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(Chron)   Big Tex returns to the State Fair of Texas fair a year after catching on fire, vows to stay away from the deep fried Oreos   (chron.com) divider line 35
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2013-09-27 05:51:54 PM  
I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html
 
2013-09-27 05:52:07 PM  
Glad to see Big Tex is back - hate that they didn't use the previous voice.
 
2013-09-27 05:56:06 PM  
$500k...sheesh!
 
2013-09-27 05:56:58 PM  
Arrgh, she's a fair fair, the state fair of Texas fair.
 
2013-09-27 06:02:52 PM  
Good to see ya back big guy, and...

Welcome...back...to...the ...state fair...of Texas!


/And an additional ho ho ho for those who know the whole story.
 
2013-09-27 06:05:23 PM  
That's not fair.
 
2013-09-27 06:05:58 PM  

mafiageek1980: I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html


Please move out of this state.
 
2013-09-27 06:10:50 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: mafiageek1980: I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html

Please move out of this state.


Are you upset that Texicans might see some Mexican in Big Tex?
 
2013-09-27 06:15:41 PM  
There's a heated debate here in Dallas. Everyone HATES him. Here's my $.02 that I posted on FB:

ww3.hdnux.com

"The tarp surrounding the new Big Tex fell off, so now we all know that he's got dilated pupils and he's wearing Ugg Boots that he painted-up for a rave. After all, he didn't ATTEND Burning Man, he WAS Burning Man. (sorry)"
 
2013-09-27 06:17:04 PM  
Gonz,

Nah, I don't care that they depict a "redneck" with more Melanin in his skin than the old guy who burned. Cowboys are usually more red than the rest of the population, as they work in the sun constantly.

It was a good move on the builder's part.
 
2013-09-27 06:20:47 PM  

DeepDownHounds: There's a heated debate here in Dallas. Everyone HATES him. Here's my $.02 that I posted on FB:

[ww3.hdnux.com image 484x350]

"The tarp surrounding the new Big Tex fell off, so now we all know that he's got dilated pupils and he's wearing Ugg Boots that he painted-up for a rave. After all, he didn't ATTEND Burning Man, he WAS Burning Man. (sorry)"


The boots are pretty terrible. I don't care about the skin color.
 
2013-09-27 06:22:08 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: mafiageek1980: I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html

Please move out of this state.


Sorry, I'm a bit too broke. And to clarify, i'm not saying ALL Texans are racist. I'm just saying that some are and it was relevant to make the news in this case because they have been biatching on social media about Big Tex being Mexican.  And being from Louisiana I know for a fact that racism is everywhere. SO yeah, me moving out of this state wont do any good. Sorry, you are stuck with my libtard ass until I can move. Deal with it.
 
2013-09-27 06:26:16 PM  

DeepDownHounds: "The tarp surrounding the new Big Tex fell off, so now we all know that he's got dilated pupils and he's wearing Ugg Boots that he painted-up for a rave. After all, he didn't ATTEND Burning Man, he WAS Burning Man. (sorry)"


You and I need to have words...

Well, the next time i'm visiting my mom in Richardson.

So, round thanksgiving, right.
 
2013-09-27 06:27:05 PM  
Watching (via a local channel) a video series on the construction, it seems that the face being put together looked almost exactly like the original, yet the face really looks quite different. They say the darker tones will fade over time, anyway. He's supposed to be a bit taller, too, but it doesn't look it.

Pros- he's more articulated (head turns, eyes can blink, fingers can move independently, shoulders can move)

Cons- those boots suck; looks like he's rockin' a bit of a muffin top (unless that's just the wind inside the shirt)

/did I mention the boots suck? Bring back the Twisted X ones he had before. THOSE were boots.
 
2013-09-27 06:29:53 PM  
Big Rex would be more fun.
static.panoramio.com
 
2013-09-27 06:30:21 PM  

baltimoreblonde: Cons- those boots suck; looks like he's rockin' a bit of a muffin top (unless that's just the wind inside the shirt)

/did I mention the boots suck? Bring back the Twisted X ones he had before. THOSE were boots.


Wind...

ANd yeah, gaudy, but hey, seen worse.
 
2013-09-27 06:31:27 PM  

mafiageek1980: Civil_War2_Time: mafiageek1980: I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html

Please move out of this state.

Sorry, I'm a bit too broke. And to clarify, i'm not saying ALL Texans are racist. I'm just saying that some are and it was relevant to make the news in this case because they have been biatching on social media about Big Tex being Mexican.  And being from Louisiana I know for a fact that racism is everywhere. SO yeah, me moving out of this state wont do any good. Sorry, you are stuck with my libtard ass until I can move. Deal with it


If you acknowledge that racism exists everywhere, and Austin isn't the place you had hoped it would be...move. Find a way.

Austin in the 70's was a paradise, and liberals and conservatives got along just fine. Transplants like you have made it a cesspool.
 
2013-09-27 06:31:35 PM  

Snarfangel: Big Rex would be more fun.
[static.panoramio.com image 768x1024]


It's the State Fair, not Robocop.
 
