Bowling centers are popular and wholesom recreation areas for youth. The days of the dimly-lit, men-only "alleys" are gone.
Here's the real reason for bowling: "A bowler can strike down ten standing symbols of what bothers him by rolling a 16-pound ball at them." Destruction, yes, that's the reason to bowl. HULK SMASH!
Now, the Hulk, that guy would be a great bowler. Him, The Thing, Blastarr the Bomburst, and Juggernaught would make a GREAT league team.
Oh, how they love their bowling-themed wallpaper! I think he's just happy about where his right hand is...and she's not too sad about it either. These young pups demonstrate the proper attire for a night at the bowling alley. Collars on knit shirts, short skirts for the ladies and flat-front slacks for the gents. It's all swell, isn't it kiddies?
Bowling alleys in my area have begun to fill non-league-nights with something called "extreme bowling." With a title like "extreme," you'd expect things like spinning blades and exploding balls, but in fact extreme bowling mostly just adds the soothing tunes of Korn and Nickelback to pulsating black lights. The kids love that these days, I suppose. After a few drinks, all my evenings look like this anyway.
And, here's how it's done, folks! Bill Nye the Bowling Guy shows the proper technique for tossing a bowling ball down-court. Those who learn only from pictures, take note: From the top right picture to the lower left picture, they neglected to show the back-swing. You'll have to read the text to learn such advanced moves, but simply following the pictures will result in torn ligaments and severe embarrasment. Also note, the Tron-glove he's wearing offers cybernetic control of the bowling ball during extreme sports. In the 4th and final image, he's using it to navigate around the bouncing snake-thingies and circumvent the pits of boiling acid.
I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend, but guys like this gave the bowling world it's manly, seedy persona? Please.
Hey, who knew Cousin Eddie could bowl? If anyone could give bowling a seedy side, it's Eddie here. In this rare photo, the Griswold clan learns proper bowling etiquite from their favorite uncle.
As usual, leave it to the left-handed little girl to get it right! She's got the form, the finesse, to actually make it in the sleazy world of performance bowling. Lady on the right, as everyone knows, should keep her mouth shut while participating in a sport. That's the best way to lose a tooth or tongue. Middle boy is inches from falling on his face, but I think he'll just end up stepping over the line. Which is more disgraceful, I do not know. I do know someone who slipped and broke her wrist because someone wore street shoes in the lane area and tracked water onto the slick floor. Never wear street shoes on the lanes. Trust me on this.
I'd have commented on the text of the pamphlet, but it's too damn boring. sure, it explains what those little triangles on the lane are for, but why do I need to know? My average is still in the double-digits, and anyone interested simply in the social aspects of bowling probably don't care much either. Why would I care that the Women's International Bowling Congress was started in 1916? This is hardly necessary for having fun while bowling. Even the glossary is simply boring.
The modern bowling center can be a good place for bridge the "generation gap." Here parents and teens "speak the same language."
Today, with some 20 percent of the nation bowling, the phenomena is both a sport and an industry. Whether you're an addicted league bowler or a weekend casual player, the sport provides good exercise and the opportunity of enjoyment under optimum conditions.