Author: Darren Rigby
Turn the upper dials to say STRAIGHT. "THE STRAIGHT DOPE" can be read on all
three rows. This will turn the lower belts to 97 05 09. Looking up that
article on their website and using the question's author's name gives LEMMA.
The gears are intended to be in a 1:1 ratio, and yes while the letters
are oriented strangely, the letters are all in order for "THE" and
The article is all about a suicidal munchkin.... from the movie...
The author of the article is a 5 5 designation and thus the answer is:
from the author...
by matching the letters below the name to the 5 numbers below that.