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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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I think I read that Al Bundy's (from Married w/Children) favorite magazine "Big-Uns" was actually named after the movie Big staring Tom Hanks and several 7-UP cans, which is the UN cola.

It was in a newspaper somewhere I swear.

Also, what are the famous Marfa Lights and how can they be so famous if I have never heard of them
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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:48 AM
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I'm a little late getting in on this, but my guess is, the ride was named, not so much for the movie Giant, but for the song, "This Then Is Texas" ("....this is the giant land I love,") which is the theme from Giant. It was adopted by the state government as a state song, and even though it's not the 'official state song,' its composer, Dimitri Tiomkin, who was born in Russia, was made an honorary citizen of Texas. It's a good bet the word, giant, was used, because of the movie, but especially from its music, because they're so closely associated with the state.
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