Category Archives: You don’t say

You don’t say

“I usually like to start by asking if there are FBI officials in the house. Probably not, but they’re probably listening.”

Matt Cecil, director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University, talking at Rotary Monday about his book “Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image

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“I would have said it anyway.”

Redbird Flight Simulations owner Jerry Gregoire, noting that Cessna Aircraft representatives were at Farnborough instead of the Wichita Aero Club Thursday when he discussed what happens when accountants take over aviation companies

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“Saw a woman at a technology conference yesterday wearing a t-shirt that read, ‘We’re taking the SH out of IT.’”

Mike Masinelli of Adtran, speaking at a Thursday meeting of IT professionals that High Touch Technologies sponsored

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“I knew it! This totally explains why each year, starting in November and ending sometime in March, schools from all over the country try to stay as far away from me as possible—they’re just scared.”

Wichita State University mascot WuShock in an e-mail about the New York Post putting him No. 1 on a list of “The 12 creepiest mascots you’ve ever seen”

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“That was just kind of a fluke, really. … But it’s just kind of blown up. Everybody loves it.”

Christina “Gaia” Duncan on adding aerial silks to her Flow Foundry dance studio for people who want the exercise or to learn circus performance art

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“We don’t want to rent it. We want to sell it.”

– Auctioneer Bud Palmer, at the Red Bean’s Bayou Grill auction Monday, to a woman who bid $20 for a sculpture of three frogs playing instruments on top of a wooden spool (which she ended up buying for $170)

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“It was a wonderful celebration of Don’s amazing legacy, and I thought it was especially appropriate that we closed the service by singing ‘God Bless America’ as enthusiastically as Don was known to do.”

Russ Meyer, Cessna Aircraft chairman emeritus, on businessman Don Slawson’s Friday memorial service

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“My problem is I’ve got a Rolodex that I started 55 years ago … and I’ve never removed a card from it.”

– Attorney Bob Kaplan’s comment while laboriously searching for a phone number

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“Sorry, cherry pie lovers. No a la mode for you on Sundays in Wichita.”

– One of the “49 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Wichita,” a list created by the online real estate brokerage Movoto

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“Just maintaining pilot currency takes more ‘currency’ than I have available.”

Wichita Aero Club president Dave Franson writing in a Professional Pilot commentary about the expense of flying personal aircraft