May 12, 1950

On May 12, 1950, the American Bowling Congress decided that enough was enough and abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was brought to their attention that there were a large, untapped population of women and African-Americans that were slightly overweight, ex-athletes who liked to drink beer and lie about their bowling exploits. Besides, in the Midwest, the women had a larger cursing vocabulary than the men and it didn’t make any sense to keep them out of the bowling alleys.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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