PerlBowling is a sport played in comp.lang.perl.misc and other places. The aim of the sport is to produce the longest possble Perl program to solve a given problem.
Perl Bowling can be played as an offensive sport, in which a newbie poster, clamoring for help, who has not read the documentation, is given an extremely long and/or obfuscated piece of code which achieves the requested function in a ludicrous way. The newbie will, of course, employ the code without realizing its ironic valence.

Also see Perl Golf.

(Thanks to Greg Bacon for clarifying some terms).

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