Asher’s Jukebox Part 176

Danny Don’t You Know by Ninja Sex Party From the album “Cool Patrol” (to be released on  August 17th, 2018) Genres: Comedy rock, Electronic, Synthpop.

Ninja Sex Party are a comedic music duo consisting of Game Grump, Danny “Sexbang” Avidan and Theoretic Physicist, Brian Wecht. They are known for creating some of the best and most catchy comedic music on the internet. The music video for this song features Finn Wolfhard, the voice of Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things. It also is probably my favorite NSP song with “6969” coming in second. The song is an epic retelling of Dan’s life story. It starts with him as a child, and gradually progresses to adulthood. The song is filled with charm, and the ending will give you chills! I highly recommend this piece to absolutely everyone, and I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

 

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 175

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time to bring back one of my favorite topics. The Jukebox has been pretty empty for a while, and that needs to stop! Every Weekend, I’ll be posting more music. Now, let the epic tunes commence!

Zombie by Bad Wolves (2018) Genre: Rock  From the album: “Disobey” Released May 11th, 2018 

Bad Wolves is a Heavy Metal supergroup that’s comprised of many well known Metal musicians like Tommy Vext and Chris Cain. This piece is a cover of the Cranberries’ mega hit “Zombie”. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the passing of the Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’ Riordan. The song takes on a more Metal feel with Doc Coyle’s heavy guitar riffs and John Boecklin’s excellent  drumming. Then, we get to Tommy Vext’s vocals, and our jaws drop. His voice is hauntingly beautiful and gruff at the same time. You’d never expect a fearsome-looking dude with a body covered in tattoos to have such an amazing voice, but appearances aren’t always everything. I highly recommend this song, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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My Homage To Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. This incredible series of books are one of my main inspirations for starting a blog in the first place. I was always extremely happy upon buying one of these books. They are magnificent tomes that hold crazy, wonderful, and at times, ridiculous facts. I highly recommend picking up one of these books ASAP, as it will have you entertained for hours. This post will be covering some of my favorite facts from the series as a sign of respect for the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. I am going to divide each set of facts into the main article in which they are featured. Now, as Uncle John always says, “Go with the flow”!

  • My First Job: This page covered the first jobs of famous celebrities. The article is featured on page 43 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007.  My favorite facts included; “Steve McQueen was a towel boy in a brothel.”, “Chris Rock was a busboy at Red Lobster.”, and “Walt Disney mashed apples in a jelly factory.”

 

  •  Not For Export: This page displayed many foreign products whose names were    lost in translation. The article is featured on page 99 of Uncle John’s Biggest Ever Bathroom Reader from 2002. The products included; “Ass Glue” a Chinese patent, “Homo Sausage” a Japanese beef jerky, and “Shitto” a spicy pepper sauce from Ghana. 

 

  • Games & Gambling: An article all about the crazy world of gambling and games in general. The article is found on page seven of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book Of Facts And Bizarre Information from 2006. The crazy facts included; “There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in the game of bridge.” “If you add up all the numbers of the roulette wheel (1 to 36), the sum is 666.”, and “One in four compulsive gamblers is a woman.”

 

  • I’m Gonna Wallace! & Cockney Slang: These are very interesting articles about Cockney slang terms. Cockney Slang is found on pages 129-130, while I’m Gonna Wallace is found on page 424 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some fascinating slang terms include; “Mutt and Jeff”, which means “Deaf.” “Trouble and strife”, which translates to “wife.” “Loaf”, which means “head”, and can also be said as “Loaf of Bread.” “Wallace”, means “to barf”, and is short for “Wallace and Grommit.” Lastly, for some reason, “Tom Cruise”, means “booze.”

 

  • Flubbed Headlines: This is a list of outrageous, but true newspaper headlines. Flubbed Headlines is found on page 34 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some of the wacky headlines include; “Woman Improving After Fatal Crash.” “TV ads boost eating of obese children by 130%.” “Dr. Fuchs off to the Antarctic.” Then, the most punny entry, “Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts.”     

  

Acolyte Special

Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at a comic book team. Today’s team, the villainous Acolytes.

The Acolytes are a group of supervillians that follow in Magneto’s belief of mutant domination. The team was formed by Fabian Cortez, a mutant with the ability to enhance other’s powers. The team lasted 453 issues starting in 1991, and was disbanded in 2009. The team had 45 members, and most of them died when Asteroid M, Magneto’s orbital base, plummeted to Earth. Some of these members don’t have a lot of information about them, so I’ll only do a brief summary of the powers and lore.

