When Big Tex burned on Friday, word and photos spread quickly on Twitter and Instagram. Twitter was abuzz with a mix of heartfelt tributes and wry humor. However, our favorite tribute came not via Twitter; and it came when Tex was still alive -- courtesy of Hank Hill ( King of the Hill), who once said to his son Bobby: "Look, son, there's Big Tex. He's like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty rolled into one."
Rest in peace, big guy.
First, Big Tex and now, Lance Armstrong. Everybody's pants are on fire.
Memorial for Big Tex includes flowers, notes and Fried Twinkies. It's what he would've wanted.
Big Tex burning is the saddest demise of an inanimate object since Wilson fell off the raft in Cast Away. #RememberBigTex
Big Tex could not abide his state destroying its public and higher education systems. So self-immolation was his last move.
Suicide note left behind by Big Tex reveals he was tortured by the images of Texas Longhorns being slaughtered in the Red River Shootout.
Pls retweet this until they make a Big Tex biopic motion picture starring Jude Law. #ripbigtex
"Big Tex burned. Normal American: It must have been something with the electricity.. Texan: GET YA GUNS YALL, ITS THE TERRORISTS" YES
Factoid: My paternal grandfather provided the voice for the late great Big Tex during the late '50s and '60s. "Howdy, folks ..."
@rhettmiller of Old 97's
At least Big Tex went out lika G. No screamin, no drop and roll, still standin strong smilin and wavin. #RIPBigTex