MIT Science Fiction Society
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MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, October 29, 2006
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Sniffen, Onseck, recording.
Motion to shame the Skinner for calling Gaiman dumb. 15-1-1
Another Motion to Stop mentioning the Fragile Things debacle 11-4-2+Spehn
YET another motion to condemn the minutes for reminding us how much the Skinner hates Fragile Things 10-2-7 +Spehn
The psuedo onseck learns to take determinants, and all motions pass. How exciting!
The psuedo onseck realises that she spelled the committee name correctly, and we digress to spellchecking. Motion to use auto complete function write the rest of the minutes, fails for lack of a second. The psuedo onseck is happy. And complains about the keyboard.
BY POPULAR DEMAND: BING!
Motion to commend Kate for making an anti picture fortress! 19-1-0 +Spehn
Magdex is going on hiatus for a month, and will be doing magazine-y stuff so Prentices should get on that.
We debate Kate's social life and how she's not coming to dinner with us because she has a strategy meeting for starcraft.
We have fewer members today because people are LARPing for Song of Fire and Ice.
Motion investigate whether or not we're a LARP in disguise at our meetings. Fails because everybody is too scared to second.
Tomorrow, JOE HALDEMAN OMG is going to be doing a reading and signing at Pandemonium Books in Central.
On Thursday, November 16, the great and illustrous man will be giving a talk on the craft of science fiction, in the Bartos theater from 5 to 7. in the evening, that is. FINALLY, as stated in the Skinner's email: December 8, at 6 PM, Joe Haldeman and curator Bill Arning will give a gallery talk about the exhibition SENSORIUM at the List Gallery
Our meeting is an analogy for NASA--they sent the Rangers which didn't have lens caps removed. Our Aloha LensComm had similar issues photographing Kate. Clearly, glory, bureaucracy and excessively flash dependent websites await us. Also, we could try crashing into the moon.
Suggestion to make totally awesome bookmarks which aren't bright and happy and just you know, get them to virally circulate.
Existential debate about the purpose of motions, and providing a simulacrum of democracy to keep the proletariat happy. The psuedo-onseck wishes that motion about having food at the meeting to send
Miller Motion: Fails 4-12-5 +Spehn
But we're not sure if we're supposed to be ending the world or not.
If life was a high fantasy novel, we would have to journey to find the banana of righteousness to free Kate from her book carton prison. It is so motioned, and the motion passes 8-0-1+Spehn.
BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.