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Frank Combs

Frank Combs

Mr.

Searching for a mentor at the moment. I also have some ideas I want to pursue anybody want to help me?

  • I wonder how long it will be until the Oregon location is closed. Does anybody know if any BlockBusters exist or are still open outside of the United States?

  • Agreed Lan Vukhac,I believe that would make things easier. I would like to see a few other additions as well,otherwise I see my self checking NewsPicks multiple times a day for new content. If I had to give it a star rating it might be 4.

  • Agreed Michelle Casterlin. We already have enough things tracking us. If I was ever sent or given one I would either throw it in the creek or give it away.

  • For my first comment/post on NewsPicks I will give my opinion on this article. I disagree with replacing the vast majority of these classics. However 2 on the list I would either consider reading both or replacing one with the other. Case in point #9/10,Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain being

    For my first comment/post on NewsPicks I will give my opinion on this article. I disagree with replacing the vast majority of these classics. However 2 on the list I would either consider reading both or replacing one with the other. Case in point #9/10,Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain being replaced by Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Fredreick Douglass. Why not read both,if/when given the opportunity I would most likely read both. as far as #11 The Ambassadors by Henry James,being replaced by The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer,I would have to read both to consider replacing one with the other. Having said that I have never heard of The Ambassadors by Henry James,but have heard of the other I would consider adding both to my reading list before making a better determination.

    Now that is done with,

    replacing The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway with The Summer Book by Tove Jansson,are you serious one is a classic,the other I never heard of before this post and subsequent article.

    Replacing the Bible with almost any other book is one sacreligious,#2 actually was inspired by God and written down by his prophets and subsequently blaspehmous. This coming from somebody who goes to Church services twice a year max,although I do read the prophetic passages/books and learn with a YoutTube pastor from Indiana¨I will give the link if asked¨. I love to see how biblical prophecy ties into current events. Read the signs.

    First and foremost when it comes to David McCullough´s book John Adams I know there are a few historical innacuracies but I look past them as most are minor compared to the rest of John Adam´s life and story. Second,Drew Magary writes about 3 different books in his critique. Which is it he is writing about? As far as Alexander Graham Bell goes,he invented or used a primitive version of a Metal Detecting device. Also his doctor probed in different areas as opposed to where the device detected the bullets. Third building the Panama Canal cost actual lives and the early excavating team were afflicted by Yellow Fever as well as Malaraia in addition to some of the early teams going bankrupt. 5,600 workers died of disease and accidents during construction. Mr. Magary should go to the Canal zone and talk to the relatives and desendants of the locals before he critiques a modern marvel of Engineering and time saving. Does he know the old way to get from the Carribean/Atlantic to the Pacific,lileky not.

    I will comment on more of the so called replacements if I get a response to this critique.