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!

  • Poker Face Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
  • 4 oz pineapple juice

Directions: Pour tequila, Cointreau, and pineapple juice into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

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  • Shogun Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup
  • 2 oz orange juice

Directions: Mix in a blender and garnish with an orange slice.

shogun

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Bizarre and Wonderful Books Part 1

Parental Advisory! These books may discuss some controversial themes. You have been warned!

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new post! I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a very long time, and I thought that today would be a good place to start. Throughout the years, I’ve read some absolutely bizarre books. When I discovered “Bizarro Fiction” for the first time, it was like a match made in heaven! This genre is insane, and covers some of the most mind-blowing stories I’ve ever read. I see it as the “Abstract Art of Literature”. It has different meanings depending on who reads them, and isn’t afraid to touch on some offensive subjects. If this post makes you interested in this wonderful genre, then I’ve done my part. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Bizarro Fiction!

  • John Dies At The End by David Wong 2009 Genres: Bizarro Fiction, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction  464 Pages Age Rating: 17+ (Strong Language, Gore, Violence, Disturbing Imagery, Drug Usage) 

I’ve talked about this book multiple times in the past, and I still love it to death. The story is about two college kids that fight the paranormal occurrences in their undisclosed town. It also has to do with an absolutely insane drug known as “Soy Sauce”. The book was made into an equally awesome film, and spawned two sequel novels which are just as crazy.  Unlike most Bizarro Fiction books, this one can be found at local bookstores and libraries. I highly recommend checking this book out, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Zombies and Shit by Carlton Mellick III October 17th, 2010 Genres: Bizarro Fiction, Horror, Survival, Punk, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Fantasy 312 Pages Age Rating: 17+ (Gore, Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Shocking Imagery, Cultural Issues) 

What is there to say about Carlton Mellick III? He easily is one of the godfathers of Bizarro Fiction. His crazy look and explosively intriguing books make him standout in the crowd of literature. I first discovered him when I was researching books that were similar to the one mentioned above. The crazy artwork alone pulled me into the rabbit hole, and there I stayed. This particular novel is one of his coolest and most fascinating. It literally is what would have happened if you were to put Battle Royale, Mad Max, and Dawn of the Dead into a blender. If you like survival novels, you will adore this book. It is equally humorous and tragic with an excellent blend of hardcore punk. The twenty different characters are also very unique, and the story has many ridiculous plot twists throughout. Once again, I highly recommend picking up this book because it is one hell of a unique ride. (Zombies and Shit can be purchased on Amazon for $13)

zombies and shit

 

The main picture on this post is of the “Godfather of Bizarro Fiction” himself, Carlton Mellick III.

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!

  • Ladybug Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz cognac
  • 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz almond syrup

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with a half cup of crushed ice. Blend for 15 seconds. Pour into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Garnish with an orange slice, and serve. 

ladybug

 

  • Bitter Sweet Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz rosso vermouth
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters

Directions: Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, add a twist of orange, and serve.

bitter sweet

Even More TV Tropes

 

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome references. Now, let’s begin!

  • Poisonous Person: This is a pretty self-explanatory, but I will describe it anyway. This trope depicts a person who, through some kind of freak accident, has turned into a walking biohazard. Many villainous characters have this certain ability, and it makes them extremely difficult to deal with. Some examples include; Blight from Batman Beyond has dangerously radioactive skin, and it intensifies when he loses his temper. Magellan from One Piece is the dangerous warden of Impel-Down. He consumed the Doku Doku no Ni (Venom-Venom Fruit) at a young age, which literally transformed him into walking poison. He can meld poison like silly putty, and has made some truly terrifying creations. Unfortunately, he can only eat poison foods, which gives him horrible diarrhea for 10 hours each day. Lastly, there’s F.A.N.G. from Street Fighter V. He’s a bizarre villain that can hurl poisonous projectiles and deal chip damage.     

