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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 28, 2004

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

Minutes read.

Vice motions ``I want my helmet back'' passes 9-4-Spike plus Spehn. Her ornate silvery helmet is remanded to her custody.


Committee Reports


``I want the helmeh!''

Also, a bit more raiding of Ave. Victor Hugo. It's not as interesting now, because the letter P is relatively boring.

They close forever on Monday. The Onseck moves that a holiday be held in memorial of this on Mondays around this date forever more. Passes 7-3-3 plus Spehn.

A motion to ensure that the new calendar this will require contain no goats feet passes by Skinnerial Decree.


Books have been covered. Shock, surprise. Mobcomm is still beating it. There is also ``some'' overflow -- two drawers and more.

More tape is needed.


He will be here this summer, programming a microprocessor for the Media Lab's Tangible Computing people,

A motion to commend the LHE for being tangible, or something similar, passes 10-0-2 plus Spehn.

A motion to invite UN election inspectors fails by Skinnerial Pentiumcomm decree.


Julia Lieberman, a non-student non-alum seems to want to be a keyholder, which is somewhat odd.

Mail will go out to all of the current 'prentices this week to tell them they are prentices.


Old Business

Vice is frustrated and whiny at her authorial attempts.

Malcolm moves to appoint a whine taster, which fails by Decree for possibly violating the harassment policy, as well as for lack of a second.

JM: Magazines have been moved around, mostly to high tiers.

The C/PAs have been moved to allow the HAs to come out of their boxes. They'll probably go back after Inventory. We're still pulling HAs out of boxes.

Many implausible--or illegal--War Council scenarios have been discussed.


New Business

Niagracomm is founded to deal with liquidation and liberation of space now in use by unwanted books surplus to requirements. Ferengicomm is also suggested as a name.

A motion chickens 4-3-4 plus Spehn.


Future Business

John Ringo has written some new books. Many are cool.

A motion to sing a congratulatory song to Ariel passes 10-4-8 plus Spehn, and is truly awful. Autoalbanian motion to prevent hearing this (by the onseck) fails for lack of a second. His next motion, to engage the Cones of Slience, fails for lack of an audible second.

The members begin singing Skinner Has No Tail at All. When the Skinner is driven off, the Vice boldly grabs the gavel, holds down all the buttons, whispers ``meeting adjourned'' and slams it down.

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck


Though the usual debate appears to have been unusually irregular