Large Boulder The Size Of Small Boulder Baffles Twitter Comics
SAN MIGUEL, CO — It’s been the traffic alert heard across the nation.
A photo posted on the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office official Twitter account this week warned drivers of a boulder blocking the eastbound lane of Highway 145 in San Miguel County, Colorado.
The post could have been expected to be of interest only to motorists traveling the highway. Maybe a few sad, bored mineralogists would get excited over it.
The world seems to have caught interest, though, because the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office has a flair for description. They described the obstruction as a “large boulder the size of a small boulder.”
Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. pic.twitter.com/EVMmDf0IJu
— San Miguel Sheriff (@SheriffAlert) January 27, 2020
The contradictory description of the said boulder took the internet by storm. Posted on Monday, the thread of replies is still growing.
And the often-bitter and oppositional tweeters so prevalent on Twitter have become unusually united in the humor of it all. They’ve been, in fact, funny. Very funny.
The tweet had 228.7k likes as of 11:00 a.m. ET. Thursday and has been retweeted 42,000 times.
“I think we should be grateful it wasn’t a large boulder the size of a large boulder,” Rob Anderson commented.
Another Twitter user quickly took the top prize for best possible nickname for the famous rock.
“I saw we name it….wait for it. Biggie Smalls.”
And my goodness, were there some solid-as-rock puns.
“Don’t take these things for granite,” Stephen Miller responded to the tweet.
“I marble at your sense of humor,” Amy Curtis fired back.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Twitter account followed up with an additional tweet outlining the boulder at Silverpick Road as approximately 4ftx4ftx4f (64 cubic feet) and weighing in at 10,000 pounds.
Consider it a helpful clarification of the exact dimensions required to be described as a “large boulder the size of a small boulder.”
The rock-star law enforcement agency took to Twitter again on Wednesday to explain the now famous tweet with a solid self-deprecating, humorous tweet of its own.
I am the author behind this now viral tweet. I own my mistake, and now I rock it. #largeboulder https://t.co/hvHb8JX0ij
— Susan Lilly (@susanlilly) January 28, 2020
Lilly, the author of the tweet, is the Public Information Officer for the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. She told a local CBS affiliate in Denver that she meant to write, “Large boulder the size of small car.”
When Patch called to speak to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Department for permission to use the photo, an operator directed us to call Lilly’s line designated for questions about the dynamite tweet.
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