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June 9, 2009

Blog Guy, can you clear something up for me? I saw photos of President Barack Obama and other major European leaders at the D-Day ceremonies in France, but there is one guy in a uniform who isn’t identified.

Yes, I noticed that, too. I believe he is Captain Kangaroo.

Excuse me? Why would Captain Kangaroo be with world leaders?

He was a war hero in World War II, fighting alongside actor Lee Marvin. So it makes sense.

Not really, since a) that Lee Marvin/Captain Kangaroo urban legend has been widely debunked, and b) Captain Kangaroo is dead and c) you’re a total moron!

You know, I think Captain Kangaroo was a NAVY captain, so it must be someone else. Maybe he’s the head of the military junta that runs Belgium. I’m glad I was able to help.

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Above left: Captain Kangaroo

Left: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama as they walk with Britain’s Prince Charles, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown before a ceremony in France to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

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Comments

I want the name of his tailor. His shoes should throw a party and invite his pants down.

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@ Paul TaitLOL! Well done!

 

Mr Moose says your not funny.

 

@Paul Tait and Bandage,That’s a very, very old joke; I remember that from when I was in elementary school, and I’m 50 now. Besides, whose pants are you talking about? Since I don’t see any socks or ankles on any of them….

 

@PookieIt made me chuckle…. mea culpa…

 

@Bandage and Paul Tait(I laughed)

Posted by Mary K | Report as abusive
 

Uncle Frank! Get out of that nice photographer’s way very this instant. I swear, we can’t take you anywhere!

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Don’t bust out Lizzy’s disguise, Bob. Sheesh!

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