MIT Science Fiction Society
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MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, November 17th, 2006
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Christian Ternus, Pseudo-Onseck, recording.
Motion to add acid to Whitfield Diffie passes 9-7-3+Spehn.
Motion to commend the head of UnknownUnknownsComm for not knowing he belongs to the comm passes by Skinnerial Decree.
Motion to recess so we can go take the Stratton House photo passes by Skinnerial Decree.
BING! MITSFS meeting called BACK to order. Objection to the recess not having merry-go-rounds or swings was duly considered and ignored.
Motion to commend the MIT yearbook on their photographic technique passes 10-0-5+Spehn.
Some English banker had a movie made about him. He goes to Las Vegas or something with the king. ``I think it's called Casino Royale'' - BTS
In less happy news, Milton Friedman died recently. He's not science fiction related, but he was a fan of Heinlein. Let's not report on the death of everyone who was a fan of Heinlein.
An actual author died recently, but Kat can't remember who it was. It was on Neil Gaiman's blog this week. This person is Jack Williamson, in some sense the first science fiction writer - he has been writing since the 1920s. He was 98. He had been published in the last seven decades of Analog. He coined the word 'terraforming' in a 1942 story.
Asimov is still dead.
John Ringo is signing at Pandemonium this week.
From the 'beating a dead horse' department, we apparently have the new but not-so-new novel by Brian Jacques.
Motion to investigate the geneaology of Johnny Depp, looking for stoats and Milton Friedman passes 15-2-5+Spehn.
There are no books on the new bookshelf that the Skinner hates more than Fragile Things. The non-motion fails by Skinnerial Decree.
Brian 'has to do this': A back cover reading of 'Living Next Door to the God of Love'. KR knows how this book escaped from the church library - it killed everything in its path.
Motion to force anyone who reads a book cover aloud in the library to perform a Kvetchcomm review of the book (retroactively!) fails 15-13-3+Spehn.
Motion to recognize the schlock JFC is reading for what it is fails for lack of a second.
Someday 14-year-olds will grow up and develop taste.
Kvetchcomm's new motto: we read it so you don't have to.
Motion to acquire circulating version of the Bananas of Doom so ALC can check it out passes 15-10-7+Spehn.
BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.