Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinkzmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again. Make yourself comfortable, and let me present you with today’s drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special! Remember to drink responsibly!

  • Into Darkness (Star Trek cocktail) (drink found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and created by NerdFridayShow)

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 5 dashes of bitters

Directions: In an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, add rum, Kahlua, lime juice and bitters. Stir. Top with ginger beer. Enjoy!

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  • Candy Apple Martini (drink found on drinksmixer.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 oz Sourz® apple liqueur 
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake firmly and pour into cocktail glass. Serve.

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Awesome Creatures Of The Deep (Tuesdays)

Information about fish found in Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep.

Hello everyone! I wanted to bring back a topic that I thoroughly enjoyed creating. As seen by the title, this post is going to be all about creatures of the deep sea. In my opinion, they are the most fascinating fish to research. It is like they are from another planet, and god do I love it! So, let’s prepare to take a dive into the unknown depths below!

  • Red paper lantern medusa (Pandea rubra) Size: 15 cm Depth the creature is found in: 500-1200m

The deep sea is home to some of the most beautiful Jellyfish, and this one is no exception! This gorgeous red creature was found in Japan by the biologist Dhugal Lindsay. The medusa has a strange ability to bend its form into right angles. It was first called the Origami Jelly by scientists in the United States who believed that they were the first to find it. This name did not stick, because of its original discovery in Japan and naming by biologist Lindsay.

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  • Pigbutt worm (Chatetopterus sp. nov) Size: 2 cm Depths found in: 965-1300m 

This is definitely one of the weirdest sea creatures I have ever laid eyes upon. Either the ocean has a sense of humor, or I am going crazy, because I have never thought of seeing a floating butt in the deep sea! This freak of nature is extremely rare, and only ten are known to exist. It was first discovered by a team of MBARI scientists in California. The Butt Worm’s larvae spend most of their time floating in the water column. The worm feeds by inflating a mucus balloon, which collects organic particles on its surface. Aquatic life is weird!

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If you guys want a wonderful look at the deep sea, check out this documentary. It’s quite an amazing look into the lives of some truly bizarre creatures.

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjAwZCR0djOAhVW0WMKHd4LB2sQyCkIIDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F126952971&usg=AFQjCNEKh3nXg7lXYQPO0cqfa6NU0IdxIA&sig2=f9oC8iNIfo3wWmYV-B3Saw

Important Update!

Attention fellow followers. This is Asher with an important update. Tuesday’s post is going to be changed in the following weeks. I have a couple of ideas for new topics on the blog, and I would like to hear some feedback before I make my final decision.

Listed below are the possible topics. The topic that gets the most votes will become Tuesday’s new post.

Strange Superheroes (?)

Manga Recommendations (?)

Movie Reviews (?)

Book Reviews (?)

I look forward to the results, and I’ll see you all tomorrow for the traditional Wednesday post.

 

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some more interesting drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Morgana’s Dark Binding (League of Legends cocktail) (drink created by Nimhain of AlcoLoL and found on thedrunkenmoogle.com)

Ingredients

  • 23 ml Advocaat
  • 23 ml Cherry Brandy
  • 150 ml Lemonade

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a highball glass over ice. Serve with a swizzle stick and stir before drinking.

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  • Tropical Hibiscus Punch (found on drinksmixer.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 bottle Champagne
  • 1 splash pineapple juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in an iced punch bowl. Serve cold.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Information found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more interesting yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land Of The Rising Sun”!

  • Amemasu are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They are essentially magical trout with shape-shifting abilities. While Amemasu live in water, they can transform into beautiful women and walk on land. These yokai try to seduce young men, however usually fail due to their clammy skin.

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  • Jatai are ridiculous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are depicted as animated kimono sashes that resemble white snake. Jatai will become alive at night, and try to strangle men in their sleep! 

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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 more interesting pieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • The Annunciation by Rene Magritte 1930 Oil on canvas

This is a very interesting piece by master surrealist, Rene Magritte. The work depicts a cloudy sky with some bizarre figures. The figures are spherical in shape, and appear to be hanging on a silver wall. There’s also to statues that remind of of chess pieces. In conclusion, this is a very unique work of art that’s up to interpretation.

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  • Z-9 by Larry Carlson 2008 Digital Art 

This is another amazing work by the “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work depicts a huge cluster of heads descending into a vortex. There’s also a beautiful, melting rainbow that’s covering the background.  The most bizarre part of this piece, is the multi-faced alien hybrids on either side of the painting! I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comment’s section below.

 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some interesting pieces. Now, let’s get started!

  • Lyricism by Rene Magritte 1947 oil on canvas: This is an extremely bizarre piece by “Master Surrealist”, Rene Magritte. It’s drawn in a very unique style that gives off a psychedelic vibe. The background of the piece has many colors that are blended together, adding to the trippy motif. The main focus of the work is the man who’s standing next to a pear. The surrealism shines in his visage, which is very similar to the pear! He has a leaf sticking out of his head, and appears to have no ears as well. I think this piece has a double meaning on a certain insult. It takes calling somebody a fruit to a whole new level!

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  • G-76 by Larry Carlson Digital Art 2010: Ah yes, another wonderful work by the “Digital Guru”, Larry Carlson. This picture is truly twisted, and my god, it’s glorious! The background is surprisingly normal with various trees and a bright blue sky. However, as soon as you meet eyes with the center figure, everything changes! “She” appears to have a wheel for a face with one eye in the center. “She” also seems to be melting, and has a beautiful rainbow surrounding “her.” The other figure in the piece appears to be in a state of shock. This is shown by her frightened expression and wide eyes. For some strange reason, she’s also holding a beaver with the Powerglove. I’d love to hear what you guys think of these pieces, so be sure to leave a comment in the comment’s section below.

LARRY CARLSON, G-76, 2010.