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.