  • Random Real Name: Marshall Evan Stone III Status: Villain turned Hero Creator Marvel First Appeared: X-Factor #88 (March 1st, 1993) Powers/ Abilities: Shape shifting, size manipulation, enhanced agility, blast power, super strength, can fire projectiles from his hands, can counter any powers used against him, invulnerability.

Marshall’s past is shrouded in mystery, and only a couple of things are known about him. First, he uses his shape shifting powers to disguise the fact the he’s actually a young boy. Second, he was originally a member of X-Factor. Lastly, he left the Acolytes and joined the X-Men in San Francisco. 

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  • Kamal Real Name: Kamal el-Alaoui Status: Villain (deceased?) Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Uncanny X-Men #300 (1981) Powers/Abilities: Super strength, enhanced stamina and durability, can assume the mass and physical properties of matter by coming in contact with it.

Kamal’s past is very murky, but we do know a couple of key points. First, he met with the young clone of Magneto. Second, he seemingly died in Cassandra Nova’s invasion of Genosha. He wore a blue and red suit, and had a large ponytail.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884-1866 by Georges Seurat Oil on canvas 

This is a fantastic work by “French Painter”, Seurat. It belong to a genre of painting known as Pointillism. The genre incorporates applying color to the piece in the form of tiny dots. The great attention to detail is shown by the use of multiple colors. It also changes appearance depending on how you view it. The painting is an outdoor scene with many rich people, a blue ocean, various umbrellas, and gorgeous, green grass. It also has a bit of a creepy feeling, as the people in the piece don’t have facial features. Nevertheless, I adore this work, and would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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  • Techu-Anpu by Jean-Michel Basquiat one of the Thirty-two Drawings of The Daros Suite 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper 

This is a great work by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. It has many of his signature quirks, like repeated words, strange machines, and bizarre faces. There’s also a unicorn near the center of the piece. I have always loved Basquiat’s randomness, and this piece is definitely no exception. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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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!

  • The Coyote Tango (Pacific Rim cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. Sake
  • 1 1/4 oz. Tequila (preferably Voodoo Tiki Tequila or Desert Rose Prickly Pear Infused Tequila)
  • 1 1/4 oz. Lychee juice
  • Garnish: Lychee nut stuffed with pear

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lychee nut stuffed with pear.

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  • Purple Cactus Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 oz gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz sweet sherry
  • 1 1/2 oz passion-fruit juice
  • 1 tsp grenadine syrup

Directions: Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with broken ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Hall Of Legends: Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some awesome characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cyborg Real Name: Victor Stone Status: Hero Creator: DC Ht: 6’6” Wt: 385 lbs Eyes: Brown: Hair: Black First Appeared: DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980) Powers/Weapons: Cybernetic implants which give him exceptional strength, durability and hacking abilities. Jet boots are used for flight, and arms can transform into projectile weapons or energy. Genius-level intellect.

Victor was the son of two scientists who used their research to improve the world. They worked for STAR Labs, a private facility that had branches all over the world. His father, Silas, used his son as a test subject, and gave him enhanced intelligence. One faithful day changed Victor’s life forever, and it all started with a regular visit to his parent’s lab. Silas mistakenly allowed a multi-dimensional creature into his workplace. The creature killed Victor’s mom, and nearly annihilated his body. Silas quickly returned the being to its dimension, and used cybernetic implants to save Victor’s life. Infuriated by his new body, Victor moved to Hell’s Kitchen, a notably dangerous neighborhood. He eventually met Raven, who invited him to join the Teen Titans. He found solace within the team, and became a reliable member, as well as an invaluable source of technology.

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  • Scarecrow Real Name: Dr. Jonathan Crane Status: Super Villain Creator: DC Ht: 6 ft Wt: 140 lbs Eyes: Green Hair: Brown First Appeared: World’s Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941) Powers/Weapons: Extremely intelligent, brilliant psychiatrist and chemist, uses fear gas that causes people to experience their worst nightmares, other various toxic weapons.

Dr. Crane was raised by his sadistic father, who often experimented with fear. This fascination would rub off on Jonathan in the worst way. He was a very shy child that mainly focused on his studies. Crane became a successful Psychologist professor, but his methods disturbed his students. He then became a Psychologist, and this is when the true horrors began. Upon attacking one of his patients, Crane created a costume and started a career as a fiend of terror. The fear he was subjected to as a child became the main tools of his trade. He clashed with Batman on many occasions, and in a particularly gruesome moment, stitched up his own mouth shut to resemble his disturbing moniker.

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