Asher’s Jukebox Part 186

Hurt by Oliver Tree from the upcoming album “Ugly is Beautiful” Music Video Released: December 6th, 2018 Genres: Alternative Rock, Electronic, Indie Pop

Oliver Tree is a rising musician with many funny and catchy songs. He has also become somewhat of an internet meme due to his signature bowl haircut, tacky glasses, extravagant wardrobe, and love of popular culture. This song is supposedly, according to Tree, about a brutal scooter accident that happened last March. It also seems to be about a broken relationship with an unknown party. His vocals on the piece flow together quite well, and you can definitely tell that he loves making music. Tree is like a combination of Filthy Frank and the Beastie Boys, and I love every second of it!  He performed the song live on the Late Late Show on stilts with a bald cap to shock and delight of audience. The music video for the song became extremely popular, and now sits at over 16 million views. I just recently found his music, and now I can’t wait to see what insanity he will bring to the internet. His latest video, “Fuck”, is even more insane than “Hurt”, and I will be covering the entire album when it gets released later this year.

Keep in mind, the music video is age restricted, but it really doesn’t offend anybody.

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Cinema Obscura Part 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Strange cinema has always intrigued me, and I have finally decided to give it the significance it deserves. Every two weeks, I will be discussing some new strange films. Now, let’s go on a strangely epic adventure!

  • Freaks (1932) Unrated Directed by: Tod Browning Written by: Clarence Aaron Robbins, Leon Gordon, and Willis Goldbeck. Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, and Olga Baclanova. Genres: Horror, Drama 64 mins Black and White

This highly controversial film ended Tod Browning’s career. The movie starred actual freakshow performers, and people thought it was extremely hard to watch because of it.  It’s the story of a beautiful trapeze artist named Cleopatra. She falls in love with a little person, but is really just after his inheritance. During a dinner party, she becomes intoxicated and verbally attacks the freaks. They respond by horrifically mutilating her body. She becomes a freak, and her new appearance is terrifying. If I ever watch this film, I will review it in its entirety.

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  • Street Trash (1987) Unrated (Probably R) for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Offensive Humor, Gross-out Humor, Sex, Alcohol Consumption, and Disturbing Scenes Directed by:  James M. Muro Written by: Roy Frumkes Starring: Mike Lackey, Vic Noto, and Bill Chepil Genres: Comedy, Horror Run Time: 91 minutes Color 

This ultra-bizarre film, along with The Stuff, The Fly, Terrordome, and The Incredible Melting Man started the sub genre of Body Horror known as Melting Movies. The story is about a liquor store owner that finds a strange case of alcohol known as Viper. He ends up selling the booze to hobos for $1, and calamity ensues! The hobos begin to melt quite graphically with tons of CGI gore and sound effects. Seems like a stupidly fun film that I definitely want to watch someday.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, 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!

  • Deisnutz (The Goteem Pokemon) #312 Ghost/ Fairy Type Evolves from Nutjobber with high friendship. Possible Abilities: Prankster (Status moves have priority) or Strong Jaw (Boosts the strength of biting moves by 50%) Ht: 4’11” Wt: 120 lbs Appearance: An ultra-bizarre creature with saiyan hair, sharp teeth, crossed eyes, and tiny legs. Gender Ratio: 50/50 Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 90, Defense: 110, Sp. Atk: 90, Sp. Def: 90, Speed: 40 Base Stat Total: 500 (Extremely well-balanced stats and an absolutely amazing typing). Immune to Normal, Fighting, and Dragon. Weak to Ghost and Steel.

Entry: Discovered by Dr. Rub, Deisnutz are endowed with a huge voice. By pranking someone so hard, Deisnutz transcend into a form of enlightenment.

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  • Nutzboltz (The Bureaucracy Pokemon) #180 Appearance: A two-headed purple bird. Poison/Flying type Ability: Big Pecks (Prevents defense reduction) Gender Ratio: 50/50 Evolves from Burdmen at level 32. It’s the final form of Dunkypea. Ht: 5’11” Wt: 187.7 lbs Base Stats: HP: 105, Attack: 70, Defense: 80, Sp. Atk: 85, Sp. Def: 95, Speed: 80 Stat Total: 515 (Highest HP of all non-legendary flying types). Immune to Ground and Weak to Rock, Electric, Psychic, and Ice.

