Werner Herzog keeps it real in yet another installation of Werner Herzog Reads… a video series narrated and created by Ryan Iverson. this time he returns to recite Clement Clarke Moore’s, (a.k.a. mr. fancy pants), “T’was the Night Before Christmas”, narrating the familiar children’s tale in a grave, existentially pained tone that only a man of great brilliance and suffering could possibly muster, or, a slightly above average, amateur comedian apparently. in any case, the readings are both hilarious and hopeless and offer an insight that we may/should have previously missed as young, innocent and benign children.