Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Works found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more trippy works. Now, let’s have our minds blown by these awesome paintings!

  • Starry Night by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an amazing piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene that’s divided into many different squares. Each of the squares have a brilliant star pattern on them that brings the piece together like a jigsaw puzzle. The background is multicolored, and each square adds more action to it. Overall, this is a very unique work that I highly enjoy. Tell me what you think of this painting in the comments’ section below.

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  • Backstreet Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a delightfully trippy piece by “Master Surrealist”, Carlson. In this work, a street has been removed from the laws of physics, and transformed into a completely absurd creation. It has the consistency of silly putty, and thus has bended and spiraled into an abstract structure of epic proportions. The center of the work houses a glowing, clover-like entity where the road emerges and ends. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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More Fascinating Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods 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 some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Rambutan are extremely strange fruits that come Southeast Asia. They are spherical shaped and covered in spiny hairs. They taste a bit like sweet grapes and can be eaten cooked or raw.

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  • The Soapberry is another odd fruit that comes from Canada. It’s a small, bright, red berry with a bitter taste. They’re not eaten raw, but rather in Indian Ice Cream. This is created by combining water with the berries, beating the mixture, adding sugar, and topping it off with whipping cream.

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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.

  • Captain Kenway’s Private Stash (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag cocktail) (Drink created by EXPBarOnline)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • .75 oz Creme de Cassis
  • 1 dash Goldschlager
  • Fill with 7-Up

Directions: Pour the kraken and Creme de Cassis into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice into a mug. Splash Goldschlager on top, then fill will 7-up. Enjoy whilst sailing the 7 seas.

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  • The Golden Dragon Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 energy soda
  • 1/2 Bacardi® 151 rum

Directions: Pour B-151 in first then add NOS energy drink.

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

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! 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!

  • Cell Real Name: N/A First Appeared: Morlocks #1 (2002)(Marvel) Status: Member Of The Morlocks Powers: Single celled organism, highly stretchable body, digestive enzymes break down anything on contact, highly resistant to physical harm

Cell was a gang member who was shot by the police. Upon the impact, his mutation manifested, and he escaped into the sewers. He met up with the Chicago Morlocks, and joined them soon after. He unfortunately met his end with a sentinel.

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  • Odd Man Real Name: Clayton Stoner Status: Hero First Appeared: Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 (1978) (DC) Powers/Weapons: Weird gadgets, above- average combat skills

Clayton was a normal private eye until he decided to fight crime. He donned a ridiculous patchwork costume with a rubber mask and two different eyes. He used various gadgets to confuse his enemies. He has helped the Hero Hotline on many occasions.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • Musical Moments by Rene Magritte 1961 Pasted paper, watercolor, and conte crayon on paper

This is a very wonderful piece by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is guaranteed to make music lovers very happy. The work is of three figures that are positioned in front of a beige background. They are completely covered in musical notes and song lyrics. This reminds me of origami, and has some essence of Cristo’s work. I especial y love the musical bird that is flying overhead. The other two figures are almost bulbous in shape, and appear to tilted at an angle. Magritte’s use of curtains make this almost seem like  it takes place in a theater. I would love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Gray Scramble by Frank Stella 1969 Oil on canvas

This is a hypnotic work by “Abstract Expressionist”, Stella. It is a series of repeated squares with many different colors. Stella incorporates various shades of gray in the work that catch the viewer off guard. The center of the painting draws the audience in, and emits a trance-like state upon them. I love the work for its beauty and incorporation of many colors. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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More Fascinating Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Food 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 more interesting foods. Now, grab your favorite utensil, and let’s dig in!

  • Laziji is a spicy dish that comes from the Szechuan province of China. It’s made with deep fried chicken, Szechuan peppers, ginger, garlic, and Szechuan chili bean paste. The dish is also garnished with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds.

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  • Chupe is a savory dish that comes from South America.  It’s a soup that’s made with chicken, lamb, red meat, fish, shrimp, shellfish, yuca, potatoes, and vegetables. In Peru, there’s a sequence of these soups for every day of the week. 

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Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

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

  • Appossha are terrifying creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large headed demons with red skin and dark hair. They can be found in the Sea of Japan, and go on land once a year. Appossha will travel from house to house, freaking out children, and demanding food. Upon scaring the child, the parents will give the creature mochi, and it will leave to the sea.

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  • Furutsubaki no Rei are macabre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re said to be the spirits of tsubaki trees with magical powers. They can be depicted as beautiful young women, and one is said to have transformed a merchant into a bee. These trees drop all of their petals at once, and people of Japan associate them with odd occurances and death.

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