Crunchy Nut Man Crunchy Nut Man– Kellogg’s has just created a new purported superhero. I’m a little skeptical. What exactly are his superpowers? Does it have something to do with that spoon on his forehead? What is his kryptonite? Who is his nemesis, maybe Ham and Eggs Man? Toast Girl?

I could scan it with my cellphone, but I suspect that I will be as disappointed as Ralphie with his secret decoder ring.

The cereal is delicious, and doesn’t hurt the roof of my mouth like the product endorsed by the other crunch-based cereal mascot, who shall remain nameless… because he does not exist in the Kellogg’s superhero universe.

LuckyCap36SQ200When I was a kid, I had “too many sisters” and thus was relegated to the eastern end of the large room in the basement, the rest of the room was occupied by a gargantuan billiard table. That was OK until friends & family came over to shoot pool until the wee hours. I made the best of it, I moved my dresser and bookshelf to what I judged to be the “property line”, but my mother or somebody would move it back against the wall while I was gone with the Schwinn.

One fun thing, there was Lucky beer, although I had no taste for it, I loved the puzzles inside the caps. Got to thinking about that, and consulted Mr. Google- Lo and behold, there are collectors. I found this awesome cap-trading site. This notation was especially touching;

On Feb. 26,2012, Skip from Kent, WA bought a Lucky cap, #36. “Easy come, easy go.” His friend who shared puzzle caps with him has died. His buddy was such a fan of the puzzles and always known to have a six-pack nearby for more puzzles to be solved. Skip wants this cap for this time of remembering.

My friend Mario passed away a while back, I can see how Skip would find some comfort in a little thing like that. But I’m getting maudlin*. Check out the complete set of Beer-cap Rebus puzzles at JokeLibrary.net. We are not affiliated with that site, we just like them.

* If I ever have a goth daughter, I am going to name her Maude Lynn.