The “Sweet Luck Mill” Edition, Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #138


:: Fishing for fun and dinner, Eat Fudge Kill, Advil in the candy bowl, and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #138 :: The “Sweet Luck Mill” Edition :: 06:07:2017

Sweet Luck Mill…

I missed you all. Taking just one week off feels like an eternity.

Camping was good, at times great. Two women in the community taught my kid how to fish. Then, my 12-year old managed to reel in SIX catfish! We weren’t allowed to put the fish back in the pond (overpopulation), so a Russian friend prepared the fish for dinner. The “tribe” ate what she caught… a true rite of passage!

Thanks Nikki, Jan, and Ilya!

It was the summer of 1997 and, at Burning Man that year, I handed out a few dozen found-at-the-flea-market buttons that simply read “EAT FUCK KILL.” The buttons quickly took on a life of their own. Soon there were new buttons with all kinds of knock-off messages (the greeters put “GREET FUCK CHILL” on their buttons, for instance). The next year I made stickers and I even silkscreened some used $1 work shirts (the most highly coveted EFK item).
Twenty years later, people are still talking about the buttons and asking me when I’m making more stuff with the EFK image on it.This summer. This summer I’m bringing back EFK. There will be a limited edition line of products. If you’re interested in finding out when it’s launched, sign up for my low volume “Sweet Luck Mill” email list.
–Rusty Blazenhoff
Psst… There’s a super-cool immersive thing happening in SF. It starts here

This space intentionally left of age

As seen on the Internets


Art Deco home for sale in Baltimore

When I die, I want my ashes stored in a felt urn here: This COMPLETELY CHARMING art bodega in NYC’s meatpacking district has 9,000 ALL FELT products, all of which are for sale. The artist is Lucy Sparrow and the shop is called “8 ‘Till Late.” 


:: Brilliant: Saved by the Max is a Saved by the Bell pop-up diner in LA

:: Seth Godin on “choosing your spot

:: In case you were wondering: How to make friends with crows
:: Thanks, Colleen!

:: AT THE SMITHSONIAN: There’s going to be a 2018 Burning Man art exhibit

:: Why Dum Dum pops have a “mystery flavor

:: Plus, an enviable throne of sparkling water: “La Croix Boi” is this summer’s fuzzy water anthem

:: Real World Seattle’s Irene McGee on going to a therapist after being slapped in the face on TV

:: Fluff alert: The American shelf at a Finnish supermarket
:: Thanks, Everyone-who-told-me!

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

Eject Button cigarette lighter

Eject old people: This is cool if you have cigarette lighters in your car. I didn’t realize that new cars don’t have cigarette lighters anymore. I’m old. My car is old. Available for $13.99. Thanks, Pee-wee!

Pitiful Puddles Pity Party hat

Perfectly Pitiful: Did you know? You can buy a Puddles Pity Party hat, just like he wears in his show. It’s a cut-up Solo cup that’s been spray-painted gold with the letter “P” on it (genius). He recommends that it be worn at a “jaunty angle.” P.S. Did you see him on AGTThanks, Whoever-told-me-this-and-I-forgot!

Featured events

4th of July Conservatory of Flowers Psychedelic Electric Parade

San Francisco, California

[Fourth of July] Super-unofficial Electrical Parade at the Conservatory of Flowers, between 8 PM and 10 PM, “Bring your own blinky,” YOU are the parade.

Remember a few weeks ago I told you that the Conservatory of Flower building in Golden Gate Park will be will be illuminated in psychedelic colors to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love? Wellll… now there’s going to be an flash mob-style “Electrical Parade” held there on the Fourth of July! This LED extravaganza is hosted by the Squirt Gun Mafia who you might remember from the brilliant IKEA Slumber Party event from a few years back.

Here’s some details from the group’s Facebook event:

“Activities may include: break dancing, beat boxing, break boxing, beat dancing, doing ‘the wave’ or at least “a” wave, saying ‘hi’ to that person with the super impressive EL wire wings, wondering what Burning Man ‘camp’ those 9 year olds are from because DANG do they have some impressive arduino skills, revealing (at last) the Singularity, whatever else you want this thing to be (performance artists welcomed with open, wavering arms).”

We’re doing this, right?


Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, California

Oakland, California
[6/17] The Grand Opening of the Museum of Capitalism, 55 Harrison St, Suite 201 (Mezz), 6 PM to 9 PM, Tickets

I don’t know much about this one except that a bunch of my pals are going and that usually means it’s something to keep an eye on. It’s described as “an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism, through exhibitions, research, publication, collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts of capitalism.”

Palate Cleanser: Have you been drinking enough water?

Advil in the Burning Man candy bowl

This many days until the Burn: It must be June because Burning Man’s office manager Molly Vikart has added packets of Advil to the candy bowl on her desk. photo by me

Current mood


Meanwhile in Dallas…
Spotted by Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch

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