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

Hello fellow food lovers! I’m finally back from my birthday break. I hope you guys had a pleasant Valentines Day! Now, lets dig in to this weeks’ post!

  • Gado-gado is a hearty salad that comes from Indonesia. It’s made with fried tofu, hard-boiled eggs, steamed vegetables, boiled potatoes, tempeh, and peanut sauce.

gado gado

  • Chhena poda is a dessert that comes from India. It’s made with homemade cheese, raisin, cashew nuts, and sugar.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more trippy works. Now, let’s begin!

  • India Love 98 by Larry Carlson 1998 

This is a very old work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an extremely gorgeous piece that focuses on exotic beauty and trippy patterns. The main focus of the work is the beautiful Indian woman that is in the center. She has a very calm expression, and her body is made out of various people. She’s surrounded by a trippy network of colorful spirals and shapes.

india love 98

 

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson May 22 2017 

This is an absolutely incredibly work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a rainbow-patterned outdoor piece that has some optical trickery. The forest is covered in a prismatic shine, and there’s a tiger hidden within the trees. The shine really gives the piece a glassy effect, and is guaranteed to impress any glassblower.

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Crazy Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more strange card art. Now, let’s duel!

  • Twin Long Rods 2 Type: Aqua Attribute: Water 3 Stars Atk: 850 Def: 700 Normal

Aside from the name sounding like a penis, this creature is just strange! It has an extremely odd body, and an absolutely terrifying face. Its eyes are popping out of its head and it has a horrifying expression that shows all of its teeth. The body almost resembles a dildo, and the veiny purple coloring doesn’t help at all!

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  • Doom Donuts Type: Fiend/Dark Flip Effect Atk:0 Def: 0 1 star

I guess pastries are evil now?! This monster actually looks kind of cool, however its effect is questionable. What we have is a yellow, demonic looking donut with sharp teeth and bright red eyes. It can kill every monster with 0 attack and defense if its flipped up. This absolutely destroys cubic monsters, and all of those annoying XYZ creatures. Although the card is quite useful, it’s still just a living pastry! 

doom donuts

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!

  • Painkiller Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Pusser’s® dark rum
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice

Directions: Shake or stir ingredients, and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve.

painkiller

 

  • Maverick Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp Galliano® herbal liqueur

Directions: Shake ingredients with ice; strained into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

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Special Music Post

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a very special post. I have reviewed many pieces of music in my time on WordPress, but this particular one has personal value to me. It not only sounds amazing, but it was created by my soul brother, Ben. He’s been going to the Berklee College of Music for the past three years, and I have yet to find a better College pianist. He’s currently studying Electronic Production. The name of the piece is Rainbow Avenue, and I will post a link below. The following is Ben’s own words:”Hi Asher, thanks so much for having me! Let’s jump right into it, shall we? The inspiration for this track surprisingly started off as a school project. To summarize the project briefly, we each had to create a ten second demo of different musical genres. One of the genres I decided to do, was Drum & Bass. I ended up liking what I did with it so much, that I decided to turn it into an actual song. It starts out with a simple, rhythmic pattern of chords. Using that foundation, I started to layer other elements on top of that. Then I brought in the drums to build up the hype, and then threw in the vocal chops here and there. During the drop, I decided to add a lead synth to play a melody line over the drums and chords, as well as using the vocal chops I used before. The first drop is eight bars long. After that, we go back to the original rhythmic pattern: as we go into the B Section of the piece. This section starts with a bunch of beautiful sounding broken chords layered with a sine wave. Then, you hear a bass playing in sixteenth notes as the kick and snare pattern of the drums slows way down. We have now entered the genre known as Vaporwave. After sixteen bars of this, the drums start to pick up, and you here a loud brass sound to signify drop number two. The second drop has a very Trap feel to it, because the drums are really slow, and you have only have one really heavy bass synth. The drums start to go back to the Drum & Bass feel as we go back into the first drop. We have eight more bars of drop number one, only this time, we have that lead synth playing an improvised solo. Towards the end of that solo, we start to hear a riser that peaks into silence. To end the song, we have just a solo piano playing for eight more bars, and on the last chord, we also hear a soothing exhaled breath, as everything fades into silence.”

