Friday, June 29, 2012


He was on top, sliding everywhere - tractor tires, waterfalls, in the Andes with Bono.  It was going so well, bigger than planking, bigger than Mikey - then it all started to fall apart.  Little things at first; questions about his socks.  Then that unfortunate interview with Alan Levine where his fans saw a different Slide Guy - angry, bitter, complaining.  He might have been able to recover from that, a few charity gigs, an appearance on The View.  But fate had something else in store for Slide Guy - those photos.  Even if you're Slide Guy you don't sit on another meme's lap. 

Confidential caught up with Slide Guy recently.  We found him sitting alone in a local Chipotle, staring listlessly at a half-eaten burrito, trying unsuccessfully to catch the attention of a nearby table of laughing DTLTists.   He wouldn't talk to us at first, after all Confidential ran those photos that destroyed him.  All we could get out of him was an angry "You want to know what happened?  Really?  Why don't you take it up with him?"  We followed his glance towards a dark figure in the corner, wearing a black plaid shirt, a black toque, and big mirrored shades.

I motioned to my photographer - but the guy was too fast.  All he left behind was this:

Thursday, June 28, 2012


        Because Everything You Know is Wrong!

Remember a better time?  The air was fresher, streams were cleaner, and gifs were unanimated.  DS106 Confidential wants to go back to that time, the Golden Age of Digital Storytelling 106.  But to do that, a lot of unpleasant truths have to be aired.  A lot of things SOME PEOPLE thought were buried deeply have to be brought to the light of day.  That's what DS106 Confidential is all about - and were starting right now with two BIG stories.

Slide Guy, Kim Jong Il caught in Panmujong LOVE NEST!!!!

Sure, you thought you knew Slide Guy - a real symbol of unguarded joy, childhood pleasures, and slightly unusual socks.  BUT - EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG - DS106 Confidential knows better.  One of our ace camera guys (no names, but he is an expert in NEW MEDIA) caught deceased, former web meme Kim Jong Il and Slide guy in a secluded weekend getaway "looking at things" in a very suggestive way.

When Confidential contacted the strangely-socked meme, Slide Guy denied everything - no surprise there, he stands to lose big in footwear endorsements when this gets out.  He said "the Dear Leader and I are just good friends, we got together for some casual looking at things and it never went beyond that."  SURE SLIDE GUY!