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

  • Stormcloud Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 splash Bacardi® 151 rum
  • 1/4 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream

Directions: Build in shot glass. Float Bailey’s in amaretto and top with 151. The Bailey’s should float in the middle.

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  • Toxic Waste Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 part Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 6 parts orange juice
  • 1 part triple sec

Directions: Serve in a tall glass over ice.

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Hall of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found on comicvine.gamespot.com, The Legion Of Regrettable Super Villains, and various DC and Marvel encyclopedias

Hello fellow Comic Book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means!

  • Kangaroo Real Name: Frank Oliver  Status: Low Tier Villain First Appeared: The Amazing Spiderman # 81 (1970) Powers: Enhanced strength and pain resistance, Can leap great distances

Frank Oliver was an Australian man that was obsessed with kangaroos. He trained his body to be identical to the animal, and finally was successful  He was forced to flee his homeland after killing a man in the ring. Frank encountered Spider-Man, and was defeated easily by the Web-Crawler. He later had his powers enhanced by the criminal scientist, Dr. Jonas Harrow. Frank met his demise when attempting to steal a radioactive isotope.

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  • Slyde Real Name: Jalome Beacher Status: Villain First Appeared: Amazing Spider-Man #272 (1986) Powers: Can skate along the ground at approximately 30 mph, Costume coated with near-frictionless substance

Jalome was a Chemical Engineer that discovered a virtually frictionless substance. After getting fired from his company, he robbed a bank and met Spider-Man. He later joined the Masters of Evil, but was quickly captured and imprisoned.

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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 fantastic works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Komurasaki of the Tamaya Teahouse by Kitagawa Utamaro 1794 Multicolor woodblock print from the series “A Collection of Reigning Beauties”

This is a gorgeous Japanese work by painter, Kitagawa. The print is of a beautiful Japanese woman with a peach and red colored kimono. She is holding a mystical blanket that is covered with pink flowers. This piece may be old, but it has not lost any of its beauty. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow by Georgia O’Keeffe 1923 Oil on canvas

This is a very famous flower work by American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. It has some erotic conations , with the discussed flower, resembling female genitalia. It also is quite beautiful with shades of pink, blue, and yellow. The painting is an example of abstracted sexual imagery. Tell me what you think of this piece in comments’ section below.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com, and yokai wiki

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

  • Kenmun are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble a combination of a monkey and a kappa. They also have powerful shapeshifting abilities and are usually harmless to humans.

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  • Mimimushi are highly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are special parasites with serpentine bodies and long heads.  They infect the stomach and cause bloating and craving of cold foods.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for our weekly dose of awesomeness! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2007 

This is yet another fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a very colorful and trippy work. There are rainbow vortexes and for some strange reason, a duck. It almost reminds me of an optical illusion, and my god, it’s glorious! Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, digital chromogenic print, 26x22in., 2007.

 

  • The Birds That Hide From Man by Larry Carlson collage on paper 2012

This is a very strange collage by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. We see a strange man with a bird’s nest for a head. He also has some prehistoric lizards surround his torso. I love Carlson’s blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, The Birds That Hide From Man, collage on paper, 16x12in., 2012.

St. Patrick’s Day Food Special

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone! This weeks’ food special will be completely Irish oriented to celebrate. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Champ is a fascinating dish that comes from Ireland. It consists of mashed potatoes, milk, cheese, spring onions, salt, and pepper. It’s also known as Poundies. 

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  • Yellowman is a small confectionary that comes from Northern Ireland. It is made from vinegar, brown sugar, butter, and golden syrup. 

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

  •  April Shower Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1/4 oz benedictine herbal liqueur
  • 1 oz orange juice

Directions: Shake over ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.

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  • Sentry Gun (Portal Cocktail) (drink created by scrollbar.dk)

Ingredients

  • 2 cl Vodka
  • 1 cl Bols Banana
  • 1 cl Bols Blue
  • 2 cl Black Sambuca
  • 1 cl Cherry Liqueur 
  • 1 cl Lime Juice
  • Top up with Sprite and a cocktailberry

Directions: Shake first six ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled Highball glass. Top up with Sprite.

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a  look at some more sea creatures. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubble Shell (Bullina lineata) Length: 1 in Found: Sand and on reefs up to 65 ft 

The Bubble Shell is a species of mollusk that has a gorgeous florescent blue body. It defends itself by regurgitating food and withdrawing into its shell. Like most mollusks, The Blue Shell is a hermaphrodite.

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  • Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) Length: Up to 28 in Depths Found In :3-100 ft 

The Sweetlips is a deep-bodied fish with small spots. They group up together at dusk, and get cleaned by wrasse. The fish gets its name from its large lips, which are used to hunt for prey in the sand.

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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 awesome works. Now, have fun exploring the Gallery!

  •  Sauraband by Morris Louis 1959 Acrylic resin on canvas

This is a very beautiful work by “Color-Field Painter”, Morris Louis. It’s a fantastic blend of vibrant colors and striped patterns. It almost has a dreamlike quality to it, and this adds to the overall feel of the piece. Tell me what you think in the comments’ section below.

sauea

 

  • XEL-HA 2 by Larry Carlson Digital photography 2012 info found on larrycarlson.com

Here we have another amazing work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This piece has a native setting with accompanying temple. There are two masked figures with 2 different objects. The first object is a strange toucan, while the other is a nose-ringed serpent. We also see a very trippy  aura, combined with a strange rainbow staircase. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, XEL-HA 2, digital photography, 2012.

Random Sundays

Info Found In Various Pokedexes

Hello everyone, and welcome to another dose of randomness! This week, I will be covering some new pokedex entries. The world of Pokemon is a lot darker that one might think, and seems to push the boundaries of the “E” rated franchise. Be warned, some of these entries are very disturbing, so read at your own risk!

  • *Snap* Bewear Pokemon Moon Pokedex Entry: This Pokemon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines have been squashed by its hug. O_O The hug was too much to bear!

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  • Coral Killer! Toxapex Pokemon Sun Pokedex Entry: Toxapex crawls along the ocean floor on its 12 legs. It leaves a trail of Corsola bits scattered in its wake. (Circle of life?!)

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