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Show us your tweets: RIP Big Tex edition

Posted 7:18pm on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

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.

@rossramsey

Memorial for Big Tex includes flowers, notes and Fried Twinkies. It's what he would've wanted.

@LonghornHumor

Big Tex burning is the saddest demise of an inanimate object since Wilson fell off the raft in Cast Away. #RememberBigTex

@LonghornNetwork

Big Tex could not abide his state destroying its public and higher education systems. So self-immolation was his last move.

@sivavaid

Suicide note left behind by Big Tex reveals he was tortured by the images of Texas Longhorns being slaughtered in the Red River Shootout.

@TheFakeESPN

Pls retweet this until they make a Big Tex biopic motion picture starring Jude Law. #ripbigtex

@RobDenBleyker

"Big Tex burned. Normal American: It must have been something with the electricity.. Texan: GET YA GUNS YALL, ITS THE TERRORISTS" YES

@Kayyywizz

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

@5TreG

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