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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 2, 2004

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

Minutes read.

A motion to have the Skinner and Onseck be late, because the pseudos are better at this than we are, combines with a motion to hire out the Onseck as a car-ad reader and a motion for a suffusion of yellow

12 & 1& 5\\
15 & 2& 6\\
2 &13& 5
= 76

and so they all pass.


Committee Reports


The covering material around 9.5 open-ended is out; we should get 10 inch instead.


A motion chickens. It came out of Justin.


There's a fruit collection. We joined, because somebody Very Old donated money for a membership for us -- we now have a membership in the International Banana Club Museum, founded by Ken Bannister, in Altadena. They have 17000 banana-related articles on display. They have 9000 members. A motion to ban nuclear-powered banana juicers from the library is seconded by the Skinner, but fails by ?-?-? plus Spehn.

Malcomm ($Y$) has the lyrics to ``if I only had a hamster.'' A motion to consider it a donation chickens 1-0-7 plus Spehn.


Books continue to roll in. It's not my fault, I swear!


Lots of fliers were stuffed. Some volunteer from outside actually ended up stuffing the MITSFS fliers because he didn't want to have shown up and do nothing.


A mini-inventory of the HAs is going on. Following that, we can box them up and move them to their new home, hailing from the Frigid North.

A motion to form a society for putting things, with a subcommittee for putting them inside other things first, on top of other things meets a simultaneous motion to form a ladies' auxiliary for taking them down again. There is a motion to make this a matrix vote:

6 & 1 & 2 \\
6 & 1 & 3 \\
1 & 8 & 6
= -47

And they all fail, including the motion that this itself be a matrix vote.

Vox Sciurorum

I dreamed of being kidnaped by squirrels. They picked me up, but I walked away.


Old Business

We have a magazine, which has not yet but certainly soon will reject the Vicemistress' wiles. Lo, out into the street shall she be thrown, her words treated like those of a common hussy. Rejection upon rejection shall pile upon her. She shall be sad.

Cassini got to Saturn. It left in 1997, which was a while ago. It's a Nuclear Wessel, which almost Destroyed All Life On Earth. Strangely, its plutonium core failed to irradiate Earth.

A motion to commend Cassini for irradiating and viciously slaying all life between here and Saturn passes 13-6-7 plus Spehn.

The X-prize project is mostly kicking ass, in that a related ship (Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne) made it into, well, kinda space. This wasn't an X-Prize entry, but it will be.


New Business

Third Space Still Sucked.

The X-prize project is mostly kicking ass, in that a related ship (Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne) made it into, well, kinda space. This wasn't an X-Prize entry, but it will be. (Yes, this is a duplicate from above, but it was considered Old and New.)

We have a poster about Fantastic Planet. It's really cool, and shows the Fantastic Rites of The Incredible Draags of Ygam, and the Fantastic Collar of Gold from which There Is No Escape.

Malcolm moves that if Judge Crater is found in the library, he be covered with plastic does nothing 7-7-6 plus Spehn.

``There is something deeply wrong with the world.'' passes by Skinnerial influence and innuendo.

Malcolm mentions that the Newton Library has a tape of Jonah in which the role of the Prophet of God Almighty is played by a stalk of asparagus. A motion to note this fails by lack of a second. The Skinner has a copy too. A motion to commend her for cultural awareness fails 2-0-13 plus Spehn.

``Skinner has no rites at all...'' --JSS


Future Business

There's another Weber space-combat game coming. It looks more appropriate for Harrington than the existing Starfire, which is cool.

A motion to get a copy of the other new game ``Star Chamber'' passes, and John is appointed to get a copy.

A new Stargate show, without Richard Dean Anderson, is in the works.

Brian shows a veggietales trailer, which is condemned for not casting a Banana in the roll of God chickens 4-2-8 plus Spehn.

A motion to refer to the Omnipotent but Terrifying Bananas as the Kindly Yellow Ones, the Euminidebananes also chickens 6-0-9 plus Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck