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Does bowling always mean bowling?
« on: June 22, 2011, 06:55:29 AM »
Personally I like to go sailing. Not really in a big yacht or racing dinghy kind of way. i have a really cool micro yacht. She's over thirty years old and has a great character. i go out on the Med' with my friends, chuck a mackerel line over the side and all the troubles of the world melt away. Now when i go down to the boat to work on her or take her out i say I'm going 'bowling' because I'm talking about the vibe not the specific activity.

What do you think? Does bowling go beyond bowling?
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 07:27:07 AM »
Yeah man, it is a metaphor, but not always, I suck at bowling, but I find the Zen in it, what ever brings Zen/Dude into your life is "bowling".

That said I would dig going "bowling" with ya on your watery lanes.

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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 07:40:00 AM »
I am 100% inconsistent when bowling, I either hit strikes or nothing.

Which in itself is a great skill.
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 01:01:12 PM »
I've come to the conclusion that bowling being the passion of the Dude is an important choice.
The relative disregard that most people feel for the sport is the point.
The Dude chooses to channel his passions into something that most people couldn't less about.
That they even malign.

Slack on the big issue and big on the slack issues sort of thing.

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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 05:10:43 PM »
Yeah man, it is a metaphor, but not always, I suck at bowling, but I find the Zen in it, what ever brings Zen/Dude into your life is "bowling".

That said I would dig going "bowling" with ya on your watery lanes.

Any time you or any other dude is in the South of France you are totally welcome to come water bowling. We are having a party at the yoga centre next week. 20 miles south of Perpignan, just north of the spanish border. Just PM me for details. We normally eat BBQed burgers, then jump into the stream from the waterfall (only a couple of metre drop!).
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 08:44:30 AM »
Great question Dude.

I have wondered myself, and come to a resounding YES. Bowling represents the philosophy of action in dudeism. Along with the rebel shrug, bowling makes the unsteady two legged stool that is dudeism. Bowling means, enjoy the pleasures of the flesh in a way that does no harm. Enlightened hedonism.
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 08:31:33 AM »
its doing what you love, dude. No matter the stigmas or opinions others throw around about it. You like sailing dude, fucking sail and fucking love it. You like bowling, roll them balls. you like haberdashery, Haberdash your ass off.

get into the zen of it, like it sounds that it does for you Boston and freakin abide with a wide ass stupid grin on your soul

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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 07:44:59 AM »
I'd agree bowling could be anything you do to get out of yourself for a while but it should be an activity with no purpose, done for the sake of enjoying it only.

but that's just like my opinion
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 10:35:50 AM »
I'd agree bowling could be anything you do to get out of yourself for a while but it should be an activity with no purpose, done for the sake of enjoying it only.

but that's just like my opinion

I can see the Zen of your intent here.

When bowling one should just bowl.

I play a lot of video games to loose myself. it doesn't help with the stress because I get pretty wound up if a certain mission causes me to re-spawn too often.
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 11:56:59 AM »
Video games and cycling for me. I love bowling but I haven't yet found a bowling alley round here that doesnt play awful dancepop that harshes my mellow.

But as said above, it's about how you're doing it. In my case it's playing games without getting tied down by objectives, riding the bike without any concern for distance, speed or destination.

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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 02:01:38 PM »
For a dude with bad back and hips, do you know of any bowling alternatives?
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 05:35:07 PM »
I think the main idea behind bowling isn't bowling itself. For me, it's more of an activity that you enjoy (hopefully with friends) no matter what others think.
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014, 10:29:43 AM »
I think the main idea behind bowling isn't bowling itself. For me, it's more of an activity that you enjoy (hopefully with friends) no matter what others think.

Drinking?
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014, 12:47:14 PM »
I hope so. I've had more drinking soirées than bowling parties.  ;)
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Re: Does bowling always mean bowling?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 09:13:53 AM »
Well, as I said elsewhere on the forum, I recently took a lady friend bowling.
Turned out it was just bowling.
We'll go again soon though, so who knows?
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