State Fair of Texas

It’s Friday the 13th, So Here’s Evil Big Tex

Howdy, folks. Meet your doom.

Illustration by Christina Rees.

Because it’s Friday the 13th and I’ve been looking for an excuse to reuse this image, illustrated by our own Christina Rees, front-end web developer, for a similarly silly post from last year, “Dallas Horror Stories, in Six Words.” Because Halloween is in a few weeks and the State Fair of Texas continues through Oct. 22. Because I’ve always suspected Big Tex is a kind of incomprehensible cosmic creation, a Lovecraftian horror whose size and power are beyond the ken of our puny mortal minds, a jumbo goblin in Dickies and a cowboy hat, his vacant grin betraying dark and malicious wishes for the sloven wretches at his feet, feasting on their corn dogs in ignorance. Because it’s Friday afternoon. Have a good weekend.

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