blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: Big Tex Just Caught Fire!!!!!

10.19.2012

Big Tex Just Caught Fire!!!!!







Edit:

A close up of Big Tex's belly from the photo directly above. Is that a face? Two faces?


Developing . . . Here's a video of the whole thing -- start to finish. Five minutes.

Edit: The initial smoke . . .

Edit: And we'll wrap it up with some on-the-spot comedy:


Edit: Ok, one more. As with other great American disasters, the mayor needs to show up. And tweet about it.

"I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the 
people who burned Big Tex down will hear from all of us soon."

46 comments:

Sue said...

Serious bummage.

Baylor Too said...

I expect to hear from President Obama in the Rose Garden by this afternoon. And he better not mince words.

Anonymous said...

How the heck did that happen?

Anonymous said...

Clearly an act of terrorism! Lets have a congressional investigation.

Anonymous said...

Now Big Tex is black like everyone else there. Diversity is cool.

Anonymous said...

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye",
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Anonymous said...

Will there be a Burning Man Festival in Texas?

Anonymous said...

He was holding in all those racist comments for too long. He was bound to blow!

Anonymous said...

I thought Big Tex gave up smoking.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Deep Fried Tex, why not...they deep fry everything else. I think this needs to become a yearly tradition.

Anonymous said...

I hope Bush has a good alibi, because he is going to get blamed for it.

Darrell K.R. said...

Good thing it didn't happen after Texas-OU game...

Anonymous said...

Too bad they couldn't let big tex go and let rhome burn.

Anonymous said...

Told him not to eat off the midway!!

Scrota Dekota
Hanna Montana's Evil twin

Anonymous said...

Just saw the Virgin Mary in the flames....wow!

Anonymous said...

"Howdy, smokes"

Anonymous said...

I hope the voice behind Big Tex had a good sense of humor and went down with the ship by using that mic as long as it kept working.

"Howdy, folks! Feels like somethin's burnin' in my britches!"

"Howdy, folks! Could someone please call 911?"

Anonymous said...

Momma Tex must not have taught him to "STOP, DROP AND ROLL"

DF Mcgruff the crime dog

Anonymous said...

That second face in the flames looks like Lenin. See? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lenin_CL.jpg



Anonymous said...

He must have bought a 1000 shares of Google yesterday morning.

Anonymous said...

There is a 100 percent chance that this will be the 8:40 bit on the Ticket Monday morning.

Seymore said...

I thought they were trying a new fried Tex instead of smoked!

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Big Tex couldn't take another apology to all Texas fans.

Anonymous said...

Yes, two faces....the left is an angry Chewbacca and the right is slightly panting retreiver, looking right at you. Amazing. I now worship the angry Chewie, and his earth form, the panting retreiver.

Anonymous said...

how else could they get people to come out to the fair, now everybody wants to see Big Tex dead.

Anonymous said...

Terrorists!

Anonymous said...

This is a preview to December 21 2012

It's coming...are you ready?

Anonymous said...

Romney's 5 point plan would have prevented this from happening

Anonymous said...

Sure glad they're taking the remains to an undisclosed location. Never know if someone will try to finish the job. Channel 8 reporters at their best.

The Ghost of Richard Pryor said...

I knew the boy's bad habits would catch up to him some day.

Anonymous said...

That video is funny right thar... I don't care who y'are.

Anonymous said...

My, my, I like Frito Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the fair when the weather was dry.
And those good ol’ boys in the stockyards cried.
Singing this was the day Big Tex died.
This was the day Big Tex died…

Anonymous said...

Engine 51, Squad 51, respond to "The Great State Fair of Texas". Big Tex is smokinnnnn'!

Triple Fake... said...


"Oh! The (non)humanity!"

Judging by that last pic, and similar to the Hindenburg disaster, all hands were NOT lost

Triple Fake Herbert Morrison
reporting live from the mooring tower at Lakehurst

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that Big Tex still thinks Mack Brown had a worse time at the fair this year.

Anonymous said...

He knew the dangers of smoking before he started...even if it was his first time.

I find it hard to believe the Texas Railroad Commission didn't require him to wear flame resistant clothing on the job. Those new jeans must not have come from Walls!

Anonymous said...

"Goodbye Folks"

Anonymous said...

Dick Wolf




Rage

Anonymous said...

IF THE RHOME CITY COUNCIL WOULD QUIT BEING A HORSE ANUS AND GET A PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT, THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, AND BIG TEX WOULD BE SAFE!

Anonymous said...

Rage, We don't need to know your plans for the weekend!

Anonymous said...

Was BT wearing hot pants this year?

Anonymous said...

Rage, We don't need to know your real name!

Anonymous said...

Burger King has an excellent marketing opportunity here with their "flame broiled" burgers.

Anonymous said...

Hope they make him with a little bigger rear end the next time.

Anonymous said...

i heard that big tex had made it know he would vote republican right before he burned down

Anonymous said...

8:34, he was probably handed a pre filled out ballot at rhome city hall