Minutes of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society
extraordinary elevenses meeting
Held on Saturday 17th March 2007 in Ambiguity, 66 Sherbourne
present: Jack, CGM, Owen, Lisa, Beetle
- meeting opened 4:10-ish
- We have a lot of archives (including this paper)!
- Article-Martlet-Spring 2000: votes to censure Anfoni for
saying Poohsticks doesn't require much skill – carried
- A list of archives is started, so I won't write the stuff
- votes to commend the Society for keeping a Useful Pad of
paper in the archives: carried
- We debate the necessity of scanning postcards.
- Owen finds some poohsoc(k)s.
- Bayesian (sp?) probability?
- Alex comes to rescue me (Piglit) from the minutes.
- Censure Jon-J for still not having contacted the society.
- He spoke to JV at a party once, but the latter was very
drunk and trying to get off with somebody at the time.
- Jack digs himself into a hole.
minutes continued on Historic Pad.
- John-J is still about.
- It's a bit worrying that we all understand each other.
- We have to read last week's minutes at some point; carried.
- Everyone has the backing of God, although we have the
backing of Winnie-the-Pooh, and that's similar.
- Sheila has risen from the dead, and is claiming vigourously
that it never died, and Jack thinks this worked well for Jesus but the
secretary is not so sure.
- Evangelising is better than evangelism.
- Owen has brought surprises.
- for commending Owen on bringing Surprises: 3
for – carried
- against commending Owen on bringing Surprises: 2 for
– carried, but not by as much
- Anna didn't know what instruments we needed.
- “How do we invite dead people, by the
way?” – Anna
- Jack has a problem with his Surprise. I think.
- Censure Neil: 2-0-3; carried.
- commend Lisa on her crayon recognition: carried, with
- dragons: 4-1-0; carried
- breathe fiery breath on Owen: 2-1-2; carried
- Lisa's crayon works, and it's green.
- Lisa reads A Poem About A Hovercraft
- Somebody has turned Jack's light off by shooting it.
- Owen should make Sandra Bullock available to Alex: 3-2-0;
- We've got a photo of her on the back of Eeyore somewhere.
- Lisa attempts to open Sandra for Alex.
- “Well, she is quite attractive, I wouldn't
mind...” – Lisa. The rest of the
sentence is lost as Lisa gazes at the actress in her lingerie.
- If Lisa is going to do it on Jack's couch, she should aim
- They are identical, and with bananas.
- Lisa's hands are getting sweaty.
- It might say diary instead of dairy.
- Lisa has been watching us sitting here, so she knows that
none of us have just tried to break into a car.
- Minute that.
- It's a tummy hat.
- Jack lifts up his shirt for Lisa.
- We can all bear arms anyway.
- Censure both Giles and Lukshmi for the red cash box not
appearing at the AGM: 3-2-0; carried
- Jack is attacked by one of the toys.
- “You may or may not wish to say colon, rather
than making a colon noise.” – Jack
- Jack then demonstrates a colon noise, at Lisa's request.
- Anna can't read numbers (again). Or possibly she
can't read them, but can guess them very accurately. Owen
suggests that perhaps she can read numbers, just not correctly, but
Lisa points out that this is not possible, since we had a vote on
it. See minute No. 18 from 27th
- Jack accidentally suggests doing something disgusting to
- Jack's mum beeps.
- Jack's monkey is unstable. No, Jack's monkey is
fine and Lisa's monkey is unstable.
- Jack's washing machine produce some disturbing noises when
he enters the kitchen.
- Before we had an e-mail mailing list, we sent out flyers to
tell people where the meetings were.
- Beetle offers his little pink thing to Lisa, but it is
- We could probably stop inviting
- Censure Beetle for unwarrantedly raising people's hopes
about a lamp: 3-2-0; carried
- Censure Beetle for talking to people other than CGM; 0-3-0
+ 1 panda; carried
- Beetle reads minutes of 10th March, and CR votes for on
minute No. 9.
- CR votes for the hung motion, minute No. 16.
- Beetle censured if he repeats the pun about talcum powder:
- Beetle repeats pun and thus is automatically censured.
