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Philip Moscovitch
Constantly curious writer w/ bylines in Walrus, Globe & Mail, Saltscapes and more. Currently writing books on fermented foods and psychosis & families.
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Philip Moscovitch 30m
Replying to @barneyfarmer
I agree completely. What I meant was those who see famines caused by their countries as natural disasters see famines caused by their political enemies are murder. I expressed it poorly.
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Philip Moscovitch 2h
Replying to @barneyfarmer
Same principle does not apply to starvation caused by Communist regimes, of course.
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Philip Moscovitch 11h
Replying to @Remember_Sarah
Two whole movies + before Jabba the Hutt appears.
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Philip Moscovitch 11h
That's generous. Clark, I have been careless for a couple of years, so if you ever want to do this route sans kids let me know.
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Philip Moscovitch 11h
Yeah, I'd like to be able to do this too and haven't found any easy-to-understand info that doesn't require me to have a guide (though I'd love to have a guide too...)
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Philip Moscovitch 15h
Replying to @GregorCraigie
Randy's, where we tried to go first, is #1 on this list.
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Philip Moscovitch 16h
Noted for your next trip to Halifax.
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Philip Moscovitch 17h
Replying to @DartmouthDerek @thenfb
He travelled all over the region for decades, and in later years showed NFB films on the ferry.
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Philip Moscovitch 17h
Replying to @redgirl13
Riches await.
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Philip Moscovitch 17h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
The first time I met John, he was long-retired and I was on a one-year contract at the NFB. "So, I hear you work for the Film Board, do you?" he said with a smile.
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Philip Moscovitch 17h
Hey, - Check this out: Travelling projectionist John Martin arriving at the Mi'kmaq community of Lennox Island, PEI, with a projector, screen and speaker in tow. Probably late 1950s. Photo from John's son, former NFB producer Kent Martin. Love this shot.
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Philip Moscovitch 17h
Replying to @neluunaa
It seemed alternately disturbing and banal--which was also disturbing.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @boxbrown
Mrs A says Mr A doesn't do enough stuff with Archie. He is surprised to learn Archie likes wrestling, so off they go. He gets hauled into the ring and becomes the unwitting star of the show.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @boxbrown
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
But I couldn't help thinking that if someone broke their way in (wooden door with a window) we were all toast, sitting there together in the corner.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
I know nothing about the science of shooter behaviour, so maybe sitting quietly is helpful. Maybe shooters are opportunistic and will go for the easiest targets and a locked door will turn them away.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
On the one hand, I can't imagine being a sensitive kid in this situation. On the other, they seemed to take it completely in stride. Just another lockdown drill.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
At one point someone came and tried the door. I am a fully-grown adult who knew this was a drill and it still unsettled me. I imagined someone armed bursting in.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
I don't know how long it lasted. Probably just a few minutes, but it seemed looong. The kids were remarkably quiet. One just started straight ahead the whole time.
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Philip Moscovitch 18h
Replying to @PhilMoscovitch
The kids immediately went and sat silently in the designated corner, along with their teacher... and me. "What am I supposed to do?" I asked, and the teacher pointed to the spot.
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