MIT Science Fiction Society
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, October 31, 2003
``Where do I hold it for the best bang?'' -ALC
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, LHE and Pseudo-Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion: record the following in the minutes
JFC would like to note that iBooks, while they do specialize in bad books, is a publisher, not a bookseller.
Motion: sentence fragments
Motion: Ban sentence abuse
Motion: Commend the Passive Voice
Passes by Pseudo-Skinnerial decree
Discussion about retroactively defining grammar
Motion: Commend solipsism
Seconded, and JFC thinks it passes.
Rejected by pseudo-pseudo Skinnerial Decree (Kat) and the rejection is approved by
``The probability of Linear Logic is significantly reduced when you
have no linearity and no logic'' - Malcolm
Some real LHE business is occurring in the background. It distracts the Pseudo-Skinner.
``I might not have any more to say'' -JFC
Move: Commend JFC for not having any more to say
Motion fails 4-7-1+Spehn
A digression to real business: How often should TZ really be published, how long, etc.? This will be discussed later.
Discussions on whether JFC will look into requests or just mock them, apparently some will be mocked and others just got forgotten about.
People are reading the small pulp-house publishing novels.
We have Method, Motive and Opportunity for the Salem Donation. Conveniently, we also have a map. The exchange will occur this Sunday.
Discussion of the effects of alphabetizing on book selections.
ALGOL (with usual debate)
None of the Bananimals have costumes.
Discussion of books of useless trivia and books intended to be full of useless trivia, and how acquaintance with the former and latter may or may not correlate with attending college.
Discussion of butchering cows, and walls dripping blood.
In a sample-size-one tradition of MITSFS, JFC reads Hal Clement's shortest story, ``Avenue of Escape''
Move to carve a banana jack-o-lantern
Move to expel JFC from the society for not liking bananas
Move to commend JFC for not liking bananas
Meeting adjourned, 18:-26 SST.