Re: To space without rockets ?

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 26 Oct 1997 17:42:54 +0000

>What's a linear motor?

It's short for `lint-in-your-ear motile oratory'. Ancient Atlantean
wizards used this method to fly into orbit after the earth had expanded too
much and destroyed their homeland. The method is now known only to a few,
but appears to have involved an occult practice of meditation in which the
side of the head was lowered until the ear rested on the navel. Lint was
then drawn into the cavities of the ear by specially trained earwigs, and
the coded messages buried in the DNA strands of the lint were chanted until
the adept rose into the heavens.

Damien Broderick