The “Keepin’ it short” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #145


:: Amy Sedaris’ new home show, America’s scariest motel is for sale, Hamilton crayons, and more! ::

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #145 :: The “Keepin’ it short” Edition :: 07:26:2017

Keepin’ it short…

I’ve got family visiting, so I’m going to keep this short.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I said I was going to keep it short. 

This space intentionally left short

As seen on the Internets


At Home with Amy Sedaris

:: Amy Sedaris has a show called At Home with Amy Sedaris (link)

:: What does it mean?: A full circle rainbow

:: The Congo Dandies: poor but in fancy designer clothes

:: ZOMG, CAN’T WAIT: The Season 2 trailer for Stranger Things

:: Save Snopes

:: New track from Jessica Lea Mayfield, “Sorry is Gone”

:: Best bathrooms in Austin Thanks, Piph!

:: “Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door”

:: Dumb” by Manhattan Murder Mystery
:: Thanks, Heather!

:: “Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits”

:: Fake service dogs are becoming an issue

:: “Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties”

 My favorite Boing Boing post (of mine) from this past week:

:: This Burning Man documentary traces its history from a bohemian gathering to a global movement

Real estate you can actually buy: $900K

Shark stroller buggy

(Not-so) sweet dreams are made of these: The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada is up for sale, folks. It’s been described as “America’s scariest motel” because the inside of it is filled with clowns AND it backs up to a “historic miners’ cemetery.” No and no.

Real things you can actually buy: smile more

Hamilton Crayons

I could not love these more: These are called “Hamiltones” and they are crayons that reference the hit musical Hamilton in funny and punny ways. (Btw, I still can’t get tickets to the show!), $13.95 via

Real things you can actually buy: 0_O

Hamilton Crayons

Have yourself a merry little Krampus: This one’s sold but Krampus L.A. founder Rev. Al is taking orders now for his amazing masks. It’ll arrive right on time for the hellidays.

Featured events


Sing along Mary Poppins at the Castro Theatre

San Francisco, California
[8/3-8/6] Sing Along Mary Poppins at Castro Theatre, Tickets are $16

This looks fun!

“For those of you not yet converted, Sing Along Mary Poppins is a screening of the classic Walt Disney musical complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest!”

Also in San Francisco
[TONIGHT] The Holy Haight: How the 60s Counterculture Changed American Religion Forever, Roxie Theater, 7 PM, Tickets

To help celebrate San Francisco’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, cultural historian Erik Davis will give a talk on “hippie religion” which “will draw on a kaleidoscopic array of clips from local outfit Oddball Films’ vast archive of 60s and 70s era stock footage, amateur films, home movies, pro documentaries, and experimental films.”


Fairyland for grownups

Berkeley, California
[7/29-7/30] Berkeley Kite Festival, free event and free shuttles from Golden Gate Fields but parking is $15, 10 AM to 6 PM each day

Palate Cleanser: Nyan Cat mutant vehicle

The Nyan Car is coming to Burning Man this year! 

Current mood

kind of like this

art by Thoka Maer

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