Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cap’n Crunch Is Not A Real Captain??

This controversy is rather silly but got news coverage and was even covered by CNN.

In June 2013, a food blogger looked at the uniform of Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch (yes, that’s his full name) and noticed that it had only three stripes on its sleeves, while a traditional naval officer’s has four. The controversy came to a head when Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, a US Navy spokeswoman at the time, commented on the situation: “You are correct that Cap’n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a US Navy commander. Oddly, our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap’n Crunch’ who currently serves or has served in the Navy.”

With the 50th anniversary of Captain Crunch happening, it’s no surprise the captain himself took to Twitter to deny these allegations. He claimed that by being the captain of the SS Guppy that he had the right to call himself a captain. Amid all the silliness, it was even considered that Captain Crunch could potentially be violating the Stolen Valor Act, but according to his official biography, he was born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk, which likely is not under US jurisdiction.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Next thing you know, someone will allege that The Admiral is not a real admiral at all. Then the fur will fly!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Some truths I just don't want to know.

DrGoat said...

Well Capt. Crunch is cousin to Wrongway Peter Peachfuzz,
(Rocky & Bullwinkle). So what to Lt. Comdr. Sarah Flaherty,
if that really is her name. He's also related to Comdr. McBragg,
so that clinches it for me.

DrGoat said...

Captain Wrongway Peter Peachfuzz that is.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

You are so wise, my friend.

DrGoat said...

As are you old bean.