Category Archives: You don’t say

You don’t say

“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

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“Requests for free samples are not uncommonplace.”

Esau Freeman, on gathering signatures for a petition to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita.

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“Everybody in the music world in Wichita loved Tommy as much as Tommy loved drums and drumming.”

– Musician and attorney Dan Monnat on the unexpected death this week of drummer Tommy Crabb, who played with bands in Wichita for more than four decades

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“I did get all the files back after spending all that money.”

Jack DeBoer on why he dropped his lawsuit against two former Hotel at Old Town employees, who he said took files with them to the Ambassador Hotel

“My client denies any wrongdoing whatsoever. … The parties chose to enter into a confidential settlement agreement to resolve their differences. … So, under the circumstances, no further comment is really appropriate.”

Terry Malone, the attorney for Ambassador general manager Sheila Cole and director of sales Amy Grossman, who used to hold the same positions at the Hotel at Old Town


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“I have officially endorsed this place and hope to have my own table like a mafia Don.”

Joel Lomurno, Wichita Thunder general manager and Philadelphia and New Jersey native, in a Facebook post on the new T.O.P.S. Steaks and Hoagies on East 21st Street

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“The good news is they didn’t take out my funny bone.”

WSU spokesman Joe Kleinsasser’s comment while telling a co-worker about his recent surgery for a kidney stone

“That’s because they couldn’t find one.”

– Co-worker Bryan Masters’ retort to Kleinsasser