MIT Science Fiction Society
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MITSFS Meeting Minutes
Friday, July 20, 2007
MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Christian Ternus, Onseck and pseudo-Skinner, presiding; Andrew Clough, Thunderbunny and pseudo-Onseck, recording.
Motion: The minutes were read 11 - 1 - 5
Have the minutes become well rested 10 - 3 - 6
Have a matrix motion 3 - 5 - 2
Determinent is -61 and all motions fail.
Carry's skin is too high albedo for the camera to lock onto properly.
Thanks to the work of WDS and my two lovely assistants we've been able to put lots of boxes safely above flood level.
Books continue to be reviewed, and now MKR is also reviewing a lot of books. You could help too.
We got more boxes of books. Including a Piers Anthony self-published book.
Motion: We shouldn't be wasting our money on Piers Anthony books, but should spend it on more worthwhile series. Passes 14-8-1+Sphen
Talk drifts to authors we don't like. JSB brings up the time Asimov encourages people to steal our books and so we revoked his lifetime membership.
Motion: The Skinner must hold a seance for the purpose of telling off Isaac Asimov. Pass
MKR isn't here.
Motion: Commend MKR for doing lots of stuff and reducing our motivation. Passes 15-5-1+Spehn
We have a new Hammer's Slammers.
Discussion goes through autobiography, writing our own biographies, Calvin and Hobbes, and flamethrowers.
Motion: Condemn anyone who drops a flamethrower off a building without a ground crew. 12-8-1+Spehn
Motion: Condemn anyone who drops a flamethrower off a building with a ground crew. 7-4-1+Spehn
Motion: Don't fuck with anyone who has a flame thrower. 31-0-1+Spehn
Determinant is 16 and all motions pass.
Miller Motion: Fails 6-12-4+Spehn
CJT: I have squashed the usual debate.
Motion: Unusual Meta-Debate Succeeds 13-6-3+Spehn.
CJT: If you like Charles Stross you're welcome to apply for the upcoming Guild game.
JSB: Regails us with stories of Guild camp and this horrible game he wrote about the partition of Germany. ``Once you've got a bad idea you have to ride it out properly.''
JSB is going to have to review Unshaply Things. ``Let me read the back cover''
Albanian motion on JSB chickens 13-8-13+Spehn.
Soon there will be Potterdammerung.
Motion: Twenty years ago today Apollo 11 failed to carry a banana to the moon. Passes by Skinerial Decree.
BING! Meeting adjourned, 19:-30 SST.