Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

*Now with a non-alcoholic beverage for all ages!

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

  • Haste (Final Fantasy Virgin Cocktail) (Drink created by Mitch of The Drunken Moogle)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Orange juice
  • 1.5 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 3 oz. Red Bull
  • 1 splash of Grenadine 

Directions: Mix the pineapple juice and orange juice in a champagne flute, then top off with Red Bull. Add a very small splash of grenadine to the top (no more than a few drops) and it will sink to the bottom. Enjoy and feel the rush.

hasty

 

  • Sunny Day Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz tonic water
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions: Combine Vodka, Orange Juice, and Tonic Water over ice. Squeeze Lime wedge and drop in cocktail. Stir. Serve with straw.

sunny day  

Hilariously Bad Video Game Covers (Every Other Wednesday)

Covers found on various websites

Hello fellow Gamers, and welcome to a new Wednesday post! I have wanted to discuss this topic for a long time! The cover art on a video game is the first thing that a viewer sees. Some of them are freaking awesome, while others stun you like a deer in the headlights. This post will be covering some of the really BAD ones. Keep in mind that the covers do not always determine the value of the game. Now, get ready to laugh and cringe as we begin our journey into the gallery of horrors!

  •  Pac-Man for the Atari: Everybody and their mother knows about Pac-Man. He was one of the first ultra popular video games. You play as the titular character, and try to gobble up pellets while avoiding ghosts. I don’t know what kind of drugs the artist was on when he created this unholy abomination of a cover, but I really hope he’s getting help. The cover depicts Pac-Man as a yellow-faced ping-pong ball with buck teeth and an anorexic body. The “pellets” look more like checker pieces, and the ghosts have legs! This is both an insult to the player, and a horrific, false depiction of the game.

    pac man

 

  • Tongue of the Fatman (Or Slaughter Sport) for the Genesis, DOS, and Commodore 64: Tongue of the Fatman is an incredibly bizarre fighting game that was created by Activision in 1989. It has a pretty unique story, the characters are grotesquely awesome,  but the controls are awful. The cover art doesn’t do anything to promote a good public image, and may scare little kids. The cover depicts a incredibly disturbing potato-shaped man with purple lips, strangely white teeth, and beady, blue eyes. The cover is just ridiculous enough to make it kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.

fatman 

 

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 bizarre characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Arm-Fall-Off Boy Real Name: Floyd Belkin Status: “Hero” Creator: DC First Appeared: Secret Origins #46 (1989) Power: Limb Detachment

One of the most useless superheroes ever to grace comics, Floyd’s “power” is to remove his arms at will. He was denied membership to the Legion, and is considered to be one of DC’s most ridiculous creations. His seemingly worthless ability has caused the “hero” to be easily forgotten, and he only appeared in 5 issues.

arm “Plorp” indeed!

 

  • Condiment King Real Name: Mitchell Mayo (Yes really, Mayo!) Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Birds of Prey #37 (2002) Powers/Weapons: Various condiment gadgets, can cause anaphylactic shock, and cringe-worthy puns

Mayo is a ridiculous, yet highly popular villain from the DC universe. He easily lost to Batgirl, and was sent to Arkham Asylum. During his stay, Mayo became friends with Poison Ivy, and was taught about dangerous spices. Using this knowledge, he surprisingly caused three heroes to fall into anaphylactic shock. Mayo is also known for Mr. Freeze-like puns, and this has caused him to become a guilty pleasure for many comic book fans. I can only hope that he appears in the upcoming DC films.

condimetn 

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 mind-boggling masterpieces. Now, prepare yourselves for the extraordinary works of Larry Carlson!

  • Psychonaut Sunrise by Larry Carlson 2015 Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a cosmically unique work by “Abstract Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece transcends reality, and transports the viewer into a kaleidoscopic world. Carlson’s brilliant usage of vibrant colors create a totally sublime atmosphere. He once again, “melts” the colors, which distorts the shapes and bends perspectives. The result is a complex, and extraordinary masterpiece that resembles a floral patterned world of purples, reds, and oranges. I personally adore the miniature suns that appear all over the painting. I always wonder how he comes up with such brilliantly diverse “worlds”. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

psycho  

  • Electrix Sunshine by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another jaw-dropping piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with a blend of realism and surrealism. The rightmost part of the work appears to be a mountain of flowers that have been “Carlsonified” into patterns of visual trickery. The ground is lime green, and resembles needle-like blades of grass. The top of the work displays the “Sunshine” in all of its glory. It’s a perfectly amazing electric blue with a mandala surrounding it. It also is giving off a purplish-blue shine. The purple blends into the background, making it “pop out” to the viewer. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

ele

More Tasty 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 fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Grass Jelly is a unique dessert that comes from China. It’s a gelatinous cube that can be added to drinks or eaten with organic maple syrup. It has a herbal taste, and according to a Bunny, it’s best from Taiwanese brands.

grass

  • Jumbles are pastries that come from Italy. They’re made from flour, eggs, caraway, anise, and vanilla. 

jumbles

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

  • Dark Eyes Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/4 oz blackberry brandy
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass.

dark

  • The Grand Oak (Dragon Age: Origins Cocktail) (Drink created by Scott Becker)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
  • 3/4 oz Frangelico
  • 1 1/2 oz Milk

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

the grand oakk

More Fascinating Food 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 for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Hachee is a savory dish that comes from the Netherlands. It’s a stew that’s made from vinegar, onions, and beef. It’s served with a side of rice or potatoes.

hachee

 

  • Mofongo is a hearty dish that comes from Puerto Rico. It consists of fried plantains, garlic, salt, chicken, octopus, or shrimp. The plantains are masted into a giant ball to absorb the other flavors.

mofongo