Saturday, August 08, 2009

Virtual barbecue site

Some people are missing the point about "Air Yakiniku," which bills itself as a "virtual online barbecue."


The site instructs you to sit down in front of your computer with a real bowl of rice and some tare (dipping sauce) and pretend to eat the strips of meat shown grilling on screen.


The joke is that the economy is so bad that people can only afford a "virtual" barbecue, and that you could actually trick yourself into believing you were really eating actual meat.


Then again, far more outrageous deceptions have been successfully propagated, such as the claim that a can of water, high-fructose corn syrup, and assorted chemicals is actually tea.



Hmm, doesn't it look scrumptious? And the best thing is that it's free!


—Mellow Monk


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