Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done? is being released on DVD today (read Erik's review here whydon'tcha?), and while this could be called the perfect companion piece—it's also pretty goddamn perfect on its own. Watch in wonder as the following true story unfolds: Werner Herzog rescues Joaquin Phoenix from a potentially deadly car wreck… and not only is it ANIMATED for your enjoyment, it's narrated by Herzog himself. The greatest thing you will see on the internet all day.

Werner Herzog just saved me, too—from a potentially shitty day.