            

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwizh8TdopXZAhXK4IMKHfWICtIQtwIIKTAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiLuoTQ_5yno&usg=AOvVaw0nL11KxOnpqAWS-h7zVVUj

 

 

More Weird and Unique 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 get started!

  • Big Bertha Real Name: Ashley Crawford Status: Model/ Adventurer Creator: Marvel First Appeared: West Coast Avengers #46 (July 1, 1989) Powers/Abilities: Mass manipulation, super strength, can revert to normal size by regurgitation, invulnerability when bulk is increased, skilled aircraft pilot.

Ashley is the most popular supermodel in all of Wisconsin. She has the power to change her mass from perfectly thin, to morbidly obese. When not modeling, she’s fighting crime as the huge behemoth, Big Bertha. She joined the West Coast Avengers after responding to Mr. Immortal’s advertisement. She considers the team to be a surrogate family, and she’s an invaluable asset in power. Hilariously enough, her team was forced to change their name to the Great Lakes Champions after a legal dispute with the Avengers.

big bertha

 

  • Mr. Nobody Real Name: Eric Morden Status: Villain and member of the Brotherhood of Dada Creator: DC First Appeared: Doom Patrol #86 (March 1964) Powers/Abilities: High intellect, exists in a pseudo-dimmensional state, can physically induce insanity and anarchy in other human beings, possible invulnerability and immortality, can enter dreams, possession of people’s bodies. (Also one of my favorite villains due to how strange he is)

Eric Morden is a very strange villain with a confusing past. Nothing is known about his early life, and we first catch a glimpse of his story after he becomes an adult. Apparently, he once was a member of The Brotherhood of Evil, until he was kicked out for failing his first mission. With the Brotherhood planting a target on his head, Eric fled to Paraguay, where he met with an ex-nazi scientist. He volunteered to be experimented on, and this drove him to insanity. It also transformed his body into a half-present abstraction. He then began to assembling an equally bizarre group of characters, creating the villainous Brotherhood of Dada. He continues to be a thorn in the Doom Patrol’s side. I will being discussing more of the members in upcoming blog posts.  

mr nobody

Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

Warning! NSFW Content Ahead!

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more crazy Pokedex entries. Now, let’s see what Fochun and Ebin have to offer us!

  •  Warudio (The World Pokemon) #282 Dark/Fighting Type Gender: Male or Female Ability: Regenerator  Ht: 6’03” Wt: 231.5 lbs (Based off of the main antagonist of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, a super strong vampire named Dio Brando and his stand, The World.) The final evolution of Diobat. Evolves when exposed to a Moon Stone

Description: A yellow, vampire bat-like creature with red eyes and spiky hair.

Dex Entry: Warudio was the power to stop time for short periods, making the opponent useless. (Its cry is WRYYY! The sound effect Dio makes when he stops time and smashes his opponent with a steamroller).  

warudio

  • Saudoge (The Doge Pokemon) #257 Fire/Flying Type Ability: Blaze Gender: Male or Female Ht: 10’06” Wt: 286.8 lbs The final form of Hodtog. Evolves from Wienebark at level 38 (Based off of the old Doge meme and a flaming Chinese dragon).

Description: A red, fiery hotdog and dragon hybrid.

Dex Entry: While flying through the sky, Saudoge is often confused for a dragon.

saudoge

 

  • Senketula (The Scissors Pokemon) #298 Bug/Dark Type Ability: Hyper Cutter or Intimidate Gender: Male or Female Ht: 3’11” Wt: 66.1 lbs Evolves from Araketsu at level 21 (Based off of the main character’s weapon in Kill La Kill)

Description: An incredibly cool spider-like creature with large fangs, strange eyes, and a black body.

Dex Entry: Araketsu take this form when their blood boils way too much. Although Senketula are considered monsters, they never lose their way. (It’s cry is Don’t Lose Your Way! This is a reference to Kill La Kill’s opening song).

senkey