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The game of eight-ball is derived from an earlier game invented around 1900 (first recorded in 1908) in the United States and initially popularized under the name "B.B.C. Co. Pool" (a name that was still in use as late as 1925) by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company. This forerunner game was played with seven yellow and seven red balls, a black ball, and the cue ball. Today, numbered stripes and solids are preferred in most of the world, though the British-style offshoot, blackball, uses the traditional colors (as did early televised "casino" tournaments in the U.S.). The game had relatively simple rules compared to today and was not added (under any name) to an official rule book (i.e., one published by a national or international sport governing body) until 1940.
Eight-ball is played with sixteen balls: a cue ball, and fifteen object balls consisting of seven striped balls, seven solid-colored balls and the black 8 ball. After the balls are scattered with a break shot, the players are assigned either the group of solid balls or the stripes once a ball from a particular group is legally pocketed. The ultimate object of the game is to legally pocket the eight ball in a called pocket, which can only be done after all of the balls from a player's assigned group have been cleared from the table.
Ten-pin bowling (commonly just "bowling" in the United States) is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic (polyurethane) lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.
It appears the ancient Egyptians invented the sport of tossing a ball down an alley and listening to the oddly satisfying crash of pins. Archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie discovered bowling balls and pins in the grave of an Egyptian child from 5200 BC. This seems to be the oldest evidence of the sport and a likely origin, although German historian William Pehle claims the sport originated in his country around 300 AD.
The game flourished in various forms throughout Europe and was particularly popular in England during the reign of King Edward III. It was so popular, in fact, that the king outlawed the game so it wouldn't distract his troops from practicing their swordfighting skills.
When America was settled, the Dutch, English, and German all brought their own versions of the game to the new world, where it enjoyed continued popularity, although not without some controversy. In 1870, nine-pin bowling, then the standard, was banned due to its close connection with gambling and other crimes. According to some sources, this led to the invention of ten-pin bowling in an ingenious effort to circumvent the law.
Originally posted by Razmijix
Is this a joke?
Numbers, colors and music are also heavily used for additional programming and accessing specific compartments of the brain, as well as the use of word play and puns.
“Eyes Wide Shut” was meticulously arranged and filmed in a hypnotic and engaging way, with use of bright color playing a heavy role in each and every scene. (A point that I’ll reference again in a short bit.) There are several layers happening: The first two, same as the novel it was based on, involves fidelity/sexual relations, and dream vs. reality. And it’s in my personal opinion that Stanley Kubrick saw the opportunity to use the “dream vs. reality” theme to create the third layer – concerning the lives of the rich elite, and their sexually exploited, (read: programmed/mind controlled?) disposable pawns.