MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 9, 2001

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the 310K-blackbody Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Continue the trend to not have any motions regarding the minutes. Passes 11-1-7+Spehn.

[Yevgeniya] ``My limbs are too busy to vote.''


Committee Reports

Pseudo-Theftcomm: The plastic covering on our bulletin board is coming off. We need to get some plexiglass or something. The new schedule is online.

Jourcomm: TZ is here! TZ 46 RSN.

Mobcomm: The book trickle continues.

Pseudo-Whateverjamiewouldhavecalleditifhewereherecomm: The shelves got moved, yay! With pizza. The hardcovers may have been scrambled a little bit.


Old Business

The shelf moving happened. As a byproduct, the shelf codes that no one ever looks at (mainly the various doubles) have been moved in order to give the LP's some space.

Tempuscomm: The clock has been moved back to where it used to be, now that the shelf isn't blocking it. John didn't notice.

George Phillies sent us a book of his, and it's even weirder than the back cover blurb, which is impressive.

Term started.

Usual stuff.


New Business

There are vending machines where you can buy worms and other creepy stuff. Does dirt count as worm food? A minor debate over how worms breathe. A bad pun about opening a can of worms.

The Japanimation Society may be showing Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters tapes because they have a poor grasp of geography, confusing the island of Britain with that of Japan.

Religious-based time travel? Science fiction novels with a discussion section for schoolkids.

Motion: Have John think in one of the cans after we get the worms out. Passes 15-0-6+Spehn.

John's infamous picture of the hairy chicken. A connection to peril-sensitive sunglasses and towels.

``Sadly, this is true.'' ``Truly, this is sad.''

Jamie has a revelation about the shelves to be purchased. There is a request for a hammer if we have to put any more of them together. Or a mallet, really.


Future Business

There is apparently no future. Calls for more bings. BING! BING! BING!

We will be ordering shelves soon, and will get them at least three bings in the future. ``Three bings for the elven kings...'' There are groans all around.

Discussion of the Lord of the Rings movies, and movie release schedules in general.

In the future we don't need Bill, because we now have a new tape dispenser that doesn't require his skill and strength to change spools. There is a proposal to implant a giant electromagnet in the tape dispenser to prevent its leaving the library.

Motion: Acquire a banana monopole. Passes lot-1-5+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1735 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck