Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Goodbye to Cactus Pryor

Cactus Pryor, one of Austin's true originals, passed away today.  The Stateman is currently running a wonderful tribute to him.  I first encountered Cactus shortly after moving here, as I listened to a local radio station during my morning commute.  His stories were always hilarious, and he ended every piece with the puzzling, "thermerstrockimortimer."  Nobody is certain what that means, and I thought I read somewhere once that this cryptic message would be revealed upon Pryor's death, though I'm not positive about that. 

I do know that Cactus Pryor's kindness and wit will be greatly missed.