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  • Is there anything left on this planet that gives you nine shots of hope for a quarter? Nothing but summer’s guilty pleasure; Skee Ball at Funland. For a mere $.25, you get to try your luck nine times. Nine wooden balls to roll, not throw, at your target. Nine times to attempt to peg that elusive 100-point opening, and settle for the 40-point ring instead. And 1 or 2 balls can even slip into the 20 or 10-point holes, with the certainty that you have another seven to make up the lost points. And if that prize-winning 250-point minimum remains out of reach, just slip into your pocket and pull out another quarter for nine more chances. Hope springs eternal (or at least very cheaply) at Funland.
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