Bowlikinetics (boh lih kih neh’ tiks) – n. The act of trying to control a released bowling ball by twisting one’s body in the direction one wants it to go.
There is quite nothing like league night at the local bowling alleys, and if you are not competing take the time to observe some Bowlikinetics. It’s not like Pilates or tea-bo, or any of the silly exercise programs that we have seen in the last few years, but instead a type of psychic energy dance that features two partners, the bowler and the bowling ball. Once the ball is released down the lane, the bowler will sometimes jerk a little to the left, then the right, then nudge back the other direction, and so on, until his or her ball hits the pins on the other end. It becomes quite a sight to see when all of the lanes are filled with bowlers doing their bowlikinetic moves. They are never really synchronized, and they all move a bit chaotically, doing their best to encourage the ball not to find the gutter or to find that sweet spot that will give them a strike. Since you are at the bowling lanes observing all this, kick back and crack a cold one. The entertainment value in watching an evening of Bowlikinetics is worth a few beers, at the very least. Read more...(248 words, 1 image, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
Zombie Bowl-O-Rama was pure fun and silliness, and threw me into fits of giggles often as I bowled down the invading zombies at the local lanes. They came to life from some kind of alien goo, and now you have to play against them in the local bowling lanes to get rid of them. These zombies are cartoony, and funny, dressed in everything from business suits and cellphone accessories to mohawks, jeans, and pocket protectors. As you let go of that ball, it can be anything, from a beehive, to a brain, to a head of cabbage, depending on what tricks or treats you use or the opponent pulls. You play in a 10-frame game, but this might as well be pretty much a first-person shooter. There are even some things you will shoot the zombies with, like rockets and a plunger gun. The tricks can make the zombies grow, make your ball grow, move them all into one place under a disco ball, all to make them easier to hit, and that is just a few of the treats. The tricks can be anything from road ramps and oilslicks to a werewolf that blows your ball into a gutter to a “Thriller” dance where they line up to evade you.. Add in a rockin’ sound track, and you have got one helluva a good time in a variation of a first person shooter that will just keep you laughing with every frame you bowl. Go check out Zombie Bowl-O-Rama right now!