Poor Yorick Entertainment


Upon finishing Infinite Jest (doing so is like a sacrament, which I say even though I’m Jewish), Chris Ayers created a shining visual memorial/appendage to Infinite Jest. The website Poor Yorick Entertainment is “a visual exploration of the filmography of James O. Incandenza and the world of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.”

About the site: “‘Poor Yorick Entertainment’ is the name of the fictional independent film company started by James O. Incandenza in David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest. . . . This project is an attempt to bring some kind of visual life to the fictional filmmaker’s body of work.”

You know how Universal Orlando created “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park? This website is like that for the brain. And it’s free.

Site highlights:

Check out the movie posters for Kinds of Light, Various Small Flames, The Joke, Blood Sister: One Tough Nun, and Baby Pictures of Famous Dictators,

Ever wondered what an Enfield Tennis Academy “ETA” t-shirt looks like?

Everyone’s invited to the Whataburger Southwest Junior Invitational November 23,25, Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment!

Subsidized Time goes visual.

Chris Ayers, I think I speak for everyone when I say: Marry me.

Elissa Bassist edits the Funny Women column. She teaches humor writing at The New School and Catapult. Follow her on Twitter, and visit elissabassist.com for more literary, feminist, and personal criticism. More from this author →