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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 16, 2004

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes mostly-read by JFC, who can not read his own writing.

Motion: Condemn the minutes as inaccurate, illegible, inarticulate, ininspiring, and interruptable
Passes 3-minutes-1+Spehn

Brian makes a motion. It hurts Ed, and fails for lack of a second


Committee Reports


Some confusing errors occurred and we gave JFC an extra $0.05. We are going to start copying the FinBoard forms as well.


There are two more Dunesenny books.

The SCC is moving, Victor Hugo is closing, and Sasuga (in Porter) is closing and will be web-only.


We have ordered lots of paperbacks JFC would like to have a MobComm run on May 1 with a Star Chamber member and a keyholder of any flavor who does not inhabit the same physical form. ALC volunteers.


Elections: May 7th
Picnic: May 8th


Magazine orders are going in.

BTS reads us something weird.

Y reports that the Mobile Book Fair has copies of ``How to Outwitt a Squirrel''


Old Business

The Cavin donation arrived.

Motion to allow the Cavin donation to vote
Passes 8-1-1+Spehn

A matrix of painful puns, Albanians and


New Business

``It seems that, since there appears to be a policy for fining people for getting off rooftops, but not going up, and the policy is clearly not codified in any way, perhaps WarCouncil can acquire the acres and acres of free space across the street''-BTS

We have a report about Indian nuclear scientists who can extract juice from bananas.

Motion that people bringing strange bottles into the Library do something which was not recorded ``We use fixer for that''-ED ``Fixer developer mixer... but I... but I...''-BTS

Motion: Its easier to Albanian BTS
Does nothing: 3-3-2+Spehn

More sadness from iRobot--their eyes glow red when they go insane.

Motion: send a team of killer robots after the scriptwriters
Passes 10-0-1+Spehn

Y suggests that we give the robots dark glasses before sending them out.
Fails for lack of a second, so the world is saved.

``Isn't that millenia?''-ED
``It says milleniums''-JFC

``It's sensuous and salacios'' -JFC
``That and Jesus doesn't mix'' -Woz

The sequel to QuickSilver is out.

``Human intestines were not intended to take the abuse of Goya banana nectar'' -Woz


Future Business

Theftcomm: Perhaps in the future, the TIFF will rotate. JFC notes a protoTIFF near JM on the desk.

``In the future, if someone says ``Miko Miko Nurse'', run away.''-ALC These instances are determined not to count.

Our practice with HSSP students has prepared us for prefrosh.

Discussion ensues of prefrosh-oriented activities which will cause them sugar shock--chocolate science, free donuts, etc.

Motion to add to the prefrosh's impending sugar shock by providing them with bananas (or maybe banana juice)
Passes 4-3-0+Spehn

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kat Allen, Onseck