Asher’s Jukebox Part 182

Lone Digger by Caravan Palace from the album “Robot Face” Released on October 16th, 2015 Genre: Electro Swing

I just recently found out about this band, and immediately fell in love with its amazing sound. The Caravan Palace is an Electro Swing band that comes from Paris. Electro Swing is a music genre that blends the old-fashioned sounds of Swing with modern EDM, House, and Hip-Hop. They started in late 2008, and have become incredibly popular in the resent years. Their second single “Lone Digger”, is one of their most popular songs to date, and its music video has over 123 million views on Youtube. The song starts with various horn instruments and slick female vocals. The lyrics tell the story of a slick cat dancing to the beat of an ancient song. The chorus is an awesome blend of scat-like rapping and rapid fire singing. The music video perfectly goes with the atmosphere and tempo, and is quite brutal in its own right. The video is like a graphic depiction of the circle of life, and my god, it’s incredible! Tell me what you think of the song in the comments’ section below.

 

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More Of My Favorite Cards From Rastakhan’s Rumble

So, the new Hearthstone expansion comes out tomorrow, and all of the cards have been revealed. I think you guys know what needs to happen. Last week, I posted some of my favorite cards of the new upcoming expansion. This post is a continuation of that one, so I hope you will enjoy it. Now, let’s begin!

  • Blast Wave Type: Spell Rarity: Epic Class: Mage Cost: 5 Mana Appearance: A troll casting fire in all directions.  Effect: Deal 2 damage to all minions. Overkill: Add a random mage spell to your hand.

This card has insane synergy with Quest Mage Decks, making it almost Meta-Defining. Since it hits all minions, you’re guaranteed to get at least one or two cards to your hand, and that could turn the game in your favor. Also, if you’re really lucky, you could the complete the Mage Quest easily on turn 6. 

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  • Void Contract (Aka The Thanos Card) Type: Spell Rarity: Epic Cost: 8 Mana Class: Warlock Appearance: A warlock sending a stream of magic at a demonic being. Effect: Destroy half of each player’s deck.

This is one of the most creatively chaotic cards ever made. Destroying half of each player’s deck can be absolutely devastating, and may make or break someone’s strategy. I could definitely see this card being played in a Warlock Mecha’thun deck.

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  • Gral, the Shark Type: Minion/Beast/ Battlecry/Deathrattle Rarity: Legendary Class: Rogue Stats: 2 Attack 2 Health Mana Cost: 5 Appearance: A fucking awesome looking shark with ultra sharp teeth. Effect: Battlecry: Eat a minion from your deck and gain its stats. Deathrattle: Add it to your hand. 

I freaking love this card’s artwork! This is probably the one card that I’m most looking forward to playing. Its stats are subpar, but its effect is amazing. Eating a minion is something that no other card has ever been able to do, and the added Deathrattle effect is amazing. If the shark manages to eat something huge, it becomes a monster on the field that’s very hard to take out. I hope more “eat” cards are made in the future.

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Awesome Places From Atlas Obscura (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s chalk full of wacky and wild landmarks from around the world.  I’ve decide to share some of my favorites with you guys. I hope you enjoy it, so, let’s begin!

  • The Poison Garden Location: Alnwick, Northumberland Description: This dangerously gorgeous garden is home to some of the most lethal plants on the face of the Earth. The place is decorated with Skulls and Crossbones that worn THESE PLANTS CAN KILL! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a real fan of these plants. The garden is open from March to December.

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  • The Jellyfish Lake Location: The Island of Palau Description: This small saltwater lake houses about a million jellyfish that bob up and down, feeding on plankton. The jellyfish don’t sting, and they make the entire lake gorgeous and mesmerizing.

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More Fascinating Mythical Creatures From Around The World

Hello fellow mythology lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating mythical creatures. I hope you guys are ready for some truly insane creations. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubak: The Bubak is a fearsome creature of Czech mythology. It’s depicted as a scarecrow with a skeletal body and unsettling face. It essentially is the Bogeyman of Czechoslovakia. The Bubak has a cry that sounds like an innocent baby, and it uses this to lure in victims. It is said that it travels between the world of the dead and living in a cart pulled by black cats. 

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  • Peluda: The Peluda is extremely dangerous creature of French folklore. The beast has the head and tail of a snake, feet of a tortoise and the quills of a porcupine. The Peluda is said to have attacked La Ferte-Bernard during the medieval times. Its breath is highly corrosive, and can wither crops easily. It can also fire its quills like arrows, and is nearly invincible. Its only supposed weak point is its tail and parts of its neck.

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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!

  • Zombie Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Bacardi®151 Rum
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz apricot brandy
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz lime juice

Directions: Blend all ingredients with ice except Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour into a Collins glass. Float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint, and a cherry.

zombie cocktail

 

  • Pink Star Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 oz Malibu® passion fruit rum
  • 1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
  • 1/4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2-3 dashes grenadine syrup
  • 1 splash Sprite® soda

Directions: Add all ingredients (except grenadine) to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Add grenadine to achieve a light pink color. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.

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Halloween Week! Creepy Paintings

Hello guys and ghouls! Welcome to the holiday special! Every day this week, I will be posting a new creepy topic. Now, let’s start this ghoulish week with some creepy paintings!

  • Anatomical Pieces by Theodore Gericault 1819 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral work by “French Realist”, Gericault. It’s a “Still-Life piece which depicts many human body parts. The heavily detailed and realistic-looking parts give the viewer a sense of dread. However, I find this piece to be morbidly gorgeous in its own way. The severed arm has its bones intact, and the meticulous preservation of them makes it a true sight to behold.

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  • The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 1480-1505 Oil on 3 oak panels

This incredible piece was made over the course of 20 years, and the insane detail definitely shows Bosch’s talents. The work is supposed to depict life’s greatest pleasures including; sex, lust, wrath, sin, and leisure. The first panel portrays 3 fleshy, nude figures in a beautiful green garden with a phallic, pink fountain. The second panel portrays more nude figures and some absolutely gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the people are having sex, and floating across a giant river in apple-shaped boats. Then, we get to the third panel, and them mood changes dramatically! I believe it to be Bosch’s depiction of Hell, due to the many demonic creatures, and tortured human souls. Some figures are bound by chains, and others are actually used as instruments! I have always loved this painting, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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More Fascinating TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Fans! It’s time for some more TV Tropes. I hope you guys are ready for some interesting references. Now, let’s begin!

  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: This trope is used quite frequently in many different forms of media. It occurs when a character tries to seal off a door or pathway using a very weak barricade. Some examples of this include The Matchstick Wall from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Shitty Wall from South Park, and too many times to count in Scooby-Doo.

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  • Frothy Mugs of Water: This occurs when anime or Tv show wants to censor alcohol or drugs to make them seem more “family friendly”. Beer usually turns into water or tea, and cigarettes turn into lollypops. Examples of this include: Sanji’s cigarette being replaced by a lollypop, Replacing Rock Lee’s sake with Elixir, and Yu-Gi-Oh! turns wine into grape juice.

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