I was looking for something on Flickr and, as usual, got distracted, this time by dozens of photos "Texas Big Boy" has snapped of his little Big Boy standing at various locales -- like, oh, Augusta National during the '08 Masters, a museum in Laos and the American Airlines Center. In fact, given all the locally related snaps -- from yesterday, there's this pretty high-larious photo of Big Boy standing on Jerry Jones' press-conference table -- I figured Big Boy's boss must be a homegrown. Yup -- looks like this is the little buddy of Startlegram photo editor Ben Noey Jr., who, I hope, is working on a coffee-table book. --Robert Wilonsky
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