I love this thread.
Mr Taco is not to be trifled with
Milestones in the life of ‘Big Tex’
1949: Erected as a 52-foot-tall “Santa Claus” on Nov. 10, 1949, in Kerens to bolster the town’s Christmas shopping.
1950: Transported 60 miles to Dallas and sold to the State Fair of Texas for $750.
1952: Transformed and unveiled as a giant cowboy named “Big Tex” (above) and made its debut in late October as the official symbol of the State Fair of Texas.
1953: Speaks for the first time. Over the years, six men have provided the voice for Big Tex, saying “Howdy, folks!” about 60 times a day during the fair.
1997: Original body was rebuilt on a cage-like frame made of 4,200 feet of steel rods.
2000: Upgraded with body movements, waving to fairgoers as they passed by on their way to the midway.
2002: Turns 50, gets an all-new wardrobe and a new voice.
2012: Destroyed in fire. Fair officials vow to rebuild icon for 2013.
god this thread always makes my day better
3/2 Sasha // Big Gigantic
3/8 STS9, Cherub
3/19 Eric Clapton
3/21 EOTO, Govinda
4/4-4/6 Lotus @ Boulder Theater, CO
4/8 Sigur Ros
4/19 Umphrey's McGee // The M Machine
4/20 Dirty Phonics
5/31 Lucky Date
6/3 Postal Service
Wha!? Bummer...My dad lives in Dallas and I have to find Big Tex burned down from the Coachella messageboard.
Tosca - 3.3.14 @ El Rey Theatre
Coachella - 4.11.14 - 4.13.14 @ Empire Polo Grounds
Cuz he's a bum driller who fancies downloading sperms in your butt
Actually, seeing as how in some African countries, that's punishable by death... not funny as much as sad and depressing.
Whatever that guy is a dink.