Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) and The Atomic Cake Controversy of 1946

The horror of the atom bomb fueled the imagination of the film industry, not only with documentaries but figuring prominently in the plots of dramatic works as well. Without the bomb, no Godzilla, no Dr. Strangelove, no Planet of the Apes, no War Games... these are just a few; there's a whole Wikipedia article about them.

But most relevant to our entry today: without the bomb, there would be no The Beast of Yucca Flats, with Tor Johnson playing the defecting Soviet scientist, Joseph Javorsky, whom Outpost Zeta relates is "on his way to deliver military secrets, including a secret moon landing. Javorsky is attacked by KGB agents, but escapes into the desert. He somehow wanders too close to a nuclear bomb test and becomes a drooling inarticulate monster."

Today's entry is not a recipe, but rather an article about a cake.

A grossly inappropriate one.

Shaped like a mushroom cloud.

Being cut and served like a wedding cake... at a military function.

Read the fascinating story here at Conelrad Adjacent

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