MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Condemn the banana motion
Onseck's Note: ALC is censured for trying to slip a banana motion into the beginning of the meeting
Motion to condemn the Skinner for the dissonant bing at the beginning
of the meeting
Passes 4-Sterling Engine-2+Spehn
Motion to condemn Card for being a lazy jerk (for removing chapters
from his novel to be published in the Legends II book)
Commend of Condemn card for allowing Ender's Game to be made into a
movie.(We don't know yet)
Does Nothing: 6-0-5+Spehn
A new book discusses California outlawing superheroes, as they all come with super villains.
Approved by the Skinner:
MHG has received another rejection letter, but not from Tennessee. She has a good idea for a flame-tank (not plane-tank) story. Perhaps we will launch jet-tanks from our secret base in Burma.
Discussion of how ticking packages would be processed by the UA or CAC, and what would happen if they opened it for us. JFC reports that, earlier this week, the 5th floor held our package for over 3 minutes before telling us about it.
JFC points out the existence of the inverse-skinner rule, and that, though the motions do cancel out, they cancel in the opposite alignment from what was intended.
JFC also points out that we have neither Y nor BTS at whom to make Albanian Motions.
Discussion of MHG's sterling engine and its possible utility as an iron. This requires looking up the thermal properties of Al: it boils at 2792K, and melts at 933K. JFC is nonplussed that the critical temperature of Al is not listed.
The Assassins' Guild Sandman game starts tonight. Several people have been by to read the books, which Jamie put all together out on the desk.
Memento is showing at LSC. JFC is planning on going to see it tonight, so the discussion is hampered by trying not to spoil it for JFC, while simultaneously trying to convince MHG that the movie is not ``avante-garde'' and therefore icky.
Discussion of and factors of error, dodecahedral universes and pentagonal-faced non-dodecahedrons, which is out of the comprehension of the non-8.033 Onseck. MHG suggests that perhaps the universe is a d-100, but JFC wants it to be a Platonic solid, with pentagonal faces, no seams, and no manufacturers' insignia.
``Does it have the little place where you stick the needle to inflate
``Or deflate... that's scarier''-ALC
``There's a really bad inflation joke here, but we'll skip it''-ED
More discussion of relativity, string theory, and black holes, and muons diverging from the theory. Also discussed is G, which keeps being measured inconsistently. Discussion of magnetic monopoles, and whether the one predicted to be in the universe actually crossed the experiment being run within the first year of its beginning.
Discussion of evil chemistry: magnetic monopoles tied to the end of cosmic strings trailing out of primeval black holes and wrapping around neutrino stars.
Motion to examine all the bananas in LaVerde's for magnetic monopoles.
Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.