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A frivolous interlude: Where have all the cavemen gone?

Last week’s NY Times posted this article about the Paleo community. The piece, titled “The New Age Cavemen and the City,” immediately rippled its way through the entire online Paleo community, prompting comments such as “mainstream media acknowledges Paleo,” “Paleo gaining popularity,” and “finally on the map!”

The article explains a little bit about the Paleo principles and goes on to state that Paleo is gaining popularity in New York (and other places that New Yorkers just don’t care about). This is all well and good.

My one question: Where the heck ARE these NYC cavemen? I live in the Bronx and work in Manhattan, and I have yet to see a single, lonely, hirsute, Vibram-wearing, bone-gnawing specimen. Are the cavemen in New York all hipster cavemen who hunt and gather exclusively in Brooklyn? Or do they all just hang out at the tribal cave that is Crossfit NYC?

Send me some smoke signals, primal peeps. It gets lonesome out here in the hinterlands.

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  1. Frank Zovko
    January 17, 2010 at 10:41 am
    • commutergrrl
      January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks for the use of space age technology!

  2. Dexter
    January 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm


    Regarding the Cave Dwellers in NY,


    Good luck finding those cave people in NY. Let me know if you are successful.

    PS: Once you get this info, I would not leave the posting up for the world to see…even though it is on the net. If you want to email me direct
    dextery at hughes dot com or through twitter dextery

    • commutergrrl
      January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks for the research! I have taken out the incriminating evidence. 🙂

  3. Dexter
    January 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Two more ideas,

    Write a letter directly to the author JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN at the New York Times. He should respond to you.

    And there is a mention of Erwan Le Corre who runs some sort of caveman ourdoor primal movement outings. He visited the cave dwellers in MY in the article http://movnat.com/about/ He lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has a contact page on his website. He is also on twitter Erwan_Le_Corre

    Good luck.

    • commutergrrl
      January 18, 2010 at 9:47 am


  4. January 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Here’s a hint… http://www.meetup.com/Eating-Paleo-in-NYC/

    But I agree…its like we’re all in caves all day and night.

    • commutergrrl
      January 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Thanks! I joined up. Hope they can schedule some meetups that don’t take place late on Monday nights! Yes, sometimes, you just have to get off the rock and out of the cave, or you’ll end up wasting the entire day! 🙂

  5. January 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    No problem. That meetup is organized by the folks in the article so if you’re looking for them specifically you found em!

  6. January 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Hey, I’m Melissa from the article! We are planning to do an uptown meetup soon!

    • commutergrrl
      January 31, 2010 at 10:40 am

      Nice! I don’t so much mind the geography, but late Monday nights are a buzzkill! 🙂

  7. January 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Yeah, the next one is definitely on a weekend. The Momofuku one was Monday night because it was the only time i could get a reservation there.

    • commutergrrl
      January 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Accursed trendiness of restaurants!

  8. February 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Or you can move to LA. Cave men and women are out in the open, not incognito out here.

    • commutergrrl
      February 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      That would require a driver’s license of some sort, I wager. The MTA drives me crazy, but I never learned how to drive or ride a bike! How could I ever get to my job?

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