i was wrong about this one
there's a line from Batmouth's review of Smocaine 3 that's stuck with me ever since I read it:
I wonder if Judd Apatow has ever been on LiveLeak?
it seems silly at first, but I think it gets to the heart of why a lot of pop culture can't intelligently talk about the present, it's easier to ignore this sort of thing and pretend we're still in the 20th century. paul schrader, however, has definitely been on liveleak.