Daily Archives: 20 Feb 2012

Jack’s Amazing Healing Scars

In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackbeard abuses Jack Sparrow by carving something that looks kind of like a pitchfork into his voodoo doll, and thus onto the right side of Jack’s chest. But there’s a problem. We know from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, that Jack already has two scars there. Check out this video:

Now, I understand that the scene from the first movie was deleted and is therefore not canonical. But really: couldn’t they have been consistent? The deleted scenes from the island are the best, and this particular one is my favorite. What’s more, the deleted scenes are more than just discarded. They were in the final script—the shooting script. They were shot. Surely they can be considered back story. As far as I was concerned, Jack had those scars all the way through the first 3.5 films. Sudden gone! Perhaps it was voodoo?

Doing My Part for Romney

Dogs Against RomneyJust as with gay rights advocates and Rick Santorum‘s name, animal rights advocates are associating Mitt Romney‘s name with something unpleasant. Because I don’t deal well with scatological matters, I will leave it to you to click on Santorum to find out what it means. However, I am happy to tell you that Romney means “To defecate in terror.” This is because… Wait! I can’t tell you. Just read this article about Dogs Against Romney.

Currently, a Google search on Santorum will bring up the right definition as the number one result. Use “I’m Feeling Lucky”! Sadly, a Google search on Romney only brings up the right definition as the number two result. But this article is my attempt to be a good netizen and bring Romney to number one! (Not that number two isn’t appropriate.)

Huge in Canada

CanadaI sent a link to a friend up in Canada, and she could not open the page. I asked her if she could see the home page. Yes she could, but it was out of date. The most recent post was my article on the MPAA. I went and looked at it, and I noticed that it was the last article I posted before moving to a new hosting company. I’ve posted 65 articles since then!

It turns out that no one else is having this problem. No one else that I know of. If you’re reading this, you aren’t having the problem either. I think I’ve figured out what’s going on.

My old hosting company is still hosting my site—I’m paid up through the end of this month. When I moved the site to the new host, I changed the name servers for the franklycurious.com domain name. These name servers used to point to the old host and now they point to the new host. (You understand that the network doesn’t work with names but rather numbers; what’s going on here is like someone putting the wrong address on a letter to you; you’re name might be right, but it will be delivered to the wrong house.) For whatever reason, my Canadian friend’s name servers are currently pointing to the wrong hosting company.

I hope this is not a problem throughout Canada, because I am huge in Canada!