warning: THIS VIDEO GRAPHICALLY DEPICTS DEATH
The reporter’s voice singing the prosody of her profession, we are notified of several facts: millionaire, Wall Street, financial ruin, arson, scuba suit, Mount Everest.
- Noun (phrase) used to identify victim of suicide: outdoor enthusiast.
- Method of execution: cyanide pills.
- Number of eyewitnesses to Marin’s death throes: more than five.
- Ashamed that I watched such a private moment on camera?: Maybe.
- Disgusted that I want to watch it again?: Not really.
- Reasons for interest:  fascination with death  examining my own empathy / sympathy / lack thereof  the media made me watch it  the expression on the face of a man who has just decided to take his own life  videotape of physical act which begins the process of self-murder.
- First comment by a G+ acquaintance: “Justice served? or averted?” Anti-Wall Street sentiment.
- My feeling: Who cares? I hate to see someone at that level of suffering.