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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Based on this Discussion:
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I think we should run a poll on this subject. From the original post I am borrowing the following ideas.

Have you read Stephen Crane's _The Red Badge of Courage_?
A Yes, it was assigned reading in junior high or high school
B Yes, because I wanted to
C No
D I think it is: A Really Great Work Of American Literature
E I think it is Not That Great, but…
F meh
G There should definitely be a marker or plaque at Stephen Crane's birthplace:
H Maybe here should be a marker or plaque at Stephen Crane's birthplace
I What is a "Red Badge of Courage"?
J Don't know/care

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 11:05 p.m. PST

Sorry, but all those possible votes are what is wrong with most TMP polls.
How many wishy washy responses do you need? It doesn't really matter the subject. Every time I see so many choices, I always go to "NO OPINION".

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Aug 2017 11:43 p.m. PST

I will need an option for my personal experience,

K) I've had the Classics Illustrated comic book version since kidhood but that's as far as I ever got. (Still, it's a pretty good adaptation.)

I have the book, too, but never got around to reading it so far.

advocate22 Aug 2017 11:51 p.m. PST

That's at least two separate questions.
Pretty sure I've read it. A long time ago.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

A – Read it because it was assigned.
L – Reread it because I like it.

general btsherman23 Aug 2017 6:33 a.m. PST


marshalGreg23 Aug 2017 6:50 a.m. PST



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

I agree with Winston and advocate.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

With all the anger over removing statues of certain individuals, why would a plaque even be considered for this dubious character. He frequented brothels, and always claimed he was conducting "research". He was involved in a scandal involving a prostitute and a copper.

I'm already in favor of taking down his plaque, and he doesn't even have one yet.

But in all seriousness, the poll above has too many options. I can see yes, read it because I had to, yes, I read it because I wanted to, or no, have never read it.

What you thought of the book should be a separate poll.

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 10:26 a.m. PST


JAFD2623 Aug 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Salutations, gentlefolk !

You can, of course, skip the intermediaries, and send your opinion directly to

The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka
City Hall
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

or maybe to

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

B and D.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

A. Enjoyed it.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

Yep, read it as a youngster.

Barry S24 Aug 2017 2:13 a.m. PST


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Read the Classics Illustrated version. Saw both movies. Preferred the Audie Murphy version over the John Boy Walton version.

I assume the Audie Murphy version is why this is in the WWII media thread.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

Liked the book but not the movie.

Clays Russians Inactive Member22 Sep 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

A and re-read it because I liked it.

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