It's a big statue of a cowboy that stands in the center of the Texas State Fair every year. It actually burned down last year, 2012. It was really scary...........
Friend1: What are you guys talking about?
Friend2: The Texas State Fair. Wanna go?
Friend1: Sound cool. Wait - what about Big Tex?
Friend2: You mean that big statue thing? what about him?
Friend1: didn't you hear? He burned down!
Friend2: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! -dead-