The “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #143

:: I laughed, I cried, I feel glorious, cat head squirrel feeder, First Church of the Sacred Silversexual and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #143 :: The “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” Edition :: 07:12:2017

I’ll sleep when I’m dead…

That’s not as grim as it sounds.

What I mean to say is that I’ve been working a lot lately. Nearly all day, seven days a week, until I collapse (in my comfy bed).

But, I’m not complaining. Everything is really good.

So, I came across a new music video by Macklemore and posted it on Boing Boing.

I, personally, have watched it 20 times so far. Easily. I laughed, I cried. It’s really sweet.

Then, I looked up the lyrics. And that’s when the tears really started flowing. 
— —
I feel glorious, glorious
Got a chance to start again
I was born for this, born for this
It’s who I am, how could I forget?
I made it through the darkest part of the night
And now I see the sunrise
Now I feel glorious, glorious
I feel glorious, glorious
— —
This is exactly how I feel right now in my life. After some seriously dark years, I finally see the light. I have the chance to start again, and I’m taking it. It’s a tad exhausting going from zero to 110 in just a few months but, seriously, no complaints. In fact, it’s “glorious.”

By the way, my Eat Fuck Kill online pop-up shop opens on July 20. You can follow my progress and go behind-the-scenes by subscribing to this email list. Some past issues are there too. I try to make it NOT BORING.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Go to Mockingbird (a newly-opened restaurant in downtown Oakland) and get the Brussels sprouts. And the bread pudding. Salted caramel, people, salted caramel.

This space intentionally left glorious

As seen on the Internets



I’ve never seen anything like SBNation’s 17776. Wow. Next level.

:: Mr. Bad on “how to have deeper friendships”

:: On being a perennial, the “ageless” generation

:: Cards Against Humanity for her: same cards, pink box, $5 more

:: Moving Maps

:: Former Dutch prison becomes an Escape Room

:: “Amazon files patent for underwater warehouses”

:: “Sally Hemings wasn’t Thomas Jefferson’s mistress. She was his property.”

 My personal favorite Boing Boing posts of mine from this past week:

:: My friend Mel’s band was on the new Gong Show!

:: Steve Casino’s “Pocket Pollock” toy

:: A new gold standard has been set for “we’re moving” announcements

Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

Cat Head Squirrel Feeder

By Archie McPhee, natch: This is the Cat Head Squirrel Feeder. It’s a hollow cat head you fill with squirrel food (nuts?). It’s so they’ll (hopefully) look like they’re wearing a cat mask. If you want to match your backyard squirrel, you’re gonna need this.

Featured events


Dog Surfing

San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle
[THIS FALL]  First Church of the Sacred Silversexual

Friends have told me that this “David Bowie church” is NOT to be missed. I actually did miss it last time, but I won’t make that mistake again.


Jaws on the water

San Francisco, California
[7/29] The Human Do-In, Civic Center Plaza, 2 PM to 4 PM

“If you were given a basic income, what would you spend your time on? Would you continue the work you do now, or spend more time playing music, picnicking with your family, or cooking for strangers? Whatever it is that you would Do, we invite you to come and Do it with us on July 29 to demonstrate to ourselves and those around us what a better world might look like.

This is a decentralized, leave no trace event. Bring everything you need, there is no stage and no program.”

Also in San Francisco, California
[7/15] Survival Research Laboratories: Live at the Extreme Futurist Festival, the first public screening of this documentary, Roxie Theater, 4 PM, Tickets

[9/8] The Rocky Horror Circus Show at the Great Star Theater, 10 PM to 11 PM, Tickets

Palate Cleanser: Jack Black lip-synching


Current mood

Whom indeed

Thank you, Inspirobot.

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