When travelling near Raleigh, NC, beware of Barrel Monsters

by alphamonkey on June 17, 2009 · 2 comments

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barrel-monsterOkay, as pranks go making a giant monster out of construction barrels on the side of the road is pretty inventive.

The 22 year-old North Carolina State student responsible for “Barry” (that’s what I’m calling him, let me know if you’ve got a better name) faces charges for damage to property, larceny, and awesomeness. You can find out more about the story here.

Barry was murdered after only a single day of life by a mob of city and state employees bent on destruction who couldn’t fathom the gentle nature that lurked behind his monstrous visage. His memory, however, will remain with us forever.

Barry the Barrel Monster, R.I.P.

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  • BorealisLaura

    Okay. This is about the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ve been reading and lurking this website for years. And I mean years. four or five of them, I’m pretty sure, because I was still in high school when I started. I can’t even remember where I discovered it. Though silent, I have long loved the crazy music videos from around the world, first discovered the eyemaze Grow series of games here, and found all sorts of international artists and goodies from everywhere conceivable.

    Thus, it is with extreme surreality that I behold the above image, taken less than a mile from my house, Raleigh, NC. I beheld the monster myself with my friends from NC State. I’ve been seeing that artist’s graffiti for years. While having noted it as being yet another cool local thing, I never thought I’d see it here.

    Small freakin’ world.

  • Huxley

    This is gold! I reckon Barry is the love child of Bumblebee (Transformers :)

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