Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinkzmixer.com

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!

  • Everpurple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Everclear® alcohol
  • 6 oz ginger ale
  • 1 scoop grape juice concentrate
  • 1 handful ice

Directions: Add everclear, muddle in grape juice concentrate then add ginger ale and ice.

everpurple

  • Tears/Kiss of the HelGhast (Killzone 2 Cocktail) (Drink created by GamesRadar)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 glass Kahlua
  • 1 dash Creme de Noyaux
  • 1 spoonful of creme
  • 2 cherries

Directions: Pour the Kahlua and Creme de Noyaux in a flute glass. Then, pour in a spoonful of creme, but do not mix. Garnish the top with two cherries for eyes.

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Synthwave September Asher’s Jukebox Special

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time for a September special. As I’ve said before, Synthwave is one of my favorite music genres. So to celebrate my love for this genre, every Sunday in September, I will add a Synthwave track to the Jukebox. Now, grab your multicolored shirts and tube socks, and let’s get Swifty!

Future Club by Perturbator from the album “Dangerous Days” 2014

This Synthwave track kicks some major ass! As per usual, Perturbator shows us his genius once again. It starts with a metallic synthesizer that gradually increases in volume. Then, the beat drops, and we are introduced to an amazing futuristic droning bass. The rhythm starts back up, and we get an amazing, pulsating beat that’s accompanied by the excellent synth. The piece has it all; a catchy beat, an awesome synth line, and great atmosphere. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiL0rqjmYrWAhVDylQKHRMVAp8QyCkIKzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRY66fdMt4vc&usg=AFQjCNEg3Ac1dt2bepWoh6BaBMn4vlj7Hg

Asher’s Book Reviews (One Every Month)

Quotes and information from The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time to start a new post! Each month, I will be reviewing a different book. I will give a detailed summary of the book, as well as some spoilers. Now, grab your favorite novel, and let’s begin!

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell Genre: Non-Fiction 288 pgs.

The Disaster Artist is a biography of Greg Sestero, an actor who starred in one of the biggest messterpieces of all time. The book starts with Greg as a kid, and then gradually moves throughout his life. For those not in the know, The Room is considered by many to be the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. The film was created by the extremely bizarre Tommy Wiseau. Greg meets Tommy in Jean Shelton’s acting class, where he horribly butchers Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116”. Greg immediately wants to do a scene with him, and the rest is history! We learn of his strange mannerisms early within the book. He would always order a glass of hot water at every restaurant, and seems to have a unhinged grasp on English. His origin and accent remain a mystery even today, as well as his seemingly endless supply of money. Greg describes him as “short and muscular with a lumpy, white, face, a snow -shovel jaw, and impossibly black hair”. The book is a treat to read, because you never know what kind of crazy ideas emerge from Tommy’s head. It’s also quite fascinating to learn about Greg’s personal life, and time as an actor in The Room. There are many incredibly funny scenes in the book, and I don’t want to spoil all of them. My personal favorite is Tommy’s first day of filming. Greg goes to pick him up, and he ends up being 5 hours late to his first production day. His excuse? He had to re-dye his hair! The movie cost Tommy $6 Million, and he purchased all of his equipment instead of renting it! The final product started as a complete flop, but due to Tommy’s shady guerrilla marketing, it became a massive cult hit. I learned about it from the Nostalgia Critic’s review, and then I kept going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. Having seen it, I can definitely see why this move is so well loved by fans. The film is still shown every month at the Landmark Theatre in LA. People throw plastic spoons at the screen and quote lines from the film. In conclusion, The Disaster Artist is a giant joyride with hilarious twists and turns around every corner. I give the book a 5 out of 5. I highly recommend the book, and the audiobook is even better, with Greg’s amazing Tommy impression. I’m also really looking forward to James Franco’s film version of The Disaster Artist, so be sure to look out for a review in December!

 

Below is the link to the trailer for the Disaster Artist

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiv2fmAwO7VAhUnjFQKHezxB5IQyCkIKjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4qab3TMg42k&usg=AFQjCNGSnLUQFD7D0mnF7NIcjmROdJFGpg

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide 

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more incredible creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) Length: Up to 12 3/4 ft Weight: 210 kg Depths Found: 1,000-3,400 ft

The Goblin Shark is an incredibly grotesque creature of the sea. It is completely pink in color, and has a very strange bill-like snout. The snout is speculated to be used for detecting prey in the atramentous depths. The shark’s jaws can be shot forward to catch prey. Fossils of similar species have been found in rocks that are over 100 million years old.

goblin

  • Olive Sea Snake (Aipysurus laevis) Length: 3-7 ft Habitat: Coral reefs estuaries, and coastal shallows

The Olive Sea Snake is a beautiful, yet deadly creature of the sea. The snake is olive-brown, and has a much paler underside. It is very unique in that it has ventricle scales, a feature that all land snakes have. This reptile hunts for prey  in the large crevices of coral. The snake’s bite is extremely toxic, and may be fatal to humans.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

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!

  • Poison Arrow (The Elder Scrolls: IV: Oblivion shot) (Drink created by OXM UK)

Ingredients

  • 1 part Lime Cordial
  • 1 dash Grenadine
  • 1 part Bailey’s Irish Creme

Directions: Fill up a shot glass with lime cordial and add a dash of Grenadine to the top. Now very slowly pour Bailey’s into the center of the shot glass until the liqueur hits the bottom of the shot. Take a straw and slowly twirl it around so the Bailey’s twists around the tube. Retract the straw and serve.

 

 poison arrow

 

  • Lava Lamp Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Absolut®Citron Vodka
  • 6 oz apple juice
  • 3 ml grenadine syrup

Directions: Pour grenadine over ice in a highball glass. Add absolut citron, and fill with apple juice.

lava lamp

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

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

  • Pulp Fiction by Banksy 2005 Screenprint 

This is a hilarious and satirical piece by the inscrutable street artist, Banksy. The work is a scene from Tarantino’s epic, Pulp Fiction. In the scene, the two main characters, Vince and Jules, are performing a hit. Banksy comically replaces the gangsters’ guns with bananas. This is both quite humorous and makes a normally ultra-violent film light-hearted.

banana

 

  • Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh 1890 Oil on canvas

This is a very psychedelic work by famous painter Van Gogh. The doctor is this piece appears to be in great emotional distress. This could be a way for Van Gogh to explore his inner demons with paint. The colors are very blurry, which could also represent a drug trip.

 dr gachet

Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com, and yokai wiki

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

  • Kenmun are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble a combination of a monkey and a kappa. They also have powerful shapeshifting abilities and are usually harmless to humans.

ken

  • Mimimushi are highly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are special parasites with serpentine bodies and long heads.  They infect the stomach and cause bloating and craving of cold foods.

mimi