Entry: Since no other Pokemon would argue with Nutzboltz, it grew a second head. They argue over the superior head.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 185

El Dorado (SkyWorld) by Two Steps From Hell from the album: “Skyworld” Released: October 25th, 2012 Genres: Epic, Orchestral, Film, Neo-classical

It’s been a very long time since my last Jukebox, but I’m back and ready for action! This particular piece by the insanely talented music group, Two Steps From Hell, will blow your socks off! I’ve loved this group for many years, and never get tired of listening to their epic music. This song starts out with some intense violins and other string instruments. The entire piece has a very Middle Eastern feel to it, and you can imagine hearing it in some lavish party. The strings go on until about the 90 second mark, and then the drop comes in, and we are hit with a bazooka blast of raw musical power. A chorus of horns starts up, and thunderous drums annunciate the end of each note. Upon hearing this for this first time, my entire body became covered in goosebumps and tears of pure jubilation cascaded down my face. Next, a beautiful operatic voice fills the air and carries the piece till its eventual end. I would love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. Also, I’m thinking of starting up a new Jukebox for epic orchestral music, any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day.

My Most Hated Cards In Hearthstone

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! This time, we will be going over some of my most hated cards. Now, let’s have a brawl!

  • Coldlight Oracle Tribe: Murloc Mana Cost: 3 Rarity: Rare  Attack: 2 Health: 2 Appearance: An Angler Fish-like Murloc with sharp teeth. Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards.

I used to really enjoy this card, but the Rogue strategy with it is the most infuriating thing in the game. The Rogue can use Shadowstep, a card that returns a monster to the owner’s hand where it costs 2 less mana. Rogues would spam the hell out of this making you lose tons of important plays. Luckily, the card isn’t allowed in Standard Format, but in Wild, it’s still a major pain in the ass.

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  • Poisoned Blade Type: Weapon Class: Rogue  Appearance: A literal poisoned blade. Mana Cost 4 Rarity: Epic Attack: 1 Durability: 3 Effect: Your Hero Power gives this weapon +1 Attack instead of replacing it.

Here we have an incredibly pathetic and slow Rogue Weapon. It essentially deletes your Hero Power to gives this shitty card power. Having to pay 2 mana to give this weapon a measly +1 attack makes this card nearly unplayable. There are so many great Rogue Weapons, so don’t even give this one a try.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome art pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins 1875 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral, yet intriguing piece by Philadelphia-born artist, Eakins. It reminds me of Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp in that it displays an operation taking place in a surgery theatre. The painting can be hard to look at if you are squeamish around blood, but I find it to be very fascinating. Eakins amazing attention to detail makes the audience feel like they are there. It also displays raw human emotion with some of the students paying close attention to Dr. Gross’ techniques, and others moving away in disgust. The work was rejected at first for being too brutal, but now stands as one of the best American art pieces ever made.

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  • Homage to Bleriot by Robert Delaunay 1914 Oil on canvas

This is an awesome Orphic Cubist work by French Artist, Delaunay. Not only did he start a new brand of Cubism, but also incorporated tons of abstraction in his works. This particular piece is absolutely gorgeous and is a tribute to Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly across the English Channel. The work is a brilliant blend of vibrant colors and hidden man-made objects. The leftmost part of the painting reminds more of a pain palette with various colored dots cascading down. We also get the image of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, as well as Bleriot’s plane. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

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!

  • Yukgaejang is a beef-based soup that comes from Korea. The soup was served in the Korean royal court, and is said to have health benefits. Aside from beef, the soup is made with taro stems, chili oil, black pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, sliced onions, bean sprouts, bracken fern, and sweet potato noodles. It is served with a bowl of rice or kimchi.

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  • Mansaf is a savory dish that comes from Jordan. It consists of lamb cooked in a sauce of yogurt and served with bulgur and rice. The dish is the signature food of Jordan.

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