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Client: "let's make a short, high level brief. 4 slides max." SpongeBob narrator voice: "28 slides later..."

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“...but gob, who had used a computer only once in his life, was hurt that his father had neglected to tell him they would be making, what in his mind was, a water park"

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Voice in my head was arrested development narration..."Michael knew it would be more than 4 slides"

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