Fans of the Flintstones-like 1970s and 1990s Japanese TV cartoon show 'Giatrus, The First Man' can now chow down like a Cro Magnon thanks to mail order "mammoth meat" you microwave in mere minutes. It's so easy a caveman can do it!
Hajime Ningen Gyatoruzu, roughly translated as "Giatrus, The First Man" or "Giatrus, The Dawn of Mankind" was a popular television show that debuted in the mid-1970s and was revived in 1994. Its origins go back to a mid 1960s manga comic.
The story, originally by Shunji Sonoyama, can be likened somewhat to a Japanese version of The Flintstones in which a modern stone-age family (with their pet gorilla) deals with everyday situations.
Now cavemen have gotta eat and what they eat is meat: most typically depicted in Gyatoruzu as a mammoth rib with the meat in the middle and the ends of the bone bare - to serve as grab handles in lieu of cutlery.
It sure looked mouthwatering, as did the huge rack of brontosaurus ribs that tipped the overloaded Flintmobile over in the opening credits of The Flintstones. Admit it, you really wanted to ape the cavemen and pig out on your own prehistoric rack'o'ribs, amirite? Well now you can!
For the rather expensive cost of 1,980 yen (about $22.50) you can order your own "mammoth rib" in Plain or Garlic flavor, pre-cooked and packaged up ready for microwaving at your cave, er, kitchen. The meat comes with a package of dipping sauce to add a dino-tastic dash of spice and you can order in bulk in case the whole tribe wants to join the feast after a successful quest for fire.
You may be wondering, just what the hell is this so-called "meat"? A reasonable question since it looks like nothing stocked at your local supermarket. The meat is actually roast beef, trimmed to spec and individually wrapped around a big 'ol pork rib, then roasted to perfection. Yummy!
Whip up a batch of these cool cave kabobs and your modern stone age family of Cro Magnons will be Cro'ing for more! (via Gigazine)