This may be the best rant about Gutenberg I’ve ever seen.

Well. I guess this says it all. Who the F wants a triangular wheel?

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I wasn’t going to write another post so soon about Gutenberg, but I’ve been fascinated by all the negative comments in the WordPress.org support forums, and came across this, well…masterpiece of a rant.  Even in spite of the typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors, it’s still a brilliantly written rant.  What makes it even better is this person actually created an account at WordPress.org just to publish their rant.  

So here goes.

So bad I actually made an account on wordpress.org to complain

@madethisaccounttoreviewgutenberg

I would prefer using the Gutenberg printing press than this pile of rubbish.

This is so soo soooo bad that I have actually made an account on wordpress.org to publish this review.

What a joke of a thing, pathetic. Blocks? Like for children who can’t think? WordPress is owned by the community, such an evil thing to force people to use this piece of crap.

Why am…

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Will Gutenberg kill WordPress as a writer’s platform?

Between this new Gutenberg Editor & the way feminist pages on WordPress are being removed, I may be leaving WordPress for another blogging platform sometime in 2019. I have a lot of followers on WordPress but I don’t need another fight on my hands. I just want to write & publish.

Lucky Otters Haven

nogutenberg

Almost every WordPress.com blogger has no doubt seen that irritating little blue blurb that keeps appearing at the bottom of the editing screen:  “A new editor is coming to level up your layout,” followed by a “learn more” offer that you can click on if you really want to learn more.   Over in the editor sidebar (where you find your status, post settings, categories and tags, sharing info, etc.) at the bottom is another distracting box offering you to try out the “new editor.”

Not many people like change, especially older folks like me.   Those of us who write for a living or just for fun who just want a nice big easy space to write in (like we have with the Classic Editor) don’t want to have to worry about “blocks” and dragging and dropping them around to “build a page.”  We just want to write, dammit.

Because essentially…

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12 Fun Facts About “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

READ THE WHOLE THING! The mathematical parts are really interesting but the musical parts are boss, too! Who knew that one silly Christmas carol had SO MUCH to it?? ENJOY!!!

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1. The Origin of the Song

The origin of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is ambiguous. Evidence suggests that it originated from France and three French versions are known. The earliest English version appeared in a 1780 book titled Mirth Without Mischief under the heading “The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball”. A copy of the book was sold for $23,750 in an auction.

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Over the years, several parts of the lyrics have undergone various changes, most notably, the names of the gifts. For example, in many older versions of the song, the fourth gift was “colly birds”. There were even versions where it was “colour’d birds”, curley birds” or “canary birds”.

Another difference is older versions of the songs don’t contain “on” at the start of each verse. So, it was like “The first day of Christmas”. It was only in 1909 when “on” was…

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“Christmas Day Will Always be, Just as long as We have We” Everything I Know Really About Christmas comes from Peanuts and the Grinch

On the second day of Christmas, I shared this blog, one of my very favorites.

Padre Steve's World: Official Home of the Anti-Chaps

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I am a Priest, and I am actually a pretty learned theologian as well as a historian. I am probably a better historian than theologian, in fact on of my Deans at the Joint Forces Staff College said that I was“a historian masquerading as a chaplain, not that there is anything wrong with that.”But the fact is that as learned as I am of the theology of the Incarnation and how important that is to real Christian theology. The Incarnation not about creating some kind of Christian theocracy in order to usher in the Kingdom of God, instead it is about a God that chooses to become fully human, to be born of a woman, and to endure the death of a criminal, despised and rejected by the types of people that theocracy minded “Christian leaders” emulate in thought, word, and deed.

With…

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PORTRAIT OF MY MOTHER IN JANUARY

I love this

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Mother dozes in her chair,
awakes a while and reads her book,
then dozes off again.
Wind makes a rush at the house
and, like a tide, recedes. The trees are sere.

Afternoons are the most difficult.
They seem to have no end,
no end and no one there.
Outside the trees do their witchy dance.
Mother grows smaller in her chair.

August Kleiznahler

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