MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion to condemn last week's minutes as being not-nearly long enough
``The Library has poor taste. This is not in dispute'' -ED
Motion to set up a betting pool for how many Harry Potter books will be donated. Discussed, but fails for lack of a second.
NJ blue laws prevent bookstores from being open at midnight on a Saturday, so the ``poor'' people in NJ had to wait for Harry Potter until 9 AM.
Motion to commend the government of NJ for protecting the moral
innocence of its constituency
Discussion of books which tell you how to end the world by playing Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
The MobComm mobile lost a battle with a speed bump today. All the oil is now on Vassar street.
Motion to commend the speculative fiction act for promoting government.
Move that all future minutes should have a section reading ``the usual
Passes by Skinnerial Decree
Minutes from 10-15-1999 read very quickly. JFC ( who was that day's pseudo-onseck) says ``That's a lot faster than I remember that meeting.''
ALGOL to prevent more singing from Malcom
``wheeeeer BOOM!'' -Malcom
``I live near the Charles river. Not this one, the one upstream'' -JFC
``Is that not the same river?''-ED
``It is, but not such that you can tell'' -JFC
The explosions start at 10:30. Discussion about it being late, and how this is likely for advertising reasons.
Discussion of the SuperBowl.
Discussion of glow-in-the-dark football, with no illumination.
Discussion of the glowy stock-market desk toys, and whether we can get them to flicker in ``Pokemon Time'', 13 cycles per second.
JFC is very upset that they need power, and are not powered by vibrations, or like Magic 8 Balls.
Motion to condemn the stock market for being bananna colored.
Motion does nothing 3-1-3+Spehn
Estonian wife-carrying competitions are upsetting the Finnish, reports BTS
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB105709469097077300,00.html``The Finnish wife-carriers are like the Boston Red Sox - they're fun to watch, but you know they'll never win''
Motion to ask ESPN to give us money to have a wife-carrying team
Thankfully, fails for lack of a second.
Apparently, the women must be 49 kilograms or more, the weight of the last Finn to be crowned Miss Universe.
JM suggests that MIT have a Wellesley-girl carrying team, which requires that you carry the girl back to MIT.
Move to commend the Finns and Estonians for having good taste (they
require bananna-colored backgrounds)
Meeting adjourned, 1731 SST.
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