Move over, Milwaukee. Looks like Arlington may become the center of the bowling universe if the United States Bowling Congress moves its headquarters here. That ball was set in motion Sunday, and with the Bowling Proprietors Association of America already here, and all those swanky new bowling centers, (not to mention the Kingpins! and Albino Bowler) we've got it made.
The USBC's move isn't a done deal yet, but its looking pretty good that the epicenter of the bowling universe will be right near Six Flags, and would include an international bowling campus. I have no idea what that is, but I totally want to hang out there.
Just came in from the bitter cold in Cowtown this morning, and after only five minutes of walking around I'm wondering how in the name of Jack Frost football fans in Green Bay (and New England) are going to survive four hours outside in temperatures 30 degrees colder than here. It's a brisk 11-below in GB right now.
Maybe that cheesehead foam has some magical total-body warming device.
And you just know there will be some hairy beer-gut guys at Lambeau with no shirts on. It's tradition. It's also lunacy.
The government archive has posted 3,000 historic images to the online photo-sharing site Flickr, and it's asking users to add tags, notes and comments to the photos. Many of the images lack basic information, such as where they were taken and who is pictured.
About 50 of the photos were taken during the early 1940s in Fort Worth, at Meacham Airport (including the one shown here) and Consolidated Aircraft Corp. facilities (see the rosy riveter below). Those photos are part of the Library of Congress' collection of color photographs taken during the 1930s and 1940s.
In all, the archive has about 14 million photos and other visual materials; many of them are also available on their Web site. But the Flickr project will allow users to add information that Library staff do not have time or resources to do.
This is totally cool. The American Chopper dudes are designing a Strikebike, to be unveiled at International Bowl Expo in Orlando in June.
The Teutuls, the family of many tattoos, unruly facial hair and amazing Orange County Choppers, are actually commissioned to build two bowling-themed custom motorcycles. One will be the grand prize of a special promotion -- the other, I hope, will be available to me!
Imagine me riding around town, wearing bowling shoes and shirt, Albino Bowler on the handle bars -- the chicks would go wild!