A-Tisket, A-Tanget

New Contributor @LDSomerville covers a lot of bases with this tangent laden diatribe on our collective childhood cultures and engaging them as adults. A-Tisket, A-Tangent By Leslie D. Somerville Ride The Beat-Beat-Beat Like A Pony Who hates friendship? No one does, unless you’re a cranky doodle donkey. My little Pony Friendship is Magic is never […]

B-More Stories by The Bishop

Hello CTB Family, It’s your friendly, neighborhood, self-appointed Bishop here.  I’ve got some news I’m really excited about.  The Bishop has written a book! The book is a collection of twenty-one fictional short stories.  Some of them are funny.  Some of them are intense.  Some of them will make you think.  All of them take […]

TiqIQ Debuts Seller Direct

Our ticketing affiliate, TiqIQ, is debuting what we think is a pretty interesting way for folks to sell their tickets online while avoiding the perils of say, Craigslist scams leading up to the Superbowl. Sellers can arrange personal offers from buyers, sellers pick the offers they like, arrange a meet and hand off the tickets. […]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Inexplicable Bar Marketing Campaign

Filed under “uhhh… ok then” comes a recent marketing campaign for General Mills’ cinnamon and sugar drenched breakfast cereal for children Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The one month campaign was put together by Beaverton, OR based All Points Media , whether you know it or not you’ve seen several of their marketing campaigns before, notably their […]

Angry Mike’s thoughts on latter day Capitalism or: Capitalism can eat a dick

Capitalism Can Eat A Dick!   The United States is said to be “the greatest country in the world.”  One of the major reasons this is said, is due to our adoption of Capitalism, where  private citizens are allowed to own businesses and infrastructure with which to produce and sell goods, thereby making shitloads of […]

M.I.B. – Made in Baltimore, or at least headquartered here

Let’s face it, Baltimore City and the state of Maryland seem to have an incredibly difficult time (well, all of America really) holding onto businesses/companies that make actual things. Manufacturing. From widgets and doohickeys all the way up to coffee and cars, Maryland did at one point have a rich tapestry of manufacturing jobs that […]