Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again. I hope you guys are ready for some cool drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Apple Bee Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz apple brandy
  • 1 1/2 oz apple schnapps 
  • 1/2 oz cranberry juice

Directions: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-full of ice cubes. Strain into cocktail glass.

apple bee

  • Gaige (Borderlands 2 cocktail) (drink created by Manuka Cliffe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Irish cream
  • 1 oz White creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Berry liqueur 
  • 2 medium strawberries
  • 1 medium strawberry to garnish

Directions: Crudely dice the 2 medium strawberries. Add the diced strawberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle them until throughly crushed and juiced. Filled the cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Irish cream liqueur, white creme de cacao, vodka and berry liqueur to the cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry on the edge of the glass.

gaifge

Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more cool yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Byakko is an incredibly awesome creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as cosmic white tiger that covers one quarter of the sky. Byakko is another one of the four symbols used in Taoism. It represents the Chinese element of metal, as well as the virtue of righteousness.

byakko

  • Wani are powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as serpentine sea monsters with incredible shape-shifting abilities. Wani rule the sea, and live in beautiful coral palaces on the sea floor. 

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Another Bizarre SCP (Tuesdays)

Some readers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!

Information found on scp-wiki.net

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Tuesday, and the Foundation has opened its doors once again. I hope you are ready for this weeks’ item. Now, grab your Class-S protective equipment, and let’s begin!

Ball of Sharp SCP-162 Object Class: Euclid

Description: SCP-162 is a mass of fish hooks, fish line, needles, scissors, and other sharp objects in a rough ball shape close to 2.4m in width and 2.1m in height. After being in SCP-162’s vicinity, subjects have reported feeling drawn to the object in order to touch it. This desire can extend for several weeks after seeing the item , becoming an obsession in many cases. The “draw” increases the more SCP-162 is observed, and subjects will become violent towards anyone attempting to restrain or removed them from SCP-162.

Touching SCP-162 will immediately result in several hooks becoming embedded in the subject’s skin. The experience is extremely painful, much more so than normal fish hooks. Struggling or attempting to escape will ensnare the subject more, likely resulting in the subject’s complete entrapment on the surface of SCP-162. Subject will bleed profusely, resulting in death after a prolonged period of time.

Attempting to remove a subject from SCP-162 will result in the entrapment of the remover, or gross bodily harm to the subject’s flesh. Subjects will many times “cycle” between expressing extreme pain and requiring assistance, to statements of pleasure and requests to be left alone, even when attempting to grab and entangle personnel attempting to rescue them.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some cool pieces. Now, please enjoy the gallery!

  • Agony by Arshile Gorky 1947 Oil on canvas (info about material found on moma.org): This is a very unique piece by Armenian Surrealist Arshile Gorky. It has a multicolored background with blends of reds and browns. The atmosphere of the work seems very sinister, and it appears to be on fire. There’s also various holes in the painting, which could mean that the flames are eating the canvas. According to moma.org, the piece was created as a memento to the tragic events that occurred in Gorky’s life. In conclusion, this is a very powerful piece that has both hints of beauty and sadness. As always, tell me what you think of the piece in the comment’s section below.

aglony

 

  • AQUARIUS TAKEOVER by Larry Carlson 2009 Digital chromogenic print on canvas (info about materials from Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com) Here we have our weekly trippy piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work, as always, is very unique, and no other piece is like it. The background of this painting is super colorful, and reminds me of what a L.S.D. trip might look like. The central figure is a nude female that’s standing in front of a mandala-like object. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 168

Fuck Gravity by Virtual Riot from the album “100% No Bangers” 2014: Allow me to introduce you to the amazingness that is Glitch Hop. It’s a unique style of music that blends Hip Hop with electronic sounds. Virtual Riot is a German DJ that is a master of this genre. The track starts with a synthesized beat that repeats for about 10 seconds. Next, we get the first drop, and your ears are assaulted with electronic brilliance. Astonishing as it may be, that’s not the final drop! A few seconds after the first drop, we get to the second one, and it just rocks! If you are a fan at all of Electronic music and Dubstep, pick this up ASAP!

Tell me what you think of the piece in the comment’s section below. Happy Listening! 😀

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjx4Mrrqo3OAhXJLmMKHTmIBm4Q3ywIHjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgxuB-aKFEzo&usg=AFQjCNFzZ_RbvUhpzaOvc-FrNzUU3Zy3aA&sig2=zB5hDCD_xgZLQl3CRUmSVg&bvm=bv.127984354,d.cGc

Another Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Dessert found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at another tasty dessert. Now, let’s chow down!

