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.

poker face

 

  • 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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Asher’s Jukebox Part 183

Marble Machine by Wintergatan 2016 Genres: Folktronica, post-rock, Experimental Pop

Wintergatan is a very unique band from Goteborg, Sweden. They are known for creating some truly inventive songs, as well as some equally cool instruments. This specific song, “Marble Machine”, was released to Youtube in 2016, where it soon became a huge viral hit. It now stands at over 96 million views, and it continues to increase each day. The video has one of the band members, Martin Molin, showing off his incredible musical instrument, a hand-cranked music box that is played with 2,000 marbles. The marbles are dropped into many different tubes, which connect to various instruments like vibraphones, snare drums, and cymbals. The ending result is a uniquely satisfying and funky melody that stays in your head. I was completely blown away upon my first watch, and have showed the video to many people. I highly recommend watching the video and checking out more of their work, because they are so cool and innovative. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

 

 

Carlson Mondays (Every 2 Mondays)

mHello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson  June 1st, 2018 

This is an absolutely insane work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s depicts a multicolored female figure with a normal body, and a completely bizarre “head”. Her “head” is actually a series of spray paint cans, which, themselves, are creating a rainbow masterpiece. I adore this work, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

trippy dude

 

  • Spiral Wavy  by Larry Carlson Archival Pigment Print on Paper 

This is an incredibly hypnotic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s another one of his black and white pieces, and god, it’s a feast for the eyes! It depicts a female, possibly nude, figure. Surrounding her are a ton of trippy spirals and jagged waves. The piece is almost like an optical illusion, and it draws you into the center. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

spiral wavy

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

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!

  • Galaktoboureko is a zesty dessert that comes from Greece. It’s a pastry made with filo dough, lemon, custard, and orange.

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  • Ghapama is a savory dish that comes from Armenia. It’s made from pumpkin guts, dried fruits, rice, honey, cinnamon, and sugar. It’s eaten during Christmas time .

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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!

  • 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 Of My Favorite Spells Part 3

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! This is another continuation of my “Spells Series”. I hope you guys are ready for some more awesome spells. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cinderstorm Type: Mage Rare Spell Mana Cost: 3 Appearance: A mage casting 5 fireballs. Effect: Deal 5 damage randomly split among all enemies. 

This is like a much stronger Arcane Missiles. It’s also surprisingly versatile and saw tons of play when it was released. The cost is perfect for tons of synergies, and can easily clear boards.

cinderstorm

 

  • Flanking Strike Type: Hunter Normal Spell Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A frightened kobold with a shield. There’s also a threatening wolf  in the back ground. Effect: Deal 3 damage to a minion. Summon a 3/3 Wolf. 

I absolutely adore this spell! It is extremely useful for you if your board is empty, and can deal heavy damage to a minion. Plus, the fact that the wolf is part of the “Beast Tribe” makes it key for all kinds of crazy synergies. If you pop this card, and then play a Kill Command to deal a hefty 8 damage.

flanking strike

Even More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • Shadows of Sleep by Aaron Gritsch Release Date: August 17th, 2018 Genre: Fiction 383 Pages Plot: This is a tale about fighting demons while in sleep paralysis 

The plot of this book actually sounds pretty interesting, however, the cover is anything but pretty! It looks like a half-assed drawing of a shadow person that looks  like it could be done by anyone.

shafd

 

  • Finding Our Way by Jayson James Release Date: December 11th, 2013 284 Pages Genre: LGBT Fiction Plot: The story of a gay couple and their daily lives.

The story of this book is very fascinating, and I will probably read it someday. Unfortunately, the cover doesn’t do it justice. It’s a pencil drawing of 2 boys, however one of them looks high as hell. I honestly would treat a book discussing difficult subject matter to have a more refined cover.

jayson