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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 19, 2001

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Yevgeniya Nusinovich the Great, Vice and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the dish-installing Onseck.

2001 is the monkey year... you know, the one with the dancing ape.

Minutes read.

Motion: Approve the minutes as entertaining. Passes 5-3-2+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Pseudo-Panthercomm: Panthercomm is lame, lame.

Pseudo-Bluebellcomm: Bluebellcomm is lame, lame, lame.

Pseudo-Coofcomm: The Columbia delegation came and took away some of our rites. Rights?!?

Bluebellcomm: Our razor has vanished. This is a minor crisis because at least one of our committee members is not allowed to use scissors.

Motion: Buy crutches for Panthercomm and Bluebellcomm (because they're lame). Chickens 4-0-4+Spehn.

Pseudo-Pianocomm: Should we draft (former Skinner) Marcus as a prentice?

Jourcomm/Pseudo-Pianocomm: We found a sucker to be a prentice and help with TZ.


Old Business

Yevgeniya clanks instead of binging. This might be due to interference from her brass rat. Discussion of physics and center of percussion.

Motion: Command the Pseudo-Skinner for being unhinged. Passes 8-0-2+Spehn. The Pseudo-Skinner ponders overriding the vote count but eventually doesn't.

Shelves still here, usually. Usual stuff.


New Business

[Yevgeniya] ``Binging is fun. Gratuitous binging is even more fun.''

John cleaned out the bottom of the ZGT, uncovering a long-lost little sign that says, ``Please keep this space neat.'' He threw away some broken glass, kept an empty frame.

We might be trapped in this meeting because the hallway is barricaded by furniture and police tape.


Future Business

Boskone is coming soon.

Jerry Anderson is still alive and apparently working on some sort of top-secret project.

Random discussion of old sci-fi series that the Onseck has neither seen nor heard of. Purple wigs? Attuning oneself to crop-harvesting cycles. Tangaean mind-melding works by physically interpenetrating someone's head.

Discovery of spoons in the drawer. John attempts to play the adjournment song on the spoons.

Motion: Scoop a banana out with the spoons. Passes 5-0-1+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1725 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck