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At 10:15AM, Friday, October 19, 2012, Big Tex burned to death. For those of you who don't know, Big Tex has been the 52-feet tall fiberglass mascot of the Texas State Fair in Dallas for the past 60 years. Obviously, this is big news. Just take a look at a sample of today's awesome Google image returns for the search string "big tex":

Think this is bad? Big Tex started out as a Santa Claus statue. How would you like to see Santa Claus on fire?
Think this is bad? Big Tex started out as a Santa Claus statue. How would you like to see Santa Claus on fire?

But my favorite picture is this:

This week on CSI: Dallas...

Everything truly is bigger in Texas, including body bags. But don't fear; Big Tex will be rebuilt. If the World's Largest Turkey can rise from the ashes like a phoenix, a new, improved Big Tex can't be far behind.

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To be continued...

 

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