MIT Science Fiction Society
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, July 18, 2003
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Jamie Morris, Chancellor and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion to have the minutes checked for accuracy, as BTS claims at
least 5 errors.
Friendly amendment to have a pool to predict the number of errors.
Voting occurs, and motion fails by pseudo-skinnerial decree: No pools in the library, since they are messy, even if you chlorinate them.
Motion to have the minutes corrected because Brian wasn't paying
attention, with no pools.
JFC seconds Brian's lack of attention
12- 2+Brian's professors - 2+Spehn
Motion to commend the minutes for being in line with other recent
Onsecretarial minutes (i.e. the minutes of the current LHE)
Motion chickens 4-4-4+Spehn
Motion to commend John for having opinions on British authors, and to
condemn the British authors for allowing such opinions to be formed.
Motion to consider the color of the hallway outside... something about
speckle and unannoteted drywall
Motion to have BTS annotate any drywall in the library.
Passes by pseudo-skinnerial decree.
Move to analyze that title with spackeinferteromnetry (Title in
question: R-T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH)
Move that the minutes should read ``Ignore Previous Cancellation''
Fails for lack of a second
Carl Whitty has finished purchasing his permanent membership. Hooray! This is the second permanent membership ever. This entitles him to a nude picture of the current Skinner. Discussion of how Skinners can be evasive in providing this photo.
We got some mail for people who aren't here.
Move to commend the Postal Service for its rapid delivery of a Con
Report written in 2001
Motion Chickens 2-0-2+Spehn
The New Books shelf is packed full.
``I don't come with an off switch'' -JFC
``Oh yes you do. Just like the computer...'' BTS
``Actually, I guess I do if you don't pay me for a while...''-JFC
``Plugging you in would probably work'' -BTS
Time warp to Onseck Report: The Onseck bought orange square labels, because they had no orange dots. She also bought markers for writing on boxes, and book tape.
JFC has ordered all the in-print books listed on the books to request sheet, and cleaned the Banannimal. It is smiling now. The baby bannanimal comes out of the pouch, which disturbed the Pseudo-Skinner.
Motion to declare banannimals a threatened species
Motion to instead support the extinction of banannimals as appropriate
food for the alabanana species
Motion chickens 4-2-9+Spehn
Discussion on whether voting with all four limbs is occasionally rude, and whether sometimes it's worth kicking Emily.
BondageComm will be doing stuff. MobComm is prompting her to buy more stuff.
Motion to condemn the Anime Club for taking the Skinner away, causing
discussion of goat meat, and failing to supply the Library with bananas.
Motion passes 8-1-2+Spehn
``It's all explained in that T.V. show, `Touched by an Anvil''' -Malcolm (followed by groans and laughter)
Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.