Brush? #socs

Brush work, no doubt. Image by Nika Akin from Pixabay

Brush? What kind of prompt is that? Well, no matter.

I started thinking about all the kinds of brushes there are, and there are lots. In the area of personal hygiene and cleanliness, there’s the hairbrush, the toothbrush, the shoe brush, the makeup brush, the mascara brush, the fingernail brush, the shaving brush, and the back brush (for washing your back). Then there are the ones used for home maintenance and cleaning, like the bottle brush, the vegetable brush, the scrub brush, the toilet brush, and the paintbrush. And there are different types of paintbrushes, some for interior and exterior decorating, others for creating art, such as watercolor, oil, and tempera. And let’s not forget the brushes used to play the drums.

And that’s all I have for brush. Most of today has been spent messing with the despised block editor. I don’t have to worry about it, because I’ve always used the original editor. That should be around until at least 2023, so I can brush off any talk about having to cope with it until then.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now this word from Ipana Toothpaste. Brush-a, brush-a, brusha-a, here’s the new Ipana…

32 thoughts on “Brush? #socs

  1. You just about covered all the brushes and I remember the Ipana – Brush-a, brush-a, brush-a, commercial well. I don’t mind the new editor, however, I think it should not be the only option. I’ve read several articles about the new editor via the WordPress folks and I still don’t get the reasoning behind it. It has some advantages but it’s cumbersome.

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  2. I don’t own a shoe brush but other than that I’ve got these covered. It’s a pretty extensive list of brushes once you lay it all out there like that…

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    1. And I don’t think that’s an exhaustive list. I know we used to use a wire brush for some cleaning tasks back in my food processing days. Someone else mentioned the little brush that’s used to clean an electric shaver, and I remember having one that attached to the tone arm of my stereo and swept the record as it turned on the turntable. There are likely more…

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  3. You covered a lot of brushes! I’ve been using the block editor for a few weeks. In some ways I’m getting used to it, but it still feels cumbersome, probably because it is cumbersome.

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  4. Love the commercial! They used a different Bucky commercial in Grease. I always thought it was cute and maybe even got kids to brush their teeth. I got my pink skip for classic editor in the middle of the day last on Tuesday. After putting up a fuss, I took the Willow method of “keep calm and solider on”. In a day or two, I realize it is not half bad. It is all bad. Ba-dum-tis. Just kidding. Block editor will do.

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    1. For me, a lot of it is I don’t get the kind of control over where things are placed. I like to resize and center more than just images (e.g. YouTube videos, Instagrams, tweets etc.), and you can’t, even though it looks like you can. What’s up with that? I asked them and they gave me the verbal equivalent of a shoulder shrug. Makes me think it’s because they didn’t wanna, and too bad if I do. Chaps my hide…

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  5. I’ve brushed off the block editor as well…for now…until I get the “pink slip” that Dan mentioned. I’m still not sure why WordPress went with an editor that no one seems to like in favor of what has been working for all of us. It’s silly.

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    1. I got my pink slip this past week, but since I use the original editor rather than the Classic one, it’s no big deal, at least for another year or two.

      As to why they’re doing this, I think the blog world is moving away from text and toward images and videos, since more people are moving away from blogs in favor of social media. WordPress is actually designed as a content management system, and as such more people are using it for building e-commerce sites, photo galleries etc. Now understand, that’s just a guess, since no one at Automattic (WP’s parent company) has bothered to explain why they chose to go in this direction, which just exacerbated the situation. If they had told us why they were doing it, while we might not have been happy about it, we would have at least understood why. As it stands now, it looks like they just did it to be (pardon the French) assholes…

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  6. Good job, John. I’ve heard that WP is handing out Classic Editor pink slips and switching some blogs with very short notice. 2021, maybe, but I’m not sure it’s going to be around much longer than that.

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    1. I got my notice this week, and thre’s no more “switch to the classic editor” on the menu. At least now, we won’t have to try and figure out which is the classic editor anymore. As for the original editor, I read on the forum side that it won’t be going away until 2023. I’m taking them at their word, knowing that as sure as God made little green apples they’ll change it when they damn well feel like it.

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      1. The only time I see that editor is is I click “edit” on a post that I’ve already published. It has never been a choice for me. I haven’t gotten my notice yet, but I’m reviewing themes today. I may just switch over tomorrow for Monday’s post and be done with it.

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        1. So you only see the wp-admin editor when you have a post that’s already published? Interesting…

          I thought you were already using the block editor, for whatever reason. Or do you mean switching to the original editor?

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          1. I’ve been switching between Classic and Block which are the only two options I have. Once published, if I jump to edit from the post (little option box at bottom right) it opens to the other editor.

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