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BPD 2 Round 7 protest

Mister Nizz

Private Snafu

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Seuss Not Originator of Private Snafu, claims Disgruntled BPD Player

Dr Suess is often credited with the creation of Private SNAFU along with Phil Eastman and Frank Capra because he wrote the shorts, but from what I have read, the actual character was created by Frank Capra. So it depends on how you interpret the the meaning of "created". Personally, I doesn't matter one way or another.

From Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Snafu

Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II. The character was created by director Frank Capra, chairman of the Armed Forces Motion Picture Unit, and the shorts were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. Although the United States Army gave Walt Disney Studios the first crack at creating the cartoons, Leon Schlesinger of the Warner Bros. animation studio underbid Disney by two-thirds and won the contract.

The Complete and Uncensored Private SNAFU http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue08/reviews/snafu/text.htm

Private Snafu originated in the mind of Colonel Frank Capra. In 1942, Capra was placed in charge of the Armed Forces Motion Picture Unit (with Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel in charge of the animation branch). He was ordered to devise a format for informational entertainment films that could be shown to all branches of the armed services. To fit this need, Capra came up with the idea for Private Snafu--with SNAFU representing a commonly-used expression in the military: "Situation Normal, All F------ Up."

Did you know who created the term SNAFU?? I hear it was a guy named Donald H. Taylor

Private SNAFU: Spies http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5277529884766884934