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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 3 December 2010

MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; lemur (DWR), Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to condemn the pseudoOnseck for not doing as KKB said and telling the glorious tale of the meeting packed with author visits and time travel that happened while they were on Thanksgiving vaction PASSES 12-0-1 plus Spehn.



Committee Reports


Boxes of things keep coming in.

KKB is sort of tired PASSES 8-0-3 plus Spehn.

Star Chamber

There will be a Time Warp between two weeks from Today and "whenever the Skinner gets back from vacation".

KKB: I want my gavel back! (plaintively) PW: It's my gavel. KKB: It was mine last week.


Thingie lemur said about a book that was donated for review being eaten by the MIT mail system for a month and then vomited up a couple of days ago.


Karl has magic powers and Dexhamster won't run unless he performs the magic ritual on the relavent computer CHICKENS 2-0-7 plus Spehn.

Magic firework sparkle things happen when ZEK waves a wand or something; it was all very confusing.


ZEK and YT were non-lame and did work for Bluebellcomm, unlike the lazy Onseck.


Old Business

ZEK and KKB conspire to stage a coup by stealing the Skinner's gavel while he's being distracted by a book. Then KKB and the Skinner and afarrel start wrestling over the gavel and people scream warnings about busting laptops.

We have no past; the world was created instantaniously just now.

ALGOL with broken arguments


New Business

In the present there are some bacteria. They're made of arsenic!

Actually, they're not. But they're substituting at least some of their phosphorus with arsenic.

Motion to make hors d'oevres with arsenic bananas CHICKENS 3-2-8 plus Spehn.


Future Business

In the future it will be finals. And dead week. And IAP. And Winter Break. Not necessarily in that order.

ZEK is excited for inventory.

Also, ZEK is generally bouncy about overhead markers and overheads and shiny. But the LHE doesn't want to waste her running-away-to-South-America budget on things like this, as she bounces a bottle on her head.

Argument about the fact that no one joined in with KKB when she was singing "Skinner has no tail at all".

We have apparently renamed Mandarin "Glyph" because ZEK said so and then translated "arsenic banana" into it as "shen xiang jiao", which PASSED 6-1-3 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
lemur (DWR), Onseck