At the recent ProductCamp Ottawa, one of the submitted topic was PowerPoint Karaoke – something with which I was not familiar. The description seemed interesting, but there were other topics to attend. I actually don’t even remember whether it was one of the picked topics – or maybe it was running at the same time as mine – but that does not matter. I decided to look this up and found a good description (with tips) and this SXSW 2008 recording (they call it “BattleDecks” but it’s the same thing):
This seems like a lot of fun! Back when I was a member of a ToastMasters club, we had this thing called “table topics” where you were given a topic and then, without preparation, had to talk for 40-60 seconds about that topic. This is a similar idea, but with a set of PowerPoint slides! I used to enjoy table topics, I guess I would also enjoy this!
Yesterday, on a the Canadian Vision cable channel, they started broadcasting an old British TV show titled “Allo! Allo!“. I know, it’s old, dated, and not up to modern production values, but it is absolutely hilarious.
I watched the very first episode (through the magic of PVRs) and still had a very good time. I always like that, although everyone speaks the Queen’s English (albeit with strange accents), they still don’t understand each other as they are supposed to be speaking French, German, or English.
For some reason, I find I need good comedy these days…and the current sitcoms do not seem to measure up to the classics (now where did I put the Faulty Towers tapes…).