MIT Science Fiction Society

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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 1, 2000

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1715 SST, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the very punctual Onseck.

Minutes read.

BING! Jade bings for no reason. Maybe she's celebrating the minutes.

Motion: Commend the minutes for being worth celebrating. Fails 7-3-3+Spehn.

Discussion of Jade's shirt and shirt-colored flesh.


Committee Reports

Jourcomm: Maybe during finals or IAP. Threats to John and Jayhawk.

Motion: Have the Onseck record that as ``TZ RSN''. Passes 7-squeal-foot+Spehn.

Theftcomm: New bulletin board, yay.

There are calls for taking over the walls of the Infinite Corridor.

Randomcomm: Jumping Jupiter gives you the best of classic SF with surprising twists... ummm. Exploiting dead authors.

Motion: Mobcomm must buy everything. Fails by Skinnerial decree.

It is reported that someone wrote a prequel to Hamlet.

Pseudo-Mobcomm: Someone offered us books for services unknown. Sounds cool but suspicious.

Is it legal to unleash someone's creativity in public?

Bluebellcomm: Eight down, eight hundred to go.

Pseudo-Hasslecomm: Seven overflow boxes now. Discussion of Schultz donation.


New Business

New business is more interesting. It is argued that it should be at the end, like dessert. The Skinner is not willing to wait that long. ``Oooh, shiny thing!''

Motion: Albanian Malcolm for his horrible ``dessert island'' pun. Passes ton-pound-ounce+Spehn.

Jade crushes paper with the gavel.

The Shinner plans her rant for TZ. It is proposed to tickle her and publish her squeals. Skinner refrigerator poetry.

John doesn't like the new cat calendar. Jade does.

Motion: The Skinner always wins. Passes by Skinnerial decree.

New office supplies, yay.

John moves a Panthercomm box without defying the laws of physics.

We need to gently tear the modem out of the old computer and gently shove it into the new one.

Jamie is hypnotized by a flyer from a psychoanalytic organization.


Old Business

Ugly shelves are still here. Pictures of them have been taken.

LOGLA... (The Algol backwards, since of course we're going from New Business to Old Business.)

Our proposed Tech ad has been criticized for every aspect except possibly the white space.

Jade is mad at the library people.


Future Business

[John] ``Winter is coming.'' Finals too. John doesn't even read G.R.R. Martin, though. Many conversations break out simultaneously.

Motion: Make the Onseck multitask. Passes 11-1-3+Spehn.

Motion: Split the Onseck's brain along the corpus callosum. Passes 13-1-0+Spehn ``even though it's complete bullshit.''

``Life is like a box of Onsecks.'' Reference to pearls from a previous meeting.

The gavel is reported as being really crusty, probably from all of the old Skinner souls in there. Some of them are whiny. Jade may just be hearing voices. Lots of people start speaking in echoing voices to contribute to the Skinner's growing insanity.

Motion: In the future the Skinner will be tickled. Fails by Skinnerial decree.

Motion: Bananas, bananas, bananas!

Motion: Lame-ass banana motion!

Horrible singing ensues, and all pending motions pass to make it stop.

Meeting adjourned, 1747 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck