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!

  • Chandra Ablaze (Magic: The Gathering cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Orangecello
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Sweet & Sour
  • .25 oz. Grenadine 
  • 5 drops Bitterman’s Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters

Directions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a medium glass with ice and garnish with orange. More Bitters can be added if needed to increase the heat content if you desire.

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  • Chocolate Stick Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1/2 oz sambuca
  • 2 oz cream

Directions: Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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Asher Recommends (Every Month)

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a new topic! Every month, I will be discussing one of my influences on creating this blog in the first place. Now, let’s get started with the blog, Thirsty Dudes. 

Thirsty Dudes is a drink blog that was created in 2009 by Mike Literman, Jason Draper, and Derek Neuland. Each drink reviewer has a unique style, and the reviews range from text-based, to video. There are also many categories of drinks on the site, my favorite being Other/Weird, Energy Drinks, Jelly, and Chunky. The drinks are rated on a 1-5 bottle scale, with 1 being revolting, and 5 being sublime. I first came across the blog after trying a strange Bird’s Nest drink from Chinatown, and the rest is history! I highly recommend checking the blog out, and I’d love to hear your opinions on it in the comments’ section below.

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Awesome 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, let’s begin!

  • Lifeguard Real Name: Heather Cameron Status: Hero (Former Lifeguard) Ht: 5’10” Wt: 156 lbs First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men #6 – Paradise Lost! ( December 1, 2001) Powers/Abilities: Subconscious manifestation of whatever power or ability is necessary in a given situation.

Heather was a lifeguard that lived in Australia with her brother, Davis. After her father was killed by the Chinese Triad, Heather and her brother were saved by the X-Men. Her powers, while incredibly useful, transform her into an alien-like entity. Heather briefly became a member of the team, but left when she found out that she was half alien. She now resides on Utopia with her brother and boyfriend. 

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  • Bible John Real Name: John Carik Status: Vampire Hunter and friend of Blade Ht: 5’10” Wt: 170 lbs First Appeared: Blade I # 1 (1994) Powers/Abilities: Precognitive dreams, Mystical tomes and weapons, Protect wards against magic

Bible John is a guardian of a gargantuan library known as Chiaroscuro. The library is used as headquarters for a mystic group of people called the Cathari. His knowledge of the undead, and incredible holy weapons have proven to be quite useful against vampires. He has become a very good friends with Blade, and helps him against evil on multiple occasions.

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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 awesome paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Eco Atlas by Alex Grey (2017) Mediums: Spiritual and Psychedelic art

This impressive work was created by “Psychedelic Artist”, Alex Grey. Grey is incredibly popular in the music industry for providing art work for many album covers, including Lateralus (Tool), Untying the Not (The String Cheese Incident), and III Communication (The Beastie Boys). His work reminds me a bit of Larry Carlson’s but with its own unique twist. This specific painting absolutely blew me away when I first locked eyes upon in. It depicts a transparent humanoid with its rib cage, nerves, and brain visible. Grey adds heavy detail to each of these areas, which really makes it stand out. The humanoid is holding up what appears to be the Earth, and has a determined expression on its face. The Earth is anything but normal, as it’s covered with eyes that follow your every move. The work is covered in a very misty blue that gives it a mysterious vibe. I also adore the blend of realism with the Earth, and surrealism with the trippy designs. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • La lumiere, la solitude by Yves Tanguy (1940) oil on canvas

This is a beautiful work by “French Surrealist”, Tanguy. It depicts a gorgeous, rainbow sky with a multicolored ground. Placed on said ground are a variety of different sculptures. The sculptures all appear to be connected by a razor-thin wire, and some are shaped like pieces of candy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 179

Dream Catcher by Bassnectar & Gnar Gnar from the album Unlimited Released (June 17th, 2016) Genres: Electronic, dubstep, drum step, glitch, trip hop, and downtempo. Produced by Lorin Ashton under the label, Amorphous Music

What can I say about Bassnectar? He’s easily one of my favorite Electronic musicians of all time. My best friend introduced me to his music many years ago, and I’ve loved him ever since. The man’s real name is Lorin Ashton, and he has some of the most epic hair in music today. He’s extremely active on social media, as well, and is very kind to his fans, which are known as “Bassheads”. I got to see Lorin at the Electric Forest last year, and his concert blew me away. As his name suggests, his music is very bass heavy, and you can hear the pulse-pounding beat for miles. This particular song is one of my favorites off of the album, and I’ve listened to it countless times. It starts with a base-heavy beat that gradually amps up in volume. The beat continues to build up, and the sound gets intense. It does this for about a minute, and then the drop happens. Our ears are met with an incredibly intense beat and epic synthesizer. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who loves intense Electronic music. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

 

 

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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!

  • Creep (Starcraft II cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 2 cl Bols Blue
  • 2 cl Sour Raspberry
  • 2 cl Gin
  • 4 cl Apple Juice
  • Chopped berries

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice. Pour in a rocks glass.

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  • Vespene Gas (Starcraft II Cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 1 part Citris Vodka
  • 1 part Bols Green Apple 
  • 1 splash of Midori
  • 2 parts Club Soda

Directions: Fill a shaker with ice and pour into one part citris vodka, one part bols green apple, and two parts club soda. Mix throughly, then pour into a chilled glass. A splash of chilled midori before servings finishes the drink. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover 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 crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Gutsicoon (The Cocoon Pokemon) #016 Name Origin: Gutsy+Cocoon   Pure Bug Type Abilities: Shield Dust (Prevents added effects from some moves) or Effect Spore (Leaves a possible status effect when hit with a physical move) Gender Ratio 50% Male/ 50% Female Ht: 3’03” Wt: 65.9 lbs Evolves from Curicrawl at Level 8 and Gutsifly at Level 12 Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 75, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 15, Sp. Def: 30, Speed: 20 Base Stat Total: 290 (Pretty poor, but what do you expect from a Cocoon Pokemon?!) Weak to Flying, Rock, and Fire. Appearance: A green cocoon with three eyes and a disapproving expression on its face.

Entry: It only moves when it senses danger. It often scares travelers because of their three creepy eyes.

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  • Ignut (The Burning Pokemon) #188 Name Origin: Ignite+Nut Pure Fire Type Ability: Flame Body (Burns foes on contact) Evolves from Sapleaf at Level 15 and to Phantash at Level 34 Ht: 4’07” Wt: 101.0 lbs Gender Ratio 50/50 Base Stats: HP: 70, Attack: 70, Defense: 80, Sp. Atk: 85, Sp. Def: 55, Speed: 90 Base Stat Total: 450 (Pretty Balanced) Appearance: Sapleaf on fire. Weak to Ground, Rock, and Water. It’s also important to know that every evolution in this line changes element.

Entry: Overexposure from the Sun caused its body to burst into flames. It screams in agony as the undying fire slowly kills it. (Its cry is “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”)

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