University of Texas at Austin

Austin, the dynamic home to SXSW, is weird and wonderful

Austin, the dynamic home to SXSW, is weird and wonderful

We have a harbinger of spring in this capital city — and it's not the famous cobalt-blue wildflowers that pop up along highways and in yards.

It's a guy in a flesh-toned G-string, the one who shamelessly rides his cruiser bike through parks, and shops brazenly, thus clothed, in our neighborhood grocery store. I think I've seen him walking his cat on a leash, too, though I admit to averting my eyes, so I can't say for sure.

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