MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; Lee Fuchs, pseudoOnseck, recording.
Motion to commend the pseudoOnseck for the terribly enthusiastic reading of the minutes CHICKENS 2-0-6 plus Spehn.
Talking to Scalzi's publicist; he might actually be able to come!
Scalzi, that is. (Well, his publicist might come, too.)
Is going to send out an email which might start a flame war this weekend before he hands over power.
We need to schedule a work party after finals.
Lots of new books arrived. Aaah, the books are coming to eat us!
There's a picnic tomorrow!
Motion to note CD's shifty eyes passes 7-0-4 plus Spehn.
If people want to shelve reserve books they should, because there are a bunch that are going to be coming off the new book shelf soon.
Bear and Lynch were here and they were awesome.
In the past keyholders were less hosed.
"I feel like we always say that, and I feel like it was never actually true."
"You look through all the minutes, and every time someone doesn't say it, it was true."
Discussion of hosage ensues.
In the present, there are ELECTIONS!
The Skinner explains the traditional election rules of the Society.
The LHE announces that votes may be made in multiples of one third. Everyone has one vote, and non-positive components are allowed, unlike most years.
The Onseck will be Vanna, since it doesn't have a computer and so isn't actually the one taking minutes.
Kendra is happy that her introduction of the term Vanna caught on. It's in the Picniccomm rites, though, so maybe it existed before her and she just restarted it?
Alex Westbrook (AW)
Cthulhu; the apple on Alex's butt; Alex's hat; all hats currently in the room; the orange bag; the gavel; the gavel block; the entity that ends up getting elected; Lemur's exponentially growing ball of Goo; Miles Vorkosigan; Mitt Romney; all pairs of mittens ever owned by Mitt Romney; the "The Rent is Too Damn High" Party; the Big Screw; the Big Shaft; motions to end nominations; seconds
Motion passes 2-0-0 plus Spehn.
Alex would do her best to appoint the Skinner
No one could hear Cthulhu's speech and live
Alex says that the speed of an unladen swallow (NOT asking if it is African or European) is 24
Traditionally all votes must be positive, but that wasn't specified. Oops.
Alex West is elected president (with votes)
Explanation of the obligation to embezzle, but not get caught.
Mika Braginsky (MB)
Locke Lamorra, Bilbo Baggins, alexwest's tee-shirt, all the nominations for every past election ever, Londo Mollari, Valiant and Balk, all the goblins in Gringotts', gold, glod, pressed Latinum, Vlad the Impaler, Kelsier, Vlad the Impaler's 17th Impalee, the Sleeper in the Pyramid, Littlefinger, the Teapot
Mika will embezzle money, then corrects herself that she will acquire money in unspecified ways. Occasionally.
Laura McKnight (LAM)
The act of nomination, Kvothe, entity with lowest total votes, entity with the highest total votes, a paradox, entity whose votes total has the highest ratio of imaginary parts to real parts, Sazed, the picnic, , an entity that is not nor will by on the list of nominees for Onseck, Alex's pset, a contradiction, Denmark's finest havarti, , MITSFS, the Telzey, entity most likely to cause alexwest's work the most confusion
lknight promises to only create one world-ending paradox per meeting
a piece of paper:
lknight is elected!
The Vice is the embodiment of seven deadly sins, although the Skinner and president-elect encourage this Vice to reach out to the other deadly sins besides sloth.
Lemur Rowlands (DWR)
the picture distracting everyone; sloth; gluttony; greed; lust; envy; pride; wrath; puppies; kitties; tiny little animals that fit in palms; postering violations; Reddit, all the chans; stick figures, all of them; Sonic the Hedgehog; Edward Elric; Bob Howard; Sonic the Hedgehog gene, Contents of the vice drawer; Dean Colombo, Lemur's initials
Lemur lost one third to...things, gets an extra third
love, faith, charity: each
Elric and postering: each also got
Lemur is elected!
Recommendation for next year's Onseck: write comm in LaTeX for the name of hBarcomm
Motion to the President-elect to learn crazy:
Motion to summon Cthulhu:
Passes 12-0-2 plus Spehn
Motion to find out which motion just passed FAILS 17-0-4 plus Spehn
Motion to have Alex read the crazyvote PASSES 16-0-2 plus Spehn
Motions failed before getting seconds.
Congratulations-and condolences-to everyone who won the elections.
In the future our chants will cause Cthulhu to come back. 4-0-1 plus Spehn
Self-seconding motion fails due to lack of a second. 0-0-0 plus Spehn
In the future some of us will graduate. Maybe. Or put off graduate for a few more months. And a few others seem unlikely to graduate 0-0-6 plus Spehn
And the determinent is zero, and all motions CHICKEN.
Motion to have a picnic tomorrow PASSES 3-0-1 plus Spehn.
And the Skinner is driven from the room through singing.
BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.