Bonus pre-meeting quote: ``I bet we could get a corporate sponsorship from Dole...'' -ED ``But penguins don't wear sneakers'' -SEB
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion: Approve the minutes as abbreviated.
Motion: Approve the minutes as appropriately reflecting the section of
the meeting for which the pseudo-Onseck was present.
Motion: Condemn the Onseck, Pseudo Onseck and minutes for being insufficiently inebriated
Move to commend the Lord High Embezzler for keeping three sets of
books, not just two.
Much discussion of the complicated books the LHE keeps, the importance between positives and negatives, and ways in which we can torture or bind Stephanie to the Library until she teaches Andrew to keep the books.
``Computer Associates'' gave us money. The machines like us.
Found Italian sci-fi share ware books which request a 10,000 Lira donation. These may be printed out and bound.
``If you don't have land bridges, bad things happen'' -SEB
The LHE suggests that Italy should have been conquered by the
Hapsburgs, so they could speak Spanish.
SEB suggests that it would be easier if they all still spoke Latin.
``Spanish is closer to Italian than French'' -ALC
``You mean `Freedomspeak''' -JM
Discussion of sending spare gubernatorial candidates to other countries, eventually leading to new methods of measuring Pi.
``The Tech was the load of bricks that broke the camel's back. There had been problems with people throwing bricks at the camel before''
We are allowed to ``launder'' books through a member, but we will not be setting up money-laundering operations.
Move to commend the Onseck for being oblivious.
``If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we also had some eggs'' -JM
More British Books. Why? Because John hates BlueBellComm. ``They seem to come in half-inch sizes. They must not believe in the metric system'' -JFC
Tomorrow morning, they are going to New England Mobile to get hard covers, because JFC *really* hates BlueBellComm.
``I think we're out of committee reports'' - JFC ``Then we should move on.'' - KHA ``Or we could start some new committees''- SEB ``No, no. I think we have quite enough'' - ED ``Committees are what Dark Matter are made of'' - JM ``As a physicist, that makes so much sense'' - ED
``That reminds me of yesterday, when we were planning to blow up the
Hoover Dam'' - JFC
``That should not go into the notes''
Extensive discussion of whether we should have disclaimers on the minutes, of dead French Cardinals, and End-User certificates for buying explosive charges.
JM is discussing custom-made shelves with wheels for the C/Ps, which might not be worth it - we might just use the metal ones. More discussion of whether we could do strange and interesting things with the air currents if we put enough bookshelves in front of the A/C. This would probably be poor, given that
``Given that you spent time in their territory, we must now consider you their subverted agent'' -JM
JFC also got animal porn - he took pictures of dragonflies mating. Apparently they are fond of boats, and look like balloon animals.
``Damn the mosquitos'' -ALC
``Full speed ahead'' -ED
JM read the new Robert Jordan book. Several people are impressed. He points out that Jordan has not actually *told* people what causes ``Tarmon gai'don'', so it could happen at any point...
Next week we will be back to the 5:30 time.
The Bananimals have been reproducing, which is strange because there was only one adult. There is a bananasaur, and ``Bobby Banana'', on loan from JFC.
Motion to tattoo iridescent bananas on each of the Skinner's arms, so
he can be the Car'acrn'n
Motion to condemn JFC for not donating the bananimals to the Library
Motion to do something entirely insufficiently specified.
Voting occurs, and all motions pass by Skinnerial decree.
Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.