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Traffic Cone Monster Has Artist In A Jam
AP via theindychannel.com ^ | 06/17/09 | Barbara Rodriguez

Posted on 06/17/2009 9:40:03 AM PDT by Abathar

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"Carnevale, an Indianapolis native, prides himself on his street art, but said he's most interested in guerrilla photography -- making art and snapping images from restricted locations.

"If you can break the rules, and no one knows they were broken in the first place, then there's no point," he said."

I was kind of siding with him right up until he said that.
1 posted on 06/17/2009 9:40:03 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

I’m not siding with him at all, unless he owns the barrels and cones he used to make this.


2 posted on 06/17/2009 9:46:00 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Abathar

The man has talent.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 9:49:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Abathar

As it went on and on and the construction company is saying they would have given him the barrels if they kenew he was going to do that kind of art and get them all this publicity ...

It sounded as absurd as in Freddie Got F******d, when the exec suddenly decides to write Tom Green a $1 million check for his worthless cartoons.

“I wasn’t even thinking of writing a check today Gordie (as he writes the check), but with THAT kind of creativity, how does one million dollars sound?”


4 posted on 06/17/2009 9:50:51 AM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: rlmorel

The company decided to let him go because of all the good publicity they received, so I felt they were the ones who should be handling any charges, not the police.

His attitude towards his photography makes him sound like a jerk though.


5 posted on 06/17/2009 9:53:46 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

No Fun Allowed in the Era if Obama Government Nanny State (especially when it is making fun of rules....)

(If his next statue has Barrel Man performing the Tijuana Donkey Act, he just might win first prize in next year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival....)


6 posted on 06/17/2009 9:56:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Abathar

If ‘street art’ is defined as stealing and vandalising property of others... he’s a criminal. Convict, lock-up, and pay restitution.

I bet this guy thinks that those construction cones cost nothing. That they’re probably owned by some eeeeeeevil corporation. He probably could make a good living as an artist, he would be wise to figure out how to do that lawfully.


7 posted on 06/17/2009 9:57:42 AM PDT by Made In The USA (BO stinks.)
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To: Liberty Valance

He’s a thief. His other talents aren’t really on trial.


8 posted on 06/17/2009 9:59:09 AM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: Abathar

I have to admit this is kind of funny and creative, but obviously it isn't right to go around stealing these things... he should BUY his own materials for his "artwork"!

9 posted on 06/17/2009 10:01:31 AM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: Abathar

If he asked them up front, okay, but what about the next time?

What if he decides to go to an office building and break windows in some kind of pattern he finds attractive?

Or goes to a construction site without asking, takes a bunch of materials and make his “art”?

If I own a company and some guy does this stuff without asking, I don’t want to be put in the position of having to deal with the anarchist art types who are offended because my company is being used as this artist’s pallette.

This is small potatoes, and it worked out fine, but what if it doesn’t? What if someone gets into an accident gawking at my companies barrels that have been purloined without permission?


10 posted on 06/17/2009 10:01:54 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Abathar

The company is delighted with the publicity, has stated they would have given the barrels away, but of course the local cops don’t have any real crimes to investigate so they’re doing the usual coffee & donut polka and locking the guy up.

Who is the victim? Anyone step forward to claim they were shock, surprised and *scared* by the big mean lookin’ monster?

I’ll bet it was some Raleigh cop on patrol who spilled his hot coffee in his lap.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 10:04:28 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: nutmeg

Not only that, he destroyed some of them for his art.

If the thing could be taken apart with no holes, rips or screws sticking out and they perform their function, I must just say “get outta here”.

But he chopped some of those barrels up for this. Are they owned by the state? Taxpayer money?


12 posted on 06/17/2009 10:04:37 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Abathar

Indiana has two seasons : winter and road construction.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 10:06:36 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: rlmorel

The only reason it didn’t bother me was because it was small potatoes, and a one time joke like this is wrong but so is hacking into the warning flashers on the side of roads claiming aliens ahead.

