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  Colonel Did You Mean colonel?
Colonel ?k??rnl is both a military rank and civilian title, used by nearly every country in the world.
The rank of Colonel is one of the oldest in existence, dating as far back to the time of the Roman Empire.
By the time of the late 19th century, Colonel was a professional military rank and typically held by an officer in command of a regiment.
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  Colonel Sponz
Sponz masterminded the plot to kidnap Professor Calculus in "The Calculus Affair".
Sponz intended to force Calculus to hand over his plans for the ultrasound weapon, or be imprisoned in Borduria for the rest of his life if the proposition is refused.
In "Tintin and the Picaros", Sponz is "lent" as an advisor to General Tapioca, under the pseudonym Colonel Esponja.
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 Colonel
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Colonel Sponz In the The Adventures of Tintin, Colonel Sponz is the moody, quintessential Chief of Police in Szohod, Bor...
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 Minor characters in Tintin - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Former Bordurian Chief of Police of Szohod, Sponz masterminded the plot to kidnap Professor Calculus in The Calculus Affair.
He appears in The Broken Ear and Tintin and the Picaros.
As soon as he was left alone with Tintin, he went down to the cargo hold and freed one of Tintin's old enemies, Colonel Jorgen.
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 Encyclopedia: Colonel Sponz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Colonel was formerly aide-de-camp to King Muskar XII of Syldavia, whom (in Tintin's own words), he shamefully betrayed, taking part in a conspiracy to steal the Ottokar Sceptre and force the king to abdicate his throne.
What happened to him immediately after he was exposed is unclear, but he eventually returns as an agent for an unnamed foreign power in Destination Moon, determined to get his revenge on Tintin.
Incompetent Bordurian agents ostensibly assigned by Colonel Sponz to ensure Tintin and Captain Haddock’s safety and wellbeing during their visit to Bordurian capital Szohôd.
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 Borduria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1976, in the story Tintin and the Picaros, the Bordurian government supported General Tapioca, the current ruler of San Theodoros, a fictional banana republic in South America, and even sent him military advisors.
Another common point between both countries is their tradition of military leadership of the state and government and in that respect the many colonels that they hire.
Colonel Sponsz of Borduria features in Tintin et les Picaros (Tintin and the Picaros, 1976)
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 Colonel Sponz Article, ColonelSponz Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sponz intended to force Calculus to hand over hisplans for the ultrasound weapon, or be imprisoned in Borduria for the rest of his life if the proposition is refused.
Sponz isfinally revealed after Alcazar's Picaros take over the country, and, defeated once again, is shipped off to Borduria.
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 Science Fair Projects - Borduria
In 1976, the Bordurian government supported General Tapioca, the current ruler of San Theodoros, a fictional banana republic in South America, and even sent him military advisors.
Officially, General Tapioca and San Theodoros are subscribers to the "taschist" ideology, proof of this seen on page 22 of Tintin and the Picaros when Colonel Sponz is talking with Colonel Alvarez in the former's San Theodorian office the latter hits a bust of Kurvi-Tasch with a cork.
Another common point between both countries is their tradition of military leadership of the state and government and in that respect the many colonels that they hire...
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 Borduria Information
In 1976, the Bordurian government supported General Tapioca, the current ruler of San Theodoros, a fictional banana republic in South America, and even sent him military advisors.
Officially, General Tapioca and San Theodoros are subscribers to the "taschist" ideology, proof of this seen on page 22 of Tintin and the Picaros when Colonel Sponz is talking with Colonel Alvarez in the former's San Theodorian office the latter hits a bust of Kurvi-Tasch with a cork.
Like Syldavia, Borduria has or has had Islam as one of its religions: a minaret is visible behind the modernist buildings surrounding the statue of Kurvi-Tasch.
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The Colonel was formerly aide-de-camp to King Muskar XII of
Incompetent Bordurian agents ostensibly assigned by Colonel Sponz to ensure Tintin and Captain Haddock’s safety and wellbeing during their visit to Bordurian capital
The Castafiore Emerald, Sponz frames Tintin, Haddock, and Calculus as well, out of revenge for the humiliation they bestowed upon him in The Calculus Affair.
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 Minor characters in The Adventures of Tintin at AllExperts
When Thompson and Thomson accuse Irma of stealing Castafiore's emerald, in the titular album, she becomes very angry and assaults the Thompsons with a walking stick.She also appears in The Calculus Affair as La Castafiore's maid that Colonel Sponz wants to meet.
Kronik and Klumsi are inept Bordurian secret service agents ostensibly assigned by Colonel Sponz to ensure Tintin and Captain Haddock's safety and well-being during their visit to the Bordurian capital Szohôd.
Like the KGB agents on whom they are presumably based, their real objective is to prevent the visitors from making indiscreet inquiries in their hunt for Professor Calculus.
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 Colonel Sponz - InformationBlast
Sponz intended to force Calculus to hand over his plans for the ultrasound weapon, or be imprisoned in Borduria for the rest of his life the proposition is refused.
When Tintin and Haddock, posing as Red Cross representitives, submit the papers and free Calculus, a furious Sponz screams orders at his repeatedly incompetant troops to "get them back!".
