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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 10 December 2010

MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Kendra Beckler, LHE and pseudoSkinner, presiding; lemur (DWR), Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

What's the usual motion CHICKENS 2-1-5 plus Spehn.

Motion to commend the Onseck for doing sufficiently expressive voices in reading the minutes PASSES 6-1-3 plus Spehn.

A later motion-after the first two were voted on-that ZEK can have chickens PASSES 8-1-5 plus Spehn.



Committee Reports


The Onseck is too busy with the minutes to make its committee reports, so the pseudoSkinner is filibustering for it!

Downtrodden Membership

Let's talk about arsenic bacteria, since we've now had time to read the paper!


Seldon showing of Hogfather tonight at 21:00 in 8-119! You should all come!

Star Chamber

Time warp will be Wednesday, 15 December until Wednesday, 5 January!

Inventory is 8 January!

Fear, uncertainty, doubt! The details of this are above your security rating, citizen. If you think your security rating is above red, you are seeing this in error and should contact friend computer.


Old Business

In the past there were classes! They are a thing of the past. That is very happy!

On one side of the Earth, the sun rose. On the other side of the Earth, the sun set.

ZEK wishes to know why she was not informed that the Earth has sides. KKB explains that it was a very recent discovery.

KKB expresses concern that the sun is now considered old business. BJK notes that the Milky Way is very, very old business. ZEK wants to eat it, since it's a giant candy bar in the sky, but KKB says she can't because it's clearly gone, since it's old business.

The use of arbitrary terms PASSES 4-2-1 plus Spehn.

Motion to give Michael multiple personality disorder so he can succeed in his attempt to do ALGOL on his own CHICKENS 2-2-2 plus Spehn.

Motion to commend the Onseck for not killing itself while assembling shelving units passes by pseudoSkinnerial decree because she doesn't want a dead Onseck on her hands, just a dead Skinner.

There is general agreement that "assemblying" cannot be a word, though the Onseck had hoped it might be allowed to mean "having an assembly".



New Business

ZEK is eating something that she says is on fire. DWR points out that we need to pour water on it. The pseudoSkinner says she has to leave the library, since neither fire nor water is permitted in the library.

PW is in Redmond, WA interviewing with Microsoft.

There is actually more than one prentice at the meeting. Yay!


Future Business

In the future there will probably be classes. Awwwww. But in the future classes will end again. In the future ZEK is teaching classes!

In the future we will watch Hogfather and in the future it will be Hogswatch.

In the future we will reconcile our books with our record of the books. Keyholders should sign up for Inventory! Prentices should also sign up for Inventory!

Also, prentices should do work, so we can key them and make them do even more work! Also, committees should announce prentice work so that prentices can!

In the future, the Universe will die a slow and painful and tepid death.

In a different future, the Universe will die a fairly quick and high-density death.

Miller motion FAILS 1-2-4 plus Spehn.

Miller motion PASSES 7-5-1 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
lemur (DWR), Onseck