The “A little about a lot” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #139


:: Adam West’s prank, Very Bad Kids, Dope, and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #139 :: The “A little about a lot” Edition :: 06:14:2017

A little about a lot…

Some people know a lot about a little. I know a little about a lot. It used to bug me that I wasn’t one of those kind of people who knew all their life what they were supposed to be when they grew up.

I just figured out that I have known what I want to be when I grow up, but haven’t allowed myself to believe it was possible. Until now.

I’ve been in alt-media since I was 15, starting with my first secret society (“The Banana Mafia”). Later, I got into making print zines. Then, when I was a little older, 24 I believe, I started working on the Black Rock Gazette, the playa’s onsite newspaper at those times.

When I got on the Internet, I made a webzine. It had a “mini-web update” which was my early attempt at an ongoing “blog.” That was late 1995.

Anyway, this is a long-winded way of telling you that I’m blogging for Boing Boing!!

Total bucket list item.

I already I have this story to share with you.

When TV’s Batman Adam West died last week, I remembered discovering a fun prank he played in his local phone book. So, I posted the story on Boing Boing and it did well traffic-wise. So many people in my own Facebook feed shared it! If you were one of them, THANK YOU.

Then, the story was picked up by some Canadian TV channel’s six o’clock news!

How crazy is that?
–Rusty Blazenhoff
Psst… Another reminder: Did you go do that supercool immersive thing yet? It starts here

This space intentionally just right

As seen on the Internets

Very Bad Kids
See? Sugar is bad for you, the French know: My friend Lisa Wolk White is traveling Europe with her family right now. While in France, she spotted these Very Bad Kids which are, of course, what we know as Sour Patch Kids. The best!

:: By one of us: “Why green branding must die”

:: It spies on you: Ai Weiwei has a new art exhibit in NYC

:: Candid shots of Iggy Pop taken by his g/f (1976-1982)

:: Lazy days: Vintage photos from inside opium dens

:: Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who’s Grieving
:: Thanks, Benjy!

:: Barrel of Fun: Austin has a new kid-friendly CIRCUS-themed bar!
:: Thanks, Piph!

:: In real estate news: “If you love cats this is the home for you! If not bring your sandblaster!”

:: How to fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam for $113 one way

:: A fun song about summer chub rub: “Thunder Thighs”

:: “49 Questions to Ask–Instead of ‘What Do you Do?'”

Real things you can actually buy: slay!

“Inflates to 3 times its original size”: This Klown I know, Jared Hirsch, took his kids to the awesome toy store we have here in Alameda and sent me a photo of the KISS inflatable tongue. He bought one and I went down to the store to snap this shot. Because, c’mon. It’s $19.99 if you gotta have one.

Featured event


Chapel of the Chimes

Oakland, California
[6/21] Garden of Memory, a summer solstice concert at Chapel of the Chimes (cemetery), 5 PM to 9 PM, Tickets


This is an amazing event and if you’ve never been, you have to check it out.

Palate Cleanser: “Don’t sue me”

The Anagrammer by Rusty Blazenhoff

One of my contributions to the first issue of the 1997 Black Rock Gazette, The Anagrammer.

Current mood



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