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Usually when a guy has a fire in him, it's a bit lower down.
Al Qaeda's retribution for Ross Perot endorsing Romney.
Howdy folks, and welcome to the State Fair of Texas.
hell I forgot it was Fair Month.
It will be back bigger and better next year. To be honest it always seemed kinda cheesy.
"Meet me by Big Tex!!""If you get lost, just go stand by Big Tex!"How disappointing! Although, he was showin' his age.
This is what can happen when a BIG Texan gets "hot" under the collar.
Oh noes, this Big Tex?
Their own version of burning man. -CP
Awesome, Wickerman! It's like Druids all over the place.
Anger management counselors flock to the scene!
Tex wrecks! Not optimal. -CP
That girl in the red tank top would cause me to spontaneously combust in my Dickies, too.
here's the local media coverage:http://www.theunticket.com/eulogy-for-big-tex-burning-by-badd-radio/
"Oh noes, this Big Tex?"Yup, the old guy with the big noes and big years.Cripes, no wonder ...He was a 49'er.
"Their own version of burning man. -CP"That came to my mind too, CP.Just hope none of the attendees of Burning Man was nicknamed "Dallas Sparky".
This is what it makes me think of.
Sorry, Big Tex, but you're FIRED! -CP
"He's like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty rolled into one."-Hank Hill
Hmmm. Is the Stanley Hill quoted in the story any relation to Hank Hill?
Hell, how would EYE know, Dr. Weevil?
Course, if you listen to Titus?They're shit-ass cousins!
What is it with Titus?Boy sure does know how to smell "shit" a mile away though.
When was Big Tex built? I bet he was a fire trap.
Now that I think about it?Titus smells shit "up close" too!
Son-of-a-gun needs a good sinus infection!
The metal frame that remains doesn't look too bad. They could keep it there.Here in Ohio, we keep a mean giant cardinal at our state fair.
"When was Big Tex built?"You can read up on that.But far as I can tell, we're gonna give that son-of-a-bitch a thread of his own here at Althouse!And that's somethin', eh?
Texas' version of "Burning Man"?The Big Tex finally smoked out?"After a long, hot, dry summer, Big Texas finally succumbed to becoming 'kindling' despite a burn-ban imposed by the county and a rush to the scene by DFD (Dallas Fire Dept)" Smokey Bear says: "Only you can prevent forest fires; Big Tex suffering an overloaded jaw-motor is another thing"
I blame Bush.
Correction. I blame burning Bush.
@SteveR: Of course Big Tex was cheesy! He was already cheesy by the first time I saw him in 1962. His purpose was to be transcendently cheesy, a cliche that nevertheless communicates eternal truths of spirit and history, a goofy reassurance that really fresh corndogs with mustard taste good going down but always make you pay. I hope they rebuild him exactly to his pre-fire specifications!
It died with an awful sound.
EDH,Was there a BigTex somewhere in that picture?
@Beldar/In TOTAL agreement with you. (And the first time I saw Tex was almost the same time as you--New Year's Day 1963 when my LSU defeated an undefeated Texas team 13-0 in the Cotton Bowl.)
Big Tex still didn't get burned nearly so badly as the Longhorn defense did last Saturday at the State Fair.
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