So Thong, Leslie. 1952-2012

Leslie Cochran

Austin lost some of it’s weirdness today.   Leslie Cochran was – IS! –  an Austin icon.  Rode into Austin from Atlanta in 1996 on a tricycle, after a year of pedaling.   He was Austin’s most famous dude with boobs.  He ran for mayor of Austin three times,  coming in second place in 2000, earning nearly 8% of the vote.  He is featured in a set of collectable refrigerator magnets.  He has his own iPhone app.  His favorite beverage was a bottle of Rum and a liter of Coke as featured above in the photo taken September 24, 2011.

A memorial service will be held for Leslie on March 11, 2012, THIS SUNDAY, at the Fanny Davis Gazebo on Auditorium shores.   AAG will be there to pay tribute to a true individual.





  1. KUT covered Leslie’s memorial at Auditorium Shores:


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