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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 16, 2005

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, President and Skinner, presiding; John Carr, Pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Approve the minutes as completely true to life and eminently publishable 17-0-2+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Margaret presents a Sacred Relic banana to the library. The Members bask in its glory, until Margaret puts it in its sleeve. Andrew suggests making it the foreign banana.

The fake banana was surplus from a project to make a fake banana bunch.

Oops, she meant to say Unholy. "It's not the good kind of sacred."

War Council

We did not get everything we hoped for but we now have all of W20-401D. The LCS is moving elsewhere. Chocolate is weapons-grade sugar.


Somebody paid for a membership with a check last summer but the check was never deposited. In January we will spend more than $12 worth of time to figure out what went wrong.

There is a relic check sealed in a suspicious envelope in the LHE drawer.


Obligatory whine.


A member came in this afternoon and said he wanted to be a keyholder.


The onseck is rebelling, or revelling, or something like that.

Vox Sciurorum

John shares cute squirrel pictures. The Society wonders why we devolved tails. Perhaps to make room for a computer jack down there, but we haven't finished evolving one.

The Skinner does not want to be liquefied by a relic.

Margaret makes squirrel noises.


Old Business


New Business

Last Saturday the Japanimation society had a meeting. A strange person came to see if they really existed because he thought they were only a practical joke which he didn't understand.

Margaret wonders: Are squirrels a shared delusion?


Future Business

There will be a time warp, and Margaret will dance in her underwear.

Margaret makes more squirrel noises, but does not dance.

Motion to approve the bananas as being minutes-flavored. Chickens 3-3-6+Spehn.

In the future, Margaret will be sad because her story will be rejected, and she will have to dance in her underwear to cheer herself up.

Miller motion. Chickens 5-4-6+Spehn.

Would ending the universe end the meeting too? Discussion of Cities in Flight, which continues past the end of the universe.

Margaret reveals why she always wears a hat: she has a Sacred and/or Unholy artifact on her head.

Second Miller Motion. Passes 10-0-4+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
John Carr, Pseudo-Onseck