Here's a copy of the letter Jian read on stage:
May 17, 1997
Prof. J. Florey
84 Massachusetts Avenue, W20-577
Cambridge, MA 02139
PO Box 90005
1436 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3E3
Dear Mr. Mike Ford, Mr. Murray Foster, Mr. Jian Ghomeshi, and Mr. Dave
We at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would like to thank
you, Moxy Fruvous, for your contributions to the awareness of science,
technology, and other areas of study. Specifically, these departments commend
you for the following:
- The Department of Mechanical Engineering wishes to acknowledge
your thoughtful discussion of automobile manufacturing in Darlington
- The Department of Chemistry thanks you for explaining thermodynamics
- The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased
with your recognition of their area of study. Horseshoes provides
an accurate description of the difficulties of engineering rail transit,
and River Valley well represents the struggles we face trying to
preserve the environment.
- The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics thanks you for
your promoting space travel and exploration in Laika and You
Will Go To The Moon.
- The Department of Literature is pleased with your recognition
of written work in My Baby Loves A Bunch Of Authors.
- The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
commends you for recognizing the role of fiber optics in telephony (On
Her Doorstep), as well as the influences of computing (Stuck In
- The MIT Medical Department commends you for promotion caution
against excessive medical treatment in The Incredible Medicine Show.
- The Media Lab thanks you for realizing that their new programmable
televisions will soon replace video rentals in Video Bargainville.
Again, thank you from all of us at MIT. We're very fortunate to have
you visit us here, and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Professor Jack Florey
Dean for Student Entertainment and Canadian Affairs
is the set list from the show performed at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology on May 17, 1997. Note the "Crackers -- Roof + Tunnel
Hackers" that Mike added to remind himself of the little tune he came
up with. "Dancing" was their first encore, and the grunge mix
of King of Spain and the Drinking Song were their second.
/ May 18, 1997.