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(YouTube)   What would it take to get you into a JC Penney store? How about free firewood, chopped by a local college's lumberjack team? In related news, colleges have lumberjack teams now. (Video)   (youtube.com) divider line 27
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2012-11-29 09:39:34 AM
Lumberjacks?

(frantically clicks link)
 
2012-11-29 10:14:34 AM
Are they all okay?
 
2012-11-29 11:44:18 AM
gndn.files.wordpress.com

There's a sale at Penny's!
 
2012-11-29 11:44:50 AM
I will take some free firewood. I will take a cord. Y'all can load it in my truck and trailer.
 
2012-11-29 11:45:09 AM
I was actually in one the other day, bought a shirt on sale for $10.
 
2012-11-29 11:50:21 AM

Antimatter: I was actually in one the other day, bought a shirt on sale for $10.


That's fine, but what do you think about JC Penny's?
 
2012-11-29 11:53:16 AM
Oh yeah, my school had an outdoor games (or whatever the term is) team. Every year they'd have some kind of tournament and you'd see people chopping or sawing wood on the green. I also remember they had a flyfishing event, which was weird because there are no fish involved -- you'd see people casting at a spot on the ground. I don't know if it was varsity though, or if it was just something sponsored by the Outdoor Club.

Also, doesn't ESPN2 still show this kind of stuff every now and then?
 
2012-11-29 11:56:27 AM
 
2012-11-29 12:01:22 PM
The last time I was in a JC Penneys. . .

Summer 2003. I was hunting for a summer job between semesters at college.

I went to the Mall, looking for a routine retail clerk job. I figured the Department Stores would be the best bet. I applied at Sears, Macy's and Dillards without a problem. (Actually got hired on at Dillards).

The application at JC Penney was a nightmare.

Well, first I had to find the office. They are usually hidden a little out of the way, but I had to ask 3 employees, because the first two either didn't know where the store office was, or they were playing very dumb.

Once I got into that office, it was a nightmare. The place was shabby, dingy and run down. The entire place reeked heavily of cigarette smoke, and the decor was in the browns, yellows and oranges of the 1970's (made worse, doubtless by the tobacco smoke grime).

The secretary behind the desk was a withered crone that looked like she was 110 years old, and smoking like a freight train. She sat behind a typewriter, no computer in sight (2003, remember). A quick glance showed everything was worn, tattered and outdated; from the dot-matrix printed banner on the far wall which looked like it had been up there for a decade, to the memo on the bulletin board announcing last year's Christmas party.

With a throaty, raspy voice she asked what I wanted. I asked if I could apply for a job. She gestured off to a far corner of the office and said to apply there. In that corner was the only computer in the place. An obsolete Packard Bell 486. I sat down at it and clicked on the "Job Application" icon, and it sputtered and ground as Netscape (!) started up and took me to a web form to start putting in job application information. I realized there was no secure connection, the browser was far too old to even use an SSL connection.

I turned to the hag-secretary and asked if I was supposed to put my private information on this, since it is an unsecure connection. She told me, taking a moment from the clacking at her typewriter where she seemed to be typing up some memo or letter, that it was quite secure, since it went right to "the home office" and only they see it.

To say I was apprensive would have been an understatement. This place seemed stuck in a time warp to almost a decade prior. As I was wondering what I should do, the computer crashed. The ancient bat looked over and said they'd call the "home office" and have them send out a "computer repairman" to fix the computer, and it should be working again in a couple of weeks if I wanted to apply then.

I ran out of that place like Mexican water through a tourist, and never set foot in that chain ever again.
 
2012-11-29 12:02:14 PM
My school had a outdoor games team also. They've also added a bass fishing team. No lie.
 
2012-11-29 12:04:26 PM
http://www.sfasu.edu/lumberjack-experience.asp

Too many of their billboards around town!
 
2012-11-29 12:05:46 PM
Canadian Tire executives seen slapping themselves in the forehead whilst exclaiming `We should have done this instead of giving out our own printed money!'.
 
2012-11-29 12:06:57 PM
What a college lumberjack looks like:

static.sportressofblogitude.com

/Cambria Kattau
//NAU Cheerleader
///Moar pics
 
2012-11-29 12:22:30 PM
If that isn't weird enough, Pinkerton Academy (Derry, NH) used to compete in this sport. How many college sports actively compete against high schoolers?
 
2012-11-29 12:50:42 PM
They only time I go there is to pick up catalog orders. I get my extra tall shirts there.
 
2012-11-29 12:51:07 PM
Forestry degree schools have lumberjacks and have big competitions between them in outdoor skills and also more boring stuff like IDing trees and plants.

Also, they know how to party.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:27 PM
It would take anything.

I was in one for the first time in years a two months ago and will go back.

Great redesign of the store; nice looking clothes and good pricing.
 
2012-11-29 01:13:20 PM
'Wouldn't'.

It 'wouldn't' take anything.

Farking brain, fingers and keyboard.
 
2012-11-29 01:36:07 PM
IT'S CALLED TIMBERSPORT AND IT IS THE BEST THING EVER.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 02:25:51 PM

rev_zeolite: IT'S CALLED TIMBERSPORT AND IT IS THE BEST THING EVER.


I have to admit, if I'm channel surfing and it's being shown on ESPN MCMXVIII or whatever, I get completely sucked into it.
 
2012-11-29 02:56:53 PM
Fer chrissakes, it's loggers, not lumberjacks. The teams are Logging Sport teams.
 
2012-11-29 03:37:47 PM
I just bought a gold sleeveless top while Mr. C picked up a couple pairs of jeans there. Nice and clean, not time-warpy at all. I used to even work there in the mid 90s and one of our office secretaries was a really cute, nice gal my age (we were 18-20 yo at the time). She got a lot of attention from the guys our age working there.

/except for my gay friend in mens
 
2012-11-30 02:32:54 AM

chemrebel: I just bought a gold sleeveless top while Mr. C picked up a couple pairs of jeans there. Nice and clean, not time-warpy at all. I used to even work there in the mid 90s and one of our office secretaries was a really cute, nice gal my age (we were 18-20 yo at the time). She got a lot of attention from the guys our age working there.

/except for my gay friend in mens


So you're saying...go to Penney's for the cute girls and get free wood?
 
2012-11-30 08:45:50 AM
I was president of my school's Forestry Club while an undergrad (Big 10 school). We had a timber sports team and would travel to other schools in the Midwest to take part in Forestry Conclaves, which were basically hundreds of students getting together and drinking ridiculous amounts of alcohol while wielding very dangerous implements.

Seriously the best weekends I ever spent. Mizzou hosted a really awesome event in the early 2000's with a bonfire that probably scared the astronauts in the ISS. We had to stand 100 feet away to avoid sweating too badly, and this was in November in the Ozarks.

/we never did finish all that beer...
 
2012-11-30 09:32:23 AM

IanMoone: http://www.sfasu.edu/lumberjack-experience.asp


Ahhhh, life behind the Pine Curtain!

Axe 'Em Jacks!
 
2012-11-30 11:03:35 AM

espiaboricua: What a college lumberjack looks like:

[static.sportressofblogitude.com image 542x777]

/Cambria Kattau
//NAU Cheerleader
///Moar pics


Her shirt may say NAU but there's YES in her eyes.
 
2012-11-30 12:52:41 PM
I don't see what so great about a bunch of guys putting on women's clothing and hanging around in bars.
 
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