I wouldn't have known specifically about that train wreck, it would have been filed under general bad news about the 2004 tsunami.
As awful as it sounds, the first thing I think of when I think about the 2004 tsunami is STILL people ripping on Musicman for repeatedly reporting the death toll.
Order of the Solar Temple - Would have skipped reading this except I saw right away "founded in 1984." Yeah, gross stupid murderers otherwise, what sick barstards. If I ever saw anything about them it would've been in Rotten Library articles about cults but I don't remember this order specifically.
In general, I've shifted from natural disasters to mysteries that can be profiled in various cases on the FBI website--10 most wanted, Seeking Information, ViCAP, missing persons cases. That's the ugly stuff in the world that intrigues me most.
There are now two "CAPTURED" banners on the 10 most wanted page since they caught Michael James Pratt (p*rn site guy) a few days ago, Rafael Caro Quintero was caught a long time ago. I keep breathlessly reloading the page to see if they've added somebody new (and in an unusual move for the 10 most wanted, they dropped three people in the last year or so) but they're slow about it. I've wanted to know who makes the top 10 ever since I first logged on and saw that Bin Laden and Whitey Bulger were there.
HTML: I know basic tags. I made a crappy web page for a computer class in high school and forgot everything I learned.
Car insurance commercial or whatever it was: seems to be trying to drop the Thomas Paine quote to appeal to the libertarian/anti-PC type crowd, but doing so in a lamely PC, gutless way.
Detergent commercial: yeah, so? Tina Fey's boring kid sister?
Eastern Europe - Ask Bushwick Bill? All I know about is Vlad the Impaler and that "Draculea" or "Dragwyla" means "son of the dragon" because his father was Vlad Dracul II. BTW the popular image of Vlad from that painting we've all seen may have been borrowed from even earlier art? Do I have that right?
Lost junk food that I wish would come back:
World Table pepperoni/sliced-mozzarella frozen pizzas
Wheat State pizza with wheat crust
Aged Cheddar chalupas at Taco Bell
Southern style Tyson chicken patties
Orange Vanilla Coke
Pepsi Soda Shoppe Cream Soda Cola
Pepsi Soda Shoppe Black Cherry
Ben & Jerry's flavors: Creme Brulee, Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch, Pucker Upper, Black & Tan (!), Dublin Mudslide, Chocolate Cookie Core
Baskin Robbins flavors: Triple Grape Ice, Ube Coconut Swirl, Summertime Lime. How many variations on "Chocolate" do you f***heads need?