There's a phrase that has always scared the daylights out of me. . .
Sheps opens talking about bodily adornments, such as ties and earrings, and other tribal markings.
Shep then tells the story of how he and Gasser were on a weekend pass in the Army and went to Long Branch, NJ. They spend the evening walking the boardwalk and ultimately find themselves in front of a tattoo parlor. They watch as a sailor has a sinking Lexington tattooed and Gasser asks how much various tattoos cost. They leave, but Gasser decides he wants to go back and gets a pair of Signal Corp flags. At 3 minutes to 11:00 Shep sits down in the chair to get a Mermaid tatooed on his arm with "Esther Jane Allberry - Eternally Yours" below it. When the artist says there is not enough time to do it tonight, come back tomorrow, Shep escapes being embarrassingly marked for life.
This was one of many shows that were recorded for syndication sometime in late 1964, early 1965.