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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for February 03, 2021

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    stevesilver48  8 months ago

    Shlmiel! Shlmazal! Hosenfeffer Incorporated!

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    Vilyehm  8 months ago

    Pinsetter pinsetter set me a pin. Set ’em up straight. I want to w—-

    Uh, was this supposed to be a musical?

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    artsyguy65  8 months ago

    And the Dude abides…

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    flashdrive1988  8 months ago

    ?

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    i_am_the_jam  8 months ago

    Um…what?

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    whahoppened  8 months ago

    I’ve wondered about the poor guy whose fingers get stuck in the ball and goes through the machine. Would you find him in the rack or somewhere in the ball tunnel?

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    Qiset  8 months ago

    He needed a beer factory.

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    mikeyman  8 months ago

    The kingdom will live for a weekend economy of bowling, brats, cheese and beer. Could be worse, could’ve acquired Boise.

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    Doug K  8 months ago

    We come before you, your majesty, seeking (to be bowled over by) your wisdom.

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    dot-the-I  8 months ago

    If “Kingpin?” is indeed a “Bingo!” his realm has grown all the way to my local parish.

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    The Pro from Dover  8 months ago

    Need candlepins

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    fandamovt Premium Member 8 months ago

    Milwaukee is the Bowling Capital of America.

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    freewaydog  8 months ago

    I don’t get it. What does Milwaukee have to do w/ bowling?

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    RitaGB  8 months ago

    Google is my friend, or I would have failed to get this.

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    JohnCL  8 months ago

    Maybe this? Holler House in Milwaukee is actually home to the nation’s oldest certified bowling lanes and has been owned by the same family since it opened in 1908.

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    FassEddie Premium Member 8 months ago

    It’ll be more impressive when it grows all the way to Memphis.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 8 months ago

    Reminds me of an old joke. Milt Famey was an old time pitcher and a drunk. One time he was drinking brew during a game and couldn’t strike out any player. But he threw too erratic for them to hit the ball and would advance bases and they won heavily. That brand of ale from then on was known by the winning team AS THE BEER THAT MADE MILT FAMEY WALK US!

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    gmu328  8 months ago

    Milwaukee often claims to be a bowling capitol of the world, however Detroit and St Louis also lay claim to that fame, too.

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    bmburns  8 months ago

    I have to admit that in the old days Milwaukee WAS a BIG bowling town, but these days there aren’t that many bowling alleys left. Even the Bowling Hall of Fame moved out…to Texas I think. we’ve also lost most of the national beer brands so not even that stereotype really works anymore.

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    farside2000 Premium Member 8 months ago

    This might have been funnier in 2008 https://www.bowlingdigital.com/bowl/node/3760

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    walstib  8 months ago

    If it’s Milwaukee, then they all need to be holding a beer. Another musical memory: ♪ “What made Milwaukee famous has made a loser out of me.” ♪

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    Linguist  8 months ago

    The king was bowled over by the news the serfs had gone on strike. They’d split and were rioting in the alley. “Balls!” said the king, “I won’t spare them. I’ll pin their ears back and roll them back into the gutter from whence they came.”

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    sandpiper  8 months ago

    Does this mean Harry and the Duchess have bought Milwaukee too? Otherwise I got nothing on this one. Zip Nada

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Ladies Laverne and Shirley will be here shortly to ask for the head of Sir Squiggy.

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    zenguyuno  8 months ago

    I guess we can’t expect a good one every day.

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    wallylm  8 months ago

    At least the King looks receptive. If it was some places these days, those pins may have been disturbed to find them facing a bowling ball on the throne on their visit.

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    smgray  8 months ago

    Does the kingdom run on pin money?

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    TootsieBelle Premium Member 8 months ago

    I grew up in suburban Milwaukee mid-20th century and I REALLY get this. Everyone bowled. One of my classmates’ families owned an alley. We even watched “Bowling with the Champs” on TV. My brother keeps my Dad’s old bowling ball as a sentimental souvenir. The joke is good…if you’re from that very limited time and place.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’m surprised nobody came up with some lame 7-10 split reference.

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    unfair.de  8 months ago

    Must be some SCA event. It only needs to appear medieval has to be nice and courteous – and entertaining.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 8 months ago

    At one time the US Bowling Congress was based in suburban Milwaukee.

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    Ideally the pins would be wearing little beer-sponsored team bowling shirts.

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    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member 8 months ago

    I don’t get this one. What do bowling pins have to do with Milwaukee? I must be missing something obvious.

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    Buckeye67  8 months ago

    Everyone should know that it was Schlitz that made Milwaukee famous.

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    Havel  8 months ago

    Oh, Happy Days.

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    Lynnjav  8 months ago

    So where’s the beer and brats?

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    flashdrive1988  8 months ago

    Kudos to 1JennyJenkins! … here is the connection:

    https://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2017/04/22/former-milwaukee-kingpin-shares-his-story-in-raised-in-the-game/

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    mplsfourth  8 months ago

    When I google bowling capital of the world, the top link says it’s Michigan. However, a lower link from a Madison newspaper says that Milwaukee is no longer the capital of bowling because the USBC voted to move it’s HQ from Wisconsin to Arlington, Texas.

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    franki_g  8 months ago

    Musicals are right down my alley

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    fstop8  8 months ago

    I used bowling as an excuse to go out drinking and then I use drinking as an excuse for my bowling

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    fstop8  8 months ago

    I used to shoot weddings in the Hamm’s beer hopitality room in St. Paul.

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    JH&Cats  8 months ago

    “This was a merry message.” “We hope to make the sender blush at it.”

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    kisnerfc  8 months ago

    I think the idea may be that the carpet looks like a bowling lane. If the kingdom now reaches to Milwaukee, this may be a long lane and a bowling ball may come rolling in any minute now.

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    Stan McSerr  8 months ago

    Meh?

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    Bicycle Dude  8 months ago

    Where’s the King’s beer mug hanging above the throne for his “regulars” only pour?

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