His efforts are unsucessful, and Tintin, Haddock, and Calculus escape to Syldavia.
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 Articles - Minor characters in Tintin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jorgen has the rather bleak distinction of being the only person in the Tintin stories to be killed on stage, in the presence of Tintin and his friends.
Smiles makes an appearance in Tintin in America and is mostly after Tintin throughout the entire story giving him trouble such as turning the American Indians against Tintin.
Also he smuggled in Colonel Jorgen into the Space rocket, thinking he was a journalist chasing the scoop of the century.
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 Allakhazam's World of Warcraft Character Profiles
Colonel Kurzen was once a great, noble man - I must find what caused his fall into depravity!
Luckily, Razzle and I are close to some kind of cure - either that or the recipe for a really powerful rum.
This is no easy task I set before you, Sponz.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Tintin and Snowy
Tired of being referred to as "Major Tintin" by his colleagues, Paul later shaved his hair and adopted a more Erich von Stroheim look.
Hergé subsequently used Paul as the villainous Colonel Sponz in The Calculus Affair.
Tintin and Sponz, although physically very different, have actually quite similar hair spikes.
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There's also Colonel Sponz in "The Calculus Affair" and his "By the whiskers of Kurvi Tasch!"
Sponz (to two subordinates who interrupted him in Castafiore's dressing room) "I suppose you think you're going to find them in here you dunderheaded nitwits!
The Calculus Affair is related to the Cold War and Colonel Sponz is clearly a tool of an oppressive dictator operating in a police state.
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 Personnages Secondaires
C'est le complice du colonel Jorgen mais, voulant protéger la vie de ses collaborateurs, il va le tuer involontairement.
Il s'agit en fait du colonel Boris (Le Sceptre d'Ottokar).
Il s'agit en fait du Colonel Sponz (L'Affaire Tournesol).
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 Q135: Character with a translated later name - Tintinologist.org Forums
So presumeably - to clarify Ranko's answer rather than to seek to poach his point - Esponja, Sponz's alias name in Tintin and the Picaros, also means sponge, but in Spanish or Portugese?
Colonel Sponsz from The Calculus Affair (p.49, panel 11) turns into Colonel Esponja in The Picaros (p.15-C3).
The origins of the Colonel's names match those of the early exotic names given to Tintin:
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 Borduria -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The statue of Kurvi-Tasch in a (A German member of Adolf Hitler's political party) Nazi-like salute in front of a government building is an overt comparison between him and (German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)) Adolf Hitler and (Click link for more info and facts about Josef Stalin) Josef Stalin.
L’Affaire Tournesol ((Click link for more info and facts about The Calculus Affair) The Calculus Affair, 1956)
Colonel Sponsz of Borduria features in Tintin et les Picaros ((Click link for more info and facts about Tintin and the Picaros) Tintin and the Picaros, 1976)
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His prime hobby in BITS was politics, the result being a lot of `strato' meetings with a Costaan (Sponz) post to boast.
A bundle of enthu complete with her funny faces, she can also be horrendously lazy at times.
A one time member of the Dance club, Bhangra tripper, member of sponz and prof departments as well as the local star-gazing gang.
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 October 2006 - Quizzical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That led him to shaving off his hair and sporting a ‘crew-cut’ look.
Herge reciprocated by using this new look to create the character of Colonel Sponz (pictured left), Tintin’s arch enemy (first encountered in “The Calculus Affair”).
Although they have different physical attributes, Tintin and Sponz have similar hair spikes.
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 tinitn information,tintin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He first appeared intinitn in America at a banquet table.
Colonel Sponz - Bordurian officer (originally chief of police).
He appears in The Broken Ear and tinitn and the Picaros.
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 Urban Dictionary: tintin
With his dog Snowy,the Thompson twins, his loyal friend, Captain Haddock, and Professor Calculus, Tintin can do all.
He foils Drug smuggling and illegal slave rings run by the evil billionaire, Roberto Rastapopolous, kicks the shit out of Dr. Muellar, and saves Sydavia from the evil Bordurians under Kurvi-Tasch and Colonel Sponz.
Tintin wins every fight, always does the right thing, and has a unique cow-lick hairstyle that's all his own.
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 Dalai Lama honours Tintin the hero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tintin himself was based on Hergé's younger brother Paul.
estranged, Rémi drew the dastardly Colonel Sponz to resemble an older Paul
Dalai Lama still waiting to hear on China trip
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 Henri Troyes (feuilleton)
Un colonel des spahis parlait même de swinging poule.
Bob vivait réellement les aventures que Tex rêvait et que Franz ratait, Franz si je me souviens bien, n'est-ce pas ce petit mercenaire qui collait toujours à Schramme ?
Bé, b, béa b de Bao Daï fut empereur du Vietnam, ça fait kitch après le colonel Sponz d’apocalypse now et pourtant le pays cochinchinois avait un empereur gras et souriant avant qu’Ho Chi Minh ne décide que l’ensemble des citoyens fasse une cure d’amaigrissement.
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