Meet the man behind the viral, punny community sign in Indian Hills
Indian Hills, Colorado—population 1280—has become an unlikely tourist attraction thanks to one resident’s penchant for puns.
As spotted by My Modern Met, the town’s community center changes its roadside sign two or three times a week, and the messages will make you laugh or cringe—or maybe a little of both. “Terrible summer for Humpty Dumpty but he had a great fall,” one sign read. “I was struck by a bottle of of Omega 3 pills. Luckily, my wounds were only super fish oil,” read another.
Photo provided by Vince Rozmiarek
The mastermind behind these signs is Vince Rozmiarek, a volunteer at the community center and pun-maker extraordinaire. “I've been copied on lots of photos of people posing with the sign,” Rozmiarek tells Mental Floss. “It kind of put us on the map.”
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The first one to go viral online read, “Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right,” he said. He had no idea it would reach as many people as it did.
“People have adopted it for their own causes all over the world,” he said.
But that’s not his favorite. He said he’s most proud of his creation from July 2, 2017: “Cows have hooves because they lactose.”
Rozmiarek said he spends a lot of time researching new, fresh ideas. "Also, I'm a dad, so it comes naturally," he said.
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It all started so innocently, with Vince's usual humor putting up a message that said "Turning vegan would be a big missed steak."
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Indian Hills Community in Colorado sure do enjoy a good laugh with their ever-changing and ever-punny signs. Vince Rozmiarek, a Colorado native and the man behind all the funny jokes explained that it all began when he started volunteering at the community center. "5 years ago, on Aprils fools day, I put up a sign that really stirred up the area. We have a heavy police presence in the town of Morrison, which is next to Indian Hills, and they run a ton of speed traps. The sign said "Indian Hills annexed by Morrison, slow down". Many people believed that prank, and the amount of attention it brought was really surprising" Vince told Bored Panda. From then on, he decided to put puns and jokes up a couple of times a week.
Photo by Sandy Barnes
Indian Hills resident Vince Rozmiarek stands beside the sign at the Indian Hills Community Center with his latest weekly inscription.
You never know what message the sign at the Indian Hills Community Center might offer. But one thing is certain: It draws the attention of motorists on Parmalee Gulch Road.
Some of the weekly slogans are funny; others are thought-provoking riddles. And a few have created quite a stir.
“I try to keep something up there that will make people smile,” says Indian Hills resident Vince Rozmiarek, who places the weekly messages on the sign. “I’ve adopted it. It’s really fun.”
Indian Hills — If you’ve driven through Indian Hills over the past few years, chances are you’ve noticed a sign on the side of the road with humorous, oftentimes punny phrases.
It’s the brainchild of Vince Rozmiarek, a local resident who decided to take it upon himself to switch up the status quo while working as a volunteer for the Indian Hills Community Center nearly 6 years ago.
The signs became so popular in the community, Rozmiarek eventually decided to make a Facebook page with the help of Micahlynn Kaza.
The Facebook page has fans from 45 different countries - and in places as far reaching as New Zealand, Rozmiarek said.
And while coming up with fresh ideas isn’t always easy, it appears to be a challenge Rozmiarek is willing to take on.
Indian Hills Community Center has needed a paved parking lot for years. Our community center has been trying for a very long time to get a parking lot that doesn't need strategic navigation when it rains or snows! Our local sign quipster has been trying to raise enough money to get the parking lot paved for many years but, due to community center maintenance, upkeep, operating expenses and unanticipated costs, we have not yet met that goal. Please help our wonderful community shine like the sign that brings smiles and laughter to our worldwide following! We hope our sign brings you many more snickers and giggles for years to come.
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