[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:03 (now)pm
There were 13 attendees.
- Joel Oberdieck (Captain)
- Julie Faas (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Meg Callender (Grand Nagus)
- Kenny Albright (Communications Officer)
- Marisa Bonomo
- Chris Johnson
- Chris Kaergard
- Katie Kilby
- Ray Kremer
- Carl Murphy
- Aaron Nevitt
- C. Adam Scott
Minutes: Summarized and approved.
- At 10:11 pm, all present migrate from the cramped Reading Room to Room 6, our sacred homeland, as it has just become available.
- Festivities abound to mark this grand occasion; Adam sings, and Ray writes "Psi Phi was here" on the whiteboard.
- Adam remarks, "Don't you hate it when you try to torpedo dolphins and manatees get in the way?" Mass confusion reigns.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
No Report Committee:
- Continuing the fun from last week.
- Carl runs around like an idiot.
- Adam proceeds to stand behind the Comm Officer and asks him, "What do you expect?" The Comm Officer responds, "I expect you to give your 'no report' report." All in all, a rather creepy situation.
- No report.
- You can't handle the 'no report', but it was delivered anyway.
- The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5 webpage at www.midwinter.com/lurk/ was down for portions of last week, but it's working fine now. Yay!
- The Comm Officer unveils his new policy of Soviet revisionism in correcting errors in the minutes. Basically, no errors exist. All the minutes are perfect all the time. This program is new; this program has always been here; this program does not exist; you do not exist. Big Brother is watching you...
- Chris reports that he spent eight hours the other night playing himself on Excite chess, using several Internet connections. By resigning to himself over and over, one of his personas now has a rating of 3095, 1000+ points over that required to become a master. Excelsior!
- Also, because Chris brought his VCR for tonight's Voyager viewing and didn't tell Charlie, Charlie brought his VCR anyway. Charlie called Chris a [item deleted for security reasons]. Charlie now has two credits for bringing a VCR on time.
Chief of Operations:
- The current balance is $306.01.
- The Chief adds that Psi Phi will be getting $150+ from amazon.com in the next few weeks. There is much gratuitous bowing to David, Bringer of Big Bucks. Hail to the Chief!
- David remarks, "Money. We've got money. We have got a box of money."
- For convention subsidies and expenses this Sunday, the Nagus gives David $100 from the treasury.
- The new current balance is $206.01.
- General disorder ensues.
- The First Officer remarks that more order and less chaos might be a nice change of pace.
- The Captain concurs with the First Officer.
- We have mail. Ray sings the now-obligatory "We get letters" song.
- General propaganda all around.
- A flyer reminding us that February is African-American History month
- Propaganda for career workshops, or "job crap" as it is termed. Adam cycles it around the room, asking, "Wanna job?" No affirmatives are given.
- A notice regarding the "Soul Market." After initial excitement, interest quickly drops off once it is learned that it's not promoting an emporium for immortal spirits.
- Carnival propaganda, which is quickly transformed into a bludgeoning device. The Captain and Carl hit people with the mail.
- Convention news: Alexander Siddig, DS9's Dr. Julian Bashir, will not be able to attend this Sunday's Star Trek convention due to a serious personal matter. In his stead will be Armin Shimerman, who played Quark on DS9 and Principal Snyder on Buffy.
- Final confirmation is taken on members who will attend the convention. We will have, at most, 9 people constituting our away team.
- In response to the roll call vote, Aaron eloquently states, "Wha-?"
- It is decided that the Comm Officer will compose a separate e-mail reminding people of the convention on Sunday.
- David gives tips on what type of stuff to bring to the con to be autographed. Books are fine; underwear is not.
- Also, William Shatner has been doing short bits for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" this week, called "Shatner Secrets," which are basically hilarious non-truths about Shatner's career.
- One such statement by Shatner was approximately as follows: "Star Trek was originally supposed to be a bunch of rabbis in a synagogue. Then I went to the producers and said, 'Why don't we set it in space?' And that's what we did."
- Marisa will be singing with the Bradley Chorale Thursday at 7:30 pm. Go see it!
- Carl informs everyone that Theta Xi is having an open party Saturday at 10 pm. Get a ticket from him and go party!
- Adam provides a website with humorous material regarding the brief life of "smart bombs": www.schlockmercenary.com.
- Available in March will be "Maximum Warp" books 1 and 2. They deal with an anomaly in space that is causing a breakdown of warp drives and technology in general; the Enterprise-E must work with the Romulans to solve the mystery.
- A fantasy novel by Peter David, "Sir Apropos of Nothing," will be out this July. It is "thick," and contains much of the patented Peter David humor, drama, and general engrossing readability.
- The Nagus says "booty" again, with good reason.
- [Item deleted for security purposes.]
- In two weeks, there will be a second Angel/Buffy crossover episode on television.
- At the DS9 Relaunch website, a picture of the next new character in the series will be put up this week. The character is Andorrian, Science Officer, and an ensign.
- At Carl's request, "saponification" is hereby inserted into the minutes.
- The comic "Rising Stars" #13 is available today.
- Carl needs to bring the Red Dwarf tape next week.
Adjournment: 10:54 (now)(panda)pm
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