TREY: There’s something special about playing in this venue. Last night, Mike and I went to NoDa [arts and entertainment district in Charlotte]. And let me tell you, we met a lot of nice people. But the thing is, as nice as these people were, there was sort of something missing, if I can say so myself. So before we leave, I just want to remind everyone to READ THE FUCKING BOOK! The book! That’s right! That’s right! I don’t really know what else to say, other than that. Except that...
FISH: What can you say?
TREY: This particular book was written by an amazing man. Let’s see if we can get him up on the screen, here. Can we get the amazing guy on the screen? [An image of David Mayfield, mentioned earlier, fills the screens] Ah, yes! This man! This man has the answers. Some of you are probably [unintelligible] in life. Life can be tough, you know. But this man, this man has all the answers.
So, someday, when you’re ready to step up into the next realm of living, a higher realm, when you’re ready to live in peace and tranquility, when you’re ready to leave all of your worldly problems behind, this man, that man right there, will answer your problem. He will take you to the promised land. All you gotta do is read the book! It’s all in the book! Just read it! Read the book! Pick up the book! Read the book! Open it! Open it! Open it! It was written by that guy, right there, he wrote it for you people, and you won’t read it! Stop not opening it for god’s sake! Pick up the book! It’s written by, it’s written by, it’s written by the great and knowledgeable guy on the screen over my head! It’s written by that guy it is the book he is the great and knowledgeable author of the Helping Friendly Book! It’s the guy, the great, great, and knowledgeable Icculus!
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