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Big Tex gets big unveiling at State Fair of Texas year after fire burned icon
Washington Post ^ | 9/26/13 | AP

Posted on 09/27/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT by mylife

The new Big Tex made his debut Thursday afternoon, a year after the towering cowboy that’s an icon of the State Fair of Texas was destroyed in a blaze.

The new Big Tex is supposed to look similar to the old one, though at 55-feet tall, he is 3 feet taller. And unlike the figure that was destroyed last year, he has a fire-suppression system.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bigmex; bigtex; methtex; newbigtex
Some People hate the new Big Tex. Some say he looks like he has been up for 3 days wired, Some don't like his pants being rolled up, some hate his boots, some think he looks kinda poofy, but no matter what folks say...

Big Tex is back and he says, "Howdy Folks!"

1 posted on 09/27/2013 7:18:06 AM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

What’s with his eyes? The new Big Tex looks like he’s wired!


2 posted on 09/27/2013 7:19:00 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mylife

It was actually an effigy of Mac Brown..


3 posted on 09/27/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: fwdude

Yeah, some are calling him Meth Tex. LOL


4 posted on 09/27/2013 7:21:34 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ken5050

LOL


5 posted on 09/27/2013 7:22:28 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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Pictures at the link
6 posted on 09/27/2013 7:23:34 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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PHOTO SPREAD OF BIG TEX


7 posted on 09/27/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Thanks Pardner.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 7:25:45 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

he does not look like the old one at all, IMO


9 posted on 09/27/2013 7:26:20 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Big Tex Is like Dr Who, He has regenerated in several forms.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 7:28:11 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
He has a new voice this year following a contract dispute with the man who provided his voice previously.

The new person providing the voice was chosen from among 111 applicants and is from the Dallas area, Gooding said. That person’s name will remain a mystery, she said.

Since this is Dallas, does he now have a lisp?

11 posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:58 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Comment #12 Removed by Moderator

To: mylife

bump


13 posted on 09/27/2013 7:33:26 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: mylife

He started off as Howdy Doody


14 posted on 09/27/2013 7:33:38 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: fwdude

LOL!! No but I hear he has that Ft Worth swish. LOL


15 posted on 09/27/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: GeronL

Bwaahaaahaa!


16 posted on 09/27/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: fwdude; All

What did I miss in post #12?


17 posted on 09/27/2013 7:42:10 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

he has big boy pants on now


18 posted on 09/27/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: mylife

I missed it too.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GeronL

I heard they are futzing around with the pants because there have been so many complaints.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

‘I’m Cal Worthington, and this is my dog, Spot.”


21 posted on 09/27/2013 7:47:25 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: fwdude

Ahh well.
I was just curious.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
How in the hell can a man be expected to do business without a Cowboy hat and his dog? ☺
23 posted on 09/27/2013 7:49:32 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Maybe it was John Wiley Price posting, “he’s still white, go to hell!!!”


24 posted on 09/27/2013 7:49:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

LOL!!!!


25 posted on 09/27/2013 7:50:27 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: fwdude
"I find the new Big Tex, Insensitive, Lacking Style, Tasteless, Offensive, Outrageous,Egregious!!!"


26 posted on 09/27/2013 7:55:25 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: deport

Photo #5 makes him look like BIG MEX!


27 posted on 09/27/2013 7:57:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

That is one of the nicknames floating around LOL


28 posted on 09/27/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

He looks like Cotton Hill. No shins!


29 posted on 09/27/2013 8:14:52 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Big Tex aint near as big as Cotton Hill LOL


30 posted on 09/27/2013 8:20:42 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

31 posted on 09/27/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: McBuff
Haw Hoo!!! ☺
32 posted on 09/27/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: deport

He needs a couple of six-guns on his hips.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ----- The New Gold!)
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To: Lockbar

TX is not an open carry state.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 8:31:57 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife; fwdude
What did I miss in post #12?

My pictures of Big Tex. I guess I used a source that allows no posting.

I also said, just like me, Big Tex today wears Fire Protective Clothing.

35 posted on 09/27/2013 9:43:23 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: GeronL

With them pants stuck inside those metro boots, BigTex must be one of our recent moved in “drugstore cowboys” from Massa2shits.


36 posted on 09/27/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: McBuff

10-4


37 posted on 09/27/2013 9:55:39 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

lol


38 posted on 09/27/2013 10:01:25 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Its a fact, Jack.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 10:33:43 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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