History Main / EverythingIsBigInTexas

7th Oct '17 11:06:48 AM KYCubbie
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** And an enormous retractable roof. People balked (rightly so) at the extravagance, but when Dallas ended up hosting the 2011 Super Bowl, the state was hit with a freak snowstorm, and the roof proved quite useful (not that the ''Green Bay'' Packers[[note]]AKA That Team Whose Stadium Is Literally Called "The Frozen Tundra"[[/note]] and ''Pittsburgh'' [[PittsburghSteelers Steelers]] would have noticed much).

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** And an enormous retractable roof. People balked (rightly so) at the extravagance, but when Dallas ended up hosting the 2011 Super Bowl, the state was hit with a freak snowstorm, and the roof proved quite useful (not that the ''Green Bay'' Packers[[note]]AKA That Team Whose Stadium Is Literally Called "The Frozen Tundra"[[/note]] and ''Pittsburgh'' [[PittsburghSteelers Steelers]] Steelers would have noticed much).



** Texas A&M's stadium Kyle Field will have a capacity of 102,000 and holds the record for the largest attendance in the state with 110,631.
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki brings us [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_toast Texas Toast]] bread sliced (but not pre-toasted) ''twice'' the size of regular bread. Useful for sandwiches, burgers and often served with "a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ"....

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** Texas A&M's stadium Kyle Field will have has now been expanded to a capacity of 102,000 102,000, and holds the record for the largest attendance in the state with 110,631.
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] brings us [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_toast Texas Toast]] bread sliced (but not pre-toasted) ''twice'' the size of regular bread. Useful for sandwiches, burgers and often served with "a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ"....



* Even concerts can be big in Texas, no matter where the musician hails from. In 1985, the French [[ElectronicMusic electronic musician]] Music/JeanMichelJarre was invited to play a concert for the anniversaries of Texas, Houston and the NASA the following year. Despite several hardships ranging from the Challenger disaster to the statewide ban on fireworks, Jarre came and played ''Rendez-vous Houston'' on April 5, 1986 -- the biggest concert a single artist had ever played until then. Behind the stage, most of the skyscraper skyline of downtown Houston was illuminated and projected upon and carried skytrackers, and spread out in front of it, more than 1,500,000 people watched the show; in fact, Jarre beat his own audience record (and he would do so one or two more times later on).

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* Even concerts can be big in Texas, no matter where the musician hails from. In 1985, the French [[ElectronicMusic electronic musician]] Music/JeanMichelJarre was invited to play a concert for the anniversaries of Texas, Houston and the NASA the following year. Despite several hardships ranging from the Challenger disaster disaster[[note]]Ron [=McNair=], who was killed in the disaster, was a saxophonist on the side who had recorded with Jarre, and was to have performed with him[[/note]] to the statewide ban on fireworks, Jarre came and played ''Rendez-vous Houston'' on April 5, 1986 -- the biggest concert a single artist had ever played until then. Behind the stage, most of the skyscraper skyline of downtown Houston was illuminated and projected upon and carried skytrackers, and spread out in front of it, more than 1,500,000 people watched the show; in fact, Jarre beat his own audience record (and he would do so one or two more times later on).
10th Sep '17 11:20:27 AM nombretomado
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* Grand Prairie, Texas is home to two former Creator/DisneyChannel stars, Music/SelenaGomez and Music/DemiLovato, best friends since they met on the set of ''BarneyAndFriends''. They both are well known to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] their Texas roots from time to time in RealLife.

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* Grand Prairie, Texas is home to two former Creator/DisneyChannel stars, Music/SelenaGomez and Music/DemiLovato, best friends since they met on the set of ''BarneyAndFriends''.''Series/BarneyAndFriends''. They both are well known to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] their Texas roots from time to time in RealLife.
25th Aug '17 12:27:33 PM Statzkeen
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** There's also the common line "Maybe Alaska should split in two and make Texas the ''third'' biggest state in the US."
18th Jul '17 9:32:58 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Fanfic/InTheEyeOfTheBeholder'' takes place in Texas and just about everyone apart from the Velvet Room denizens are from Texas, which reflects in more than half of the QIB being of Hispanic descent and high school football being very popular.

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1st Jul '17 9:08:27 AM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki brings us [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_toast Texas Toast]] bread sliced (but not pre-toasted) ''twice'' the size of regular bread. Useful for sandwiches, burgers and often served with "a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ"....

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki brings us [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_toast Texas Toast]] bread sliced (but not pre-toasted) ''twice'' the size of regular bread. Useful for sandwiches, burgers and often served with "a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ"....
25th Jun '17 1:00:22 PM nombretomado
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It goes without saying that some of these exaggerations do, in fact, come from [[TruthInTelevision real life]]. Texans have for a century and longer had a reputation in the rest of the country, perhaps bordering on a stereotype, for being [[BoisterousBruiser cheerful, boastful and loud]]. Oil was first discovered at Spindletop in east Texas; Texas is a major player in the beef industry, and the love of high school football can be clearly seen from the storied Permian High School Panthers (a real team from Odessa), who were chronicled in ''FridayNightLights''. In fact, in many towns, about ninety-eight percent of the town is out in the stands every football game. The other two percent is on the field. Texans also happily note that unlike most other states, when they travel internationally people in most countries are aware of Texas.

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It goes without saying that some of these exaggerations do, in fact, come from [[TruthInTelevision real life]]. Texans have for a century and longer had a reputation in the rest of the country, perhaps bordering on a stereotype, for being [[BoisterousBruiser cheerful, boastful and loud]]. Oil was first discovered at Spindletop in east Texas; Texas is a major player in the beef industry, and the love of high school football can be clearly seen from the storied Permian High School Panthers (a real team from Odessa), who were chronicled in ''FridayNightLights''.''Literature/FridayNightLights''. In fact, in many towns, about ninety-eight percent of the town is out in the stands every football game. The other two percent is on the field. Texans also happily note that unlike most other states, when they travel internationally people in most countries are aware of Texas.
25th Apr '17 7:47:44 PM TairaMai
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* [[http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100257787>1=31036 Five of the top ten fattest cities in America are in Texas.]]

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* TheOtherWiki brings us [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_toast Texas Toast]] bread sliced (but not pre-toasted) ''twice'' the size of regular bread. Useful for sandwiches, burgers and often served with "a side with southern-style dishes such as chicken fried steak, fried catfish,[3] or BBQ"....
* ...so of course
[[http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100257787>1=31036 Five of the top ten fattest cities in America are in Texas.]]
22nd Apr '17 2:30:09 AM Alvin
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* Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops had a cartoon Texan, 'Big Yella', as a spokesman for a time.

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* Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops had a cartoon Texan, 'Big Yella', as a spokesman for a time. His schtick was he liked everything big and yellow, like Sugar Corn Pops. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S8w-bw1PlE Look]].
22nd Apr '17 1:45:43 AM Alvin
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* Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops had a cartoon Texan as a spokesman for a time.

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* Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops had a cartoon Texan Texan, 'Big Yella', as a spokesman for a time.
22nd Apr '17 1:36:27 AM Alvin
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* Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops had a cartoon Texan as a spokesman for a time.
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