Every week, I try and write a clever/funny email that highlights some of the past week’s notable events. Trouble is, the last week has given me virtually nothing - jokes about how we don’t get Labour Day make me want to go on strike, and lines about the new Pope are getting a bit old-zucchetto*. And most of what I’ve done involves that boring work-stuff - my personal ‘favourite’ being the writings of Nietzsche, which (apart from being fairly heavy reading) is written in a style which makes each paragraph separate to the last (as if he really isn’t paying attention to what he’s writing).
Cheerios can be eaten for any meal of the day. Combine with chocolate for best results - unless you’re eating while using a keyboard, in which case… it can get messy.
This week’s event is another screening - and this time, it’s a movie! Bedazzled (presumably the 1967 version rather than the less-notable 2000 version) is based on Faustian legend - and that’s old stuff, so you know it makes you seem smart! But you won’t have to concentrate too hard, we promise. 12-2pm Tuesday, Laby Theatre in Physics South.
AGM (important meeting with pizza) season is starting up as well now! Here’s the deal: you rock up, you fall asleep, some dudes/chicks say a few words, everyone wakes up to elect first-years to important positions, we wonder why the club system is falling apart, and then we get pizza. The most important part being pizza - it’s the only thing that’ll get anyone to attend. Our AGM is happening next Tuesday, the 26th of March (yes, pull out your calendar) at 12pm in the Laby Theatre - as per usual. But first, FOUL (a club similar to ours, which provides a similar quality of food and people but no screenings) is holding an SGM tomorrow - 1pm, somewhere around the second floor of Union House (look for the green T-shirt in front of a door). Their meeting rules are much more entertaining than any other clubs’, and you might just get a General Committee position (don’t worry, you won’t have to do anything). And the fact that it’s an SGM means that it’ll be shorter, so it’s a good way to ease you into the whole meeting system.
The 2000 version of Bedazzled also has Liz Hurley (yes, the Shane Warne one) playing an important role. This may explain why no one likes it.
The positions available at our AGM will be: President, President of Vice (translation: Vice-President), Secretary, Treasurer, 3 General Committee positions, and Webmaster/Webmistress - basically, all of them. Anyone can apply for any position (although, since we’d like to set up our website again, expertise in that area is preferable). And, as you might well imagine, you have to be both a University of Melbourne student and a member of the club to fill the Executive Committee (i.e. the first four) positions. If you can’t attend but want to run for a position, that can also happen - just reply to this or next week’s email with the position you’d like to apply for, and some text that explains why you’d be good for the role. At the FOUL SGM, the positions available will be: Secretary (actually important!!), Gonzo the Great, Liquor Control Officer, Official Twat Face in Residence, Permanent Personal Private Dachshund and Official Second (2nd) Floor Squatter. And only the first one is an Executive Committee position/actually requires work, so… go nuts! If you want to apply for one of those positions and can’t attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org with what I suggested earlier. It may also be worth joining the Facebook event - http://www.facebook.com/events/356432527799703/.
If you like, you can read the CHAS Constitution before attending the AGM - it’s attached, and most of the aims are funny. Reading before applying for any positions is encouraged but not required.
In conclusion, Nietzsche’s style of writing makes me seem much more intellectual - and if you don’t like it, it’s because you don’t work hard enough at reading.
It’s cold today,
*Zucchetto - name of the hat the Pope wears. That’s right - I Googled it.
OK, fine; that’s just the white thing the Pope wears under the big cap - the big one is called the mitre. Happy now?