> What is the purpose of those big
> Texas cowboy belt buckles? Doesn't
> it hurt like all get out when you
> bend over, or sit down and that
> buckle digs in? You would think
> all that Texas pride would
> disappear once the Johnson bar got
Don't know how or why they got started, and your observations regarding possible discomfort seem to make sense. But having observed a lot of "cowboys" at rodeos and such, and watching the PBR on cable TV, it's pretty clear that guys from all over the U.S. , Canada and S. America wear them, not just Texans.