SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“HOWDY, FOLKS… IT’S HOT…! “ Iconic talking State Fair of Texas giant talking cowboy mascot goes down in flames…

…and I know I have to choose my words carefully… I’m as sentimental as the next fair-goin’ fan of iconic giant talking mascots… the words “Howdy Folks… it’s hot!” were those of a member of the Dallas Fire Department on the emergency call… listen to it here…

See more about the heart-breaking saga of the burning giant cowboy…

from The Daily Kos, click (here)…

from NBC Dallas, click (here)…

HEAR BIG TEX.. The Giant Cowboy had a jaw that moved… and would talk to visitors to the State Fair of Texas as they walked by… you can hear him by visiting the homepage of the State Fair of Texas… and clicking on “HEAR BIG TEX” about half way down on the left of the page…  go to the fair homepage… click (here)…

The burned out images remind me of the end of The Terminator…

Big Tex stood 52 feet high at the Texas State Fair for 60 years… he started out as a giant Santa Claus… read more about his history from the Wikipedia entry… click (here)…

BRIAN SMITH is the same Brian Smith of (the former)  SMITH AND BARBER, THE MORNING SHOW on WPLR… his (former) solo afternoon talk show on WICC 600AM, and (the once) host announcer for the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball and the Fairfield University Stags basketball games at Harbor Yard… and more recently… part of the team at (the now defunct)  FM NEWS NEW YORK 101.9FM in New York City… you can email him at:

and speaking of talking icons…

THE VOICE is on the road this month… checking in on the management structures of various NFL franchises to make sure they are paying attention to the game… after he resolved the replacement referee fiasco, he wants to make sure a situation like that never happens again, and as you know, THE VOICE has a…. lot… of influence to make sure things happen… especially when the integrity of the scores… and the point spreads… are in question…  Read this week’s predictions and promises from THE VOICE… go to SPORTS PICKS… or just click (here)…

Have a good week... thanks for listening… and Big Tex, R.I.P (for now, pardner… he’s going to be rebuilt)…

 

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