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Weekend Reading: James Bama, Alex De Campi, Kids and Guns!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Judge ParkerBefore going any further, let’s just pause for a minute (which is like a week in internet-time) and send some good thoughts out to Eduardo Barreto, the great comic artist who currently draws the Judge Parker comic strip. He’s ailing with Meningitis and has had to push himself away from the drawing board while he recovers. Aside from being a good guy, he’s a terrific artist and Parker is one of the best-drawn comics currently on the page. We at Comix 411 wish him a speedy recovery. Eduardo’s pal and frequent collaborator, Beau Smith, has an excellent appreciaton as well as an update over at Busted Knuckles.

Kids And Guns: One thing I’ve learned is that kids from the 1950s and 1960s loved their guns, and companies were only too happy to fill their hands with iron, okay, well, plastic and metal parts, but still. Over at Cyclops Central they’ve got an excellent post to prove that point with ads from comics books and television.

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Layoffs for MTV, Paramount and NBC Universal

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: MTV, NBC, News,

NBC Universal logoNot even those reporting on the nation’s massive layoffs are immune from them.

Today, continued the downsizing of its worldwide workforce. Hoping to reduce its upcoming budget by $500 million, the company began laying off approximately 500 staff members - including people from the NBC News division - earlier this week. That number equates to approximately 3% of the total corporation. Sources claim that several correspondents have been cut while Donny Deutsch’s CNBC Show, The Big Idea, has been put on hiatus. (Apparently it’s getting harder to find successful entrepreneur stories at this time.)

Meanwhile, Variety reports that 300 staffers from MTV Networks and 100 employees from also became casualties of the economic downturn.

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SCOTTeVEST story told on Donny Deutsch’s The Big Idea

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Videos,

We’re currently working on getting the new episode of Bleeding Edge TV up in a few minutes, where we review a couple of the latest performance shirts. However, we just came across this video on YouTube video featuring SCOTTeVEST’s own Scott Jordan on the Donny Deutsch Show talking about how the SCOTTeVEST brand came in to being. It’s an interesting look at one of our favorite clothing companies, plus you get to see Scott pull all sorts of craziness out of his vest. Good times.