MIT Science Fiction Society
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MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, September 1, 2006
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.
Motion to amend the minutes to say 18:30 SST like they should, with an
unfriendly amendment to replace all digits with their equivalents in
octal, and an unfriendly amendment to change Kat into Andrew, with a
friendly amendment "Only in the minutes".
KR calls for a matrix vote
KHA insists that there can't be a matrix vote without three motions
Someone shows up!
KR: You have entered a meeting! BING!
We have discovered new lands far to the north and conquered them! They may have been our own lands, but we captured them anyway. The Star Chamber, which has been hoarding these lands, complains.
We have a new Prentice! Christian is our new prentice
"There are ... and 10 boxes personally signed by Livy. We'll get to these later." -BTS
Motion to amend the definition of chair to include the floor passes
11+4 chair legs-0-3+Spehn
Discussion about the Clementine orbiter, other Lunar orbiters, and whether you can program anything to not melt results in a motion "Aye yi yi yi yi yi yi" which passes 21-0-3+Spehn
A motion to condemn the Skinner fails for lack of the Onseck recording
"I want the Skinner to invent new numbers for us. I'm bored with the old ones" -BTS
Brian tries to make a motion, and gets tongue tied.
A motion to make the Star Chamber "more unique" fails by Onseckorial Decree.
Linear Temporal logic is discussed a bunch, which is technically a bunch of motions about the Skinner will having been enrolled in a class in said logic such that he can conduct the meetings eventually passes with a determinant of 406
The Skinner announces that he (and maybe other members) are taking a class in Science Fiction Writing with Joe Haldeman.
"In the future there will be more frosh!"-KR
"But we like the ones we have!"-KHA
"Just in case we use them up..."-JM
In the future we will have a new Schedule!
In the future meetings will be at 5:30!
***NEXT WEEK: MEETING AT 5:30!!!***
Several complementary banana motions occur, and fail 8-12-0+Spehn
A Miller Motion fails 8-9-1+Spehn
BTS reads a passage involving parents who did not want to let their
daughter marry a 400 pound rabbit.
"But we will give you her hand"
KR offers to give hBarcomm his hands *and* feet to poster.
A second Miller Motion passes 9-8-1+Spehn
BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.