carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
10/19/12 12:07 p.m.

For those of you in Texas Big Tex has just burned to the ground. All they saved was his hands.

For those of you not in Texas, Big Tex has been the official mascot/spokesman/centerpiece for the State Fair since the 1930's.

I think it was because OU beat Texas so badly this year in the Cottonbowl.

Burning

Duke
Duke PowerDork
10/19/12 12:09 p.m.

fastEddie
fastEddie SuperDork
10/19/12 12:13 p.m.

I'mmmmmmm... back....!

nocones
nocones Dork
10/19/12 12:25 p.m.

Thats.. Just.. .. Horrible?

I'm pretty sure they can run down to Hobby Lobby and get enough Paper mache supplies to have him fixed up better than new in no time.

racerfink
racerfink SuperDork
10/19/12 12:47 p.m.

Only got to see it one time. Back in 1984 when I was up there for the Dallas Gran Prix.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/19/12 12:50 p.m.

I guess I should be sad about this, but after seeing "Big Tex" I can only feel relief...

racerfink
racerfink SuperDork
10/19/12 1:01 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH: Don't let the floundering fool you. Only the first pic is Big Tex.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
10/19/12 1:05 p.m.

I know but he's so creepy AAAGH HIS HEAD IS TOO SMALL O_O

dculberson
dculberson SuperDork
10/19/12 1:40 p.m.
Duke wrote:

That's cool, but I like this shot better:

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
10/19/12 4:48 p.m.

First I was like:

Then I was like:

donalson
donalson PowerDork
10/19/12 9:17 p.m.

wasn't he (big tex) in one of the episodes of king of the hill? :)....

RexSeven
RexSeven SuperDork
10/19/12 9:24 p.m.
Dallas News said: Electrical short in Big Tex's boot blamed for fire that destroyed State Fair icon

There's a short in my boots!

OR

(••) It looks like Tex, ( ••)>⌐□-□ , is toast (⌐□_□)

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!1!

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 Reader
10/19/12 9:42 p.m.
RexSeven wrote:
Dallas News said: Electrical short in Big Tex's boot blamed for fire that destroyed State Fair icon

There's a short in my boots!

OR

(••) It looks like Tex, ( ••)>⌐□-□ , is toast (⌐□_□)

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!1!

You sir owe me a keyboard.

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar Dork
10/19/12 10:08 p.m.
slantvaliant wrote:

Kinda looks like this:

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
10/19/12 10:18 p.m.

Not a good day at the Fair. Now 24 people stuck 200' in the air for an hour and a half SO FAR on the Stratosphere swing ride.

Maybe I don't need to go to the fair this year.

Just found out this same ride has malfunctioned several times this summer at other state fairs. So far no one has been killed.

Boy that makes me feel secure.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/20/12 8:29 a.m.

This is the reason why I always insist that all statues of me should be cast in bronze.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
10/20/12 8:38 a.m.
Woody wrote: This is the reason why I always insist that all statues of me should be cast in bronze.

I'm holding out for solid gold idols of me.

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon Dork
10/20/12 9:02 a.m.

I've heard that the "touchdown Jesus" has recently been renicknamed "five dollar foot long Jesus"

Thank you Heywood Banks

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