag should only have perfume, booze, cigarettes and Toblerone, that's why you take delivery on the items on board.
I assume you were being facetious and silly when you inferred that the flight attendants kept heavy Basho statues on board when you're lucky if they'll heft your chicken or fish entrée to your seat.

Very good podcast tho, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! All the best for 2008 to Rob, Jon,their families and the TOTP listeners. Cheers!

Rowley said...

Have we lost you again guys?

Anonymous said...

Hope you're having a wonderful year so far... But please make more! Don't abandon us listerners now! I'm running low on your podcasts; 've only got a couple left of both the normal and gold version.

Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

BOOO!!! no more shows again! I think i give up waiting, you guys gave me false hope! LOL

Me said...

Rob, are you still allowed to podcast, now you work for Podshow? You got your gig, so is that it then? I'm missing good Brit audio (that I like). C'mon!

Anonymous said...

Missing you guys. Wish it would go back to the good old days of many shows a week.

Anonymous said...

Pleeeeease come back and start podcasting again! I'm missing your podcasts so much! I've been listening from the very start and don't want this to be the end of TOTP! I've listened to each show at least 20 times, so as a listener new material is needed! Respect to all else in your life, but your listeners need you!

Much love to you both.

Anonymous said...

TOTP, we would all appreciate some more shows. I know your lives are busy and all but still. I love this podcast and haven't quite given up hope, but I'm pretty damn close! please GIVE US MORE!!!

Arooj said...

This show was so funny! Please come back soon. Dont abandon us!! Have been through the whole backcatalogue and am quite desperate for more, so, please?:)

Anonymous said...

please come back i need you much more than your wife, family or social lives....... obviously!!!! seriously though COME BACK

Anonymous said...

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

TOTP ftw! R.I.P.?
I've heard good podcasts, and great ones too, but they just don't measure up to TOTP. Please broadcast again!

Anonymous said...

Aww...please make more. I really miss getting new episodes. They really help me unwind after a hard day of school and work. We miss you!!

Blues Hat said...

More shows!

Anonymous said...

I have passed out of denial and now Im just angry! MAKE SOME MORE SHOWS!!! DAMN IT!! ohhh sorry really Ill do anything I'll pay a subscription fee, come on I'll lessen my carbon foot print, come on just name it please please do more shows. Ahh crap now I'm depressed..... and holding......

Anonymous said...

Looks like they cant be bothered anymore :(

Top Of The Pods said...

Computers been down & someones been out of the country, will record soon - thanks for holding on guys!

Rob

;)

Ben said...

Thank god, some hope!!!

Philip said...

Sometimes I wish you guys didn't have lives, if we lived in a communist country I would make you state-owned and by decree command you to issue at least four shows a week.

You are my propaganda :)

I miss you guys
My ears are sad
They droop like a daschund
Dribbling on a summers day
Oh what a day
A summers day
But what is a summers day without a good podcast?
A summers day ruined
Can only be rectified
by a top of the pods

I believe I may be rambling
Kill a pig and i'd be hambling
be a chav and i'd just be bling
taccy bling with faux gold bits
innit yo safe
what am i doing
this is utterly rubbish i am spouting
i miss you jon and rob
evidently your absence has driven me to insanity.

:(
PJ, Manchester

Anonymous said...

It's been so long guys, we've been waiting ever so patiently for more wonderful shows. When will we hear some more?

Lily said...

Where oh where has Top of the Pods gone....Oh where oh where could they be....

TipYourHat said...

I will always have TOTP on my itunes podcast playlist. I love rob and jon forever.

iamjonny said...

i just emailed rob. I now live in Israel and I have had a pretty mad year. But it seems that things are opening up a bit and I have suggested we do some more shows. So if you guys pay us like a load of money we might do it. Naahhhh, just kidding, hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'l lay some shows on yah...

tarrar...

Jonny

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Wooohhhoooo!!!! That is fantastic Jon! Can't wait!!!

I've just got back from a trip to Israel - it is always a special place to visit! Wish I had known you were there, I would have tried to meet up!

I shall be doing my annual 'pilgrimage' to Rob's part of the world a bit later in the year (back to Cambridge for some research and teaching).

Hey guys, can't wait to hear your great lists again!

PS. If you're ever heading down South and need a place to stay in Cape Town drop me a line.

Dion (no.1 TOTP fan! Well, at least in my mind!)

Evelien said...

I got the myspace invite and I am THRILLED you're doing new shows! :D

Anonymous said...

Hey lads, fantastic to hear you're doing new shows! Can't wait for you guys to get back in the swing of things!

Jon, have you already moved to Spain, sorry, Israel?

Top Of The Pods said...

indeed i have. the sun is shining on my unshaven face every day.

Anonymous said...

Any news on new podcasts?

edmarriner said...

This is awesome news! My fav podcast is making a return!

I cant wait to hear from you guys again, even if you could only get the chance to record only a few shows a month it would still be fantastic :D

-ED

Anonymous said...

Okay, good news, although I have no way of knowing when you had intentions of reforming TOTP as it only gives times :) Anyhoo, even if you don't, at least updating TOTP gold once in a blue moon would be nice, as it was meant to tide people over between episodes :D Still subscribed waiting for the new episodes, and this was one of my very first podcasts (I think the currently kinda defunt Engadget podcast was too, oh the good ol' days with Torrone).