"Because then I would have to stop sawing." explained the lumberjack
and lumberjill competitions pit contestants against their opponents' times in more traditional events such as one-man and two-man crosscut, axe throwing, underhand chopping, and log rolling.
Tom, my older brother, was a lumberjack
and does logging along with his day job.
While the tales of how the giant lumberjack
Paul Bunyan used an entire lake to make pancake batter for his logging crew, or how he and Babe his blue ox logged off the Dakotas seem timeless, the first known Bunyan tales go back only to the early 1880s.
The poker professional from Shelby Township, Michigan, beat Darvin Moon, a Maryland lumberjack
, to become the WSOP's 40th champion.
As an alternative, this attractive style is available in a lumberjack
print as well--the Lily LJ Plaid ($39.99)--which also has patent leather trim detail, and will add some pop to a coolweather wardrobe.
Patterson's vivid stories brim with such colorful "fighters" as Billy Bones a hermit-like eccentric with "pre-industrial hygiene" more Gollum than man and Lester Seymour a famous "catskinner" (bulldozer operator) who taught the twenty-five-year-old Patterson how to survive as a lumberjack
. Most of the stories are about workers in the Anderson Valley but some tall tales are included that feature talking crows Bigfoot and horses that converse with each other but "don't speak American."
I LIKE YOU: HOSPITALITY UNDER THE INFLUENCE covers everything from the moderate use of drugs in a party setting to lumberjack
lunches and children's parties.
ACADEMIC HISTORIANS HAVE neglected the American lumberjack
for too long.
Shocked Will (right), dressed in a lumberjack
shirt and tight jeans, did his best Billy Elliot impression to dodge the beast.
Then I worked as a lumberjack
, but couldn't hack it--so they gave me the axe.
He spent time in Canada after finishing school and worked as a lumberjack
before gaining a first class degree at the University of British Columbia.