Daily Republic Quips of the Year
A "quip," according to various dictionaries, is a witty remark. The Daily Republic scans its content each week to find a Quip of the Week that publishes every Saturday on the Opinion page. Jan. 10 "We might never have a professional football team...
A "quip," according to various dictionaries, is a witty remark.
The Daily Republic scans its content each week to ﬁnd a Quip of the Week that publishes every Saturday on the Opinion page.
"We might never have a professional football team in South Dakota or have a lot of fancy department stores. But we have food here."
- South Dakota State University Extension Community Development Field Specialist Kari O'Neill, on the potential for regional food hubs in the state.
"He couldn't play football ever. He's soft as cotton."
- Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway on friend and fellow South Dakota native Mike Miller, of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"It was one of those games where we couldn't throw the ball in the ocean, but we played good defense."
- Dakota Wesleyan University's women's coach Jason Christensen.
"If you got it, a road brought it. There's not much that's parachuted in."
- District 20 Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, on the importance of funding for roads and bridges.
"I did a belly ﬂop. I have no idea why."
- Scott Andal, McCook Central/Montrose's head wrestling coach, on his reaction to heavyweight wrestler Alan Tuschen winning the state title at the 2002 Class B state wrestling tournament.
"There are people here that I know don't even like each other, and they are high-ﬁving together."
- Jim Bridge, Hanson High School superintendent and athletic director, on the Hanson boys basketball team winning the Class B state championship title for the ﬁrst time since 1986.
"There's only so many cucumbers you can give a friend and still have them call you a friend."
- Gary Oppenheimer, founder and executive director of AmpleHarvest.org, speaking about reducing food waste.
"You want to ask (the bullies) 'Why are you picking on me? I don't have any Cheetos.' "
- Jimmy Sanchez, who owns Sanchez Martial Arts in Wagner, on teaching youth how to defend themselves.
"Time and frustration."
- Mike Klarenbeek, of Gregory, on what goes into building a drone.
"He'd be like a Michelin baby."
- Sabreena Brakke, on her son, MarcJon, and how big he might be had he not been born 14 1/2 weeks premature.
"If it was a dog or a skunk, they would have marked their area with their leg in the air."
- Terry Grosz, on some of his family members becoming territorial about their job at the annual Grosz pickle party.
"We used to pull up to meets and the other teams would say 'Thank god Mitchell is here, somebody will get last.' "
- Mitchell High School head cross country coach Keith Christensen.
"If you go to a doctor and he amputates the wrong leg, you don't go back to the same doctor to ﬁx the problem."
- City Councilman Mel Olson, on City Council using the same contractor to re-do parts of the Corn Palace ﬂoors.
"I'm not going to run around the lake for nothing."
- Chuck Eilts, on deciding to turn a challenge to run around Lake Mitchell into a run/bicycle ride to raise funds for the Angel Tree program.
"I have to tell you, the contractors, they might be laughing at us."
- Mitchell resident Carey Clark on he and his son, Justin, building a house together from scratch.