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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 14th, 2003

MITSFS meeting called to order at 1700 SST, the 14th of February, Valentine's Day, after a brief reading from Address: Centauri. Ed Keyes is the presiding president and skinner, while Andrew Clough is the alliterate Onseck.

Motion: Condemn Barry Longyear for stealing ideas form FL Wallace. Passes 4-1-3+Spehn

The Minutes are read, though not with an entirely straight face.

Motion: Condemn Onseck for reading minutes. Passes 4-3-2+Spehn.

Motion: Condemn Onseck for laughing. Passes 4-3-2+Spehn

Motion: Condemn Onseck for doing anything but laugh. Passes 4-1-2+Spehn

Motion: Declare Onseck Albanian for reading minutes. Disaster Averted 4-8-2+Spehn.

John looks up Albanian fonts that the Onseck could have used, leading to a discussion of the Albanian alphabet, and how an Albanian Onseck would fair. John finds online an article about ``The Struggle for the Albanian Alphabet.'' It starts off: ``Nothing ever comes easily for the Albanians.''

``Lets have a big `Aaaaaww' for the Albanians.'' ``But we can't actually go 'Aaaaaw' since Albanian has no 'w.'


Committee Reports

Mobcomm: New Gor book.

Motion: Censure whoever has read the most Gor books. Passes 9-0-0+Spehn.

John admits to having read at least 7! Censure him!

Mobcomm2: Book synopsis: Paper Mage. First in a stunning new series inspired by the ancient art of oragami.

Mobcomm3: Wild-side press shipments are here. ``Toast'' might be good. This will be our second book with 'toast' in the title. The other is ``The Brown Little Toaster goes to Mars.''

Bondagecomm: Weird new mags coming in. One is made by ``Theiv'in Kitty publications.''

Psuedobluebellcomm: The new Frankowski book still needs a cover.

Alohalenscomm: Good Picture of Margaret, but we still need a Brian pic.


Old Business

We have a new stepstool and ladder.

Motion: Change speed of light to 100,000,000 m/s for easier calculations. 3-4-0+Spehn.

Motion: Condemn macros as weird. Chickens 4-0-4+Spehn.


``We usually don't have it.''


New Business

John shows a book titled ``The Very Virile Viking.''

A new member gave us all of the money in his wallet, all 21 dollars.

Motion: Commend Andrew on his sales technique. Passes 4-0-1+Spehn


Future Business

India has SSMs.

US navy has marine mammels trained to catch enemy divers.

A newpaper article about a man who tried to rob a store with a banana is read. Luckily, the clerk only gave him 10 dollars.

Motion: Commend the cashier for resisting the fearsome power of the banana. Passes 5-1-2+Spehn.

Meeting is adjourned 17:44 SST.

Humbly Submitted,
Andrew Clough, Onseck