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|Quotes 1998 / 1999|
|Thanks to the wonders of the Internet Archive. I have unearthed the old BANG! quotes page. It contained the following gems (scroll down for the Retreat 1999 quotes too):|
|"The concept of eternity is finite."
Tim G. Taylor, BANG! meeting in The Parade Bar, 5th November 1998.
won't slip, I never fall over."
"So is Angela (Angela Gray - then BANG! social secretary) in BANG! then?"
"It's a pity there's no food here, there was last year!"
"You can bring your frozen chicken, Tim."
"Not another one! That's the 4th broken chair in here, at least we know who it is
"We've got some turkey mince in the freezer, you might get that."
"I think we should have goose."
The following discussion took place in Christ Church on 13th December, 1998:
Kerry Gooch (Chaplaincy Assistant): "Don't blame me. I get told what to write, I only edit the blasted thing! Anyway, back to the carol service ...... Jonathan, you're cross carryi....."
Anon: "No Kerry, you're cross!"
"No one enjoys physics at the University of Bath"
"Revising for exams is a bit like cheating, isn't it?"
"...my modern interpratation (sic) of the word 'spring' clearly i (sic) am ahead
of my time."
"This is a nice flat Kerry - architecturally speaking, of course."
"I find Kerry's reproduction, no I mean reprographics, facilities quite
The following discussion took place by e-mail on 5th May 1999 in response to an argument over dates and the role of the Chaplaincy Assistant:
Matthew Jones (to Bang members): "...what do you expect if Kerry gets me to do her work for her!"
Kerry Gooch: "I did not get him to do my work for me. Matt and I have just had a fight and this is MY OFFICE AND MY PC!"
MJ: "What's happening? Kerry can't be doing her own work can she? Wonders will never cease."
Then: MJ (privately): "Happy Now?"
MJ: "Typical woman - can't make her mind up!"
KG: "Watch it!"
MJ: "Or what?"
"I'm trying to be radical in a kind of minimalist way."
"So how do the birds get in [to this bird box with a hole in the front of
"Of course, a man could do Kerry's job in a quarter of the time!"
"He was talking quite normally - but he had no shoes on!"
"I want Phil!"
"So it's Tim J. Taylor on Thursday - should be a good, fundamentalist rant
A conversation to be heard in the library on the evening of 17th May, 1999:
Matthew Jones: "I know it's your favourite book."
Phil Weston: "Yeah - it's got a naked man on the front as well!"
For the record, the book was called "Ethnicity", and looked like an extremely boring politics textbook.
"Bang is full of eccentrics."
"Don't quote me out of context and deliberately
It is unlikely that we will ever know what provoked Tim to make the above plea. It wasn't as if anybody was writing down every strange thing he said, all weekend, was it? What follows is the best of the funny, odd or just down right weird things that members of BANG came out with during the 1999 retreat to Legge House, Wroughton:
Tim G. Taylor:
"Is that the church, then?"
"Madness! Legge House - what were they thinking of? It's quite beyond belief -
have you seen the parallel corridors? Scandalous! Before I form a judgement I'll have to
see the site limits, of course."
"It's probably due to some petty fire regs., actually."
"I find Marmite quite objectionable, really."
"I can't sit by you, I live with you."
"What should I do to stay in touch with my generation?"
"Run away - it's the moon!"
"On what plane of understanding is that?"
"That's quite an interesting crack, actually."
"This is good, it plays a tune!"
"I think I better wear my teeth away tonight."
"I do apologise to you for the current state of my nose."
"I've found one! I've found one! And it's biblical, so I'll get in with the CU crowd!"
"I was quite impressed with my emergency medical advice at 5 this morning."
"I enjoy getting high in buildings."
"He [Tim] looks like an architect. He's tall."
"You only come on the BANG retreat once a year."
"Well, this van got in last night."
Conversation between Tim and Phil:
Tim: "Of course, we could go by conventional wisdom and use a dustpan and brush."
Phil: "And you feel comfortable with that?"
In the end, Tim used a dustpan and long handled broom!
To finish, another quote from Tim. In case you hadn't worked it out:
"You've got to be careful what you say."
So there's no excuse now, you've been warned by the president himself!