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 awesome pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • The Cyclops by Odilon Redon 1898 Oil on canvas 

This is an absolutely wonderful work by “French Symbolist”, Redon. The painting is an explosion of color and surrealist imagery. The “Cyclops” in the piece looks very simian-like, and its eye appears to follow the viewer’s every move. We also see a reclining nude figure fast asleep on the rocks. I think this is a glorious blend of Greek mythology and surrealist art.

 cyclos

  • Echolocation in the Sea of Stars by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2012 Info found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com

Here we have an incredible work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with confetti-like stars, abstract aliens, and shiny geometric shapes. Carlson’s genius really shines in this work, and his blend of colors is impeccable. There’s also some strange fish people that appear to be coming out of a pool of water. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

Larry Carlson, Echolocation in the Sea of Stars, digital chromogenic print, 36x26in., 2012

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Snake In The Grass Cocktail

Ingredients

  •  2 cl Cointreau®orange liqueur
  • 2 cl gin
  • 2 cl vermouth
  • 2 cl lemon juice
  • 1 cherry

Directions: Shake with lots of ice, strain into glass.

snake-in-the-grass

  • Power Berry (Harvest Moon cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Spiced rum
  • .5 oz Coconut rum
  • Fill with cranberry juice
  • Sprig of mint

Directions: Pour spiced rum and coconut rum in a lowball glass over ice. Add cranberry juice to fill and stir. Add a sprig of mint as a garnish.

power-berry

Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com, Yokai Attack, 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 creatures, Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Konaki Jiji is a mischievous creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a incredible small old man with shape-shifting powers. It can transform into the shape of a wailing baby, and this is to lure prey. If picked up, this devious demon will increase its weight until its victim’s body gets crushed.

konaki

  • Ashiarai Yashiki is a massively tall creature of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as a monumental disembodied foot that crashes the ceilings of homes in the dead of night. It will demand to be washed, and if the person complies, it’ll vanish into thin air.

ashiki

Hall Of Shame: The Weirdest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters Found In Various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, comicvine.gamespot.com and John Morris’ book The League Of Regrettable Superheroes

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more strange comic book characters. Now, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Idiot Punisher Real Name: Desmond Kline Status: Wannabe Vigilante First Appeared: Punisher War Journal #62 (1994) Powers/Weapons: Owned several guns

Desmond Kline was a postal worker who idolized the Punisher. After his apparent death, Desmond created a makeshift costume, and tried to continue the Punisher’s work. Unfortunately, Desmond was incredibly stupid, and died during his first mission against a group of car thieves.

desmond 

  • Killpower Real Name: Julius Mullarkey Status:  First Appeared: Motormouth #1 (1992) Powers: Skilled combatant, High-tech firearms, Prodigy with mechanical devices

Julius was an artificially engineered human who had his genes spliced with various animals. This made him an incredibly experienced assassin, however he retained the mind of a 10-year-old. He once teamed up with the Punisher, but was extremely disappointed when the mission was aborted. He now works with the British cyborg, Motormouth.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All paintings found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and it’s time for a post that’s all about Larry Carlson. I will be reviewing two Carlson pieces every other Monday. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the works in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s get started!

  • MOSSELAMOO by Larry Carlson 2009 Digital Photography

This is a very cool work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a snow piece that’s complete with a frozen lake and log cabin. We also see a beautiful diamond pattern in the lake, and an absolutely massive moose. The weirdest part of the piece is the winged cabin with realistic eyes. I think this work is a perfect blend of the serene and the surreal.

    

  • Eyes of Glow by Larry Carlson 2009 Chromogenic Print 

Here we have an incredibly awesome work by “Trippy Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The most prominent part of the piece is the gorgeous female figure with white, piercing eyes. The sky is a brilliant blue and purple, and we also see a multicolored mountain that’s spiraling at an angle. In conclusion, this is a brilliant blend of realistic and surrealist art.       

LARRY CARLSON, Eyes of Glow, c-print, 30x34in., 2009.

Fantastic Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found of en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! Welcome to the upgraded version of Friday’s post. I have decided to add on other dishes besides desserts. This gives me a much wide range to work with. Now, grab yourself a snack, and let’s dig in!

  • Mie aceh is a very unique dish that comes from the Aceh region of Indonesia. It’s a special noodle soup with beef, goat meat, or seafood. The soup’s base is very spicy, and is quite similar to curry. The noodles are covered in a spice mixture called Bumbuwhich is made from black pepper, garlic, cardamom, anise, cumin, caraway, shallots, and red chili pepper. The best types of this soup are made with homemade noodles.

mie-ache 

 

  • Kibbeh is a fried dish that comes from Lebanon. It’s a cracked wheat dumpling that’s filled with minced onion, meat, and Middle Eastern spices. Kibbeh is considered to be the national dish of many Middle Eastern countries.

cracked-wheat

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and the drunkenmoogle.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!

  • Jackath Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 tsp brandy
  • 1 tsp creme de cassis
  • 1 tsp Cointreau® orange liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

jal

  • The Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes Cocktail) (Drink Created By Jasper)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Sake
  • 1 oz light rum
  • .5 oz red cinnamon schnapps

Directions: Stir ingredients in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

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