Occasional Notes: Excesses and Deficiencies

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Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Re: 1015 K.

    Well, duh, Jennifer Aniston is a national treasure.Report

  2. Avatar Aaron says:

    How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck? is, like most of Werner Herzog’s documentaries, really fascinating beyond what a bare description of it would indicate. Of his other early docs, I would also recommend checking out God’s Angry Man and The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner. The first is a portrait of a 70s televangelist, and is similar to Woodchuck in tone. The latter is an amazing look at a ski jumper with a fantastic score by Popul Vuh. It’s more like his later (and also amazing) Gulf War documentary/tone poem, Lessons of Darkness.Report

    • Avatar Aaron says:

      God’s Angry Man doesn’t seem to be on Netflix, but it is posted on Youtube, and is well worth watching.Report

      • Avatar Rufus F. says:

        God’s Angry Man is great. I also have a fondness for Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The thing with Herzog is I remember his documentaries as fiction and his fiction as documentaries. I was going to suggest Where the Green Ants Dream as a documentary, but it’s not.Report

  3. Avatar Herb says:

    “If the aim of historical preservation policies is to preserve historical buildings, said policies are really, really failing here.”

    Maybe….but then again, seems like in this case, the problem isn’t the policy, but an unscrupulous (possibly underfunded?) owner trying to use it for his own advantage. (Which is a problem with any policy regardless of the merits of the policy itself.)

    Sounds to me like homeboy doesn’t have the money to fix it up himself, and refuses to sell to someone who can. We can “eminent domain” it away from him if you want.Report