Towson: a realist's view

Our view: Just because it's a slogan doesn't mean it has to be false

March 20, 2011

The Towson Chamber of Commerce is conducting a contest to find a slogan of eight or fewer words to promote the community. The winning entry in this haiku of civic advertising receives a $250 cash prize.

As often happens with writers, that last bit really caught our eye. Alas, accepting a stipend, even from our friends at the chamber, might be perceived as a conflict of interest.

But you, dear reader, are welcome to be inspired by our suggestions. Keep in mind, of course, that we avoided the predictable cliché (Best place in Central Baltimore County) or outright lie (Best place on earth) and used truthfulness as our guide.

Visit Towson. It won't take long.

Suburban Baltimore's premiere mall and traffic circle.

Better than most places on Baltimore's beltway.

Home to a state university and a psychiatric hospital.

The biggest thing between Baltimore and York, Pa.

Gateway to Timonium.

Our library is like the Guggenheim, without art.

Towson: Not as snooty as Ruxton.

Even pedestrians sometimes require a tow, son.

Our Starbucks has a drive-thru.

White belt and matching shoes no longer required.

Just like the suburbs but with parking garages.

Sushi. Sushi. Sushi. Sushi. Sushi.

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