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  • Thank You Mr. Blister

    For the month of September 2022 we will recognize Mr. Blister for his outstanding contributions to the Bowl-Tech Community.

    Please CLICK HERE to see the official announcement and learn more about Mr. Blister.

    Please take a moment and thank Mr. Blister for the time and attention he shares his experiences with with our community.

    Points are accumulated by members clicking the LIKE link at the bottom of posts that are the most helpful and contain technically sound information.

    Members recognized on the monthly basis are also automatically nominated for the Tech of the Year award given by Bowl-Tech and voted on by fellow members. Special thanks to Kanga (James), mickeygm and exMechwho were the rest of the top 5 for the month of September 2022.

    Everybody, please keep supporting our community by helping recognize those who provide great advice by clicking the LIKE link at the bottom of helpful posts on Bowl-Tech, it is the least we can do for those who take the time to selflessly support other members.

    Thank you all so much!

    Mike Wilson
    Bowl-Tech Inc..

  • #2
    Congrats Mr. Blister Well deserved!
    Factory & Converted A-2 (US, Ger, Jap)
    Comscore ECT, Matrix & DuoHD
    Walker B, Sanction Standard, Original K, Flex Walker & Ikon
    Kegel C.A.T.S


    • #3
      Congrats Mr Blister
      always doing my best.


      • #4
        Congratulations Mr Blister. Thanks for your contributions to our site.


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            • #7
              Congrats, job well done


              • #8
                Well Deserved, Congrats
                Everything has to be Somewhere !!


                • #9
                  Congratulations, Mr. Blister!
                  let me be myself


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                    • #11
                      Onya Blister.

                      So, where did the nickname come from?


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Headpin View Post
                        Onya Blister.

                        So, where did the nickname come from?
                        A really good friend of mine who I unfortunately haven't spoken to in years. He is/was a bowling center mechanic and a musician like me who I met in 2006, only he's 27 years my senior. We understood each other really well. He's the man who bestowed upon me his personal copy of the green Gearbox Disassembly Manual that I still have in my possession.

                        We spent a considerable amount of time around each other when he came to work at the privately owned center (and outside of the bowling business as he & his wife used to come and see me play live music back when I was in a band, & sometimes I would go visit he & his wife at their home) that I was in after he was through with all of Brunswick's (BBB/BRC) crap and our center needed somebody who knew their stuff and was known within the Chicago bowling locale by the ownerships/staff around here.

                        Since the two of us happen to have the same sense of humor, we began an 'encyclopedia' of goofy names for made up characters and imaginary stage personas, which we would also write in the 'mechanic/shift' line on our stop sheets & 'nightly duty' sheets. Sometimes we would draw little humorous cartoons on the back of the stop sheets to personify the nicknames we'd think of off the tops of our heads. This was our way of dealing with the stresses of both work & life in general.

                        He once surprised me with one of his animations (this guy could draw. He really could have done illustrations for comics if he wanted to) by writing/drawing one on a ball wipe pad, so there began a trend (albeit sort of childish) of making murals out of our ball wipe pads for the entertainment of whichever mechanic would change the ball wipes on a given night (which was usually me).

                        Anyway, one night I came in and one of his contributions (funny names) written in the 'encyclopedia' we were gradually creating was "Mr, Blister". I laughed a lot & it's been stuck in my head ever since. A few seconds later I realized "Yea! That kinda describes me!" since I was starting to take on the larger pinsetter assembly removals & replacements.

                        I thought that "Mr. Blister needed a counterpart to compliment his journey through life, & she's "Mrs. Pisses".

                        When I left that center, the idea caught on so well that we had a packet 6 pages long, which each mechanic (head mechanic, me, the part-timers) had contributions to. I made a copy of it, but threw it out a few years ago when I moved to a new residence. It was a long time ago, but maybe I can remember a few of those entries:

                        Major Rager ( world's harshest military officer)
                        Wayne Stain (a perverted house painter)
                        Valery Calorie (joke on big women)
                        Martin Fartin'
                        Welch Beltch.... there were a lot more & better ones.

                        Thank you guys for the acknowledgement! It is greatly appreciated. I sure don't have all the proper answers to the slews of things brought up on this website, and the things I learn/re-learn from those of you with greater exposure are highly valuable.?
                        Where's Mrs. Pisses?
                        And where's my son, Schmuugar?


                        • #13
                          Thanks, that settles my curiosity. I'm thinking he has a really crappy last name, like, Focker (great comedy movie) Or, he was a major PITA for someone.


                          • #14
                            The PITA guy we could probably call "Lorne Thorn" or something.

                            Ben Stiller movies were popular while when i was in middle school. "Gaylord Focker" LOL! That's another hard one to forget.

                            A family of "Fockers" hahaha!
                            Where's Mrs. Pisses?
                            And where's my son, Schmuugar?


                            • #15
                              Here's a few to add to your collection....

                              Baby w wrench 2.jpg BABY WRENCH Drunk 2.jpg THINKIN' DRINKIN'

                              Enamel Garboon.jpg ENAMEL GARBOON

                              ALL Files Scanned with MALWAREBYTES PREMIUM Version
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