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  • Angrish: This is a very funny trope that’s used numerous times in media. It occurs when a character is so infuriated, that they can’t speak in normal sentences anymore. This usually comes out as garbled nonsense or occasionally, a large stream of curses. Examples include; One of my favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. Calvin’s dad drops a present on his foot and yells; “Slippin rippin dang fang rotten zarg barg a ding dong”! Another example is Johnny’s tantrum from The Room. He says; “You bitch, YOO BEEEECH! GROODAHOLEWURLATTABETCHIA”!  The last example is from a Mythbusters episode involving a failed bow and arrow machine gun. Adam ends up yelling; “Aaagh! Fraghm fraghm wackum boogin farshur beck! Fudge! Babies! Baby hippos.”

 

Censored Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Hello fellow Duelists, and welcome to a special post! Censorship in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game has been a huge thing in North America. Many cards are changed completely from the original Japanese art. Some of them are understandable, while others leave me shaking my head. This post will be covering some of my favorite cards that Konami of America decided to censor.

  • Fiend Comedian Type: Normal Trap Current Artwork: A cute, comical duo of a green fiend and his yellow toothed assistant. 

This card barely saw play when it was released, however it’s used quite frequently in today’s meta. It has many synergies with mill decks, and the large card removal is more useful than people give it credit for. This, however, isn’t the original artwork, and the changes made were completely necessary. The original card looked like something straight out of a Japanese Horror film! The green fiend is now covered in throbbing veins, and has a very long tongue. The pink fiend, on the other hand, is completely screwed up! He has bulging eyes, is licking a large blade, and for some reason, has an afro. 

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  • Parasite Paracide Type: Insect Earth Effect Appearance: A fearsome looking parasite with many tentacles and sharp fangs.

This card is not only one of the more annoying things in the game, but is also one of Insector Haga’s (Weevil Underwood’s) key cards. No other card can shuffle itself into the opponent’s deck, and literally “infect” its monsters. I do enjoy the international artwork of the card, but the Japanese original is a brilliant homage to body horror. It depicts an absolutely horrified knight with the titular card crawling out of his face. This is totally something that John Carpenter would make, and I love it for that.

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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!

  • Ruby Relaxer Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 shot peach schnapps
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Malibu® coconut rum
  • pineapple juice
  • cranberry juice

Directions: Combine peach schnapps, vodka and Malibu rum in a cocktail glass. Almost fill with pineapple juice, and a splash of cranberry juice, and serve.

ruby relaxer

 

  • Bear Juice Cocktail

Directions

  • 1 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whiskey 
  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Directions: Combine ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until completely cold. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

NSFW Content Ahead!!

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!

  • Fireshitre (The Hot Shit Pokemon) #371 Fire/Poison Type Evolves from Fireshitwi at Level 48 and is the Final Evolution of Fireshi Appearance: A fireball cluster with three heads. Gender Ratio 50/50 Possible Abilities Flame Body (Burns foe on contact) or Levitate (Nullifies Ground-based moves) Ht: 2’11” Wt: 0.7 lbs Immune to none except Ground if its ability is Levitate and Weak to Rock, Water, Psychic, and Ground (4x weak). Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 50, Defense: 95, Sp. Atk: 120, Sp. Def: 105, Speed: 100 Base Stat Total: 550 (Highest Special Attack, along with Ebolable and Base Stat Total of all Non-Legendary Poison Types)

Entry: Fireshitre gets bigger the hotter it burns. It creates more Fireshi by splitting apart.

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  • Tricillion (The Super Horn Pokemon) #103 Rock/Steel Type Possible Abilities Rock Head (Prevents recoil damage) or Guts (Increases Attack if inflicted with a status condition) Evolves from Tricient when exposed to a Horn Fossil Gender Ratio 50/50 Appearance: A literal Triceratops Ht: 5’03” Wt: 1119.9 lbs Base Stats: HP: 110, Attack: 130, Defense: 130, Sp. Atk: 20, Sp. Def: 110, Speed: 21 Base Stat Total: 521 (Highest Attack and HP of all Rock-type Pokemon)  Immune to Poison and Weak to Water, Fighting, and Ground

Entry: Tricillion was known as the enforcer. Whenever there was a fight, it would break it up using its large head. 

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