MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 13, 2000

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the TGIFified Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Commend minutes as horribly efficient. Passes 9-0-1+Spehn.

Skinner complains about the gravitational constant G increasing this week, as judged by the gavel weight.


Committee Reports

Pseudo-Bondagecomm: Jayhawk is Bondagecomm, needs keys for cabinets.

Douglas Adams speaking soon. (Report by LSCcomm, Authorcomm?)

Batteries in the alarm still taste good, but need to be replaced.

Jadecomm: Skinner is not wearing pants, is missing an arm, and her tummy feels weird.

Motion: Commend the Skinner's environmentally-friendly battery disposal method (to eat them). Passes 7-3-2+Spehn.

Motion: Commend the Skinner for her mathematical acumen. Seconded too late to count.

Mobcomm: We got some hardcovers to keep Jayhawk quiet. Lots of new books next week. We got review copies from the one publisher who cares about us.

Discussion of how to write good reviews without spoilers. ``This book was good, but not as good as the last one.'' ``This book was good. I liked the taste of the paper.''

Theftcomm: Updated the online sche-


Old Business


One of the shelves moved into Damnation Alley. Probably needs to come back out.

Discussion of SFWA boxes under the dripping ceiling. Ack! This is too close to real business!

Measurements for shelves still underway. Buttloads of keyholders and prentices will eventually be required.

[Jamie] ``It's BIG, John! It's one big unit!'' (This was referring to an aisle of shelves in the Reserve Room which is all connected.)


Future Business

Could we just switch the circulating and reserve rooms?

Computer discussion. AirPorts, IPs, SIPB.

``And then we're going to embezzle...''

Building shakes... huh? Earthquake?

Motion: Comfort Jade. Jade questions meaning of ``comfort'', is reassured. Chickens 1-2-7+Spehn.

Motion: Comfort Jade with a banana as large as it takes. Chickens lots-0-an immense amount+Spehn.

Adjournment song singing. ``No, don't harmonize!''


Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck