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.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.