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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 2, 2003

MITSFS meeting called to order at 1700 SST. Ed Keyes is the presiding President & Skinner, while Andrew Clough is the mysterious alien-fighting Onseck.

Motion: Condemn the minutes and Onseck for saying the ``Hal Space Jock'' was a trilogy and misrepresenting Margaret's weekly noise.'' Passes 6-0-1+Spehn


Committee Reports

Vox-Sciuorum: There was a squirrel on John's windowsill, but not dancing this time. It was safe on the other side of a non-opening window, mocking him.

Squirrel: ``Neener, neener!''

Bondagecomm: We got some stuff.

Mobcomm1: Perry Rhodan... In 3-D!

Motion: Commend Terry Rhodan's books for being lenticular. Passes 3+3D-3-1+Spehn

Motion: Condemn Terry Rhodan for being vexing. Chickens 3-0-4+Spehn.


More Committee Reports

John: On the panthercomm shelf we have this reserve banana with a yellow sicker. We already have a reserve banana, so this must be the foreign one.

Mobcomm2: There is a run at 10:00 AM next week.

Pseudo-Bluebellcomm: They seem to be slipping back into their old habits.

We look at ebooks, and an average picture in a pirated movie really is about as big a file as 1000 words. Its also noted that the first few Robert Jordan books compress much less than the later books. More content? You decide.

Alohalenscomm: We still have a fuzzy picture of Kat.

Pseudo-Picniccomm: About a decade ago the route was renamed, and I (John) am finally editing it.

Picniccomm: Mail today!


Old Business

Discussion of later Dune books and B-Movies.

Motion: ``Suppress those standing nearest the keyholder's desk!'' Does nothing 3-3-1+Spehn.

Kat: How come I have to replace my fuzzy picture?

John: Because I'm Aloha Lenscomm and I have absolute power.

Kat: Thats what I was expecting.

Motion: Read from past minutes.

We read past minutes from the days of the original Skinner, for a little too long. Motion: Stop. Passes 15-8-0+Spehn.

Motion: ``Recommend that the Onseck learn from these minutes.'' Passes 11-4-1+Spehn.



New Business

We put in our new Finboard request.

The UA usually rubber stamps the Finboard's decision, as long as they give the UA enough.


Future Business

Picnic two weeks form tomorrow.

What about The Matrix?

Motion: ``Anyone who skips the voting and meeting to head to the Matrix will be used as batteries.'' Passes 12-0-1+Spehn.

Motion: Anyone who evades battery-hood will have their midichlorians harvested. Passes 10-0-1+Spehn

Miller Motion: Universe Saved 3-11-2+Spehn

Miller Motion: We go or something. 3-6-4+Spehn

Motion: Resolve who gets to be the Onseck by mud wrestling with a banana. Passes 10-7-3+Spehn.

Jamie: ``I would have them banana wrestle instead of mud wrestle.''

Meeting adjourned 18:-17 SST.

Humbly submitted,
Andrew Clough, Onseck