The “Get OUT” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #131


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Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #131 :: The “Get OUT” Edition :: 04:12:2017

Get OUT…

Don’t worry, I won’t share any spoilers: But…I saw Get Out this past week and, WOW, it’s an amazing piece of work. I really, really enjoyed it and wish I could see it all over again with fresh eyes. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so moved by a film.

While its genre is listed as a comedy/horror/thriller, it’s WAY more than that. First-time director Jordan Peele has a masterpiece on his hands. What an incredible artist!

(If you HAVE already seen it, check out Get In— warning: all spoilers!)

To those who celebrate, Happy Passover! If that other Spring holiday is more your thing, check out the two “Sunday” events I have listed below.

I’m off to Carmel this week for the EG conference. See you on the other side.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. TIL: You need a permit to wear high heels in Carmel-by-the-Sea! Thanks, David!

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As seen on the Internets

In Japanese culture everyone has an Ikigai, which translates to “a reason for being.” What is your life’s purpose? What gives you a reason to get out of bed? And, how do you find it? (I don’t have these answers yet, but somedays I feel like I’m getting closer.)
Thanks, Carollyne!
:: I’m “Blazenhoff” on Mastodon

:: The Richard Simmons story continues…

:: Solar eclipse viewing equipment Thanks, Greg!

:: World’s coolest passports

:: “No Ordinary Tent: The Bizarre Constructs Of “Burning Man”

:: Podcast: Tracking down McDonald’s PIZZA

:: Deeply Artificial Trees: Neural network’d Bob Ross

:: When computers write cookbooks

:: Andvinyly: Pressing your ashes into a vinyl record

:: Building a better middle seat for air travel

:: Place: a super-cool social experiment on Reddit

:: Hilarious: Musicless Rolling Stones (1964)

:: Where WKRP’s “Bailey Quarters” is now, and before Thanks, Dan!

:: An artist after my own heart: Color-coordinated in-store installations made without permission

:: “Goth” soft serve  

:: “To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old”

:: Born blind vs. becoming blind

:: Oldie but a goodie: Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

Real things you can actually buy:

Yeehaw: This is the “Pony Up Daddy Saddle,” aka the “Daddle.” To really get a feel for this, watch this video.

Real things you used to be able to buy:

Sketch City at Burning Man 1998

Fits any size Daddy: Oh yeah, that other one is just a modern version of this little beauty, Kenner’s Daddy Saddle. I want to marry with whoever conceived of and brought this to market. When I first came across this years ago, I thought it was a clever parody. I was absolutely thrilled to learn it really exists! I dream about making products *this* good. 

When you have a moment, go read the box in detail. It’s brilliant!

Sketch City at Burning Man 1998

Featured events


San Francisco, California
[Easter Sunday, 4/16] “Sanctuary,” Easter with the Sisters, Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, 12 PM to 4 PM, Free

You haven’t done Easter in San Francisco until you’ve spent it with Hunky Jesus and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Trust me on this.


Also in San Francisco:
[Easter Sunday, 4/16] BYOBW (Bring Your Own Big Wheel), 3 PM to 4 PM (kids only) and 4 PM to 6 PM (adults), Vermont Street, Donations requested

Tourists to San Francisco think Lombard Street is the city’s crookedest but, shhh, Vermont Street (b/t 20th and 22nd) in Portrero Hill is rumored to have it beat! Its super-steep 14.3% grade, multiple hairpin turns, and lack of tourist traffic make it the perfect place to race down on a Big Wheel! People, keep San Francisco weird, go check out the 17th Annual BYOBW. Feeling lucky? Register to race.

Pro tip: Arrive by 2 PM for a good viewing spot.

Don’t miss this: Support the event by kicking down for your own pair of “skid mark booty” undies


Incline Village, Nevada
[4/18] The 5 Ages of Burning Man with Danger Ranger, Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe 7:30 PM to 10 PM

Next Tuesday, Michael Mikel, aka “Danger Ranger,” will be presenting a “comprehensive examination of Burning Man’s 30-year history and how it evolved as it was molded by external and internal forces.” I saw his talk on how the Cacophony Society and Burning Man fits into the long history of counterculture in San Francisco last year and loved it. If you’re in the area, this is definitely worth checking out! (And, no, he’s not bleeding. That’s just a design on his shirt!)

Current mood

Fight Club

“When you understand… that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling is just words, when you can just crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan… then we’ll figure out who you’re going to be.”
— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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