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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 23, 2004

MITSFS meeting called to order, now, 1700 hours right here SST in the library (now), Kat Allen, President and Skinner, presiding; Brian Sniffen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Malcolm (Y) motions that the reading be commended as showing great elocution. Passes 4-0-2 plus Spehn.

The reading is condemned for insufficient electrocution, many-120 volts-2 plus Spehn.

The Onseck in then commended for being flame retardant, 9-2-3 plus Spehn. The testing will happen outside the Library.


Committee Reports


1: We have new books, including some by Michael Marshall Smith. Crazy! It also has a new sort of double. Thrill! Some samples are included. Kaboing!

2: I want to SCC. ``Eeeeeeeee!'' says MHG. There's lots of new stuff.

3: We have a bunch of Gold&Griffin Publications. These are not visible to our normal purchasing means, so this is cool.

Pseudo: SJW said he'll get us more Circlett press.


We're out of LHE reimbursement forms. Lo, do I suck. I'll go deal this weekend.

Frustrated Author Comm



There's less of a flood, and it may be possible to stop them from recurring if we use bleach on the A/Cs once in a while and get Plant to change the air filters more often.

jhawk rocks. Rock!

The last remaining leak is apparently still a problem, and Plant may fix it by doing something which will flood us elsewhere, or the tech, or, if MHG gets her way

War Council

The back room of the UA office has been entombed. Oops. Perhaps a door will be added.


He's alive! This nixes the major theory on why there is no TZ. Now we think he may be pining for the Fjords.

But he's done cool carpentry and expects a publication in well under a month.

BTS moves to encourage jourcomm by nailing him to his perch if there isn't a TZ in three weeks, but this 4-2-6 plus Spehn.


Old Business

Ave. Victor Hugo shelves have been circumsized down to size so as not to be circumscribed by the ceiling.

Vice comments on their bottoms.

Onseck moves:

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
Mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heaven's yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the Poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

John moves to Albanian him.

The skinner then makes this a matrix vote, which has results $\left\vert\begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 7 & 5 \\ 5 & 0 & 8 \\ 9 & 7 &
6\end{array}\right\vert = 413$


New Business

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If we can get some nails, we can fix the shelves for the new C/PAs.

John stopped in Skinner State Park and massacred some mosquitoes.

Y asks the Onseck to note that the Skinner killed nine at one blow.

There's a new magazine from PS Publishing, Postscript. We should subscribe, though not to the De-luxe hardcover edition, as it's pricey.

We have new gloves, which Y notes are banana colored 7-1-3 plus Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck