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“About a week before we all got on the plane, I got to talking with this man in a bar in Sydney. He was American, too. Doctor. I’ve been on some benders in my time, but this guy — he was going for an all time record. Turns out this guy has a son. His son’s a doctor, too. They had some kind of big time falling out. The guy knew it was his fault even though his son was back in the States thinking the same damn thing.”

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About a week before we all got on the plane, I got to talking with this man in a bar in Sydney. He was an American too… a doctor. I’ve been on some benders in my time, but this guy… he was going for an all-time record. Turns out, this guy has a son… son’s a doctor too. They’d had some kind of big time falling out. The guy knew it was his fault, even though his son was back in the States thinking the same damn thing. See, kids are like dogs. You knock ‘em around enough, they’ll think they did something to deserve it. Anyway…