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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 7 October 2011

MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; Lemur Rowlands, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

An Angry Bird CHICKENS 3-1-1 plus Spehn because the birds were angry and destroyed the rest of the votes.



Committee Reports


The Skinner banged the gavel-block so hard it made the phone do something, but we aren't sure what.


Seldon will hopefully be showing "The Trouble with Tribbles" and Serenity tonight in 2-131 after the meeting.


A new prentice is making a new poster!


Old Business

In the past, there was no past.

In the past, they they announced some Nobel Prize winners. One of them was dead, but they decided to give him the prize anyway.

In the past, once again, the Nobel Prize in Literature was not for science fiction.


New Business

Motion to start a campaign to get major universities to nominate science fiction writers for the Nobel Prize PASSES 12-0-0 plus Spehn.

Suggestions: Le Guin. Bradbury. Ellison. Delany.

The Skinner will form a committee.

In 2.009 the Skinner played Angry Birds

Motion to use Angry Birds and seige engines for War-Council FAILS 1-11-0 plus Spehn.

In the present, it will soon be the future.

In the present, it will be the past because "Black Ships" is running.

And there was much discussion of tenses.

The Skinner is not gonna trick ZEK with these tenses, because she took French.


Future Business

The editor of Technology Review's SF Anthology showed up to explain that he's doing an editorial appearance at Pandemonium Books at 19:00 this upcoming Wednesday. There will be swag, probably involving USB stuff.

In the future, Keyholders will be trained and there will be electronic check-out.

In the future, the lazy undergrads will have as few days off as those of us who are no longer undergrads already have off.

Motion to create a committee to create new tense system for English to deal with all situations involving time travel and bananas PASSES 1-2-6 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Lemur Rowlands, Onseck