2013-09-27 06:41:37 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: mafiageek1980: Civil_War2_Time: mafiageek1980: I'm sure the racist farks in this state are having a field day with his "Darker complexion" right now:

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/225496502.html

Please move out of this state.

Sorry, I'm a bit too broke. And to clarify, i'm not saying ALL Texans are racist. I'm just saying that some are and it was relevant to make the news in this case because they have been biatching on social media about Big Tex being Mexican.  And being from Louisiana I know for a fact that racism is everywhere. SO yeah, me moving out of this state wont do any good. Sorry, you are stuck with my libtard ass until I can move. Deal with it

If you acknowledge that racism exists everywhere, and Austin isn't the place you had hoped it would be...move. Find a way.

Austin in the 70's was a paradise, and liberals and conservatives got along just fine. Transplants like you have made it a cesspool.


Yeah, yeah, just blame me. Oh no, new people move to Austin and suddenly WE are whats wrong. Get a grip man. We aren't the only problem that has farked up this city. Look to the local government.

We came to Austin from West Texas (Odessa) because the job market SUCKS there unless you like working in the oil industry. and compared to West Texas, Austin IS still very liberal. However, I'm not blind to the fact that Austin isn't just as racist as other places. It is. Thing that I discovered about the racism HERE is that it is in the form of Gentrification, which is taking away the ID of what Austin still claims itself to be.

and fark the APD! That's the 2nd form of racism in this city!
 
2013-09-27 06:50:26 PM  
Oh no, cities grow and change and oh my god i wish things were the way they were (10, 20, 30) years ago....

Whiners.  Austin was a dumpy college town and in many ways still is.  Take comfort in your increased property values and assortment of decent restaurants now available to dine at.
 
2013-09-27 06:51:44 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-27 06:53:45 PM  
the State Fair of Texas fair? Did you mean the second fair as a synonym to lovely, using old timey syntax?
 
2013-09-27 06:56:30 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: Oh no, cities grow and change and oh my god i wish things were the way they were (10, 20, 30) years ago....

Whiners.  Austin was a dumpy college town and in many ways still is.  Take comfort in your increased property values and assortment of decent restaurants now available to dine at.


Are you from Texas, or California?
 
2013-09-27 07:06:16 PM  

baka-san: DeepDownHounds: "The tarp surrounding the new Big Tex fell off, so now we all know that he's got dilated pupils and he's wearing Ugg Boots that he painted-up for a rave. After all, he didn't ATTEND Burning Man, he WAS Burning Man. (sorry)"

You and I need to have words...

Well, the next time i'm visiting my mom in Richardson.

So, round thanksgiving, right.


We do? Will they be HARSH words? because I'm fragile behind my online facade.
 
2013-09-27 07:06:53 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: TheDirtyNacho: Oh no, cities grow and change and oh my god i wish things were the way they were (10, 20, 30) years ago....

Whiners.  Austin was a dumpy college town and in many ways still is.  Take comfort in your increased property values and assortment of decent restaurants now available to dine at.

Are you from Texas, or California?


TheDirtyNacho: Oh no, cities grow and change and oh my god i wish things were the way they were (10, 20, 30) years ago....

Whiners.  Austin was a dumpy college town and in many ways still is.  Take comfort in your increased property values and assortment of decent restaurants now available to dine at.


You forgot the decent food trucks/food truck trailer parks too ;)
 
2013-09-27 07:13:31 PM  
Jerry Jones still has the biggest head in Texas.
 
2013-09-27 07:22:30 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: Gonz,

Nah, I don't care that they depict a "redneck" with more Melanin in his skin than the old guy who burned. Cowboys are usually more red than the rest of the population, as they work in the sun constantly.

It was a good move on the builder's part.


OK, misunderstood you. My bad.

And the buckaroos of lore weren't that color because of the sun, necessarily. Say "buckaroo". Now, say "vaquero".
 
2013-09-27 07:27:48 PM  

www.fwweekly.comHA HA !!! I'M USING THE INTERNET !!!

 
2013-09-27 07:29:58 PM  
When asked for comment on the voice change, one Texan had no audible comment:

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-27 08:21:27 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: TheDirtyNacho: Oh no, cities grow and change and oh my god i wish things were the way they were (10, 20, 30) years ago....

Whiners.  Austin was a dumpy college town and in many ways still is.  Take comfort in your increased property values and assortment of decent restaurants now available to dine at.

Are you from Texas, or California?



Texas born and bred.

And I couldn't care less where people come from.  Welcome.  Do good work.
 
2013-09-27 08:27:11 PM  
www.balettie.com
 
2013-09-27 10:33:32 PM  
I would've thought he would be fatter. Everything is bigger in Texas ya know.
 
2013-09-28 02:42:18 AM  
He's not THAT bad. I'm just glad Tex is back. *sniff*
 
2013-09-28 06:02:03 AM  
Fark Dickies, where's the suit by Nudie?
 
2013-09-28 09:48:11 AM  
It's horrible, but the worst part is that he's microcephalic.
 
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