The “Funny how that works” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #151


“I think it’s pretty cruel to give a kid a name that others are going to have. I think it’s very important to have a unique name within any group you’re likely to be in.”  –Penn Jillette

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #151 :: The “Funny how that works” Edition :: 09:27:2017

Funny how that works…

Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes! So many of you also have late September birthdays. I won’t make the obvious joke here.

Instead, I will tell you that 47 feels an awful like 46 so far.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S.  In a couple days, I’m hauling out to Santa Fe to experience Meow Wolf. I can’t wait to tell you about it.

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As seen on the Internets


Short Trip by Alexander Perrin

Short Trip: Use your left and right arrows to maneuver Alexander Perrin’s adorable hand-drawn animation of a train. Swoon. via

:: An exercise in trying to draw iconic logos from memory

:: We need this in the U.S.: “German artists stage a quirky performance for passing trains”

:: How they made globes in 1955 Thanks, Allison!

:: I met Aaron a few years ago, before he lost weight. I dig his writing.

:: What Siskel and Ebert thought of “Pulp Fiction” when it came out in 1994
:: via

:: Runway Spirits: a new semi-secret cocktail lounge opened in Alameda

:: From a few years ago, but such a good read: “A Pickpocket’s Tale”

:: Stop making stupid people famous: “‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Signing Marks The Official Split of the Music Industry”

:: YIKES: “I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets”

:: Turning run-down basketball courts into art

Real thing you can actually buy: Yay!

Well, Aloha…: I won’t lie, I do love a really-sharp vintage Hawaiian shirt. This blue Shriner’s one is a particular gem. It’s covered with tikis wearing red fezzes. I mean, c’mon! It ain’t cheap though: $225

Featured events


Journey to the end of the night

San Francisco, California

[10/28] Journey to the End of the Night, Japantown Peace Plaza, 5 PM to 11 PM, Free+

[11/28] A John Waters Christmas at Great American Music Hall, 7 PM, 21+, Tickets are $55+

[11/30-12/23] The Golden Girls Live: The Christmas Episodes, a live drag show at the Victoria Theatre

Oakland, California
[10/1] A Witches Walking Tour of Lake Merritt, meet at the Amphitheater, 11 AM to 2 PM

Something cool

Mind blown!

In Recomendo, Claudia Dawson shares something cool:

“I can’t believe I didn’t know these Youtube shortcuts before! To pause a video press K. To fast forward press L. To rewind press J. To watch frame by frame forward or backward, press the period or comma key.”

I can’t believe I didn’t know those shortcuts either.

Current mood: Free AF

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a weekly inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff.

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