More Delicious Foods From Around the World (Every 3 Fridays)

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

  • Kuku is a egg-based dish that comes from Iran. It’s made with walnuts, black pepper, and walnuts. The dish is quite similar to a Frittata.

kuku

  • Pamonha is special dumpling that comes from Brazil. It’s made with sweet corn paste, however many variants have been made with cheese, sausage, minced meat, coconut milk, or pepper. 

panmoha

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! 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!

  • Land Shark Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz peach schnapps
  • 1/4 oz strawberry syrup
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz lime juice

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake and strain into cocktail glass over crushed or shaved ice, and serve.

land shark

  • Toasted Almond Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur 
  • 2 oz light cream

Directions: Shake, strain into highball glass.

toasted almond

Even More Creepy Pokedex Entries (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more scary entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cofagrigus (The Coffin Pokemon) Ghost Type Ability: Mummy Evolves from Yamask at level 34 Ht: 5’07” Wt: 168.7 lbs 

Pokemon X Pokedex entry: It has been said that they swallow those who get too close and turn them into mummies. They like to eat gold nuggets. (O_O!)

cofagrigus

  • Palossand (The Sand Castle Pokemon) Ground and Ghost type Ability: Sand Veil or Water Compaction Evolves from Sandygast at level 42 Ht: 4’03” Wt: 551.2 lbs

Pokemon Sun Pokedex Entry: Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokemon and siphons away their vital essence while they’re still alive. (What a way to go!)

palo

Awesome/Strange Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

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

  • Spiral Real Name: Rita Wayword Status: Villain sorceress Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Longshot #1 (September 1985) Ht: 5’10” Wt: 150 lbs Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue Powers/Abilities: Enhanced strength, spell casting, six arms, excellent swordswoman, teleportation, genius level intellect

Rita was an extremely talented stunt woman who fell in love with the hero, Longshot. This didn’t last very long, and Rita was soon kidnapped by the spineless Mojo. Mojo erased all of Longshot’s memories of Rita, and she was given modifications at the Body Shoppe. The experiments left Rita with six arms, cybernetic implants, teleportation abilities, and knowledge of the dark arts. The modifications also left her mentally unstable, and Mojo used this to manipulate her into a killing machine. She eventually has a change of heart, and joins the Uncanny X-Force. 

spiral

  • Gambit Real Name: Remy LeBeau Status: Thief and Adventurer Creator: Marvel First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #366 (August 1, 1990) Ht: 6’1” Wt: 183 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Bright Red Powers/Abilities: Master thief, charges inanimate objects (his favorite being playing cards) with explosively released biokinetic energy, superhuman agility, immune to telepathy, enhanced dexterity, extremely charming, exceptional weapon fighter, great accuracy 

Remy’s early life was downright depressing, and filled with tragedy. He was abandoned by his parents at an early age due to his satanically red eyes. He lived on the streets until the leader of the Thieves’ Guild adopted him into his group. Remy then grew up learning the ways of thieves, and became an exceptional one himself. He joined the Marauders, and grew close with one of the members, Scalphunter. Upon realizing what the team’s main goal was, Gambit left the Marauders, and joined the X-Men.

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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 great pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Monticello by Jean-Michel Basquiat part of the Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper 

This is a fascinating work by the late Basquiat. It is a mixture of two different art styles; Surrealism and Realism. The Surrealism part of the work is shown through repetitious text and bizarre patterns. The Realism shines through the semi-realistic human face and detailed lower jaw. There are parts of the face, however, that aren’t completely realistic, such as the multicolored skin, and the third eye. I believe that this adds humor and mystical emotion to the piece. The work’s name is shown in parentheses near the leftmost corner. I really enjoy this painting, and would love to see what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

monticello   

 

  • Soir d’ orage by Rene Magritte 1946 Gouache on paper

This is a sublime work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Rene Magritte. I really enjoy the color composition of this piece, and it makes me strangely relaxed. The main focus of the work is the giant bottle of perfume, which is off white in color. The visual trickery of the bottle makes it appear orangish, and the design on it is actually in the distance. The sky is a brilliant blend of purples, blues, and other misty colors. Magritte once again surprises me at his amazing attention to detail. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

sodd

Asher’s Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Part 1 (Every three Fridays)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and here’s a new edition to my regular post. I’ve been mainly discussing bad card art, and I want to change it up a bit. I have been an avid Yu-Gi-Oh! fan for a very long time, and would love to share some of my favorites. Now, it’s time to duel!

  • Star Eater Type: Dragon/Synchro/Effect 11 stars Attribute:Light Required Summoning Conditions: 1 Tuner+1 or more non-Tuner monsters ATK/3200 DEF/ 2800 Monster’s Effect: Must be Synchro Summoned, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. When Synchro Summoned, cards and effects cannot be activated. If this card attacks, it is unaffected by other card effects until the end of the Damage step. 

This card is an absolute beast with extremely high attack and defense. Its art is gorgeous and depicts a blood-red dragon with a supernova in the background. Its summon is completely unavoidable, and the negation of monster effects is incredible. The only issue is getting it out on the field, however when it does, the opponent is screwed! 

star eater (IT’S SO FREAKING COOL!!!!!)

  • Raigeki Type: Normal Spell Deck Capacity: 1 Effect: Destroys all monsters your opponent controls.

Good old Raigeki! This card was completely broken at the beginning of the card game, and it’s still quite useful today. This red and yellow thunderbolt completely obliterates your opponent’s monsters without any bad side effects. It can be quite expensive to purchase, but it’s definitely worth every cent.

raigeki 

  • Injection Fairy Lily Type: Spellcaster/Effect 3 stars Attribute: Earth ATK/400 DEF/1500 Effect: If this card attacks or is attacked, during damage calculation (in either player’s turn): You can pay 2000 LP once per battle; this card gains 3000 ATK during that damage calculation only.

The deceivingly cute Lily is an absolute beast on the battlefield. I adore this card! The art is very Anime-esque, and I love her strawberry blonde hair. Having a 3400 ATK monster with no tributes is almost unheard of. This is one cutie whose check-ups hurt like a motherfucker!

 injection fairy lilly

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! 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!

  • Apricot Kiss Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz apricot brandy
  • 1 oz Scotch whisky
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth

Directions: Pour the apricot brandy, Scotch whiskey and sweet vermouth into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Stir gently and serve.

apricot kiss

  • Gecko Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz vodka
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 5 oz orange juice

Directions: Add vodka, triple sec, then blue curaçao. Fill with orange juice.

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