Mark Dailey was probably the first media reference that I understood as a kid. "That deep voice that comes on during the credits and promos on CityTV belongs to a news anchor. That's neat." It was a small step into a wider world of associations.
Later, when I was, like, fifteen, I remember realizing that I would one day read a headline like this. "Everybody dies" is one of those conclusions you inevitably arrive at once you start realizing the interconnectivity of the world around you. It was like a bookend on the original thought.
I didn't expect to read it for awhile yet, though. It's much more upsetting than I thought it would be.