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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.
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.
28th Feb '17 4:20:47 AM Adept
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* ''TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry'', featured a parody of ''Hans Brinker'' (the story by an American writer about a Dutch boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger). There was a fat tourist from Texas waltzing about, taking pictures of windmills and tulips, while making comments about how everything was bigger in Texas. When the hole in the dike turned out to be too big to be filled with just Hans' finger, he and his friends save the day by stuffing said tourist into the hole.

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* ''TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBusyWorldOfRichardScarry'', featured a parody of ''Hans Brinker'' (the story by an American writer about a Dutch boy who plugged a hole in the dike with his finger). There was a fat tourist from Texas waltzing about, taking pictures of windmills and tulips, while making comments about how everything was bigger in Texas. When the hole in the dike turned out to be too big to be filled with just Hans' finger, he and his friends save the day by stuffing said tourist into the hole.
11th Feb '17 7:47:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[RuleofThree Also the home to NASA's Johnson Space Center, which is a very nice place to visit.]]

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[[RuleofThree [[RuleOfThree Also the home to NASA's Johnson Space Center, which is a very nice place to visit.]]
13th Jan '17 1:26:35 AM ApatheticRhesus
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In real life, Texas is a diverse state in terms of geography and culture. It can easily be divided into five different regions culturally, with climates ranging from the near desert like conditions of the panhandle to the humid coastal subtropics along the shoreline; the only thing they have in common climate-wise is that they are hot. [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} and San Antonio count as three of the US's top ten most populous cities, with the state capital of Austin and the cities of Fort Worth and El Paso rounding off the list of cities that can be described as ''big.'' The state itself is ''huge'', being [[http://www.k5rcd.org/TEXAS%20EUROPE%20SIZE%20COMPARISON%20MAP.jpg 268,820 sq. miles]] with a population of about 24.3 million people. This makes it roughly half the size of Alaska with sixty times the population - and several times larger than many entire countries. For example, it is approximately three times as large as the ''entire United Kingdom put together''--or, more to the point, "only" a bit larger than France.[[note]]For the record, France is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. The only countries larger? Ukraine, which is huge, and Russia, which is ''gigantic'' (European Russia would ''still'' be the seventh-largest country on Earth if Asiatic Russia separated).[[/note]]

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In real life, Texas is a diverse state in terms of geography and culture. It can easily be divided into five different regions culturally, with climates ranging from the near desert like conditions of the panhandle to the humid coastal subtropics along the shoreline; the only thing they have in common climate-wise is that they are hot. [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}} and San Antonio count as three of the US's top ten most populous cities, with the state capital of Austin and the cities of Fort Worth and El Paso rounding off the list of cities that can be described as ''big.'' The state itself is ''huge'', being [[http://www.k5rcd.org/TEXAS%20EUROPE%20SIZE%20COMPARISON%20MAP.jpg 268,820 sq. miles]] with a population of about 24.3 27.8 million people. This makes it roughly half the size of Alaska with sixty times the population - and several times larger than many entire countries. For example, it is approximately three times as large as the ''entire United Kingdom put together''--or, more to the point, "only" a bit larger than France.[[note]]For the record, France is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. The only countries larger? Ukraine, which is huge, and Russia, which is ''gigantic'' (European Russia would ''still'' be the seventh-largest country on Earth if Asiatic Russia separated).[[/note]]
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