The bowling alley is a place that looms large in the minds of our friendos, so Ann and Christy decide it’s time to grab our custom bowling shoes and hipster mustaches, as we take a trip back in time (and cleanliness) to explore TBTL’s love of the good ol’ American bowling alley. We mourn the changing city landscape that leaves no room for the alleys of our youth, agree with Luke that Lucky Strikes are terrible, and debate whether we need to expand our knowledge of bowling movies. Christy gets the nervous sweats from a classic Burbank Big Dog story, while Ann tries desperately not to sound like a One Percenter as she describes her childhood bowling experiences. Plus, bowling fashion, gutter bumpers, and one of the best listener emails ever.
This show contains clips from the following TBTL episodes: 1/11/2008 (Sunset Lanes is closing, Seattle real estate, gentrification, hipster bowling, Lucky Strike, Bobby Kennedy); 10/20/2009 & 11/10/2009 (bowling league, the Sweet Rolls, Ms. Pac-Man); 3/7/2011 & 7/21/2014 (Luke gets banned from Imperial lanes, Big Dog, drinking, fighting); 12/8/2015 (Listener Zach’s email, Gary’s mom Mickey).