Dan "The Host Man" Carpentier is the host and MC of the most popular game show in the American Territories. The Horvitz Hour, which lasts about three hours, presents contestants with random scenarios and situations intermingled with voted-on crowd favorites, such as The Orb of Contusions... One day, Dan vanishes while filming an episode. Seven years later, Dan reappears with a beard, a DVD, and a story.
On a Dixieland river boat chugging along the hot Mekong river in Scotch-Vietnam, a young man approaches Dan, having recognized him from several years back. Dan begrudgingly regales him and a growing audience with the story of his whereabouts.
Does anybody believe his fantastic tale?