"Aren't you sad about Steve Irwin? I thought you'd blog about that."
"I had no idea who he was."
"He was like a major figure in popular culture for the last ten years."
"First time I heard of him was that he was dead."
"Jeremy, that is so wrong." [pause] "Do you know who Halle Berry is?"
"Sure. She's Catwoman!" [pause] "Is Catwoman dead now too?"
(Special Note: Catwoman is not dead. I have no idea why my Navy Blue friend brought her up, either.)
* Apparently this phrase is fraught with mournful meaning now for folks worldwide. Not me. No offense to the dead (and the dead being what they are, none taken).