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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, Deccember 28, 2007

MITSFS meeting called to order, ``it's still 2007'' 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, Thunderbunny and Psuedo-Skinner, presiding; John Carr, Vox Sciurorum and Pseudo-Onseck, recording.

Keyholders: ALC JFC | DAV

Minutes read.

Motion to approve the reading of the minutes as condensed passes 1-0-Spehn.



Committee Reports


The Pseudo-Onseck notes that the meeting minute template includes a section for Mortcomm. The Pseudo-Skinner directs the Pseudo-Onseck not to permit this to adversely influence reality.


KCR took a box of books to feed the hungry sailors in Buzzards Bay. He wanted a box of Heinlein juveniles but didn't feel like working to excavate them.


Old Business

With a rattling of chains, a ghostly spirit emerges from the Gavel. It is the Ghost of Skinners Past, come to warn the Society of the True Meaning of Winter Break. After noticing that there are no students here it withdraws into the Gavel, confused.

Usual debateless stuff.


New Business

The gavel stirs again. The Ghost of Skinners Present rattles its chains and emerges. Looking around it sees its shadow, ensuring six more weeks of winter. Confused, it returns to the depths of the gavel, or perhaps darkest Iowa.


Future Business

Once more the Gavel stirs, shaking the block beneath. It is -- surprise! -- the Ghost of Skinners Future. With a chain-rattling groan it emits its ghastly warning: No matter how low the bid, do not rent nanodisassemblers to digitize our books. With this last warning the ghost is consumed from within leaving a puddle of gray goo that begins to eat away at floor of the library. From the puddle the yellow tip of an elongated object emerges. And another. And another. Exponentially the numbers of yellow fruit increase. The Skinner strikes one with the Gavel and it splits in two. From each half sprouts two more, their peels straining at the human flesh just beyond their grasp. A torch! We need a torch! It is the only way. Alas, burning torches are against library rules. The burning of tobacco, books, and mythical beasts is strictly prohibited. We can only hope these minutes propagate faster than the speed of a wave of total banana conversion to warn future -- or is it past? -- generations.

A motion to propagate the warning of Total Banana Conversion to past and/or future generations passes by Pseudo-Skinnerial decree.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
John Carr, Pseudo-Onseck