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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 13, 2001

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

Minutes read.

Motion: Commend the minutes as beloved. Chickens 3-2-6+Spehn. [Jade] ``Gee, I even think I got the numbers right.''


Committee Reports

Mobcomm: We need a curve for the numbers 1, 8, 25, 34. Are those actually lotto numbers? Bingo!

Theftcomm: The bulletin board has been updated, and the plexiglass plan is in progress. Then John immediately invalidated the work by changing Neel's hours.

Jourcomm: Yes, we need reviews. We also need a successor for next year.

Minicult: The creator of the smiley face has died.

Pseudo-Jadecomm: Jade has an orgy of dragons. Is this like a pride of lions? According to the web, the correct terminology is in fact a ``doom'' of dragons or an ``aarrgghh!'' of dragons.

Pseudo-Chancellor: Jamie isn't here, perhaps oversleeping.

Pseudo-LHE: Stephanie was here, but went to take a nap. It turns out that our SFBC shipment was incomplete because they don't trust us enough to give us credit. [Andrew] ``I'm just totally stunned by the idea of the SFBC not sending books.''

Pseudo-Bluebellcomm: (insert a long ranting string of adjectives) The Bluebellcomm shelf consists of nasty, brutish, and tall book piles.

Pianocomm: We're doomed! We need more publicity, and probably a Star Chamber meeting to discuss it. There is a discussion of postering and laughable dorm security. How about a booth in Lobby 10, just to let people know we exist?

The discussion veers into the ongoing construction in Lobby 7. Was the dome covered in World War II to protect against bombing? In Boston?

Pseudo-Jourcomm: John might write something. The Skinner rant for the TZ shall be, ``Go forth and multiply, then come back and read.'' The conversation deteriorates rapidly... use of books on tape, the problem with loud partners, use of gags, and the potential for Braille...


Old Business

Campus Preview Weekend happened. As usual the most enthusiastic visitor was the father of a prefrosh. A few people who will probably be back, and they bought some used books, too.


New Business

Spectrum and ON SPEC accepted our checks, and are now sending us stuff, yay. Can we get a subscription to ON SECK?

Motion: Commend Ed for being the standard text editor. Passes 11-0-2+Spehn.

Yevgeniya is chiselling wood. [Jamie] ``Ooh, can you chisel John's face into a more interesting form?''

There is a new rule in the Keyholder's Guide: no sex in the circulating room. This ought to be changed to ``in the library'', probably, but has it really been a problem?

The Naval Academy is seeking applicants for its Heinlein chair.


Young Business

``Hi, mommy!''

This scares the Skinner so much she immediately moves on to...


Future Business

What's going on with Picniccomm? A short discussion breaks out.

Motion: Subscribe to the Banana-of-the-Month Club. The Skinner loses track of the votes and calls for a chicken recount, but eventually the motion passes 7-6-2+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck