On last night's episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 7-year-old Alana served Leaky Lindsay (the Garbage Pail Kid) when she sneezed, shot snot out of both nostrils and then held her hand over it for a minute. This aired unedited — televised vérité at its rawest. I wonder what Frederick Wiseman thinks of this show.

In the future, when we are forced at laser point to point to a minute and fifteen seconds of footage to describe the state of pop culture in 2012, we should choose this. It says so much about who we are and how entertainment works.