MIT Science Fiction Society

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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 25, 2003

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, LHE and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion: commend the reading of the minutes as demonstrating literacy
Fails for lack of a second

Motion to follow all instances of this week's minutes with readings of last week's minutes
Fails for lack of a second

Motion to involve tail recursion somehow
Passes 4-0-3+Spehn

Motion to commend the minutes as being in the grand tradition of MITSFS minutes for the last 20 years
Chickens 2-2-3+Spehn

Motion to call the minutes ``Fondled by an Anvil''
Motion fails by Pseudo-Skinnerial Decree

Motion that this week's minutes be replaced by appropriate multi-cultural interpretive dance.
Motion passes 8-4-1+Spehn

The Onseck notes her objection to interpretive dance.


Committee Reports


Books got covered. -KHA
Enough books? -JFC
Enough for a committee report -BTS

Motion: The Library provide Bluebellcomm with guns, so they can cover the books.
Passes 4-3-1+Spehn
``An armed Bluebellcomm is a polite Bluebellcomm'' -BTS

JFC went to a meeting today, and discovered, again, that his chair was plugged in.


We lost one keyholder, and will be losing another next month.


Reports that the slinkies have forgiven us for mutilating their child and are storing high-quality chocolate inside. It could be a trap.

JFC reveals that he left the chocolate as an offering to the Slinky-people. JM suggests that this only ensures that it is a trap.

UA and CAC

Have not updated the door locks within the promised 2 week time line, and are apparently off by a factor of at least 10. Andrew Menard still can not get into the Library.


The boxes are stacking higher and higher, despite Hasslecomm's valiant efforts.


Old Business

Discussion of whether retroactively doing interpretive dance if a motion is retroactively passed asking for Kat to do interpretive dance when reading the minutes is appropriate, photoshopped pictures of Jamie doing interpretive dance, etc.

The unusual discussion is ended by:

Usual Motion
Usual Second
Usual Debate
Usual Vote
Usual Result

Time-warp to Committee Reports:
Discussion of squirrels, protected ants in Germany.

Time-warp to Old Business:
Susan-from-the-80's is here. She's an old member.


New Business


Future Business

Motion to coordinate an exact configuration of GPS coordinates and triploid fruit to locate KHA's lab
7 - N - 4+Spehn

Discussion of parthenogenetic reproduction

Motion to commend bananas for reproducing parthenogenetically. Passes by Pseudo-Skinnerial decree.

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kat Allen, Onseck