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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 8, 2005

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1730 SST, Andrew Clough, President and Skinner, presiding; Kevin Riggle, Onseck, recording.

Last week's Pseudo-Onseck, Margaret Gentile, reads the minutes. Move to approve the minutes as suitable for submission to Analog. (Friendly amendment: "Suitable for submission to Twilight Zine? Jamie: "Anything is suitable for submission to TZ.") Passes 12-0-1+Spehn.


Committee Reports

War Council


"So, what's up with that?"


*whiiiiiiine* "I want my book back!"


The Library has pens! (Or it did three weeks ago, so if it doesn't anymore you people need to stop eating them.)

Mumbling about Rats (Vox Sciurorum)

John provides photographic proof that squirrels are tool-using mammals. "John, that evidence is worth nothing. Everyone knows squirrels can fake photographs."


Old Business

"I cut off your toe but I got a good view of the back of your throat." [Isn't context such a wonderful thing? -ed.]

Motion to lobby the people in charge of the Boston July 4th fireworks to purchase dodecahedral fireworks next year passes 12-0-3+Spehn.

"If it's an expanding universe or a shrinking universe, it's okay - there's always room for Jell-O."

Usual &c.


New Business

Margaret shows off her Very Large Glove and the other parts of her Warhammer 40k costume.


Future Business

The Sci Fi Channel is airing all the currently-made episodes of Firefly. Dark Horse is releasing a three-volume comic to tie together the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity.

"The campus of the Indian Institute of Technology, in addition to having palm squirrels, also has jackals."

Miller motion chickens 8-4-9+Spehn.

Miller motion passes 7-1-5+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kevin Riggle, Onseck