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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 2, 2004

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST. Kat Allen, in a play for pre-IAP supreme power, is the presiding Pseudo-Skinner and recording Onseck.

Minutes read. More minutes are read.

Motion to replace all instances of pseudo with comm, comm with cabbage, cabbage with pseudo in the previous minutes.
Friendly amendment: three times
Fails for Lack of a second


Committee Reports


JFC has covered a few more odd books, and KCR covered a few new ones. (JFC left the covering material out, and he thought it was a hint.) KHA is planning on clearing the shelf tonight.

Move to appoint a committee to find non-odd books in the Library
Passes 3 - 1 -2+Spehn


We have ``The World of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time'', with lots of maps. We have the new-oldest Heinlein novel. JFC is afraid to read it, thinking there might be a reason he didn't want it published.


We need prentices.


Old Business

We got a new-old anthology, in the small-mammal-crushing style. It makes a loud noise when you drop it.

Move to note that the Harry Potter books are clearly a trap, given that there is some property about them that causes Librarians to store them on the highest shelves.
Fails for lack of a second, despite conversation ensuing, given that JFC did not notice it was a motion.

Move to commend Kat for not insisting on seconds
JFC asks that the minutes note that it's a defective bing.

ALGOL (with a less-defective bing)


New Business

Discussion about whether anything suggested in the echo of the less-defective BING would pass automatically.

We have a new Boris calendar. KHA has deemed it to be slightly less offensive than the December picture. The girl in it could almost be human...

We do not yet have a non-Boris calendar. KHA says she'll get it.

Discussion of the Borris-like and non-Boris-like state of the pictures on the calendar.

Motion to have Boris-comm aquire a banana calendar, and preferrably a sci-fi banana calendar for the library.
Passes by Pseudo-Skinnerial Decree

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kat Allen, Onseck