The Big Idea: Randy Henderson

By author Randy Henderson and his protagonist Finn fancy necromancy be talking about things and stuff.

RANDY HENDERSON:

Wayne asked, “Where’s the big idea of fancy?”.

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In which author Randy Henderson and the protagonist of his novel Finn Fancy Necromancy have a conversation about things and stuff.

RANDY HENDERSON:

“The Big Idea of Finn Fancy?” Finn asked. “Let’s do it!  Time to get all introspective, Mork from Ork wrap-up style.”

“Fine,” I replied. “For this book, the big idea was simply to have fun.  I –”

“Hang on.  That’s your standard answer. But let’s get real here, shall we? This is the BIG Idea, so let’s talk about what that really means. I mean, you did turn forty shortly before writing this book.”

“Uh, yeah?” I said, shifting uncomfortably in my chair.

“Well, this book is about a guy who’s banished from our world as a teen in 1986 and comes back in 2011 as a forty-year-old. So first, let me ask, what band’s playing on your computer right now?”

“The Smiths, but –”

“Uh huh…

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Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Invest In The Future Of The Car

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Invest In The Future Of The Car

While at first the rumors seemed far-fetched, a new report from the Financial Times lends serious credibility to the idea that Apple is working in earnest on car-related technologies beyond just CarPlay.

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While at first the rumors seemed far-fetched, a new report from the Financial Times lends serious credibility to the idea that Apple is working in earnest on car-related technologies beyond just CarPlay. Dashboard software may be part of its automotive designs, but the FT claims that Apple is on a headhunt for employees with experience in car design and vehicle engineering, rather than just software and infotainment. Apple chasing automotive dreams should not in fact come as a much of a surprise, however, given the size of the company’s war chest, and the changing nature of what constitutes a “tech” company.

Apple may have become the most valuable company in the world thanks to a relatively streamlined line of product offerings and a willingness to focus on a few things rather than trying to do it all, but that doesn’t preclude it from exploring a wider range in the future…

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‘McTucky Fried High’ is your new favorite LGBT food-themed animated web series

‘McTucky Fried High’ is your new favorite LGBT food-themed animated web series

Listen, I know your Netflix queue is nearly bursting with LGBT food-themed cartoons, but the new web series McTucky Fried High deserves to move to the front.

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Listen, I know your Netflix queue is nearly bursting with LGBT food-themed cartoons, but the new web series McTucky Fried High deserves to move to the front.

In all seriousness: This original web series from 26-year-old filmmaker, illustrator, and activist Robert Carnilius combines queer issues, high school drama, and, well, food, in a smart and fantastically zany way. There are only two episodes so far, but we’re already hooked.

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Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are an unlikely buddy comedy duo in ‘Hot Pursuit’

Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are an unlikely buddy comedy duo in ‘Hot Pursuit’

The list of action movies that showcase female talent both on- and off-screen is awfully short, but it just got a little bit longer.

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The list of action movies that showcase female talent both on- and off-screen is awfully short, but it just got a little bit longer.

The first trailer for Hot Pursuit premiered online today, starring Sofía Vergara, the best non-Phil Dunphy part of Modern Family, and our favorite elevator wildcat Reese Witherspoon. At the helm is director Anne Fletcher, who brought you The Proposal and Step Up (a.k.a literally the reason that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum fell in love and got married and made a human child).

Witherspoon goes against type as a dorky, try-hard cop on a mission to protect Vergara — who’s basically playing herself — a drug dealer’s widow on the run from murderous cartel members. Watching them insult each other in Spanish is a delight.

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Hot Pursuit hits theaters on May 8. Here’s the trailer:

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