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Yellow Cake, a geopolitical fable by animator Nick Cross. Main link includes interview - "There was a lot of talk about 'yellow cake' uranium being sold in ominous tones, but I always thought of yellow cake as being a delicious dessert treat."
posted by dinsdale (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Yellow Cake!
It's a dessert treat! It's a WMD! It's a floor wax! It makes julienne fries (out of innocent bystanders)!
It's Yellow Cake!
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 2:09 PM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

Don't drop that!
posted by wayofthedodo at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2009

I'm glad I'm not alone. The term 'yellow cake' always brought this to mind for me.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:49 PM on October 15, 2009

By the way, the cartoon is great.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:58 PM on October 15, 2009

Nick has a great classic look to his cartoons, but he doesn't seem to be locked into the convention that many of the other Spumco alums are. I love his backgrounds.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:12 PM on October 15, 2009

This was so fucking charming I could spit.
posted by The Whelk at 3:18 PM on October 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by Karmakaze at 3:50 PM on October 15, 2009

Most excellent.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:56 PM on October 15, 2009

Yes, very good. Thanks.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:11 PM on October 15, 2009

It gets pretty good towards the end. I love that transfer cel look.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:12 PM on October 15, 2009

did somebody mention cake?
posted by aeshnid at 4:57 PM on October 15, 2009

hmm - just noticed that link don't work no more - they changed the URL for the page, which is now here - http://www.slowdecade.com/reporting/2009/10/6/art-brute-no-2-yellow-cake.html

here's the direct-to-vimeo link - http://vimeo.com/6898451
posted by dinsdale at 5:10 PM on October 15, 2009

sorry - here it is with the interview (slowdecade.com) and here's the direct link. (vimeo.com)
posted by dinsdale at 5:15 PM on October 15, 2009

Thanks, I've now had my daily allowance of irony.
posted by ...possums at 8:57 PM on October 15, 2009

"Don't drop that!"

I know, man, I know. Why you think I got it wrapped in this special CIA napkin?
posted by Eideteker at 9:08 PM on October 15, 2009

Ted Maul reports.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:21 PM on October 15, 2009 [2 favorites]

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