More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea ( Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide and Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep

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

  • Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) Diameter: Up to 5 in Habitat: Open water near the surface of the ocean 

The Mauve Stinger is a very dynamic type of jellyfish. This creature can produce bioluminescent light shows, which are admired by people passing by. As the name suggests, this jellyfish’s sting is quite painful. It produces luminous mucus which causes its stingers to glow with intense light. Unlike most jellyfish, this species’ life cycle doesn’t have a fixed stage.

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  • Squarenose Helmetfish (Scopelogadus beanii) Size: 12 cm Depths Found: 800-4000 m

The Helmetfish is named after the armor that was worn by medieval knights. It has two very strange holes which are this creature’s nostrils. The white strands covering this fishes head is a network of sensory canals. 

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

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 my Gallery!

  • The First Days of Spring by Salvador Dali 1929 Oil and collage on panel

This is a wonderfully bizarre work by “Master Surrealist”, Salvador Dali. It’s an outdoor piece that has many strange things happening in it. We see a woman with the head of a beehive/bird’s nest hybrid. There’s also a grey man fused to the “face”. The center of the work has a colorful fish sculpture with random numbers printed on its side. The absolute strangest part of the piece has to be the globular human face with the disembodied lower jaw. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Territory by Rene Magritte 1957 Oil on canvas

This is a fantastic work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It’s yet another outdoor piece that focuses on beauty. The center of the work portrays a colorful countryside with a big green tree and an orange road. It’s surrounded by a baby blue sky with flurry white clouds. The sky gives the work a feeling of mystery and wonder. It’s a amazing blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this painting in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.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!

  • Midori Green Russian Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • cream

Directions: Pour midori and vodka over ice in a highball glass. Top with cream, to taste.

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  • 8 Purification Sake (Okami Cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz sake
  • 1.5 oz Soju
  • 1.5 oz Extra dry ginger ale

Directions: Mix Sake and Soju and pour into cocktail glass, top with ginger ale.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Creature found on Yokai.com

Konbanwa, 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”!

  • Shachihoko are extremely powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as aquatic creatures with the bodies of fish and the heads of tigers. They guard the roofs of Japanese castles, and can control the rain.

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

Characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, 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 a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Washout Real Name: John (full name unrevealed) First Appeared: X-Force #129 (2002) Creator: Marvel Powers: Can turn his body into water, project high-pressure jets of water from his hands.

John was a chronic bed-wetter with water based powers. He joined the mysterious team Weapon X, and had his powers amplified. Unfortunately, John’s powers leave him dehydrated, and each use brings him closer to death.

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  • Skin Real Name: Angelo Espinosa Status: Hero First Appeared: Uncanny X-Men #317 (1994) Creator: Marvel Powers: Possesses six feet of extra skin which he can stretch, deform, expand, and compress.

Angelo was a L.A. gang member that fake his own death to reevaluate his life. He eventually met Professor Xavier, who asked him to join his school. Angelo reluctantly accepted the offer, and became an X-Men. He met his end by the Church of Humanity.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on  larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Larry Carlson!

  • Star Love Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an absolutely brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with beautiful stars and shadowy figures. There’s also an incredibly trippy collage of melting female faces that create a bizarre spiral near the piece’s center. Lastly, our eyes feast upon the gorgeous array of rainbows that surround the work.

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  • Between Dimensions and Roses by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

In my opinion, this is one of Larry Carlson’s best works. What we get is a brilliant blend of Realism, Photography, and Surrealism. There are beautiful red roses on each side of the work. We also see a female figure with a hollowed out face that’s shooting a rainbow laser beam. She’s wearing a melting dress, and various demonic figures surround her. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. 

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Another Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Dishes found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at another tasty dish. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Obatzda is a savory dish that comes from Germany. It’s made with paprika, salt, pepper, soft cheese, and caraway. It’s usually eaten with pretzels or bread.

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