Film and TV

Barrelman story lost in translation

Floridians just don't get us Coloradans.

Take this comment posted to a 9News story about the Arvada Senior High School mascot -- Barrelman -- that aired yesterday on First Coast News in Jacksonville.

rustyjax wrote: this could'a been a funny story if they had given more key details such as, Why is the mascot dressed in a barrel?

We don't ask those kinds of questions in Denver, rustyjax. We just go with it.

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