The “Apply within” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #175


“Because when you are working, you’ll always work. And when you’re not working, you’ll never work again.”
— Stephen Colbert on the cancellation of The Dana Carvey Show (the subsequent loss of his first big gig) from the documentary Too Funny to Fail

Rusty's Electric Dreams

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #175 :: The “Apply within” Edition :: 5:16:2018

Apply within

Heyo (that’s SJ’s latest catchphrase),

I’m so sick of sending this thing out with typ0s and bad links**!

So… I’m looking for someone to volunteer to be the zine’s editor.

Is it YOU? Let’s find out. Apply within.

–Rusty Blazenhoff

P.S. With so many upcoming events, no one should be able to claim “boredom”!

P.P.S. Yes, I learned how to use “anchor links”!

**Bad links are rarely my fault, btw. Mailchimp doesn’t always auto-save my changes and I lose links I already placed.

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As seen on the Internets


Gelatin goals: You’re gonna need a Jell-O mold to make one of your own, and used dentures (or maybe this…?). via


:: Fantastic American Fair photos by Pamela Littky

:: No, really: A cat video worth watching Thanks, Doug!

:: THIS is why I do this: “The Internet Stopped Being Fun

:: YES: “The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up”

:: Cali surfers: Preorder your Endless Summer license plate

:: East Bay Express piece on artist (and positive deviant) Spy Emerson: “The Return of the Hook-Up Truck

:: Former RED A-I-R Benjamin Wachs (as Caveat Magister) on  “How Hard Is It to Be a Participant at the Smithsonian’s ‘No Spectators’ Exhibit?”

:: You will die dead when you see these cool spaces

:: RED reader/positive deviant Olly Farshi has created a podcast that asks: “What would you say to the one who got away?”

:: Archie McPhee’s RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM has opened! Head to their Seattle retail store!

:: Speaking of Seattle, RED reader/positive deviant Marcia Wiley is restoring a 1967 Checker Cab to give FREE rides in the Emerald City

:: Podcast: Allee Willis talks about her career in light of her recent nomination for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame: “Almost everything I know do, I don’t know how to do properly

:: Dressed like mini Bee Gees, these 3 boys cover “Too Much Heaven” on a Filipino TV show

Real things you can actually buy: yay!


Keep Tobias Blue

So clever: I spotted this on a car while I was sitting in traffic last week and it made me chuckle. It’s Arrested Development ‘s Tobias (in his Blue Man Group makeup) done in the style of the oh-so-popular “Keep Tahoe Blue” bumper sticker. The should-be-more-popular “Keep Tobias Blue” sticker is available in three sizes, priced from $2.73 to $10.92.

Real things you can actually buy: Spaghet-tay


Satin spaghetti bedding set by Seletti and ToiletPaper

Hold the meatballs: Didn’t you say you were you looking for a spaghetti in red sauce bedding set? Oh good, I found it. You’re welcome. Seletti Wears Toiletpaper, $330

Featured Events


[5/27] For “non-judgemental adults only”: Pink-haired Hug Nation founder/vlogger (and RED reader) John “Halcyon” Styn is performing a one man show, one night only in San Diego. He’s going to be talking about his years in the adult internet industry (who knew?!). It’s called Naked Inside & Out and it starts at 4 PM at EVE Encinitas. If I lived closer, I’d be there!

Alameda, CA
[5/19] Pip Squeak A Go Go, Baby Doe’s dance party for little ones (though booze is served for the 21+ crowd) featuring The Devil-Ettes at Alameda’s Eagles Hall from 1 PM to 4:30 PM, Tickets

[5/20] Mid-Century Supper Club Anniversary Spring Fling Potluck at Alameda’s Eagles Hall, 2 PM to 6 PM, Tickets

[5/25] History Mystery “After-Hours” Tour on the (supposedly HAUNTED) USS Hornet, 7 PM to 10 PM, Bring your own flashlight, Tickets, 12+

Berkeley, CA
[5/20] Capitol Theater Candy Reception, art of “fictitious confections” by Mike Woolson with Katie Keech at Lanesplitter, 4 PM to 7 PM

[5/28] Heather Gold’s Yarn: Comedy Storytelling (“which is especially for women who are ‘Hollywood Old.’ So. Over 29.”) at Shotgun Players, 7:30 to 9 PM

Detroit, MI
[5/18 and 5/19] Allee Willis is performing two nights at City Theatre, 8 PM each night

Glendale, CA
[Until 5/31] The Museum of Selfies

Los Angeles, CA
[6/23 and 6/24] 49 Boxes is back! Three shows at one secret location.

Santa Fe, NM
[6/16] Depressed Cake Shop at Meow Wolf, 12 PM to 6 PM

Oakland, CA
[5/18] Playa Arts Sneak Peek at Classic Cars West, 7 PM to 10 PM, RSVP

[6/1] Orange -an EGGS Bar Fundraiser at Lounge 3411, 7 PM to 2 AM, Tickets

[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes, 5 PM to 9 PM, Tickets (all ages event)
Don’t miss this Solstice eventlive music is played in the nooks and crannies of a gorgeous columbarium in Oakland’s Piedmont neighborhood

San Francisco
[5/19] Reminder: Bikes to Books Five-year Anniversary Spring Ride, 1 PM to 4 PM

[5/24] Buzzed Bee goes to Eleven, a “spelling contest and absurd theater” at Goldhive Gallery, 7 PM to 10 PM

[5/31 to 6/14] SF Docfest, 17th San Francisco Documentary Festival, various theaters

[6/3] The band Society of Rockets will be playing at the Elbo Room, 8 PM, $8


The Real Me

via Thx, Greg!

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