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Ambelleina
10-19-2012, 05:27 PM
For my fellow Texas gals...doesn't it feel like a member of your family just passed?

And on his 60th birthday, no less!

I am totally creeped out by the pics, like seeing his corpse or something... :( :(

So glad I took the time to visit him on Wednesday, one last time before he left us. <3



Fire leaves Big Tex a skeletal frame (http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Fire-leaves-Big-Tex-a-skeletal-frame-174951021.html)

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/r270/156483_10151126402317690_1488609372_n.jpg

mamaape
10-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Ohmygoodness.

nikkiecole71
10-19-2012, 06:04 PM
That's to bad.

Ricki
10-19-2012, 06:11 PM
That is sad.

missdamsel
10-19-2012, 06:54 PM
I never ot to meet Big Tex. But is is sad!

mamaape
10-19-2012, 06:57 PM
So is this the new "Burning Man"?





...couldn't resist.

Ambelleina
10-19-2012, 08:02 PM
So is this the new "Burning Man"?

NO.

WE'RE OVER.

missdamsel
10-19-2012, 08:17 PM
I knew that was coming! lol


NO.

WE'RE OVER.

Tree City
10-20-2012, 01:02 AM
I saw this on the news today and it made me really sad, even though I'd never been there myself. (And ITA: the pics are VERY CREEPY! I thought about taking some photos of the news to scrap this with a Halloween kit, but it just seemed...wrong somehow. IDK? Maybe cuz he looks like a real dude?)
I think they should still have his bday party. Maybe they could turn it into a memorial for him? (I mean, for IT.)

Ambelleina
10-20-2012, 02:03 AM
I've been seeing Big Tex for as long as I can remember, he was there when my mom was a kid, too. The pics are horrendously creepy, especially since his face seemed to burn last. :/

A lot of people are soft of like, "So...what?" but Big Tex is a Dallas landmark. Kids in Texas even dress up as Big Tex during fair week. He's even featured in an episode of King of the Hill! He'll definitely be rebuilt for next year, but it was still kind of like seeing your elementary school burn down or something. You kind of can't believe something that's been there forever is gone. :-/

missdamsel
10-20-2012, 02:27 AM
Did they say what started the fire??

Ambelleina
10-20-2012, 04:27 AM
They were saying they think it was an electrical fire (his jaw moved when he talked and his arm waved), but they hadn't investigated it fully yet.

They say it sparked, quickly spread and within 5 minutes he was down to the skeletal frame!

missdamsel
10-20-2012, 04:32 AM
They said some of the vendors saw him smoking and thought...Big Tex don't smoke!! lol



They were saying they think it was an electrical fire (his jaw moved when he talked and his arm waved), but they hadn't investigated it fully yet.

They say it sparked, quickly spread and within 5 minutes he was down to the skeletal frame!

Ambelleina
10-20-2012, 04:33 AM
I read that lol. I was like...cmon guys, haha.

They wheeled him out in a ginormous body bag--so sad! :(

AmyP
10-21-2012, 09:58 PM
Oh how sad!

Tree City
10-21-2012, 11:17 PM
They wheeled him out in a ginormous body bag--so sad! :(
Those were more weird/creepy pics! I'm glad they're going to build him again. It's a landmark--maybe it's not the Eiffel Tower, but hey, it's fun and great for kids to see and grow up with, as you said Christina.

MSPeeler
10-29-2012, 07:54 AM
Oh no! I've been away from DFW for 10 years, and I still remember him!! :(