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!

  • Caribbean Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Stoli® Vanil vodka
  • 3/4 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1 splash pineapple juice

Directions: Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into glass.

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  • Adam and Eve (Bioshock Shots) (Drink created by Josh K)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz of grenadine 
  • Splash of Irish creme
  • 1/2 oz of triple sec
  • 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 oz of lime infused gin
  • 1/2 oz of blue curaçao

Directions for Adam: Pour 1/2 oz of grenadine, layer 1/2 oz of triple sec, layer the 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps then slowly pour Irish creme. Using a small straw gently stir around the Irish creme to produce a cloud effect.

For Eve: Pour in the 1/2 oz blue curaçao, then layer the 1 oz of gin and then slowly pour Irish creme. Using a small straw gently stir around the Irish creme to produce a cloud effect.

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More Hilariously Bad Video Game Cover Art (Every Other Wednesday)

Covers found on various websites

Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to laugh and cringe at some more terrible game covers. Now, let’s begin! Be warned! Strong Profanity Ahead!

  • Megaman (1987): The original Megaman, the game that got me into this incredible franchise. I absolutely adore this game in nearly every way. The gameplay is fluid the weapons are super creative, and the music is mind blowing. Everything could have been great, if the American cover artist didn’t create a steaming pile of dog shit! I’m gonna be real with you guys for a second, this cover infuriates me! The love and passion that went into making one of the most iconic video game characters, is nowhere to be found on the cover. The Japanese cover is great, and definitely portrays the overall fun of the game. The art looks like it was vomited up by a drunken Science Fiction writer! There’s blurry buildings, and a random explosion in the background. Then we get to the “Blue Bomber” himself. Oh god! He’s wearing a nauseating blue and yellow jumpsuit that appears to be inflated. He has crossed brown eyes and a freaking unibrow! Then the viewers get a final punch in the face when the see his weapon. Instead of the iconic Mega Buster, he’s carrying a goddamn gun! I hope people can look past this artistic pile of puke, and adore this amazing game for what it is.

megaman       Oh This Hurts My Eyes!

  • Bust-A-Move Millennium for the Game Boy Color: Good old Bust-A Move! This is an iconic bubble popping game at arcades that star the characters of Bubble Bobble. The series is known of have incredibly bizarre cover art, ranging from babies blowing bubbles, to sadistic Ludovico-esque torture devices. This cover, in particular, looks like it was made in 30 minutes! Instead of the cute and snuggly bubble-popping dragons, we are subjected to the freak baby of Bowser and Reptile! He has one giant eye and a strangely placed fang. If the artist was going for a cute character, they failed miserably!

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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 fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at the stranger side of comic books. Some characters have completely useless abilities, while others are just grotesque beyond comprehension. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Purple Man Real Name: Zebediah Killgrave Status: Villain First Appeared: Daredevil I #4 (1964) Creator: Marvel  Power: Can command anyone in his airspace by verbal suggestion

Zebediah was a spy that tried to steal an experimental nerve gas. He ended up getting doused with the gas, which turned his skin purple, and gave him the power of mind control. His power has limits, and anyone with a strong will can resist his control. He learned this at his first confrontation with the Daredevil. He has been thwarted by the blind superhero on multiple occasions, and is currently serving time in jail. (The mind control gimmick is pretty fascinating, but I still can’t take the purple-skinned villain seriously).

purple man Just look at him! He’s freaking ridiculous!

 

  • Number One Fan Real Name: Rick Chalker Status: Cyborg (Deceased) Creator: Marvel First Appeared: X-Factor #83 (1993) Powers/ Weapons: Robotic claws and cybernetic implants

Rick was a demented scientist that tried to get revenge for his cousin’s death. What happens next is Darwin Award worthy! He goes into his indestructible lab, and has his robotic assistant amputate his arms. He replaces them with giant propeller blades, and then destroys his assistant. He worthlessness begins to leak out, when he realizes that he can’t escape his lab. Then, to put the “final nail in the coffin”, he offs himself by accidental facepalm! (WTF!) (I am at a complete loss for words, this is just too stupid)!

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Carlson Mondays

All paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

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

  • Scribble Tree Forest by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is another glorious work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an abstract work with hints of realism hidden within. The piece centers around a psychedelic forest with real trees and mind blowing designs. There’re multicolored swirls in the sky that resemble a peacock’s feathers. I especially like the strange female faces that make up the stones. Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Magic Plasma Tree by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another fantastic work by the amazing Larry Carlson. It’s an experiment in kaleidoscopic epicness, and by god, it’s a sight to behold! The titular “tree” is covered in a multicolored sheen that causes it to really “pop out” at the viewer. I always love what Carlson does with the leaves, and this is no exception! The leaves are colorful patterns of cosmic elegance, and the brightness creates a mystic aura around it. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 174

The Way Home by Magic Sword from the album “Volume 1” (2015)

This is an absolutely epic song by Ohio Electronic Trio, Magic Sword. The piece was used in one of my favorite video games, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. It comes from a genre of music called Synthwave, which is a throwback to old 80’s action movies and heavy synth. It starts with the wind blowing, accompanied by a repetitive drum beat. Next, the epic bass and synth start playing, and this is where things get awesome! The synth starts playing a very catchy rhythm, and then the drum signals a tempo change. The ending result is a bass and synth heavy instrumental ballad of epic proportions! I absolutely  adore this work of musical genius, and I’d love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiy0v20_PfVAhVSHGMKHTL8DH0QyCkIKzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmCikIkXslP0&usg=AFQjCNGJ2y1lzalL0lvH_C8DtOPwiy9LwQ

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

  • Aushak is a savory dish that comes from Afghanistan. It consists of dried mint, yogurt, pasta dumplings, and scallions. It’s eaten on holidays.

