536: Space Elevators
Title text: If you think space elevators are good, but just too boring and practical, check out the 'space fountain'.
Arthur C. Clarke was a science fiction writer and a futurist who claimed that people would need to lose humor before accomplishing the creation of a space elevator. Cueball used his quote to insult Mind of Mencia as not funny in the least, and that having it instead of other shows will stop people from laughing. The 'space fountain' mentioned in the title text is another proposed method of overcoming the planet's gravitational hold, involving an effect similar to that of a coil gun.
- [A man and a woman sit beside a moonlit lake.]
- Man: Arthur C. Clarke said space elevators will be built 50 years after everybody stops laughing.
- [Closeup on the man.]
- Man: So all we have to do is get Mind of Mencia on every channel and wait.
- Woman: Oh, hush.
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