Had it been my company and it happened just one time I would probably be likely to forgive him easier than the idiot who aims for the things at 2 a.m. and knocks them all over the place on purpose.


14 posted on 06/17/2009 10:08:36 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: rlmorel

They were owned by the construction company, so since it was private property it should be up to the owners of the vandalized property to seek damages, not the police IMHO.


15 posted on 06/17/2009 10:10:30 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

He wants to be an artist fine... go buy yourself some traffic cones and make your statue.. you stole them and destroyed them, that’s theft and vandalism.


16 posted on 06/17/2009 10:13:25 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Abathar

It doesn’t look like private property to me. Looks like the side of a public road under construction.

So, to be the devil’s advocate here...you have a narrowed lane due to construction, at night, people whizzing by at 40-70 mph, turning their head to gawk at this.

This is a safety issue. I can easily see the police getting involved without the company.

What if the person had the thing holding a big sign saying ‘OBAMA’S STIMULATION MONEY ROCKS!’ Would that have been okay?


17 posted on 06/17/2009 10:19:13 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Abathar

three stolen orange and white traffic barrels


End of story.


18 posted on 06/17/2009 10:27:21 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: rlmorel
what if it doesn’t? What if, what if, what if......

If my aunt had testicles she woulda been my uncle. IF I hadn't been running with those scissors I'd be reading this with two eyes.......

IF I woulda stopped doing what I was doing my mom warned me then I wouldn't be wearing this monacle......

19 posted on 06/17/2009 10:27:40 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: Abathar; Phantom Lord

I’ve been following this story for quite a while on Jalopnik.

FREE TRAFFIC CONE MONSTER!


20 posted on 06/17/2009 10:29:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: mysterio

This happened in Raleigh, NC.


21 posted on 06/17/2009 10:29:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: rlmorel

lol, no had it held up that sign I would not have been very forgiving.

If you read the article further down it says the owners of the cones is a private construction company hired to do the road repairs and not the state, and they want the charges dropped also.

In fact the owners liked what he did so well they may even offer to pay him to build more of them.

Personally I would have let him go with a warning and not pushed the bad PR a prosecution would generate, but that’s just me.


22 posted on 06/17/2009 10:30:26 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
...has turned the history major and part-time construction worker into a local celebrity."

Probably spent more effort on the sculpture than he ever did working at the construction site if it's the usual 3-to-1 ratio.

23 posted on 06/17/2009 10:43:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Peggy Hill made a Probot too.


24 posted on 06/17/2009 10:46:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise

He’s an art and history major so the other three guys probably chucked him in the hole with the shovel first.


25 posted on 06/17/2009 10:46:48 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Eh. Prosecute, convict, stick him with a small fine and some community service, and make him pay restitution to the owner of the barrels. If the construction company wants him to do more statues, they can take his restitution and plow it back into materials for him. He gets to do more “art,” gets off with a small meaningless misdemeanor for stealing the barrels, justice is done and everybody moves on.

}:-)4


26 posted on 06/17/2009 10:48:34 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Beware what you advocate. Shepherd Fairey was behind a covert nighttime wheatpasting campaign to get the very first “OBAMA = CHANGE” posters up on public property.

And Barack KNEW that was what he was getting when you read his letter to Shepherd.


28 posted on 06/17/2009 10:49:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Moose4

He doesn’t want to do legit work. He likes to tresspass on “off limits” property and take photos of his pranks.


29 posted on 06/17/2009 10:50:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Abathar
"If you can break the rules, and no one knows they were broken in the first place, then there's no point," he said.

Guy must be a 0bama voter.

