Throughout last night’s CCSC meeting, scavenged foods drove members to use their appetite as a running motif.  Satow Room Bureau Chief Martha Turewicz was there, although not feasting.

There was some in the back of the room left over from the last meeting of the ’08 class council: chicken, biscuits, potatoes and gravy. Before the meeting, a tray of marzipan pieces shaped like fruit was passed around; outgoing President Michelle Diamond warned everyone that it contained nuts and was not actually a fruit.

Then Neda Navab mentioned the swim test party coming up in Dodge, at which pizza will be served: “Hopefully they’ll eat the pizza after the swim test.”

Mark Johnson brought up the anti-Manhattanville protestors who showed up during the Arts Fair. Thankfully, since the students at said fair were grilling hamburgers, the protest was diffused as the gatecrashers eventually lined up to buy them.

Molly Conley spoke about the importance of not hoarding food when going to John Jay, since leftovers are charitably donated. She felt that renovating the dining hall operation hours might discourage people from “taking home 20 apples”; after giving this example of greed, she called out on someone across the room for “looking guilty.”

In non-food-related business, candidates for the elections board made cases for themselves one by one, and the CC’11 reps introduced proposals to expand summer abroad programs. Also, at one point Michelle Diamond remarked that there’s a porn star who shares her name.  

But the most memorable part of the meeting was the joke somewhat inexplicably printed on the agenda handout, which read as follows:  

“The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class, ‘Which human body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?’  

No one answered until little Mary stood up, angry, and said, ‘You should not be asking 6th graders questions like that! I’m going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!’ With a sneer on her face, she then sat back down.  

Mrs. Parks ignored her, and asked the question again, ‘Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?’ Little Mar’s mouth fell open; then she said to those around her, ‘Boy, is she gonna get in big trouble!’

The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, ‘Anybody?”’Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, ‘The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye.’  

Mrs. Parks said, ‘Very good, Billy,’ then turned to Mary and continued, ‘As for you, young lady, I have three things to say:  

‘One, you have a dirty mind, two, you didn’t read your homework assignment, and three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed.'”