Thursday Inspiration — Wild Thing

I’m not back from vacation yet, but I did see Jim’s Thursday Inspiration post today, where the word is “wild.” All I could think of was the song “Wild Thing” by the Troggs.

“Wild Thing” was written by American songwriter Chip Taylor and popularized by the English rock band the Troggs. It was originally recorded and released by the American rock band the Wild Ones in 1965, but it did not chart. The Troggs’ single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1966. Their version of “Wild Thing” was ranked at number 257 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It has also been performed by many other musicians.

It’s a simple song where a guy has fallen hard for a girl, a “wild thing,” and he’s trying to know for sure it what he’s feeling for her is the real thing.

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
I love you

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
You move me

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing

Too Bad, So Sad, Now Go Away

A few weeks ago I posted this post about a problem with the WordPress iOS app that cropped up in November 2020 and which, almost two years later, still persists. I sent a copy of my post to the Happiness Engineers and the response I got was essentially telling me that the app wasn’t intended to work the way I wanted it to — and the way it used to work — on the WordPress iOS app.

We’re aware of this problem starting on WordPress app v 16.0. We created a report with all the details about this bug in 2020. Right now, we’re not currently working on fixing this issue. The primary function of the in-app browser is to preview content (instead of interacting), so we’ve been concentrating on high-priority features and other bugs.

Then I asked, “Why is this bug not present on Android?”

The Android and iOS apps have entirely different codebases, which means that, for the most part, a bug on one OS doesn’t replicate on another OS.

To this I responded, “First of all, you just confirmed that this is a bug, one you seem to have no intent to fix. Second of all, if, as you wrote, ‘The primary function of the in-app bowser is to preview content (instead of interacting)…,’ it’s interesting that, before the WordPress iOS 16.0 update, the app did support interacting and not just previewing, and apparently still does work that way on the WordPress Android mobile app.

And finally, the Happiness Engineer wrote:

I understand that this is not good news and how frustrating it can be. If there’s anything else, we can help you with, please let us know.

Anything else they can help me with? Seriously? What help? No, this is not good news and I’m not happy with the answer, which is essentially fuck off, Fandango.

FOWC with Fandango — Before

FOWC

It’s September 29, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “before.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.