Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some mind-boggling masterpieces. Now, prepare yourselves for the extraordinary works of Larry Carlson!

  • Psychonaut Sunrise by Larry Carlson 2015 Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a cosmically unique work by “Abstract Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece transcends reality, and transports the viewer into a kaleidoscopic world. Carlson’s brilliant usage of vibrant colors create a totally sublime atmosphere. He once again, “melts” the colors, which distorts the shapes and bends perspectives. The result is a complex, and extraordinary masterpiece that resembles a floral patterned world of purples, reds, and oranges. I personally adore the miniature suns that appear all over the painting. I always wonder how he comes up with such brilliantly diverse “worlds”. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Electrix Sunshine by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another jaw-dropping piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with a blend of realism and surrealism. The rightmost part of the work appears to be a mountain of flowers that have been “Carlsonified” into patterns of visual trickery. The ground is lime green, and resembles needle-like blades of grass. The top of the work displays the “Sunshine” in all of its glory. It’s a perfectly amazing electric blue with a mandala surrounding it. It also is giving off a purplish-blue shine. The purple blends into the background, making it “pop out” to the viewer. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Grass Jelly is a unique dessert that comes from China. It’s a gelatinous cube that can be added to drinks or eaten with organic maple syrup. It has a herbal taste, and according to a Bunny, it’s best from Taiwanese brands.

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  • Jumbles are pastries that come from Italy. They’re made from flour, eggs, caraway, anise, and vanilla. 

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

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

  • Dark Eyes Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/4 oz blackberry brandy
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass.

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  • The Grand Oak (Dragon Age: Origins Cocktail) (Drink created by Scott Becker)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
  • 3/4 oz Frangelico
  • 1 1/2 oz Milk

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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More Fascinating Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Hachee is a savory dish that comes from the Netherlands. It’s a stew that’s made from vinegar, onions, and beef. It’s served with a side of rice or potatoes.

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  • Mofongo is a hearty dish that comes from Puerto Rico. It consists of fried plantains, garlic, salt, chicken, octopus, or shrimp. The plantains are masted into a giant ball to absorb the other flavors.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! 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!

  • Slayer’s Blood (Buffy The Vampire shot) (Drink created by Critical Hit Cocktails)

Ingredients

  • 1 oz White Whiskey
  • .5 oz Peach Schnapps 
  • 1 dash Grenadine

Directions: Mix whiskey and schnapps into a shot glass. Pour in grenadine slowly and watch it sink to the bottom.

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  • Gamble Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz apricot brandy
  • 3/4 oz Mandarine Napoleon® orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz sweet sherry
  • 1 oz mango juice
  • 3 tbsp vanilla ice cream

Directions: Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice. Serve in a wine goblet. 

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Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

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

  • Tenjoname are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as tall entities with long tongues, paper-covered bodies, and lion-like faces. They appear in old houses, and like to lick the ceiling. Tenjoname leave black spots on the ceilings and support pillars of homes.  

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  • Yonaki baba is an extremely emotional creature of Japanese folklore. She’s depicted as old woman with messy hair and a grey robe. She is found crying at houses with tragic backstories. The bawling spreads, like a sickness to anyone who hears it. The weeping is seen as sympathy or scorn. The house will eventually deteriorate after the yokai’s frequent visits.

   yona

More Awesome Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Animals found on en.wikipedia.org and other websites

Hello fellow animal lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting animals. Now, let’s discover something incredible!

  • Superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba) Size: 26 cm Habiat: The rain forests of New Guinea

This strange avian species has a large male population with an incredibly weird mating dance. The males are black with blue-green breast covers, while the females are reddish-brown. When trying to find a mate, the male bird will spread its breast shield and transform into a sublime, eclipse-shaped creature. This is a truly bizarre sight, and the female will usually reject 20 suitors before deciding on a mate. The bird’s diet consists of fruit and small animals.

weird bird thing I have no words. This is just bizarre!

 

  • Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) Size: 20.3 cm Depths Found: 3 to 76 m around the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos batfish is a crazy looking creature with pronounced red lips. It is a poor swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins to “glide” along the sea floor. The fin changes into a needle-like appendage when the fish reaches maturity. Like the awesome anglerfish, the appendage is a lure that attracts prey. It eats small fish and mollusks. 

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