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Five Questions for MoDOT's "Barrel Bob"

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Barrel Bob is more fun than...a barrel of...bobs?
Barrel Bob, an 11-foot-tall MoDOT spokesthing, has been grinning from the shoulder of I-70 just north of downtown for several weeks.  We caught up with him Saturday.

Daily RFT: Your job is to tell people to slow down, but since your debut last Spring, you've done nothing but hustle, son -- from Fenton to Weldon Spring back to the big city.   

Now you've got a facebook page
Two ladies recently tried to kidnap you. You are so hot right now. Do you ever just want to step off this crazy train? 

Barrel Bob: ......

Okay, Bob. Let's talk turkey. This next question might make you uncomfortable.


Photos on your facebook page suggest that your sister Betty, another MoDOT spokesthing, has a drinking problem.
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If true, would that impair her ability to work effectively for MoDOT?

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One last personal question: Your cousin, also employed by MoDOT, was recently photographed during an apparent PCP bender.

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Does he have plans to seek treatment?

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Do you find it difficult to constantly stick to MoDOT's party line? Don't you ever just want to sound your barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world, as Whitman might say? Do you know what we mean by "yawp"?

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Backing up: Do you know what a "roof" is?


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Sir, are you high right now?

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We'll take that as a 'yes.'

[Note: This interview turned out to be more than five questions.]


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