JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
8/13/12 10:41 a.m.

When performing any act, there’s a certain point where you become committed to it—a point of no return, if you will. Once past that point, you’ve set in motion a chain of events that will continue to their fruition pretty much regardless of any further input on your part. No amount of body English will keep your errant tee shot in bounds once it leaves the club face, and no sum of backpedaling will erase that nasty e-mail you accidentally sent to “reply all.”
We thought about this deep philosophical truth as we were driving a car into a lake.
Luckily, this was no ordinary car. We were piloting an Amphicar, the only nonmilitary amphibious vehicle ever produced on a commercial basis. Our assault on the great wet beyond would be made possible by the best engineering that early-1960s Germany had to offer. With any luck, our pants would stay dry and we would see land once again.

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