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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 8, 2000

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

Minutes read.

Motion: Commend the minutes for not exploiting dead authors. Passes 13-2-3+Spehn.

[Jade] ``And the count was even accurate.''


Committee Reports

Plantcomm: Our doorknob looks dented. Jade denies any responsibility.

Jourcomm: Grrr! People are not submitting. Jourcomm throws dirty looks at John and Jayhawk. The Skinner rummages through the Vice drawer to arm Jourcomm. Yevgeniya accidentally whips Jade. There are many calls for kinky Vice-on-Skinner action, and a mention of the studded leather banana.

Pseudo-Pianocomm: There are no more ``So You Want to be a Keyholder'' sheets. This is Diane Duane's fault, for some reason.

Mobcomm: A couple of British books have been ordered. They may or may not send us the ones we want, though.

Bluebellcomm: John covered half of twenty-four books. We now have oodles of book tape. Discussion of how much an oodle is, and is it a metric unit.

Pseudo-Plantcomm hefts a battery.

Pseudo-Pianocomm: We need more prentices.

Mobcomm: Bought some books. There is a discussion of the financial form that Stephanie has been resolutely ignoring.

Panthercomm: The ZGT is cold. [Jade] ``I hate sitting on the ZGT when it's cold.''

Concomm: The Chicon souveneir book came out. It's a double.

Jadecomm: Her hair thingy is a nice purple color, and it clicks when tapped.


New Business

People are instead thinking about future and old business.

Unusual motion. Unusual second. [Sam] ``I assert we're having unusual debate!'' Indeed, lots of debate. [Jade] ``I'm unusually confused.''


Old Business

The shelves are still here. The clock has been moved to avoid the shelves.

The ``free books'' people (Nibblebox) have specified the services they want: they want an on-campus rep. There is some sort of connection to

[Sam] ``It's a new company. New companies don't have products.''

Jade proposes Smitecomm to smite them.

Discussion of nuking CUSFS and the traitor Aaron. Natasha is over there now, though. A call for a Natasha-impersonator to take her place here. A new office, Pseudo-Natasha. A discussion breaks out comparing Yevgeniya's and Natasha'a accents, which are somewhat distinct. ``From Russia with love.''

What's happening with the locks?


Future Business

Another donation is coming, around 450 books from an MIT staff member.

The Vice and Skinner have a meowing and growling conversation.

Motion: Condemn the Vice for whining. Voting results in 4-13-3+Spehn.

Motion: Punish the Vice by putting her in a whine press. Voting results in 5-10-2+Spehn.

Motion: Have a matrix vote. Voting results in 3-15-1+Spehn.

Pentiumcomm reports the determinant as 67, so all motions pass. Jayhawk is confused about the self-referential nature of the matrix vote.

Yevgeniya lies down on the minutes-in-progress, much to the confusion and consternation of the Onseck. There followed much poking fun at the Onseck, which sadly cannot be recorded here because of the Vice draped over the minutes. Oh, well.

Our bulletin board got reallocated. Yay, we have our old one. Boo, we have our old one.

Magazine binding should happen next term. Some discussion of how to go about doing this.

Jade is tired of being shuffled around by the library system. Time to be dealt or cut?

Next year we'll get some new furniture, filing cabinets and so forth.

Jamie is pretty much the brains of the Star Chamber. Jade has to lose an eye to gain wisdom... is taking out a contact lens good enough for just a little wisdom, though?

More discussion of Jade's hair.

Motion: Something about Skinner's hair and Slurpees. Voting results in 8-0-5+Spehn.

Motion: Or a banana! Voting results in 7-1-1+Spehn.

Motion: Turn the Skinner's hair into a banana-flavored Slurpee. Voting results in 17-infinity-3+Spehn.

A matrix vote proceeds for some reason. Pentiumcomm reports the determinant as +26*infinity, so all motions pass.

Meeting adjourned at ``no time at all''.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck