The “Action!” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #163

“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby.” —Ursula K. Le Guin (RIP)

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine from the curious mind of Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #163 :: The “Action!” Edition :: 1:24:2018


Hi folks, I missed you. I missed being here. I took a longer-than-expected holiday hiatus. I needed some time off and then took some more, because life.

I’ve been to Florida and back. I’ve had the flu and a tooth infection. I’ve been planning out a new project. I’ve been blogging. I’ve been reading. I’ve been taking SJ to a lot of rehearsals (for her show that opens Sunday).


What have you been up to in the last month?

Ok, let’s get started. I’ve been saving up all kinds of good things to share with you.

–Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. My intention word for 2018 is “Action!” and I’m looking forward to taking some this year. 

This space intentionally left behind

As seen on the Internets

OHIO rejected license plates in 2017
Here’s the list of 330 vanity license plates rejected by the state of Ohio in 2017.  There are some doozies.

:: Dirty John: LA Times’ podcast about falling in love with totally the wrong guy (cringeworthy)
:: Thanks, Mimi!

:: It’s the 55th anniversary of the Magic Castle. Here’s a nice long LA Mag article about it.

:: All filmed in New Mexico, Sylvan Esso’s new music video was created with Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf!

:: Museum Hack has started offering Harry Potter tours at the de Young (!)

:: There’s an adorable little bookstore for mice in Sweden

:: Speaking of adorable, check out these teeny tiny boxes of chocolates

:: You have to see this gorgeous board game. It was created by an alcoholic drink packaging design firm for their clients… Wow!

:: Now there’s Clitter. Yep, vagina-shaped confetti… I kid you not

Real things you can actually buy: oui


Knit sausage

Made in France, bien sur: These are not real sausages. These are knit sausages made to look like real sausages… and I think they’re great! Look a little closer.

Real thing you can actually buy: yes way



Just don’t say LEGO or Bob Ross: This is the “Calm Bearded Tree Enthusiast Painter Dude Minifigure” from the Action Figure Therapy store. I’m dead, too funny.

Thanks, Howard!

Featured events


Psychedelic Sound Meditation at Radiant Space

Hey get this, Tommy Honton, a loyal reader of RED, has opened an escape room called Stash House in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Raise your hand if you’re interested in going with me some weekend in March (let me know which weekend works best). I’ll start a group list.

Alameda, California
[1/30-1/31] Blue Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse viewing party on the USS Hornet

Oakland, California
[1/28] White Elephant PREVIEW Sale, 10 AM to 4 PM, Tickets

[1/28] The Dude Abides Variety Show at East Bay Community Space, 6 PM to 9 PM, Tickets

San Francisco, California
[1/31] dorkbotSF #98 at 140 9th St

[2/8 and 2/14] Fuck Tinder: A Love Story at Piano Fight, Tickets

[3/9-3/10] Bond, “a new, intimate conference that examines how creators make a living through the internet” (I’ll be there! Thanks, Heidi!)

[3/10-3/11] World’s Fair Nano, Pier 48, Tickets

[6/16] Corgi Con at Ocean Beach, 10 AM to 2 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada
[5/25-5/28] Punk Rock Bowling Festival, Tickets



Remind me to not go to Oymyakon, Siberia. It dropped to a frigid -80°F (maybe even colder, that’s where the new thermometer stopped working) this winter!

No, thank you.

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