Here is a new promo video for American Apparel directed by Tony Kelly. It’s nice to see the classic AA styles on little kids- it’s a refreshing break from ll the T&A they usually use to sell merchandise. The two little breakers are named Jalen Testerman and Lil Demon and are widely known for their skills. I’m LOVING the backdrop, the tiny chair and the fact that Jalen is on an iPhone.
Here’s a video of Jalen breaking it down on the America’s Best Dance Crew stage:
Here’s Lil Demon going ham on the Ellen Degeneres show:
My story may be similar to many of you. And in some cases it may not. In high school I was quite the trouble maker and after school my mom wouldn’t allow me to do anything socialwise. A block away from my house was a BORDERS BOOK STORE , so after school I would spend hours inside reading magazines , dream dictionaries , and naughty sex advice. Oh and Tupac biographies. Normal 17-year-old right?
Now years later , the golden days of bookstores have moved past us with Amazons introduction of the Kindle and applications on iPods and iPhones that allow you to take your reading anywhere. Along with the failing industry of the newspaper – everything is slowly going digital.
This past week BORDERS announced they were filing for bankruptcy protection. Now racking up over $1.29 billion in debt. The retail chain will be closing 200 stores and laying of 6,000 employees. Ouch.
With the closing of BORDERS , its sure to start a ripple effect across the industry. Remember Barns and Nobles ? Could they be far behind? Borders OWES two huge publishing companies Penguin ($33.8 mill) and Simon & Schuster ($33.8 mill) money for purchasing a large amount of product they could not sell. That means if the publishers not getting their cut neither is the editors , authors , or agents in the book industry. Everyone will feel it.
Can the book industry survive? What effects will this have on small businesses and independent book stores? I’m not sure but all I can say is that things are changing – I’m not sure for the better or worse.
So, I heard about this from Gizmodo.com and definitely NOT at a store meeting or anything (seeing as how I work at Sprint). If you are in New York City February 8th be sure to stop by Times Central for what is sure to be a pretty surprising show. Many people are trying to figure out what Sprint could possibly be unveiling- a Sprint iPhone? A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile?? Something even CRAZIER??? Only a selected few know the answer for now, we must wait and see…
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