I really agree with you about the appreciation for the animals we eat--that is an important piece that falls through the cracks for most of us. I very much liked what the hunter did after the kill. And I like your bodybuilding/boob job analogy--perhaps much of that comes more from vanity than functionality.
Looks like they decided the gods weren't so crazy after all--maybe that Coke bottle falling from the sky was a gift!
One thing I kept thinking was that here was a man running himself practically to death when there was a Land Rover and God knows what equipment right there. I guess I'm a jaded city girl, but if I were him, I'd be thinking, "Wanna lend a hand here?" Okay, jaded AND lazy.