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What is the meaning of that word in the context of the title to Michael Moore's controvertial documentary Bowling for Columbine?

I know bowling is a game; the thing is the prep FOR confuses me a bit there too.
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Just the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling ]GAME[/url]. It is considered a lowbrow sport by some.
G'day EyeSeeYou,

According to the documentary, the boys who perpetrated the hideous offence went Ten Pin Bowling before the massacre.

See ya

Stannum
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Mister MicawberJust the [url= ]GAME[/url]. It is considered a lowbrow sport by some.
I do not understand why you would need to pass such a judgemental comment about Ten Pin Bowling.

How is Ten Pin Bowling lower brow than soccer or gridiron or rugby or any of the many sports resulting in pain and injury?

What is a highbrow sport?

Stannum
According to the documentary, the boys who perpetrated the hideous offence went Ten Pin Bowling before the massacre.
Thanks, Stannum-- I had forgotten that germane point.
I do not understand why you would need to pass such a judgemental comment about Ten Pin Bowling. How is Ten Pin Bowling lower brow than soccer or gridiron or rugby or any of the many sports resulting in pain and injury? What is a highbrow sport?
Not a judgement; just an observation (your own evidence is a case in point). Highbrow sports include cricket, jai alai, and squash.
Mister Micawber
I do not understand why you would need to pass such a judgemental comment about Ten Pin Bowling. How is Ten Pin Bowling lower brow than soccer or gridiron or rugby or any of the many sports resulting in pain and injury? What is a highbrow sport?

Not a judgement; just an observation (your own evidence is a case in point). Highbrow sports include cricket, jai alai, and squash.G'day MM,

Cricket!!

You must be joking.

Have you seen the way the World Champions play the game?

Brett Lee pretends to deliver a death stroke after a dismissal.

The entire Australian team sledges their opponents and tries to 'break them mentally' in the words of Ricky Ponting.

No Australian players 'walk' if they are out.

The tactics employed by the Australian team are hideous, it is a 'win at all costs' mentatliy.

They are so desperate to win that they are willing to play the last three overs of a World Cup match in the dark just to force a result.

I just can not see that as being highbrow and it has not been so since the days of Don Bradman when ruthlessness and an overwhelming desire to win no matter the tactics used became the norm.

No sport is any more highbrow than any other sport.

A sport may be played in a highbrow manner by highbrow people but the sport itself is beyond the brow.

Stannum
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the prep FOR confuses me a bit there tooThe title is one of many variants on Bowling for Dollars.

From Wikipedia:
Bowling for Dollars was a 1970s-era TV game show on which ordinary people could try their hand at the sport of bowling. Contestants won cash and sometimes prizes based on how well they bowled.

Google
"bowling for" -Columbine
to see the various phrases that have been generated on the model of "Bowling for".

CJ
CalifJim
the prep FOR confuses me a bit there tooThe title is one of many variants on Bowling for Dollars.

From Wikipedia:
Bowling for Dollars was a 1970s-era TV game show on which ordinary people could try their hand at the sport of bowling. Contestants won cash and sometimes prizes based on how well they bowled.
Google
"bowling for" -Columbine
to see the various phrases that have been generated on the model of "Bowling for".

CJ
That makes sense to me now. That's creepy.

Thanks.

EyeSeeYou
CalifJim
the prep FOR confuses me a bit there tooThe title is one of many variants on Bowling for Dollars.

From Wikipedia:
Bowling for Dollars was a 1970s-era TV game show on which ordinary people could try their hand at the sport of bowling. Contestants won cash and sometimes prizes based on how well they bowled.
Google
"bowling for" -Columbine
to see the various phrases that have been generated on the model of "Bowling for".

CJ
That makes sense to me now. That's creepy.

Thanks.

I suspect that to be the artistic intent of Mr. Moore.

Stannum
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