MIT Science Fiction Society

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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 5, 2002

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Stephanie Fried, LHE and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the asymptotic Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Consider the minutes well-paved. Chickens 7-5-whole bunch+Spehn.


Committee Reports

John consults his notes.

Mobcomm: A box and a bag from the Space-Crime Continuum. Someone accidentally got a second copy of Southern Vampires because it was initially processed with the wrong author name. Some more British books came in, but they're still interchanging Dr. Who books on us. And Amazon sent us a weird videotape for no reason, too.

Pubcomm: There is a person associated with the committee now, namely Jen Clay. This was split off from Theftcomm since the TIF is enough work by itself.

Mobcomm$_2$: We broke the bank because the LHE is lame. The new book The Skinner arrived as well. It is more blue-green than Jade usually is.

Bluebellcomm: The Onseck has been lame about getting more slit-back short book covering material.

Pseudo-Sitcomm: Legend of the Rangers is mostly dead.

Alohalenscomm: John has a new possible keyholder picture of himself posing with a chicken.

Motion: Restrict the picture of a chicken to only the outside of the library. Not seconded.


Old Business

John will not be here last week.

Bob Klein has written us again looking for times to come and donate things. Possibly tomorrow.

A pre-frosh interrupts to ask about the chain on the Gor shelf. Jamie explains. Pre-frosh are too young to be allowed to be corrupted by Gor. John claims the first one isn't all that bad, but the rest of them (he claims to have read seven or so) tend to blur together.

It is noted that Chewbacca is dead in the new Star Wars books.

Usual stuff.


New Business

Steph's bing quality varies a lot.

There was a new bank deposit, so we can partially pay John now.

There are a lot of people in the libary. ``One, two, many, manyone, manytwo, manymany, manymanyone, manymanytwo, lots.'' Jade must be very glad to be 3000 miles away from the scary pre-frosh.

John engaged in a battle of wits with a squirrel and lost, even with the aid of technology. [Jamie] ``Thus bringing your record to 0-3.'' Various methods of dealing with hyperintelligent squirrels are discussed.


Time Warp to Committee Reports

Fweekcomm: Holy shit! Pre-frosh!


Future Business

Carthage must fall!

In the future the pre-frosh should come back. One of them asks about fantasy gaming groups around campus... yes, there are lots.

We need to implant tracking beacons in promising pre-frosh.

The foreign bookshelf is pointed out to someone who mentioned Russian sci-fi. There follows a discussion of various good Russian authors and books.

Motion: Build a dense protected ring of bananas around our birdseed reserves to protect against marauding squirrels. Passes 11-4-10+Spehn... no 11-4-9+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1541 SST... no, 1740, I corrected myself!

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck