MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Arg, ye mateys, these be the MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 26, 2010

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Miss Katie Ray, President and Skinner, presiding; Kendra Beckler, Onseck and Resident Pirate, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion ``sharply leftwards'': 11-5-4 plus Spehn

DAV: ``But I'm right-handed!''


Committee Reports


Arrrrrg. We arrrrg a pirate today.


Theftcomm made a new TIF and stole lots of hours from all of the new keyholders. Oops. This will be fixed this weekend. Well, it is Theftcomm.

Star Chamber

We have two new keyholders since last meeting! Welcome, BTS (again) and JAJ.


Panthercomm notes that we are in fact out of panthers and requests tha the Onseck order some of the free samples.


Old Business

Motion to commend the library for creating immense amounts of space in *waves in a general direction*: 19-1-3 plus Spehn

We got Viagara, Rogaine, and cell phones instead of jetpacks, flying cars, and AI. Yet people seem to be happy. Strange. Discussion of flying cars versus walking on water ensues.

Word of the Day from Our Great And Glorious Skinner: ``LIQUID!''

The photographer (from two weeks ago, our pet poitraiteur) made prints for us! Arg, the mateys be gettin' new pictures now.

The sleek black train steaming across the countryside carrying the thoughts of the instrumentality goes spiralling off the rail and up into the sky towards the nether dimensions. I watch it sail off, acting more like a feather in a strong wind than a train of iron and steel.

Motion to commend Canada for successfully hosting the Olympics and wonder which of the other states will do so next: 4-9-14 plus Spehn

All of the McMillan books have now been relisted. Yup, just this past week.

The train is still tossing and spinning in the stratosphere.


Still spinning, still floating.




ALGOL. Usual apathy. No one complains with any verve anymore.


New Business

The movie version of ``Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' just opened. However, we should wait for a movie made by people who have actually read the Greek myths.

I think the train has finally descended to earth again. It might stay for a while.

Hey kids! Things that have happened since last meeting are what belong in New Business. Things even slightly in the future should be in Future Business. End lesson.

We got the new Jhereg and Malazan books in! Commence the fighting over them!

BTS: ``A sargeant in motion outranks a lieutenant without a clue.''


Future Business

There is a cyborg dance performance at the Media Lab this weekend.

David Tennant for cauldron lighter in 2012!

Dr. Who? Fan service? Nah.

KKB: ``Disclaimer: this may or may not have anything to do with the motion I'm typing into the minutes.''

Motion ``which one?'': I forgot - 19 plus Spehn

Science will fulfill popular demands when it can make people live forever and prevent weight gain.

Timothy: ``I do not want to see Boston drivers after they have cars which can fly! 9/11 will look like just another car accident!''

Arrg. I have a motion, mateys. Arrg arrg arrrrrg let's go to eat the grog and bananas, mateys. Arrrrg: ``ARG!'' - ninja - I think it fails quoth the Skinner plus Spehn

DAV: ``So the third vote was for the robots?'' BTS: ``Don't forget the monkeys!''


Man, we got through almost two verses!

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kendra Beckler, Onseck and Resident Pirate