 

  • Watalappam is a very cool dessert that comes from Sri Lanka. It’s a special type of pudding that’s made out of coconut milk, cashew nuts, eggs, spices, and nutmeg. The dessert is usually eaten at various religious festivals.

watt

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some cool drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Magic: The Gathering cocktail) (drink created by Spirit Cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 0z. Hpnotiq
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz. Bacardi 151
  • 1 oz. Sweet& Sour
  • Orange peel

Directions: Add ice and water to a Martini glass to chill the glass. Add all ingredients to a mixer glass with ice and stir well. Dump the ice out of the Martini glass and strain the drink into it and garnish with an orange peel.

jace

  • Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail (drink found on drinksmixer.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier®orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream

Directions: Pour ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice, and shake until completely cold. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found in yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Suzaku is a beautiful creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a huge bird that’s similar to a phoenix. It lives in the southern sky, and is one of the four guardians of Taoism. Suzaku represents the virtue of knowledge, and is associated with the Chinese element of fire.

suzaku 

  • Nure onago are depressing creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble disheveled girls with matted, wet hair. They will smile at people, and if they smile back, the yokai will stick by their side forever. Unfortunately, they smell horrible and will often ruin a person’s life.

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Another Strange SCP (Tuesdays)

Some readers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!

Info found on scp-wiki.net

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Tuesday, and the Foundation is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for another fascinating specimen. Now, grab your Class S protective equipment, and let’s get started!

  • Filth SCP-2194 Object Class: Keter

Description: SCP-2194 is a phenomenon affecting densely-populated urban areas, which appears to manifest in the presence of persistently excessive qualities of refuse and waste.

SCP-2194 manifests as an amorphous mass of refuse, dead micro-organisms, fecal matter, live bacteria, assorted particulate matter and other forms of biological and non-biological waste. It is currently unknown whether the initial mass of SCP-2194originates as non-anomalous waste that assumes anomalous properties, or forms spontaneously through other means. SCP-2194 propagates via direct physical contact, gradually spreading to adjacent surfaces as a brownish film of waste and particulate. Refuse, waste and dead biological matter becomes incorporated into the mass of SCP-2194 on contact.

Should material affected by SCP-2194 come into directed contact with any surface, including the skin of a live organism, it will leave a “stain” at the point of contact. This stain spreads at a relatively slow rate (< 1cm squared per hour) – however, any attempt to abrade, dissolve, corrode or otherwise remove this stain results in the formation of an amount of material roughly double the amount removed. Avian and mammalian subjects exposed to SCP-2194 are invariably  distressed by the appearance and growth of  the stain, becoming increasingly frantic in their attempts to remove it. This behavior causes the rapid spread of SCP-2194 material across the body surface.

Once SCP-2194 material covers at least 33% of a live organism’s body surface, the organism becomes an instance of SCP-2194-1. Instances of SCP-2194-1 are capable of spreading SCP-2194 via direct physical contact and display extremely unhygienic behavior, characterized by an obsession with both  SCP-2194-1 and other, non-anomalous forms of waste. These behaviors include, but are not limited to: covering self in waste; covering nearby objects and surfaces in waste; collecting large quantities of refuse and dead material to add to the main mass of SCP-2194; immersing self in SCP-2194; ingesting SCP-2194; and attempting to [DATA EXPUNGED] causing SCP-2194 to spread to other individuals.

Instances of SCP-2194-1 typically expire within 5-7 days of exposure, often due to suffocation caused by the formation of an overwhelming amount of waste material in the lungs and the air passages. Larger organisms may remain alive as long as 18 days before expiring from the effects of blood poisoning and necrotizing fasciitis.

SCP-2194 can be partially removed by sustained exposure to an open flame; however, its regenerative properties in response to attempted removal allow a minimum of 10% of the material to remain on the surface even after several minutes of continuous burning. Incineration is 100% effective in the neutralization of instances of SCP-2194-1.

The most effective containment method currently known is the use of an expanding foam sealant to cover all surfaces affected by SCP-2194. Provided that the sealant is applied thoroughly and within a space of 2 hours. SCP-2194 is capable of spreading to the exterior surface of the seal in no less that 200 hours. Timeous reapplication prevents this occurrence.

Addendum 2194_01: As of (BLANK/BLANK/2014), SCP-2194 quarantine zones exist. No means of permanent removal or disposable of SCP-2194 have yet been identified. Research is ongoing.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my art gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some new pieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Celestial Intelligencer by Larry Carlson: This is another fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This painting depicts a humanoid figure with a face on its stomach. It also has a shiny wheel-like head with multiple eyes surrounding it. The background of the work is amazingly detailed and covered with rainbow rings and a continuous “tunnel”. The central figure gives off massive power that emanates through its “wheel head”. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

LARRY CARLSON, Celestial Intelligencer, c-print, 65 x 45in., 2011.

 

  • The Guilt of Gold Teeth by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982 Acrylic, oil paintstick, and spray paint on canvas: Here we have another wonderful work by the late and great Basquiat. This piece is quite colorful with vibrant blues and oranges. We also see a strange, one-armed, skeletal figure with a large top-hat. It also has random words scattered throughout the piece, as usual for Basquiat. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

the guilt of gold teeth