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!

  • Banana Cow Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz creme de bananes 
  • 1 1/2 oz cream
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice banana
  • nutmeg

Directions: Shake rum, creme de banana, cream, and grenadine with crushed ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with banana slice, sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve.

cow

 

  • Peppermint Beach Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 /2 oz Malibu® coconut rum

Directions: Mix with ice and serve cold. 

pepp beach

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Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjGt8Xz567bAhV1OX0KHRwjDP4QtwIIZjAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F181617274&usg=AOvVaw0CBpSKJBwoTcuU2Ei7tx04

 

  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.

 

Morlock Special!

Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! I have discussed the Morlocks in the past, and have decided to dedicate my weekly comic posts to a different Mutant team.  In case you don’t know, the Morlocks are a group of Mutants that live underground. They have extremely weird Superpowers, and are ridiculed by the general public. Many of them are killed during the Marauders’ invasion, and those who survived, try to rebuild their damaged home under the strong leadership of Callisto. The Morlocks are all property of Marvel .

  •  Masque Real Name: Unrevealed Status: Former Leader of the Morlocks and Super villain (Deceased) Ht: 5’6” Weight: 140 lbs First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #169 (May 1st, 1983) Powers/Abilities: Can psionically rearrange the flesh of organic substances to create any physical effect possible. 

Masque was a power-hungry member of the Morlocks. After the massacre, Masque decided to usurp Callisto, and take control of the team. He then joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and tries to fight against Nathan Summers. Masque meets his end at the hands of the engineered super solider, Shatterstar.

masque

 

  • Angel Dust Real Name: Christine Status: Hero Ht: 5’5” Weight: 126 lbs First Appeared: Morlocks #1 (June 1, 2002) Powers/Abilities:  Superhuman strength granted by supercharging adrenaline levels. 

Angel was an ordinary child until her Mutant powers awakened. Afraid that her parents wouldn’t accept her, Angel ran away to the sewers to join the Morlocks.  After many adventures with the team, Dust returned home, and was accepted by her parents.

angel dujst

 

Carlson Mondays (Every 2 Months)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s begin!

  • Queen Chill Pill by Larry Carlson 2013 Chromogenic Print 

This is a very funny work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The titled “queen” has a white pill for a head, and a candy-striped dress. The background is covered multicolored sparks and strange snowflakes. There’s also bizarre, multi-faced spheres with a foo dog floating above one of them. I enjoy the piece both for its humor, and for its creativity.

LARRY CARLSON, Queen Chill Pill, c-print, 65x55in., 2013.

 

  • Lunarwalker by Larry Carlson 2013 Acrylic paint, collage, and digital print on paper

This is a beautiful work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space scene with a variety of strange occurrences. The background is a brilliant azure blue with rainbow stars and orange dots. There’s also a humanoid figure that’s colored like a beautiful rainbow. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, Lunarwalker, acrylic paint, collage and digital prints on paper, 16x14in., 2013.

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!

  • Electric Jam Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao liqueur
  • sweet and sour mix
  • 7-Up® soda

Directions:  Pour vodka, blue curaçao and sour mix over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with 7-up, and serve.

electric jam

 

  • Magic Flute Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Mozart® White chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur

Directions: Shake ingredients well in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass over three or four ice cubes and serve. 

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Hainu are canine-like creatures of Japanese folklore. They are nearly identical to the common dog, however they sport a beautiful pair of black wings. The yokai can be found in plains, forests, and human inhabited areas. People who approach this yokai must do it with caution, as they are quite ferocious. Fortunately, if you manage to tame a Hainu, it will become an incredibly loyal companion.

hainu

  • Nasu-baba is an extremely bizarre creature of Japanese mythology. Its name translates from Japanese to “Eggplant Hag”. It’s depicted as an old woman with dark purple skin and a toothy grin. She lives on Mount Hiei, and wanders around dark rooms. Despite her frightening appearance, she is actually quite useful, ringing the temple’s bell in times of disaster.

nasu baba

Awesome and Obscure Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating board games. Now, let’s play!

  • Lino Category: Abstract Strategy Uncategorized (2010) 2 Players Ages: 8+ Play Time: 20 min Designer: Chislaine van den Bulk Artist: Remco Gazan  Publisher: Gluoco

Description: This is a German board game that relies on stones. Each player puts a stone on the field during their turns, and tries to complete a row of four. Whoever has the most rows when the board is filled wins the game.

limo

 

  • Mondrian: The Dice Game (2016) 2-4 Players 40 minutes Ages: 10+ Category: Action/Dexterity Dice Designer: Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Tranjis Games Artist: Pedro Soto

Description: The object of the game is to score the most points. It’s split into five rounds where players flick dice to brush paint on a canvas. The player whose masterpiece is worth the most wins.

mondrian