- censure newspaper clippings for being From Newspapers:
1-1-1-1: against by CR
- “Owen, you're too old.” – Lisa
- Alison thinks Harry P. has redeeming features.
- censure the emotion expressed in the drawing: 4-0-1; carried
- Lisa still thinks the gold ones are special ones, and
eventually she'll she red ones again, but she's not sure this is true.
- Beetle licks his virtual pencil while he tries to remember
how to spell “paraphernalia”.
- Maybe Owen has, maybe he doesn't. And some of us
can't. That's just the way it is.
- censure the coastguard for failing to bring the texts: 4-1;
- Since we defeated Sheila, we should take their
Sudetenlands: 5 for; carried unanimously
- Lisa would like to have a war in which somebody destroys a
- ulterior agendae
- Unforunately Owen reads Lines and Squares,
and nobody stops him.
- Owen is a pendantic whatsit: passed
- “Mmm, orange and cheesy.” – JV
- The president has found the minutes of 12th January 2001
and is placing them in the folder.
- The room was too full of people and loudness, so Piglet ran
- Some photos of objects are taken.
- Owen takes the big black box containing most of the
- There needs to be another picture of Owen in rabbit ears on
the web site: carried
- commend Owen for volunteering to scan some of the pictures:
- “I'm not very here.” – Jack
- If we go on a Pilgrimmage, we should replenish our coaster
supply from Pooh Corner: carried unanimously
- Owen gives me another Suprise.
- We're abandoning Jack, and taking the meeting with us: 1
for, 1 against, 2 spoils including no pandas and 2 dragons
- Jack is amusing himself by twiddling Lisa's emotional
- Lisa feels used, and possibly pavlovian.
- Beetle uses Jack's loo, to cancel out the
- Lisa tries not to kill anybody.
- We don't commend the secretary on bringing a pencil
sharpener because he was sharpening his pencil at the time and would
have to write it down.
- People discuss pubs and bridges.
- Lisa & Beetle thank each other for bicycle-related
- Beetle rants about his cycle map, and then tries to walk
into some cyclists while writing down the minute.
- It's not the Pike & Eel anymore.
- A pheasant is a bit like a duck.
- “Owen always walks out in from of
cars.” – Lisa
- We peer at the Dog & Pheasant.
- Beetle receives a call from Mother Beetle.
- a short discussion about thermal paste
- Beetle does the one-hundred-minute dance, and Lisa
& CGM do it between them.
- The centre of Cambridge is Gardie's.
somethings, where n
∈ ℕ; n
- Beetle might have called a cat a parrot, or vice versa.
- Owen is not a bicycle.
- “That's good. Owen wouldn't be nearly
as much fun if he was a bicycle.” – CGM
- Beetle writes a minute, then catches up. Then
does it again. CGM calls out to him.
- Some people are Taller Than Others.
- Lisa should be in CR (Owen)'s breast pocket: 3-0-0; carried
- Lisa says something that may sound intelligent, but
possibly on closer inspection might not be.
- We stop at Clowns and park Beetle's bicycle.
- The president and the secretary have dinner together.
- People eat.
- Lisa & Owen are battery powered: passed by CR, but
this may yet be rescinded.
VETOED BY COMMITTEE
- CR contests the veto: to be voted on at the next General
- Jack is too much like Christopher Robin.
- Beetle goes skiing with pretty people.
- Beetle finds it annoying that he's talking like Jack all
- Lisa demonstrates how to write an ‘f’
and make it
look like a ‘b’. I'm not going to scan
because I really can't be bothered. If you really want to see
ask Lisa to do it again the next time you see her or look in the
archives for the original of these minutes.
- CGM's jacket is purple: 2 for, 1 abstention, 1 spoil with
- Lisa confuses Alex with her hair, but she has trouble doing
this when she cuts her feet.
- Beetle ignores the existence of transsexuals.
- censure people who build terraces, where every house on the
street looks the same: 2 for, 1 abstention, 1 spoil with dragon from
- Lisa likes her reality being true, otherwise it gets
- “Can't we minute the waiter stalking you to give
your money back?” – Owen
- The pen did a little dance.
- close meeting: 2-0-2; carried
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