Special Christmas Post!

Drinks found on Allrecipes.com

Hello everyone, and welcome to my Christmas post. I have decided to list two fascinating Christmas cocktails. I will be taking Christmas off, so this will be the last post until the next week. So, have a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll see you guys next Friday.

  • Peppermint Martini

Ingredients

  • 5 fl oz vanilla-flavored vodka
  • 2 fl oz white creme de menthe
  • 1/2 fl oz peppermint schnapps

Directions: Fill a cocktail shake with ice. Pour vodka, creme de menthe, and peppermint schnapps over the ice. Cover cocktail shaker and shake; strain into a martini glass. 

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  • Christmas Cosmo

Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz vodka
  • 1 fl oz cranberry juice
  • 1 fl oz triple sec
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 cranberries

Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Cover and shake. Strain cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and cranberries.

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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 great new works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Ero Pop by Chiho Aoshima 2001 Inkjet print on paper

This is a very sublime work by Japanese artist, Aoshima. It is both beautiful and unsettling. The main focus of the painting is the female figure with her internal organs exposed. Although this sounds horrific, Aoshima depicts it in way of surreal beauty. The organs are very colorful, and remind me of a bouquet of flowers. I also believe the work to be sexual in a few ways. The woman appears to be sitting on an oyster shell, and this could be reference to Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus. We also see a white snake above her heart, and this could be a depiction of lust. The background is a brilliant shade of blue, and this puts the view at ease. It is hard to believe that visceral works can be beautiful, but I believe that this art work completely describes this phenomena. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • THE UPLOADERS by Larry Carlson 2007 Collage on paper (info about piece found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

Time for another insane work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work blends real-life images with bizarre patterns and colors. The piece takes place in space, as seen by the starry sky that makes up the background. There are three objects that resemble abstract lava lamps. Inside each of the “lamps” we see a different colored human figure. The weirdest part of the work is the purple-robed figure with a spherical owl as a head. Another human figure is seen with a pot for a head. I love how Carlson takes the style of collage, and transforms it into an epic and unique work of Surreal genius. I would love to hear your thoughts on the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, THE UPLOADERS, collage on paper, 14x11in., 2007.

Strange Music Genres (Every Other Thursday)

Info about music genres found on various internet websites

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s Thursday, and I’ve decided to create a brand new topic. The creation of Music has brought on many fantastic genres and bands. This post will be focused on finding some rare, strange, and outrageous types of music. Now, grab your headphones, and let’s jam!

  • Lowercase Music: Lowercase Music was invented by Steve Roden in the early 90s. It’s created by amplifying the usually unheard sounds of world to an extreme level. This can be anything from ants running up a hill, to helium balloons hitting a ceiling. Roden’s first CD, Forms Of Paper, was recorded in The Los Angeles Public Library. In the CD, Roden handles paper in various ways. A rare expanded version of the CD was released, and only 500 copies are known to exist. The video below is of the before mention piece. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

 

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  • Synthwave: Synthwave is an awesome genre of music that originated in the mid 2000s. It was heavily inspired by 1980s movie soundtracks, as well as new wave. The style is mainly instrumental with synthesizers, electronic drums, and gated reverb. Pieces of this genre can be found in the film, Drive, the TV show, Stranger Things, and the video game, Hotline Miami. French musician, Perturbator is one of my favorite synthwave artists, and his work in Hotline Miami helped spread this genre to a wider audience. Listed below is my favorite Perturbator track, Technoir.

    

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjGtozulPfQAhUB9WMKHe3xCCcQtwIIRjAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGR4vJk2QBOc&usg=AFQjCNGC3zX1CtVOM8M-6_38KZyG7vUVJQ&sig2=kI5NVFbtmKMnKT1c_BTrzA&bvm=bv.141536425,d.cGc

Save The World? Bizarre Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Character info found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, Morris’ League Of Regrettable Heroes, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at comic books’ weirdest characters. So, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Anarchist Real Name: Tike Alicar Creator: Marvel First Appeared In: X-Force #116 July 1, 2001 Power: Secretes acidic sweat Status: Hero

Tike was a young man when he discovered his superpower. He joined the superhero team, X-Force, when a favorite member, Sulk, was killed. He began to enjoy his new life as a celebrity, however the other members seem to dislike his personality. Along with Doop, Anarchist is the only other X-Force member to survive a rescue mission gone awry. 

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  • Chemo Real Name: Chemo First Appeared In: Showcase #39 August 1962 Creator: DC Status: Villain Powers: Can spew corrosive chemicals out of his mouth; enhanced strength and endurance; extremely low intelligence.

Chemo is sentient vat of toxic waste. He was created by Professor Ramsey Norton as a combatant of all disease. Unfortunately, his experiment grew into a 25ft monster and the poor doctor was killed instantly. Being a mindless monster, Chemo started to reek uncontrollable havoc in the city. He was eventually stopped by the Metal Men, who explode, destroying Chemo from the inside out.

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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 fascinating works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Birds, fish, snake by Max Ernst 1919-20 Oil on canvas

This is a very funny painting by “German Surrealist”, Max Ernst. The work has many strange objects that defy the laws of physics. There are two bird people that appear to be fused together. Their mouths are wide open, and there incredibly long tongues are exposed. We also see some strange hairy snakes with snarky expressions on their faces.  The work is very absurd, but I believe that this adds to the genius of the piece. Tell me what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Untitled by Larry Carlson 2013

This is a fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It is a beautiful nature scene with a gorgeous multicolored sky. The leaves are like stained glass windows, and the Sun shines through them like a kaleidoscope of color. Everything about this work is awe-inspiring, and leaves the viewers with giant grins. This is definitely one of Carlson’s best works. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

Larry Carlson, 2013.

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 awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Spice and Ice Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Absolut® Citron vodka
  • 1 part Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 parts Dr. Pepper® soda

Directions: Mix all three on the rocks.

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  • The Other L-Word- Wallace Wells (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Cocktail) (Drink created by Marcus “Togi” Forsell of Myskoteket.se)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cl Parfait Amour
  • 1 cl Vodka
  • 6 cl Guanabana juice
  • 1 cl Creme de Cassis

Directions: Shake the first three ingredients with ice in shaker. Pour in cocktail glass and pour carefully the creme de cassis in the middle of the glass.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Yokai found on yokai.com and yokai.wikia.com

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

  • Jikininki are horrific creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble humanoid figures with ultra sharp teeth. They try to avoid human contact, and love to eat dead bodies. This is the only way to relieve their pain of eternal hunger.

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  • Enko are disgusting creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re a species of Kappa with monkey-like features. They like to pull humans intestines out of their anuses. Enko can be warded off by any metal object.

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