“OOW AGH AGH AHHHHH OWGH”
~ Captain Caveman on Himself
In the mid 1970s, researchers for the Hanna-Barbara Institute discovered something amazing - an unfrozen caveman living in society. They spent some time watching this caveman, and shared with the country their findings in a series of special television reports.
The Prehistoric Years
Chester worked as a copyboy at the Daily Granite newspaper in the town of Bedrock. He was a single father, which was very progressive for his culture. Many other cavemen would have simply clubbed the nearest woman over the head and drug her back to his cave to care for his son, but Chester chose to raise Junior on his own. When trouble arose, Chester transformed into Captain Caveman, a crimefighter who possessed the incredible ability of flight, as well as a club which made use of technology far more advanced than seems possible for his time. He shared his abilities with his son. No one is sure what event lead to his becoming frozen.
Captain Caveman was discovered by three girls, Dee Dee Sykes, Brenda Chance, and Taffy Dare, known as the Teen Angels. He was apparently frozen with a small bird known only as Cave Bird living inside his club, performing small mechanical tasks. He and the Teen Angels worked as detectives for some time, travelling together in a can around the United States. It was the 1970s and a more carefree time, and though there are not many who were privy to what happened in the van, some say it rivalled the notorious Studio 54 in its decadence. Sometime before 1980, Captain Caveman simply disappeared. It is believed that he is again working as a copyboy and is married to Taffy, with whom he shared a special affinity. However, others say that he has changed his name to 'John Jackson' and is masquerading as a schoolboy in Liverpool. He was recently assassinated by a task force composed of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Fidel Castro, Leon Trotsky, and George W. Bush.
The "Original" Caveman Debate
Over the years, there have actually been several documented cases of unfrozen cavemen. Much discussion has ensued over the title of who was the "original" caveman. Proponents of Captain Caveman have argued that as he was discovered first, and appears to be the least advanced on an evolutionary scale, he is in fact the original unfrozen caveman. While this argument is very convincing, each known caveman has his own supporters. Other cavemen include:
- Cirroc, the unfrozen caveman lawyer - discovered in 1988 by scientists, frozen one hundred thousand years ago. Though our world frightened and confused him, he overcame his past and graduated from law school. He is currently practising in California.
- Gorak, a.k.a. Larry - discovered in 1999 in South Park, Colorado by several young boys, Gorak was frozen in 1996. The prehistoric ice man was thought to be from the late neo-post-Jurrasic era, where he was probably part of a hunting and gathering tribe that lived on Waterston Street. His was a sad case, as he remembered quite about about his former life, but too much had changed for him to adapt. Gorak was forced to move to Des Moines, which was more like his time.
- Link - found in 1992 by two high school boys who attempt to help him assimilate into their high school. Link learned a little something about modern life, while the boys learned an important lesson about what it means to be human. Link's story was the subject of a heartwarming documentary, Encino Man.
- There is a small community of metrosexual cavemen living in California. Though they like their privacy, they are easily offended by any perceived slights and exhibit great cultural pride. The media gave quite a bit of coverage to a series of snafus with the Geico Insurance Company in 2005. They are the subject of much scientific speculation. Were they frozen? If so, who found them? Was an important lesson learned? If they were not frozen, how have they survived since cavemen days? No one has seen a woman caveman. Scientists at the University of Notre Dame have suggested the metrosexual cavemen may in fact be asexual.