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

  • Goddess Of Courage (The Legend of Zelda Shot) (Drink created by Mike Khamhoukeo) 

Ingredients

  • 1 cl vodka
  • 1 cl Xante
  • 1 splash of Bols Blue
  • Top with orange juice

Directions: Pour ingredients into shot glass. Take care to only use a little blue curaçao, or the color will turn more blue than green.

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  • Coco Rush Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 2 parts Malibu® coconut rum

Directions: Add OJ, Cranberry juice, and Malibu into a mixing glass and pour into the highball glass.

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Asher’s Book Reviews (One Every Month)

Quotes and information from The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time to start a new post! Each month, I will be reviewing a different book. I will give a detailed summary of the book, as well as some spoilers. Now, grab your favorite novel, and let’s begin!

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell Genre: Non-Fiction 288 pgs.

The Disaster Artist is a biography of Greg Sestero, an actor who starred in one of the biggest messterpieces of all time. The book starts with Greg as a kid, and then gradually moves throughout his life. For those not in the know, The Room is considered by many to be the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. The film was created by the extremely bizarre Tommy Wiseau. Greg meets Tommy in Jean Shelton’s acting class, where he horribly butchers Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”. Greg immediately wants to do a scene with him, and the rest is history! We learn of his strange mannerisms early within the book. He would always order a glass of hot water at every restaurant, and seems to have a unhinged grasp on English. His origin and accent remain a mystery even today, as well as his seemingly endless supply of money. Greg describes him as “short and muscular with a lumpy, white, face, a snow -shovel jaw, and impossibly black hair”. The book is a treat to read, because you never know what kind of crazy ideas emerge from Tommy’s head. It’s also quite fascinating to learn about Greg’s personal life, and time as an actor in The Room. There are many incredibly funny scenes in the book, and I don’t want to spoil all of them. My personal favorite is Tommy’s first day of filming. Greg goes to pick him up, and he ends up being 5 hours late to his first production day. His excuse? He had to re-dye his hair! The movie cost Tommy $6 Million, and he purchased all of his equipment instead of renting it! The final product started as a complete flop, but due to Tommy’s shady guerrilla marketing, it became a massive cult hit. I learned about it from the Nostalgia Critic’s review, and then I kept going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. Having seen it, I can definitely see why this move is so well loved by fans. The film is still shown every month at the Landmark Theatre in LA. People throw plastic spoons at the screen and quote lines from the film. In conclusion, The Disaster Artist is a giant joyride with hilarious twists and turns around every corner. I give the book a 5 out of 5. I highly recommend the book, and the audiobook is even better, with Greg’s amazing Tommy impression. I’m also really looking forward to James Franco’s film version of The Disaster Artist, so be sure to look out for a review in December!

 

Below is the link to the trailer for the Disaster Artist

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiv2fmAwO7VAhUnjFQKHezxB5IQyCkIKjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4qab3TMg42k&usg=AFQjCNGSnLUQFD7D0mnF7NIcjmROdJFGpg

Strange Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Info about animals found on various websites

Hello fellow animal lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more awesome animals. Now, let’s begin!

  • Honeypot Ant (Myrmecocystis) Size: Up to 15 mm Habitat: Arid to semiarid places like Mexico and Australia

The Honeypot ant is a strange type of worker ant with an extremely swelled abdomen. Their diet mainly consists of honey, and they can drain the abdomen to feed their entire colony. The ants are considered to be a delicacy in parts of Australia.

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  • Antlion (Euroleon nostras) Size: Up to 30 mm Habitat: Europe Diet: Ants and small insects

The Antlion is a very unique insect that has an incredibly fascinating way to capture prey. The fully developed adult has large wings and a thin body. The larvae, on the other hand, has large jaws and a broader abdomen. They build sand traps that capture prey, and will suck out the body fluids.

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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 paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Mosaic II by M.C. Escher 1957 lithograph 

This is a work of optical excellence by “Dutch Surrealist”, Escher. The piece has many different objects and shapes, ranging from religious icons, to grotesque beasts. His brilliant use of black and white fill in all of the space on the canvas. I especially adore the deep sea fish-like creatures that surround the work. It’s also quite funny to see a random guitar placed in the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Improvisation 28 by Vassily Kandinsky 1912 oil on canvas

This is a great work by “German Expressionist”, Kandinsky. It’s an Abstract work with beautiful colors and wild slashes. There’s also a strange gear in the center of the painting. It’s not only a fantastically unique work, but also one of the first complete abstractions of canvas. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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