Funding Friday: Bowling The American Dream

“Like many suburban kids growing up in the 70s, I was no stranger to the local bowling alley.”

So starts the video below for this Kickstarter project to make a photo book about the classic American bowling alley.

That line got me as I grew up a suburban kid in the 70s and spent many an afternoon and evening at the local bowling alley.

I backed this project and maybe you will too. It has three days to go and only needs $1200 to get across the finish line.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    My very first job anywhere was working in the local bowling alley. For that moment in time, bowling shirts were damn cool.

    1. fredwilson

      Do you own any?

      1. awaldstein

        Great question…but nope.Mine of course had ‘Arnie’ in script on the pocket.

  2. kenberger

    Any audio-based recollection of American bowling alleys in the 70’s will miss perhaps the most key element from my also-NY-suburban memory:The smell and sight of THICK CLOUDS OF CIGARETTE SMOKE.

    1. awaldstein

      Yup–it was everywhere.

  3. JLM

    .One of the best kept secrets in all of Christendom is that the best enchiladas in the world are at Dart Bowl in Austin By God Texas. Otherwise, I hate bowling.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  4. Mike Zamansky

    One of my proudest teacher moments:Me and Noel, a former student who was about to graduate form a highly regarded college with a CS degree catching up.Me: “Congrats”Noel: “Thanks Z, I owe a lot to you, you got me started. I never would have made it into this school without you” etc. etc. etc.Me: “Actually, it’s all because of you, if anything maybe I was one of the people who reminded you of what you could do.”Me: “So, now that you’re graduating with this great CS degree what’s next – how will you use all this knowlege.”Noel: “I’m going to join the professional bowlers tour!!!!!!”Proud teacher moment 🙂

    1. fredwilson

      That’s awesome

  5. Richard

    Wasn’t until the thrill of indoor tennis and baseball that the bowling bag was pushed to the back of the closet.

  6. jason wright

    A lot of Dreaming recently.The more the American Dream is cited the greater is its loss.