The “Teen Angel” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #155


Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #155 :: The “Teen angel” Edition :: 11:01:2017

Teen angel…

I shared this on Facebook the other day with this note: “This is SJ’s school outfit today. I said to her, ‘That’s quite an outfit!’ She smiled and replied, ‘I’m a theater kid, Mom!’ 

What I didn’t mention is that she’s going to be THIRTEEN on Saturday. Send advice/snacks.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

This space intentionally left in tears

As seen on the Internets


5:04 PM

TWA has gone all retro: A luxurious new TWA Hotel will be opening soon at New York’s JFK International Airport. To give a peek of what’s to come, TWA made this incredibly-cool retro lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center. image via CNN

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:: Oldie but a goodie: A witness to the Lincoln assassination appears on TV in 1956

:: Photos from the John Waters summer camp

:: “A neural network designs Halloween costumes”

:: “The story of goth in 22 songs” Thanks, Tim!

:: Someone needs to explain this collection’s name to me

:: Headline fail: Kansas students get ‘first hand job experience’

:: Mark Frauenfelder shares his story of losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

:: Swoon: A look inside the witches house in Beverly Hills

:: Cartoonist Brian Fies shares his “Fire Story” Thanks, Stewart!

:: New documentary spills secrets from The Prisoner

Real books you can actually read: yay!


Enid Blyton for Grown ups

‘Famous Five’ books for grownups: If you’re a fan of British author Enid Blyton’s award-winning adventure books for kids, something tells me you’re going to LOVE this set of books.

Rather than gallivanting around the place; solving mysteries, seeking out bully adventures and drinking lashings of ginger beer – times have changed and the Famous Five are a little bit older now.

Enid Blyton for Grown Ups documents the the illustrious return of Julian, George, Dick, Anne and their dog Timmy as they grapple with the trials and tribulations of the modern world – like pointless strategy away days, going gluten-free and struggling with life on Brexit island.

It’s quintessential British ludicrousness remixed into hilarious hipster vignettes.”

Each title is available for $10.59 each at Firebox or for about $1.81 at Amazon.

To be clear, these are parodies and not written by Ms. Blyton, who died in 1968.

Real things you can actually eat: ew-way


SPAM classic flavor macadamia nuts

Uh, what:  I spotted these in Janelle Hessig’s Instagram feed. I mean, I know both Spam and macadamia nuts are both popular in Hawaii but I can’t fathom combining them!

Spam Classic Flavor Macadamia Nuts are available for $11.75/can on Amazon.

Featured events

The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

San Francisco, California
[January 2018] The Immersive Design Summit, The Palace Theatre, only 100 tickets will be available, sign up to be alerted when they go on sale

Oakland, California
[11/4] Pacific Coast Brewery’s Last Hurrah holiday tasting, $75 (I just heard that PCB is closing for good!)

Scottsboro, Alabama
[11/4] Ski sale at Unclaimed Baggage Center (I really have to get there someday)

Cool AF: This 3D crosswalk


3D crosswalk

“Going thirty-eight, Dan, chill the fuck out”: In Ísafjörður, Iceland, they have painted a 3D crosswalk in an effort to get drivers to slow down (in the coolest way possible).

Current mood: Not in danger


3D crosswalk

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