Fascinating Food and Drinks From Around the World (Fridays)

Hello fellow foodies! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more interesting foods and drinks. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Ara is an alcoholic drink that comes from Bhutan. It’s made from fermented rice, and served with butter or a poached egg.

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  • Acaraje is a fried food that comes from West Africa. It’s made with mashed black eyed peas, chopped onions, cashews, shrimp paste,and palm oil. It’s usually eaten during breakfast.

 acaraje

More Obscure Music Genres

Hello everyone! It’s time for me to bring back an old favorite! About a year ago, I jumped into the fascinating world of obscure music genres. I have always found this topic to be quite interesting with new genres added almost daily. Now, let’s dive into the most unique and weird genres that music has to offer!

  • Noise Rock Created: 1968 Prominent Bands: Melt-Banana, Metz, Big Black

Noise Rock is a Punk-inspired genre with large distortion levels,  occasionally unintelligible vocals, sharp and intense sounds, and blindingly fast guitar riffs and strange lyrics. Many Japanese bands of this genre also started to rise in the early 60’s. While most of it is very painful to the ears, some is quite enjoyable like Sonic Youth and Velvet Underground.

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  • Glitch Hop Created: 1997 Prominent Producers: Virtual Riot, Mr. Bill, GRiZ 

Glitch Hop is a subgenre of Glitch that uses malfunctioning electronics and fusion of Hip Hop to create incredibly catchy, video game-inspired pieces. It’s also influenced by Dubstep and drum and bass. The pieces are usually played at 110 BPM.

 

More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

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 tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Clafoutis is a sweet pastry that comes from France. It’s made with black cherries, powered sugar, and a flan-like batter. 

cloufoutis

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

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!

  • Vanilla Pig Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Smirnoff® Vanilla Twist Vodka
  • 6 oz Dr. Pepper® soda

Directions: Pour both ingredients into a highball glass. Add ice if desired, and serve.

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  • Amber Dream Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dry gin
  • 1 oz French vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse®
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Directions: Pour into an old-fashioned glass with ice and stir. Garnish with flamed orange peel, and serve.

amber dream

The Strange World Of Pokemon Clover (Every Other Wednesday)

Disclaimer: Pokemon Clover is a Pokemon rom rack that’s made by 4chan. Many of the characters can be considered offensive, or in poor taste. If you’re easily offended, read at your own risk!

Pokemon Clover is one of the funniest games I’ve ever seen. 4chan’s ridiculous remake of Fire Red was incredibly well received by the public, and even a heavily detailed wiki was made for the game. The new region of the game is called Fochun, and the gym leaders range from Tumblr feminists to freaking Snoop Dog! This revamped pokedex list will included the most bizarre and mind-blowing entries in the game. Now, grab your favorite Pokemon, or Fakemon, and let’s begin!

  • Pearchie (The LOLWUT Pokemon) Grass/Normal Type Height: 6’11” Weight: 319.7 lbs Based off of the LOLWUT meme and the Bunchie GIF

Entry: Pearchie gallop through fields screaming and eating prey. Its majestic looks is known to bewilder people. 

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  • Pengas (The Pingas Pokemon) Ice/Fire type Ht: 2’11 Wt: 35.3 lbs Based off of Dr. Eggman and a penguin 

Entry: It walks around its cave, shouting its name repeatedly. Its body temperature is always changing drastically.

pengas

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

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more bizarre characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Humpty Dumpty Real Name: Morton Wales Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1 (July 1,2003) Powers/Abilities: Highly Intelligent with some repairing skills

Morton had a very bad childhood and was blessed with a giant egg-shaped head. He always spoke in rhyme, and compulsively broke and repaired things.  Unfortunately   , his compulsion caused him to derail a train and kill many people. He was eventually incarcerated in the Arkham Asylum, and repaired many things around the complex. While not having necessarily having bad intentions, Dumpty’s compulsions have caused much more harm then good.

humpty 

  • Clock King Real Name: William Tockman Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared:  World’s Finest Comics #111 (August 1960) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Superhuman proficiency with time related techniques

William Tockman was suffering from a terminal illness when he decided to go on a crime spree. He was easily stopped by Green Arrow, and was put on trial. He also found out that he wasn’t going to die due to a mistake made by the doctor. He was seemingly killed by a failed experiment.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

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 amazing art. Now, let’s dive into the incredible world of Larry Carlson!

  • Rainbow Bubbles by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper 

This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The entire piece glows with vibrant colors and aqueous patterns. The patterns are seemingly endless, and spiral down towards the center of the piece. The bubbles appears to have strange creatures living inside them. This is definitely one of Carlson’s most detailed works, and by far one of the most beautiful ones. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. 

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  • Untitled by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a neon display of multicolored fractals and swirly patterns. The various repeated shapes remind me of a mandala effect, and it’s incredibly pleasing to the eyes. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

mind melt

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

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!

  • Deep Blue Sea Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 splash cranberry juice
  • 1 dash lime juice

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with, and strain into a martini glass.

deep blue sea

  • Neon Iguana cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Captain Morgan® Original  spiced rum
  • 2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • orange juice

Directions: Pour ingredients into a tall glass, stir, and serve.

neon igunana

Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Kosamebo are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They closely resemble Buddhist monks, and live near mountains. They’ll spook travelers, and ask them for food or spare change. While completely harmless in nature, Kosamebo can be quite annoying.

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  • Kuro bozu are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as dark, shadowy beings with bestial facial features and incredibly long tongues. They also can manipulate their size at will, and can run ridiculously fast. The yokai will enter a person’s home at night, and suck the breath out of their mouths. Those who are visited by this demonic creature on many occasions will become violently ill.

kuro bozu

Nature is Awesome (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow nature lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some awesome creatures and plants. Now, let’s start exploring!

  • Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus) Size: Up to 3 cm Habitat: The Indian and Pacific Ocean  Diet: Carnivorous 

The Blue Dragon is an absolutely gorgeous species of sea slug. It’s a very tiny creature that is extremely poisonous. It can feed on the Portuguese man o’ war, and uses the poison to fend off predators. It’s makes you shocked to find out that this creature is more dangerous than the giant menace it feeds upon.

blue dragon

 

  • Baseball Plant (Euphorbia obesa) Size: 15 cm Habitat: South Africa 

The Baseball Plant is a very strange flora that’s indigenous to South Africa. As the name states, the plant is shaped like a green baseball, with 8 ridges that resemble stitches. It contains a reservoir of water to use in droughts. It’s also quite toxic, and will cause horrible skin problems if held.

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