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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 17, 2000

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

[Jade] ``I need to bang something!''

Minutes read.

Motion: ... (motion was aborted) Chickens 2-0-5+Spehn.

Motion: Everyone should second things, since Jade wants to bing a lot. Passes 7-0-5+Spehn.

Motion: Commend the minutes for being as accurate as we would expect from an oyster. Passes 4-1-3+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Jadecomm: Jade was shocked to find out that Jamie is actually ``James''. James ``Jamie'' Morris. This is treated as confusing by Jade for some reason.

Motion: Give the Skinner a nice relaxing cup of cocoa. Passes 10-0-3+Spehn.

[John] ``My body damps out vibrations.'' Wave-particle duality. An impromptu game of gavel baseball breaks out.

Mobcomm: I have done nothing useful this week.

Theftcomm: Bulletin board complaints from the ASA, we'll be dealing with them.

Alohalenscomm: More prints.

Jamie fixes the Pinkdex. Pinkdexcomm has an aborted report, moved to new business instead.

Motion: [Jade] ``I'll shut up now.'' Fails by Skinnerial decree. BING!


Old Business

Shelves are ugly and still not holding books. In fact they are blocking a good photo of the library too. Jade is reported to be almost fully able to operate a camera.

The gavel is heavy.


New Business


New Business, again

John makes a bad pun about mean (mean-spirited) versus average. This was originally too horrible a pun to even record, but...

Motion: Condemn the Onseck for failing to write down the meeting. Fails 5-infinity-1+Spehn.

There is a meeting with the MIT library people scheduled. The ceremonial passing of the Pinkdex, although we're not quite sure what they do with it. Jade will ``have words'' with them. (This must be said with an English accent, on request.)

Joe probably has a key. Maybe not. We might have to see a locksmith.

Pinkdex discussion. More than one Pinkdex are ``Pinkdicies''? It is reported that before Dexmaster we had horrible Emacs manual editing, magnetic tape, and punch cards.


Time warp to Committee Reports

Jourcomm: People need to submit things they promised. A meaningful look at John... The zine will happen during finals or IAP. No drawings at the moment means no cover, however.

Motion: Make Yevgeniya stare at the back of Jade's head instead of the front. Chickens by an unspecified vote.

Alohalenscomm take 2: Ed finally got a real print for his photo. Deepak is still elusive. Stephanie is available in both normal size and in miniature.


Back to New Business


Future Business

[Yevgeniya] ``There is no future, there is only Zuul. And exams.''

Motion: Declare Yevgeniya Albanian. Passes 5-3-1+Spehn. The motion was in fact retroactive so Yevgeniya's votes didn't count.

Motion: Study Albanian bananas. There was no second, but voting proceeds anyway. John disputes this, and it is pointed out that he is taller than the Skinner. Voting gives 1-4-3+Spehn.

Motion: Commend Jade for having multiple ways to cut John's height down. Results are 4-3-1+Spehn.

Motion: Have a matrix vote. Results are 4-a lot-1+Spehn.

Pentiumcomm calculates the determinant as 72, after deciding that ``a lot'' should count as 12. ``Twelve is a lot.'' All motions pass. BING! BING! BING!

There is some more gavel baseball, and Jade clobbers the newly-painted door.

Aaron reminds people that a banana motion actually passed.

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck