Skip to comments.He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch
Posted on 06/20/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by Perdogg
We don't know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It's important, so even if we're a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap'n Crunch is an impostor.
The Cap'n was unmasked on June 14 by a food blogger, who noticed the uniform he wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. That is: A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.
As the story spread, the Navy confirmed what you might be fearing: Cap'n Crunch is a fraud, tricking innocent children since his introduction in 1963.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
According to his sleeve insignia he’s actually a Commander. In the French Navy. Sacre Bleu!
you don’t have to be a rank captain to be a ship’s captain (which is what CC is).
Glad to see NPR is more concerned about the bona fides of a cartoon ceral box character than those of our current CinC.
I prefer Captain Trips....
Fake scandal to distract the masses. There will be more!
A Commander in charge of a ship is referred to as “Captain”.
I wish NPR would continue their theme - fictional “leaders”.
Shame on Crunch. He deserves to be chewed and swallowed.
And that ladies and gentlemen, constitutes the absolute high point of NPR’s news gathering capabilities.
For further information, see NPR instructions on “Inserting your head into Obama’s ......”
Upon entering the Deutsche Reichsmarine in 1938, Leutnant (W.) Siegfried “Wolf” Crunch was assigned to the Torpedoboote “Aufschlagspritzer”, as assistant to the Besonderen Offizier T.O. (Torpedo Officer).
At the onset of war he was promoted and transferred to the Unterwasser-waffen branch as the political officer of Unterseeboote (U-boat) 133, which became notorious for its high tonnage of mostly unarmed cargo vessels (and several neutral ships), after he had taken command following the suspicious death of the ship’s Captain.
Assuming the field rank of Kapitan-leutnant (W.) (which was never confirmed), he soon began a reign of undersea terror and treachery unmatched in the war. Labled a “rogue” by German Naval HQ, his reckless brutality eventually caused his crew to mutiny, during which he managed to scuttle his submarine, at the loss of all hands, while making his way to an Argentinian trawler on a life raft.
Still a young man, he quickly amassed a fortune in South America, allegedly through the use of slave labor, and later was instrumental in the plot to assassinate Juan Peron.
Relocating to the United States in the early 1960’s, he was fired from his job at Kellogg’s for wanting to put sugar frosting on corn flakes, which they deemed “unhealthy”. But his invention of a secret process to keep cereal crunchy, even in milk, redeemed him with the breakfast-food industry and the rest is history.
Also, I don’t believe the Navy spells Captain Cap’n.
Also the Cap’n’s boat is unseaworthy.
Also the blue eyed white Cap’n doesn’t “look” like America.
Also the room of my mouth hurts for a week every time I eat a bowl of that stuff.
Also room should read roof.
Wait till ya see the dirt they dig up on Quisp and Sugar Bear next week...
a lot of commanders are ship’s captains, adn addressed as such....heck, ‘Captain’ bligh was actually a rank Lieutenant.
What about the Skipper on Gilligan’s Island?
Well, of course: Cap’n Crunch is far more respected than Barack Obama. .
NPR hopes the captain crunch scandal deflects attention away from the myriad of Obama scandals bursting into flames all around him.
Your tax dollars, hard at work in their new HQ.
Sold a lot more product than Barry ever did.
Now, let’s talk for a moment about Captain Fantastic.
He wasn’t a captain and he was hardly fantastic.
I trust NPR has also launched an investigations into Tony the Tiger and Sugarpops Pete. Meanwhile, the background of the world’s biggest imposter, Baraq Hussein 0bama, remains very cloudy.
OK, that’s kinda funny.
Next you’re going to tell me that King Vitamin isn’t a real King.
We hard an Army Mike Boat working for us for a couple of months. The skipper was a SP4 named Spanky. On the water we called him Cap’n.
That stuff always hurt my mouth.
What they do not take into consideration... is that there is a rank of captain in the Navy O-6, but a Commander can be the Captain of a ship...
Until Post brings back Frosted Rice Krinkles (which they have no intention to do according to them) I am stuck eating this Cinnamon Toast Crunch crap.
Who says he’s in the “U.S. Navy anyway? Is his hat navy issue?
It must be awfully boring to work at NPR, if this sort of childish nonsense is all they’ve got to do.
Reminds me of the libs who wanted the “Roadrunner” cartoons quashed because they were “too violent”.
The arrested development of the left never fails to amaze me.
This is bad. I remember what happened to Adm Boorda.
I know- that’s why you gotta eat the whole box at once- because you can’t eat anything else for a week
His hat looks early 1800s, Napoleonic style. As does his ship.
Things weren’t the same then.
Testimony is being taken now indicating Captain Kangaroo had Mr Greenjeans, Bunny Rabbit & the Town Clown strip searched in an effort to find a gallon of strawberries discovered missing from the Treasure House freezer.
That is a keeper! I’m going to...borrow that, LOL!
Went out of business after being there *forever*.
Wonder if they noticed the irony of their 'window display' at any point?
Not true at all...
In the Navy, the person in command of a ship is referred to as “Captain,” no matter what his actual rank.
I seem to recall seeing a Lt Commander who was in charge of a ship, and another Commander who was in charge of a submarine.
Both were correctly referred to as “captain!”
Dontchu make fun of the Captain! There’s a murder trial going on in FLA named after him.
Probably not. See my tagline.
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