Orland Kurtenblog was originally developed as a video sharing website where users could upload, view and share video clips. Its co-founders, Jason Brough and Mike Halford, soon decided that such a website would never work and sold the concept to three software engineers from Silicon Valley. In return, Brough and Halford received two popsicles, an old bird cage and rights to the KB moniker.
Several failed suicide attempts later, they decided to use Orland Kurtenblog to write about the Vancouver Canucks.
It was a heady time for independent bloggers like Brough and Halford. No longer were aspiring writers forced to align with the politicized crusades of mass media outlets. They could set up a blog for free and speak to the world.
In 2007, Orland Kurtenblog aligned itself with The Province newspaper, a division of CanWest Global Communications Corp., one of Canada's largest international media companies and a subsidiary of the Globex Corporation.
Then, they started an online tee-shirt store. Which pretty much brings you up to speed and explains why you are here.