History Main / EverythingIsBigInTexas

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"....
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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.]]
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.
11th Apr '17 1:54:39 PM DynamiteXI
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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the presidential elections since 1980, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America, and its capital has also been called (both derisively and [[InsultBackfire with]] [[AppropriatedAppellation pride]]) the People's Republic of Austin due to its status as a notoriously liberal city in a traditionally conservative state.[[/note]] filled with [[TheFundamentalist religious fanatics]], who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]], effectively making it the {{Eagleland}} of the United States in these depictions. That being said, there are Texans that aren't afraid to act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans (especially when out of state), as it's practically a sport - especially when a native is [[AskAStupidQuestion asked a stupid question]] they've probably heard a thousand times before. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.

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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the presidential elections since 1980, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America, and its capital has also been called (both derisively and [[InsultBackfire with]] [[AppropriatedAppellation pride]]) the People's Republic of Austin due to its status as a notoriously liberal city in a traditionally conservative state.[[/note]] filled with [[TheFundamentalist religious fanatics]], who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]], effectively making it the {{Eagleland}} of the United States in these depictions. That being said, there are Texans that aren't afraid to act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans (especially when out of state), as it's practically a sport - especially when a native is [[AskAStupidQuestion asked a stupid question]] they've probably heard a thousand times before. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General nationalism.[[labelnote:Examples]]General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising advertised the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Texas" in the 1980s and 1990s, Lone Star Beer advertises itself as "The National Beer of Texas," and Dairy Queen has become so ingrained in the culture of rural Texas that the chain maintains Texas-only menu options and calls itself "The Texas Stop Sign."[[/labelnote]] Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.
9th Apr '17 10:53:26 AM nombretomado
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* RoosterTeeth, the creators of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', primarily consist of Texans. In fact, the main, if not top badass is also from Texas. And her Freelancer ''nickname'' is Agent Tex/as. [[spoiler:Her real name is Allison.]] RT's webcomics lampshade this frequently, with one instance of them blindfolding themselves and drinking different beers, to see if they could tell the difference between Budweiser and Lonestar. Two of the three couldn't.

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* RoosterTeeth, Creator/RoosterTeeth, the creators of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', primarily consist of Texans. In fact, the main, if not top badass is also from Texas. And her Freelancer ''nickname'' is Agent Tex/as. [[spoiler:Her real name is Allison.]] RT's webcomics lampshade this frequently, with one instance of them blindfolding themselves and drinking different beers, to see if they could tell the difference between Budweiser and Lonestar. Two of the three couldn't.
9th Mar '17 4:03:01 PM RampinUp46
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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the presidential elections since 1980, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America, and its capital has also been called (both derisively and [[InsultBackfire with]] [[AppropriatedAppellation pride]]) the People's Republic of Austin due to its status as a notoriously liberal city in a traditionally conservative city.[[/note]] filled with [[TheFundamentalist religious fanatics]], who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]], effectively making it the {{Eagleland}} of the United States in these depictions. That being said, there are Texans that aren't afraid to act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans (especially when out of state), as it's practically a sport - especially when a native is [[AskAStupidQuestion asked a stupid question]] they've probably heard a thousand times before. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.

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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the presidential elections since 1980, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America, and its capital has also been called (both derisively and [[InsultBackfire with]] [[AppropriatedAppellation pride]]) the People's Republic of Austin due to its status as a notoriously liberal city in a traditionally conservative city.state.[[/note]] filled with [[TheFundamentalist religious fanatics]], who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]], effectively making it the {{Eagleland}} of the United States in these depictions. That being said, there are Texans that aren't afraid to act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans (especially when out of state), as it's practically a sport - especially when a native is [[AskAStupidQuestion asked a stupid question]] they've probably heard a thousand times before. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.
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