Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A year after reading it, things I remember about 'Infinite Jest' (a partial list)

Quebecois wheelchair assassins

Repeated and varied descriptions of the largeness of Don Gately's head

A Las Vegas crooner became president, the first president to twirl his microphone during the state of the union or whatever its called in the book, because the USA, Canada and Mexico are some sort of unified political entity

Interlace entertainment/cartridges - essentially this is Netflix

Subsidized Time - i.e. The Year of the Depends Adult Undergarment

Ambiguity as to whether one character is deformed by beauty or acid

John "No Relation" Wayne

Microwave suicide

Waste disposal via trebuchet into the 'The Great Concavity'

'The Entertainment' being fatal in that no one can ever stop watching

Mario Incandenza is a homodontic midget

The reprehensible cocaine addict from the AA recovery house who kills dogs

A kid running around with a computer monitor smashed on his head, that they can't remove right away because of the sharp screen fragments proximity to his neck

Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed (U.H.I.D.)

Mount Dilaudid and Lake Urine


Anonymous said...

Yeah okay. I think I might start trying to think about reading that? But only if I can get a used version with a cover that rivals your Moby Dick. And what would that cover be, Goats! That's why they pay you the big bucks.

thope said...

How about this: http://inappropriatebookcovers.tumblr.com/post/2430590839/aim-for-the-jugular

Anonymous said...

Well that's the best website I've ever seen in my life. You never do fail to disappoint, Goats. Animal Farm! Also finally inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

Tonally inappropriate?