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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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1 posted on 06/20/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 06/20/2013 10:44:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

According to his sleeve insignia he’s actually a Commander. In the French Navy. Sacre Bleu!


3 posted on 06/20/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

you don’t have to be a rank captain to be a ship’s captain (which is what CC is).


4 posted on 06/20/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Perdogg

Glad to see NPR is more concerned about the bona fides of a cartoon ceral box character than those of our current CinC.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:01 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Perdogg

I prefer Captain Trips....

Mmmmm, Bleargh......


6 posted on 06/20/2013 10:46:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

Fake scandal to distract the masses. There will be more!


7 posted on 06/20/2013 10:47:00 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Perdogg

A Commander in charge of a ship is referred to as “Captain”.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 10:47:03 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: Perdogg
Keel haul the scurvy dog!
9 posted on 06/20/2013 10:47:24 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Perdogg
Please give to support the fine work of this wonderful organization.
10 posted on 06/20/2013 10:48:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

I wish NPR would continue their theme - fictional “leaders”.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg
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.

Fist pump baby

12 posted on 06/20/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Perdogg

Shame on Crunch. He deserves to be chewed and swallowed.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 10:48:44 AM PDT by married21
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To: Perdogg


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!
14 posted on 06/20/2013 10:50:14 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: Perdogg

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 ......”


15 posted on 06/20/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Perdogg

(found elsewhere)

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 10:51:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Perdogg

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.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Also room should read roof.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 10:52:57 AM PDT by DManA
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To: dirtboy

Wait till ya see the dirt they dig up on Quisp and Sugar Bear next week...


19 posted on 06/20/2013 10:54:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: camle

BINGO!!!


20 posted on 06/20/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tgusa

a lot of commanders are ship’s captains, adn addressed as such....heck, ‘Captain’ bligh was actually a rank Lieutenant.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What about the Skipper on Gilligan’s Island?


22 posted on 06/20/2013 10:58:31 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: dirtboy

Well, of course: Cap’n Crunch is far more respected than Barack Obama. .


23 posted on 06/20/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Perdogg

NPR hopes the captain crunch scandal deflects attention away from the myriad of Obama scandals bursting into flames all around him.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 11:00:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Perdogg

Your tax dollars, hard at work in their new HQ.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Salgak

Sold a lot more product than Barry ever did.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 11:00:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tgusa

Now, let’s talk for a moment about Captain Fantastic.

He wasn’t a captain and he was hardly fantastic.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

OK, that’s kinda funny.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Perdogg

Next you’re going to tell me that King Vitamin isn’t a real King.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 11:04:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WesternPacific

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.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Perdogg

That stuff always hurt my mouth.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 11:08:01 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Perdogg; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Did he serve with Kerry in Vietnam?


33 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Perdogg

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...


34 posted on 06/20/2013 11:19:03 AM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: dirtboy

BUMP!


35 posted on 06/20/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

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.


36 posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:51 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Perdogg

2600...


37 posted on 06/20/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 11:25:50 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Perdogg

This is bad. I remember what happened to Adm Boorda.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:59 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: DManA

I know- that’s why you gotta eat the whole box at once- because you can’t eat anything else for a week


40 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: FrankR

His hat looks early 1800s, Napoleonic style. As does his ship.

Things weren’t the same then.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: prisoner6
Fake scandal to distract the masses. There will be more!

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.

42 posted on 06/20/2013 11:37:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg
Liberals are going after everything they can find, I wish they would put that much energy into doing something good and useful! But there is no rest for the wicked.


Isaiah (NET) 57:20 But the wicked are like a surging sea that is unable to be quiet; its waves toss up mud and sand. 57:21 There will be no prosperity,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
43 posted on 06/20/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: dfwgator
(Sigh)...I've got some bad news for ya'.
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44 posted on 06/20/2013 11:41:29 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: skeeter

That is a keeper! I’m going to...borrow that, LOL!


45 posted on 06/20/2013 11:49:55 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Tea Party, Constitution, patriot, DOMA, NRA, pro-life...can you hear me now big ears?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Went out of business after being there *forever*.

Wonder if they noticed the irony of their 'window display' at any point?

46 posted on 06/20/2013 11:57:23 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Perdogg

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!”

Mark


47 posted on 06/20/2013 12:02:21 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: left that other site

Dontchu make fun of the Captain! There’s a murder trial going on in FLA named after him.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 12:10:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Salamander

Probably not. See my tagline.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Perdogg


My nemesis, Captain Marvel is a real Captain, as is Captain Marvel Jr. Mary Marvel is making no false assertion of rank. More investigation will need to take place to ascertain the status of the three Lt. Marvels.
50 posted on 06/20/2013 12:19:04 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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