Clearly the earthquake-tsunami tragedy that recently happened in Samoa (and American Samoa) has been devastating. Numerical perspective matters not to people who’ve lost homes or loved ones or both, but so far I’m hearing that about 100 have been reported dead so far vs. nearly 230,000 killed in the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami. I know this will make me sound uncaring but my first thought, to be 100% honest, was whether we’re going to see any Roland Emmerich video footage of the waves. I’m just thinking of the footage that got around in ’04. Sorry.