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Frowning on the inside


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This is a slideshow I created for the Goodreads Slideshow Story Contest.
Its about the smiley face we all use (poorly) in our presentations. Now he's fed up and wants the world to know.

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Frowning on the inside

  1. 1. Frowning <br />with a Smile<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Remember me?<br />
  3. 3. The graphic you senselessly misuse.<br />Slap me on the very last slide<br />Or stuff me next to a sad joke<br />
  4. 4. As a result I have developed some problems<br />~Extreme Disgust Towards Humankind<br />~Grandiose Delusions<br />~Memory loss<br />~Depression<br />~Anxiety<br />
  5. 5. I think you need to know what’s up<br />
  6. 6. 2<br />I’ve Been Around<br />
  7. 7. All my years in the<br />presentation industry<br />have earned me a great<br />bit of knowledge.<br />My Repertoire... <br />
  8. 8. Physics &<br />Angry Bird<br />The Cold War<br />Hades: <br />God of the Underworld<br />Shakespeare<br />or <br />Marlowe<br />Capgras Delusion<br /> Understanding<br /> The<br /> Cerebellum <br />Is Elvis Really Dead?<br />The Shroud of Turin: <br />A Conspiracy<br />The Evolution <br />of the Skirt<br />The Use of Puns in<br />Finnegan's Wake<br />The Significance of <br />Gilles Deleuze& Ludwig Wittgenstein<br />In the 21st Century <br />Child Labor in Benin<br />
  9. 9. Ask me anything<br />Where was the Rosetta Stone found?<br />Fort Julian, Egypt<br /> *learned from the Greatest Discoveries PowerPoint<br />How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?<br />Between 300 and 400<br /> *from What You Really Do In College <br />What are the dimensions of Sandias by Rufino Tamayo<br /> 76cm x 56cm<br /> *from Influential Abstract Artists<br />Who ate ortolan illegally for his last meal?<br />François Mitterrand, fourth President of France<br /> *from The Soul of France  <br />That’s impressive, right?<br />
  10. 10.<br />
  11. 11. its nothing special<br />
  12. 12. and i am tired of being<br />
  13. 13. nothing special*<br />* from Navigating Nihilism with Nietzsche<br />
  14. 14. 3<br />On Smiling<br />
  15. 15. people smile when:<br />They’re Happy<br />9%<br />They Don’t Know What To Say<br />21%<br />They’re Lying<br />12% <br />They’re Nervous<br />58%<br />
  16. 16. i smile when:<br />They Want Me To<br />97%<br />They Don’t Want Me To<br />3%<br />
  17. 17. 4<br />Grey isthe new Yellow<br />
  18. 18. Yellow is HorridWhy must I be cursed to live with it foreverit makes me look cheapand loud<br />
  19. 19. Grey is where its atIts subtle.charmingand not yellow<br />
  20. 20. To Be Used...<br />Almost Never<br />yellow<br />neon fuchsia<br />Orange<br />Green<br />Moderately<br /> Navy Blue<br />Brown<br />Frequently<br />GREY RED Black<br />
  21. 21. 5<br />I feel pretty & witty & bright<br />
  22. 22. Then...<br />I told myself the self loathing had to stop<br />
  23. 23. I Was “featured” in a PowerPoint aboutLoving oneself.<br />
  24. 24. I usually recoil in terror when I stuff like that but...<br />
  25. 25. I actually found some truth in it. Like:1. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Lucille ball2. Don’t worry about pleasing others. David Brown3.He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin<br />
  26. 26. And I will <br />
  27. 27. The End<br />