Martin: Joe sent me some really important news last night
Me: what was that?
Martin: Whitney Houston died.
Me: (obviously uninterested) oh.
Martin: is that not good enough news for you?
A few minutes later during breakfast
Martin: you know, Whitney Houstan had seven back to back platinum albums.
Me: are you just telling me this so I'll be more interested in your news.
Martin: yeah. Pretty much