The Hottest New Sport – Bowling With Oranges


Bowling is a fine sport. Many people are great at it. Many more enjoy it. But let’s face it. It’s expensive. Your costs are:

1) Buying a bowling ball for $50 to $160 or suffer with the ones the bowling alley provides.
2) Buying bowling shoes or $60 to $250 or rent the grungy ones the bowling alley provide for maybe $5.
3) Renting a bowling lane each an every time you wish to bowl for $4 to $10 per outing
4) Gas money and wear and tear on your care.

If only there were a cheaper way to bowl.

I’m glad you spoke up. Meet the latest must-play sport:

Bowling With Oranges

How could you not want to switch from bowling balls to bowling with oranges? Oranges cost maybe 30 cents a pound. You can eat your orange after the bowling is over. Can you do that with a bowling ball? No, I didn’t think so. Unlike with a bowling ball, you won’t need to go to the hospital when you drop an orange on your foot. You can also make juice with an orange, another advantage for the fruit.

The outlay for orange bowling is minimal. In addition to the tiny cost of the oranges, there is only the one-time outlay of buying small plastic, or wooden, bowling tins. Even this will only set you back five dollars. There are no bowling alley fees. Simply clear off your dining-room tables, and voilà, you have your own bowling alley. As for bowling shoes, just keep your shoes on.

And by gosh, bowling with oranges is so much fun. Form orange-bowling leagues and surrender yourselves to unbridled fun.


– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.

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