Curb Cup

If you’ve been around downtown Boise, you’ve likely seen the posters.  If you’re active in the Twitterverse, you’ve probably heard the chatter.  But what exactly is Curb Cup you ask?  Well, from the source:

On Sunday, August 30, much of Downtown Boise will be a stage – where entertainment and performance all come to life on our streets and sidewalks.

Destined to be a must-attend, gotta-participate annual signature event for our community, the inaugural Curb Cup will feature hundreds of performers and thousands of voter attendees…all in one great circus of creativity in the heart of our city. It’s all free. It’s all fun. And, it’s all to celebrate who we are, where we live, and how we express ourselves.

Curb Cup

Boise’s Inaugural Curb Cup will take place on Sunday, August 30th from 2pm – 4pm in the streets of downtown Boise.  It features over $3,000 in prizes, including $1,000 First Prize.

And, if you’d like to register to perform, you still have time.  Registration is open until August 25th.

Hey Boise: Portland’s Talking Smack

Or, more specifically, the Portland Advertising Federation’s Rosey Awards:

Rosey Awards Website

This year, the PAF decided to have a little fun with the Rosey Awards website, throwing in a little ‘Our City is Better Than Your City’ attitude.

And Boise was one of their targets.

Now, the question to you, dear readers in Boise and beyond: Are you going to put up with this type of verbal abuse?  Should we engage in a war of words with our colleagues in Portland and beyond?

I say no.  And here’s what I suggest you do:

Make it better.  The strategy, the creative, the plan, the placement.  All of it — make it better.

If it’s good, make it better.  If it’s great, make it better.

The year is half over.  Now’s your chance to step it up.

When it comes down to it, the best way to get back at our friends and Portland is through the work.  That’ll be the best way to bitch-slap those granola-loving bike-riding hippies back into their drizzle-dodging cubicle world.

Oh, and PDX folks, nothing but love for you, nothing but love 😉