There is something I forgot to tell you about Bangkok.
A few years back, a news cameraman was reporting outside the
King’s palace, when a coup attempt began right around
him. He recorded this violent skirmish, sending a live feed
to the rest of the world, his voice excited over the gunfire,
thrilled to be so Johnny-on-the-spot.
Then, he was struck by that gunfire and fell down dead on the
spot. When he hit pavement, a thud was the last sound he made.
When the camera hit pavement, it kept rolling tape and sending
out a live feed. It recorded the rest of that battle from a
low, wide angle.
I saw this story on CNN Headline News while getting ready for
work. The very idea stopped me in my tracks. It seemed too Ray
Bradbury to be real, but I stood there anyway, flushed with
chicken skin, and watched the entire segment.