23 January 2006

Something to do in Berlin

BerlinBear avatarThis sounds like a barrel of laughs: PowerPoint Karaoke.

On Wednesday 25th January in the "nbi" (Schönhauser Allee 36), the inaugural Berlin PowerPoint Karaoke championships will be held. Here's how it works: the PowePoint Karaoke team have plucked a series of riveting PowerPoint presentations on such gem topics as "Service as a success factor in dental laboratories" and "Innovative methods in chemical dry cleaning" off the web. Contestants will be asked to attempt to give an appropriate talk to accompany the PP presentations. A panel of judges will liven things up by making the contestants' lives as difficult as possible.

So, if you're in Berlin and at a loose end this coming Wednesday evening, and especially if you, like me, find PowerPoint presentations pretty darn tedious and regularly abused, I reckon you could do a lot worse than getting yourself down to nbi to check it out. I'd be there with bells on if I were in Berlin this week.

[Hat-tip: Die Zeit: Berlin-Journal]