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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 30, 2005

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

Minutes read.

Motion to approve the minutes as being typical (with a pork amendment to appropriate 30 billion dollars for banana research in the glaciers of Alaska) fails not very much-a little- a few more+Spehn.


Committee Reports

War Council


Margaret continues to be trained and has shown her aptitude at picking up checks.



She has a story in someone's small slushpile.


Two boxes of books were processed. We have two more books we can process. Not sure what we're blocking on - need to talk to Jamie.


We got a box of books from the Science Fiction Book Club which we appear to already have copies of. MobComm may or may not be AWOL.

Aloha Lenscomm

Skinner-blackmail material is obtained.

Mumbling about Rats (Vox Sciurorum)


Old Business

The book that Malcolm lost has returned to us from Mount Ida College. Unfortunately, he's already replaced it. ``It came home because it knew it would have a friend now.''


Usual stuff.


New Business

Serenity and MirrorMask are out today!!! (MirrorMask is a movie with Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean doing story and Dave McKean doing everything else. There are a lot of computer graphics being used, but they're not supposed to be photorealistic - they're designed to get what's in Dave McKean's head, out. And Dave McKean's head is a strange, strange place. The story sounds cool, too. :)

``Klingon should be the official language of America!''

Malcolm has a coin with a strange alien creature on it.



Future Business

``Somebody make a banana motion.''

Motion to appropriate 63 billion dollars in the budget for banana research in the Alaskan glaciers passes 10-2-5+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kevin Riggle, Onseck