EDITOR’S NOTE: At this point in the chronology, Ed and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry appear to have broken down completely; the original recording is so splintered that we were forced to seek out the raw audio and present it here. We made no attempt to edit this section, and Ed and Jeff refused even to listen to it.

“We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.” – HST