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He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch
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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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; usnavy
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To: Perdogg

this begs the BIG question: is Dr.Who really a doctor?


51 posted on 06/20/2013 12:34:03 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: left that other site

Judging from this Captain’s insignia, I am guessing he’s a Captain in Some Rural Fire Department. AND he has FIVE stripes on his sleeve!

You are correct! As a retired Navy man I can assure you his mustache isn’t within regulations. (Even in the Adm Zumwalt days! lol)


52 posted on 06/20/2013 12:34:48 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57

What does five stripes signify? Would that mean that My beloved Captain Kangaroo is actually an Admiral? :-)


53 posted on 06/20/2013 12:36:08 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Perdogg
Here's how it works folks.

An executive from PepsiCo takes an executive from NPR to lunch. He discusses a nice contribution his company is thinking about making to NPR.

Then in passing he mentions a fun little story NPR might like to run about a “controversy” over the Cap’n uniform.

The Pepsico exec goes back to his office and cuts a check, The NPR exec goes back and cuts a segment.

Sales of Cap’n Crunch spike upwards for a couple of weeks and a few $million flows right to the bottom line.

54 posted on 06/20/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: camle

He’s a doektah.


55 posted on 06/20/2013 12:43:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: left that other site
Five stripes would make him Fleet Admiral Kangaroo, IIRC. ;-)
56 posted on 06/20/2013 12:44:56 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Now they’re in my breakfast cereal. Them Nazis are everywhere.


57 posted on 06/20/2013 12:47:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: MarkL

Yep. Most submarine captains are, in fact, Commanders. I even saw a Master Chief Captain on a tug once.


58 posted on 06/20/2013 12:49:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Charles Martel

A promotion!

Wonderful!

He deserves it! :-)


59 posted on 06/20/2013 12:52:34 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: GraceG

Back in my days playing the original Call Of Duty online, my name was Captain Andtennille...


60 posted on 06/20/2013 1:07:36 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
And the Captain of "Captain and Tennille" wasn't a real captain either.

He was a dragon.

A Daryl Dragon to be precise.

61 posted on 06/20/2013 1:39:17 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: camle
this begs the BIG question: is Dr. Who really a doctor?

I've infrequently wondered if there are some occasions when he should be Dr. Whom.

62 posted on 06/20/2013 1:47:12 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (What happens over the rainbow stays over the rainbow)
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To: Perdogg
"Aargh, ye maties!"

creepy-Capn-Crunch

"Come taste these sweet wee morsels!"

63 posted on 06/20/2013 2:40:45 PM PDT by N-R-T (no rat tyranny)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Did he serve with Kerry Blumenthal in Vietnam?

[I know, I know, it's hard to keep track.]

64 posted on 06/20/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
He's a lootenant


65 posted on 06/20/2013 6:24:07 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: camle
this begs the BIG question: is Dr.Who really a doctor?

It varies. Best information: ie not from the Doctor (Rule One: The Doctor lies) is that he gained a doctorate from the Prydonian Academy on Gallifrey Class of '92 (with a grade of 51% on his second attempt)

66 posted on 06/20/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: left that other site

There are no “5 stripes” in the Military. An Admiral would have 1 two inch stripe (not sure of the width), then one, two or three stripes (same as a Captain) depending on the rank.


67 posted on 06/25/2013 4:52:25 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57

You mean to tell me, Captain Kangaroo is a FAKE?

OH the Humanity!


68 posted on 06/25/2013 4:58:23 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Relax! He’s not fake, he’s a fireman. See the insignia on his cap. I hope you can sleep tonight! lol :0


69 posted on 06/25/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jimmyo57

Yes..I noticed the insignia on his hat! LOL!


70 posted on 06/25/2013 2:48:56 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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