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Air Yakiniku brings virtual barbecue to your browser

Air Yakiniku shows you what you could be eating if you were not staring at your computer.

Feeling lonely eating dinner all by yourself? Are you a vegetarian who loves the idea of barbecue but just can't pull the trigger on meat?

Fortunately you can log-on to Japanese site Air Yakiniku and enjoy a virtual barbecue. You can even download a template to make a real apron that helps prevent spillage of virtual meat juice (or perhaps to capture drool as you crave meat but eat whatever you have in real life.)

Virtual BBQ
Virtual BBQ Air Yakiniku Screenshot

Like the New York Times reports, it's a bit hard to tell if this is a clever marketing gimmick or someone genuinely thinks it's a good idea. Maybe this is where software and dieting make sense for the masses.

I await virtual Dunkin Donuts and Carvel's Fudgie the Whale.

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