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Guide to Survival, Series

Guide to Survival: The Movie Sidekick

By Symon Kenny, Uganda: Every villain has henchmen, and every hero has a sidekick. Someone who's got the hero's back, someone who's there to dive in front of a bullet at less than a moment's notice, someone to help the hero whisk his damsel to safety. Someone to distract the villain while the hero does something extremely delicate and important. […]

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Guide to Survival, Series

Guide to Survival: A Movie Lieutenant

By Symon Kenny, Uganda: Being a villain's second-in-command (thus, lieutenant) can be difficult most times, especially when you're one more person standing in the way between the hero and the villain. Yes, in most cases you're expendable. You may be in command of several underlings, but the villain commands you, so you should wield the power that you possess. The […]

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Guide to Survival, Series

Guide to Survival: The Damsel

By Symon Kenny, Uganda: Movie-ville is a great place to be for a damsel. The weather's usually nice, the storekeepers are friendly, and you'll occasionally watch a car chase or two at least once in your lifetime. There's always a sale and somehow you'll be one of the first to know about it, regardless of where you live. It's also […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

The Tale Of The Spare Ribs

By Symon Kenny, Uganda: They say that there's strength in numbers. There's no end to the things people are capable of doing in large numbers. Some of them can be amazing, others completely stupid. Somewhere between those lines is where you find the utterly ridiculous. A few colleagues of mine recently got a hankering for some better class of junk […]

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