Big Tex Has His Own CrowdTilt Fundraising Campaign: "Let's Get Him Some New Clothes!"

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The last time time Dallas Nostalgia took this big a hit was when the St. Patrick's Day parade appeared in peril. Before Mark Cuban emptied his cup holders and saved it, the internet took up the cause, in the form of a CrowdTilt fundraiser.

See also:
- CrowdTilt Started a "Save the St. Paddy's Day Parade" Page, But Needs Someone to Finish It
- Big Tex Burned Down Today at the State Fair

A similar campaign raised money for the Deep Ellum Community Garden. Now CrowdTilt's at it again. James Beshara, the Dallas native who co-founded the crowd-sourced fundraising site, emailed a couple minutes ago to let us know that a Big Tex CrowdTilt campaign has been started. Its name: "Big Tex Tragedy 2012: Let's get him some new clothes!!!!" Its goal: Raise $50,000 to get Tex up and clothed and waving kinda creepily again.

"I remember dressing up as him for Fair Day at my elementary school in first grade," 26-year-old Beshara, who lives in the Bay Area, told me by email. "To me, as a six year old, he was the fair. I mean, it's funny to look back and think about the impact this 50-foot robotic cowboy had on my youth, but growing up in Texas he was the cowboy you know you'd get to see year after year. Was pretty sad to see the images of him burning up on my phone this morning."

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CrackerHacker
CrackerHacker

Why aren't they serving up slices of Big Tex brisket at the fair?

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Big Tex should be a representation of the modern era............"hollered" out Black and Mild's with Tat's, piercings and the a tight, almost queen looking Affliction tshirt..  

 

But NO, there is more-he comes replete with a tilted hat, and the moxy to work a VIBRANT, and mind f+cking 6 hours a week! 

 

 

#oklahomaislifesdumpster!?

 

I was in Oklahoma last week, and saw SO many fat and despondent losers with Affliction/ratty MMA tshirts on............... I saw this guy leave the Pizza Hut in Broken Bow/Idabel, that couldn't kick a flea's ass!  He was all dumpy and "yellin" at his momma, and such. 

 

 

wharristx
wharristx

Yes!!  Let's get him some new clothes.... and while we're at it, can we get Big Tex an ass!!..  He has no butt!!  If we're gonna make a 6-million dollar Tex next year (and that's probably gonna be the cost if the City has anything to do with it).. let's give him an ass... he's needed one for years.....

RealityTex
RealityTex

You omigodlet'sthrowmoneyathim people do realize that his duds are sponsored by the giant company Levi's, right? Not really any reason to buy him anything to wear, for crying out loud.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

I think he should go gangsta'. Doo-rag, checkered boxers, saggin' & braggin', diamond studded grille & lotsa' bling... the works. Then, instead of "Howdy, folks." he can say, "S'up, homey?"

Carol Moss
Carol Moss

Maybe he'll come back as a Woman? Or at least have an equally intelligent and hospitable woman by his side.

hilllbillle
hilllbillle

some new MADE IN CHINA justin boots?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

The new Big Tex should be metrosexual..  in my opinion.

Daniel
Daniel

Oddly, in Tex's current form, he's a kind of homuncular representation of "feeling your way in the dark." 

Daniel
Daniel

Surely at this moment some church youth group in Plano is canceling its trip to the fair, as the adults have deemed Tex's nudity "inappropriate."  

Rusty Nunnelee
Rusty Nunnelee

As long as we are giving money, can he be improved with new robotics? I'm picturing a Big Tex with glowing red eyes that can pick people up and shake them while saying, "I guess you didn't hear me when I said the parade was about to start, you better get moving partner or Big Tex is gonna step on you with his size 70 Justin boots". Just a thought...

Tyler Ferguson
Tyler Ferguson

Fair Park, City of Dallas, Corporate sponsors and State Fair vendors who charge $30 (sorry, "coupons") for a hotdog should be able to handle the cost of draping a parachute over the Big Guy. The CrowdTilt campaign could be any random person trying to swindle good hearted Texans out of their money for personal gain....

Brenda Barrett Van Sickle
Brenda Barrett Van Sickle

Why is there a fundraiser? Fair Park is already talking with Dickies and you know someone is going to cough up the boots. People are acting like this is a real person. I'm sad about what happened today, but people, save your money for someone really in need.

Being Meg
Being Meg

Make him a hipster now...he can be hipster skeleton Big Tex..

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

Why not just sell some more fried food? It's hard to believe that the fair is hurting for money when everyone consistently groans about wallet rape.

Linda Coleman
Linda Coleman

Somebody needs to buy him a bigger ass to hold up those pants.

pak152
pak152

 @TheCredibleHulk naw he should look like a low-rider, khakies, white T , flannel shirt and bandanna as a headband

 

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Daniel You might want to look that word up... I did.

Tleighdv
Tleighdv

@andrewthieman @Dallas_Observer Let's #ReDressBigTex!!

TheJeremyAdams
TheJeremyAdams

 @scott.reitz The thing about that is, anyone who pays full price to get into The State Fair of Texas needs to have their head examined.  There is a discount almost every day: bring an empty Coke/Dr. Pepper can, Dickies Day, Cinemark Movie ticket, and $5 Tuesday just to name a few.

J_A_
J_A_

@TheJeremyAdams I paid $10 for a turkey leg but it was fckin good

CraigT42
CraigT42

 @TheJeremyAdams  But the gate price is only a small percentage of cost.  Every ride costs $2.00 or more, food and drink are triple priced, etc. 

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