30 posted on 06/17/2009 10:53:58 AM PDT by Kleon
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Ahhhh, now I get....it's all the cops fault. Mean ol' cops thinking this "artist" stole and vandalized someone else's property.
31 posted on 06/17/2009 10:56:41 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I like Sarah Palin because all the WRONG people I despise hate her.- Dennis Miller)
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To: Constitution Day

In addition to the theft of the cones, he also endangered people because he removed the cones from and active work site and that can lead to accidents. He should be held responsible


32 posted on 06/17/2009 11:02:40 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Constitution Day
This happened in Raleigh, NC.

Of course it did.

33 posted on 06/17/2009 11:03:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Visit the updated Tax-chick page for news, recent photos, and LOLcats.)
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To: Ratman83

And he is being held responsible. Read the article.


34 posted on 06/17/2009 11:21:32 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tax-chick

Ha!


35 posted on 06/17/2009 11:39:44 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

From your free comment I took it to mean that you did not want him held responsible. If you do, I agree and sorry for my misunderstanding


36 posted on 06/17/2009 11:41:45 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Ratman83

I said I wanted to “Free Traffic Cone Monster!” (the artwork itself)...not the artist.

No offense taken!


37 posted on 06/17/2009 11:43:09 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Abathar; Constitution Day
Another of his pieces, The Boylan Bridge Angry Man.

Read more about it here.

38 posted on 06/17/2009 12:13:23 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Hot Tabasco; rlmorel; Constitution Day
what if it doesn’t? What if, what if, what if......

I don't have access to it here at work, but his "street art" photography also includes videos of him in places the shouldn't be. Such as using construction scaffolding as a jungle gym and gymnastic equipment.

Anyone want to wager that if he fell and hurt himself he would sue the construction company?

But yes, Free Barrel Monster!

39 posted on 06/17/2009 12:18:26 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: nutmeg

Being unemployed results in alot of free time.


40 posted on 06/17/2009 12:47:59 PM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: Abathar; Hot Tabasco

Heh, good thing we aren’t paying to waste these electrons...

If someone goes to his house and makes art out of car while he is sleeping...then I guess we would see how far he is willing to go.

I guess I feel irritated over stuff like this. I have come to the point in my life if it isn’t mine, I don’t touch it or mess with it. I HATE graffiti, and this just sounded like it to me. I don’t think I will lose any sleep over it.

Now, about that female uncle who has a monocle...I may lose sleep over THAT...


41 posted on 06/17/2009 12:49:55 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Abathar

That;s art alright, yeah absolutely! >>///


42 posted on 06/17/2009 12:50:15 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: CAluvdubya
Ahhhh, now I get....it's all the cops fault. Mean ol' cops thinking this "artist" stole and vandalized someone else's property.

The owner of the property did not consider anything stolen or vandalized and in fact stated publicly that they were 'delighted'.

Identify the victim in this alleged 'criminal act' which allowed those cops to file some cheap and lazy misdemeanor charges that will be tossed out?

Those are North Carolina taxpayer dollars they're wasting.

Have a nice day.
43 posted on 06/17/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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just....wow. You hate cops so much that even stealing isn’[t a crime if the owner profited by it.


44 posted on 06/17/2009 1:12:03 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (I like Sarah Palin because all the WRONG people I despise hate her.- Dennis Miller)
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To: CAluvdubya

LOL! Brings all kinds of questions to mind doesn’t it?


45 posted on 06/17/2009 1:14:50 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: CAluvdubya

How is it stealing if the owner doesn’t complain?


46 posted on 06/17/2009 1:17:35 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Quit lying. I never said I hate cops, so don’t be trying to put words in my mouth.

Typical liberal behavior, thanks for playing.


47 posted on 06/17/2009 1:17:40 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Jewbacca
How is it stealing if the owner doesn’t complain?

Exactly. Remember that this is the State that spawned the abominable Nifong, and it would appear that behavior isn't limited to just one former disgraced prosecutor.
48 posted on 06/17/2009 1:19:43 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Abathar

I'd stop if he had a case of Bud Light.

49 posted on 06/17/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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He looks like he already HAD a case of Bud Light, lol


50 posted on 06/17/2009 1:31:47 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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