Have you ever come across a Kansas basher?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 11, 2005
“No. Everyone always talks about Dorothy and Toto, but I’ve never really heard anything bad.”
“Yeah. It’s always from people who have never set foot in Kansas. They make comments about ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ and me not being in Kansas anymore. They think it’s all flat land and that nothing ever happens here.”
“When people make fun of Kansas, I ask them if they’ve ever been to Lawrence. If they say no, I tell them that Lawrence is the Paris of Kansas.”
“Yes, I have. These kids I met in North Dakota kept asking us about our dog Toto and calling us hicks.”