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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 15, 2006

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Andrew Clough, Psuedo-Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion: Commend as being a sorta, kinda, almost reading of the minutes. Passes 2-3-5+Spehn. BING!

Committee Reports


We have new TShirts. Buy two, they're cheap!

Psuedo-War Council

MIT just approved a lot of new building.

ESK: If they didn't build the new Media Lab expansion, Senior House could have a pool!

The Skinner says there will be a new mailing list, according to the Tech, that will tell people about things happening on campus. ESK:There is an Athena-inept mailing list, onto which people get put who don't know how to use Blanche

The Real Onseck surreptitiously takes over


Yay, the new TIF is all shiny.


Real Soon Now! After Jourcomm gets married.

Discussion about

Star Chamber

21W.769, which the Skinner is taking, has its books on reserve in the Library. He shall be telling the class about it soon, so they might come and visit.


The real LHE will take treasurer training.


Old Business

``Stuff happened, a long time ago... and now it's now.''-KR

The former-planet formerly-named Xena is now called Eris (The Roman Goddess of Discord) because there was so much discord over the status. Pluto is an improper, dwarf, EVIL pseudoplanet.


New Business

``What about the Usual Debate?'' -several society members in chorus
``Too Late!'' -Skinner

There are less new books than there once were. But there will probably be more soon (maybe in October) when we get more Amazon boxes.

Discussion about how to feed Panthercomm donations results in them not being sandwiches.

KR does not like Fragile things as much as he liked Smoke & Mirrors. He says ``It's a very varied collection--you go from Sherlock Holmes meets Lovecraft, to a poem, to a sort of weird take on the Narnia books''

ALC says Josh Wheedon is taking over a comic book series called Orphans. ``I've heard from people who don't really like comics that it's really good.''

Scott McCloud talked in the CMS department yesterday, and apparently said interesting things. There may be a video podcast of it.


Future Business

In the future we'll go to dinner.

In the future, we will have heard the jokes from the JokeMaster2000. A member bought it at a yard sale. It tells bad jokes, and if nobody laughs it will supply the laugh track.

In the future, a movie called ``The Science of Sleep'' will open. It appears to be about a character who can not distinguish reality from his dreams.

Andi wants to know if there are pubs or bars that might show BattleStar Gallactica's season opener. Much discussion ensues about whether the TIVO widget that lets you watch TV from anywhere via the Internet.

ALD motions that we determine a way to send things over the TV, like Willy Wonka--blueberries, bananas, chocolate. After some confusion, passes by Skinnerial Decree.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Katherine Allen, Onseck