DSDressed Up: Sacha Goldberger's French Joggers

So basically, this guy takes pictures of nasty, sweaty joggers and hits them up a week later, except this time, he tells them to get dressed up. When he takes the second picture, he makes sure the lighting and everything is the same, so you get what ends up looking like a before/after picture, contrasting what these people look like working out and uhh... going out.

All I can say is that those P90x and [insert face wash here] commercials don't seem as unrealistic. People can look really different...

[via Flavorwire]

Are You Afraid of the DSDark?: 90's Nickelodeon is back

This is some interesting news. Actually, it's more than interesting. In fact, it low-key made my day.

Apparently, Nickelodeon is going to have a 4 hour block during which they play all the good shows from the 90's. This makes me happy. Why? Kids shows today suck saggy donkey balls. I thought I was just being old and grumpy and that maybe the only reason I liked the shows I watched as a kid was nostalgia. But comparing the kids shows on TV today that I do like [Yo Gabba Gabba and Phineas and Ferb are the shit] to the ones from back in the day, I realize there's not much of a difference.

I can't put my finger on exactly what's changed in kids TV, but whatever it is, I hope it comes back. Here's the list of shows as shown in the Wikipedia Article.
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • All That
  • The Amanda Show
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • CatDog
  • Clarissa Explains it All
  • Double Dare
  • Doug
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • Rocket Power
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • Salute Your Shorts
Have fun.
[via Neatorama]

DSDu Hast: Acapella

This just made my day.

DSDisneyworld: Remixes by Pogo

[Insert apology and excuse for lack of recent posts here.]

As a lover of music, I've been on the hunt to find the God of sampling for quite some time. There's really nothing like hearing a song and then hearing where it originally came from or even the other way around. Sampling is an art form in an art form and I feel its a worthwhile endeavor to search for the person that's the best at it.

A lot of people seem to think sampling is only ever found in hip-hop, but it really is everywhere. Look at Daft Punk, whose French house style on their album, Discovery, involves sampling disco songs from the 70's and eq-ing the shit out of them until they sound like electronic music. Or the entire genre of trip-hop, which uses breakbeats from the 70's to turn music that would otherwise be classified as electronic or rock into something completely different. 

One could argue that calling someone "the best sampler" is completely subjective, but I think that if you look at the technique rather than thinking of the music in terms of whether you like the song or not, it might not be an impossible title to give. I've always thought Hideki Naganuma was pretty high up there, but earlier today, I came across this guy named Pogo [via The Awesomer] and was a little blown away. He chops up movie songs and makes ambient-electro sounding music from it. In a lot of them, its not just voice samples, he samples the background music from the movies, as well. Give it a listen and see what I mean, then tell me what you think in the comments.

[P.S. The videos are DSDopetastic, as well. So, watch as well as listen.]