MIT Science Fiction Society
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, November 7, 2003
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
The Onseck stumbles over finding the minutes.
Motion to approve the minutes as empty. Motion chickens 3-0-5+spehn
"Motion regard minutes fragmentary good" -JM
Move to note that Kat is the very model of a modern major onseck
Discussion of book sizes.
Discussion of the thermodynamic properties of books.
Discussion of overdue fines and the people who get them.
Motion to approve complementary mental defects (i.e. absent-mindedness
They are also working on an iCampus proposal to get a closet with a rack and many many servers so that people whose offices are justified on the grounds of ``but we have a computer!'' can be consolidated.
There is no space in Stata. Brad suggests that The Big U is a handbook on taking over campuses, except for the part where they blow things up at the end.
``But you wouldn't know it was Stephenson, otherwise!'' -JM
Discussion about Walker, its long-delayed renovations, and how much it would cost to make it not flood.
Discussion of charging rent for student groups such that the coffeehouse is rented as student group space.
The UA has indefinitely tabled the 5th floor plan.
JFC tells us about squirrel-eating grannies.
An interesting referendum passed Out West:
``Vote for Bolinas to be a socially acknowledged nature-loving town because to like to drink the water out of the lakes to like to eat the blueberries to like the bears is not hatred to hotels and motor boats. Dakar. Temporary and way to save life, skunks and foxes (airplanes to go over the ocean) and to make it beautiful.''
Motion to make Kat the committee to build rockets to get the Society
off this Planet.
There are some bokes under the table which have been labeled JKC for years, so they should be labeled in some other manner, or moved, or something.
Move that the Society hold a garage sale
Passes 6-2-1+Spehn Move that the Society buy a garage
``I was really disturbed 6 or 7 years ago ...'' JFC
``No, you've been really disturbed for longer than that. Don't try to pass it off as a one-time occurance'' JM
Move to commend JFC's grandmother
``No, it's my mother who likes chickens''
``Do you egg her on?''
Albanian Motion for Malcolm
``Guess that's egg on your face!'' -Brad Albanian Motion for Brad ``Let's not get trigger happy''-JM
There are visible results of the shelf extensions in the hall, drying.
There were big solar flares recently. The largest solar flare ever just went directly away from earth.
Move the Society run and tell the king.
Move that the Society recognize that Dewey beat Truman, even on the show.
Fail for lack of seconds.
Apparently, due to the solar flares, NASA had to reboot the probe going to Mars. Discussion of whether the Martians have been shooting down the probes.
Motion to not be talking about Science Fiction
JFC reads from a Richard Calder book.
Albanian Motion for Calder.
We discover that this has not stopped JFC from talking, just Calder, but that prevents the titles of Calder books from being read.
Discussion about whether the apparent W is actually a Venutian Runes, driving JFC mad, whether JFC is North Korean, and mentioning that BTS is sitting within arms reach of the Gor books. JFC is not frightened by the threat.
Motion to have JFC read banana of Gor
Meeting adjourned, 1808 SST.