Meeting # 3459, Nov 27, 2003 PDF Print E-mail

Phil Castora presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Meeting number 3459 came to order at 20:14:32

Special Orders of Business:

Ruth Rigel, who's been living up in the state of Washington died on the 21st. She died of cancer, a bone cancer that had metastasized.

The Menace were read and approved as "and the rest of them are Merrie Melodies".

The Registrar: We have a new member, but no registrar. Mike Smith was called on to introduce himself. "Every Tom, Dick, and Harry is named Mike these days," said Phil. Another new person escaped before Don could get her name.

Dawn Mullen also introduced herself.

Tonight's Patron Saint:

Marty Cantor introduced Gasperik saying now he can lie about himself, and he did.

"I live on table mountain and my name is truthful James," he intoned.

He recited this rhyme at Camp Verde, a national monument, and was drafted as a performing volunteer. He joined the club in 1972. He's a filk singer and a folk singer. He has loaned his twelve-string guitar to Jon Pertwee and other notables. He's seen the green flash at the Nivens' poker table, and he's the only tar that's e'er jumped ship from Vandervecken's crew.

He was given three Cheers, and brand new hands for a brand new twelve-string.

Committee to Gouge: was in Burbank for some silly convention.

Old Business: None

New business: None

Committee Reports

People who are due copies of De Profundis need to pick them up at the Lizdesk. We have some that are unlabeled, for guests

Time-Bound Announcements

Matthew Tepper: His sister sent along some pecan pie. He thought it appropriate that Fred have the first go, because he's known to like it.

Phil Castora notes that in terms of consumption, the LASFS isn't what it used to be.

Frank recalls the party that devoured 32 pounds of turkey and a bunch of smoked cheese in half an hour, and all that was left was the bones of one fan who had gotten between a fan and the dinner table.

Marty Cantor chalks it up to the graying of fandom.


Frank remarked that Andromeda has improved from what it was in the second season. It has reasonable plots, and some unreasonable ones they make work

Fred Patten gave a heads-up on "The Triplets of Belleville", due to be released today or tomorrow. Try the Lemoli theaters. It's one of the weirdest films Fred's ever seen. He respects and admires it very much. It's a French animated film, and it helps if you're familiar with the Tour de France race and Citroen cars. (Citroens are bicycles with engines and hoods.) This then provoked a discussion of the merits of Citroen cars. It was a very short discussion.

Fannish Committee Reports

Phil Castora reports that last week, the numbers were 2, 7, 13, and 19. This week, 3, and 1153

Don Wenner is still at minus 63. He's catching up.

Karl's number is now 95.


It was moved to table the announcement of Loscon 30 for four hundred years.

The meeting adjourned at 20:35:12.

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