The “They pull me back in” Edition :: Issue #183, Rusty’s Electric Dreams



“Those who can’t change their minds can’t change anything.”

— George Bernard Shaw

Rusty's Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff

An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #183 :: The “They pull me back in” Edition :: 8:08:2018

They pull me back in…

Well, I’ve been saying since the end of last year’s Burning Man that I’m not going to this year’s Burning Man.

But, sometime between last week and this week, I changed my mind. Yup, I’m going, and, believe it or not, it’ll be the first time I’ve stayed for the actual Burn since 1996.

Are you going this year? Are you part of an art project? What are you bringing to gift? What will your coordinates be? I want to know it all!

Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Hey, thanks for all the feedback on where to “lazy river” it. I can’t wait to try out some of your suggestions, esp. this one. If not this summer, then next.

As seen on the Internets


Our community’s own Spy Emerson worked on Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You as both an artist and an actor (!). Boots recently asked her to make a mini version of her “Man Fucking Horse” sculpture from the film’s protest scene. So she did! It’s available for sale directly from Spy.

:: 1934’s Reefer Madness re-dubbed to warn parents about the dangers of social media

:: Wow, these Persian rugs are something else

:: DEVO on meeting the Rolling Stones

:: “Ancient Androids: Even Before Electricity, Robots Freaked People Out

:: When dogs scream
:: Thanks, Andy!

:: Podcast: Kyle Kesterson gets real on Are You Being Real?

:: Too funny: Milton Glaser and other designers come up with logos for Trump’s Space Force

:: Jerry Seinfeld contributed funny reviews on Google Maps after visiting places on his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee via

:: Richie Rhombus’ Immigracious is an “adventurous art experience for immigrants to share food and stories together”

Real things you can actually buy: no way!


Creepy but cool: Artist Ashley Newman (aka It Came From Under My Bed) of Folsom, Louisiana is killing it with her latex, non-edible “People Pot Pies” since her video featuring them went viral recently. As of this writing, she’s completely sold out of her “fleshly-baked” creations but hopes to have them back in her Etsy shop soon. via

Real things you can actually buy: yay!

These ain’t right (and that’s what makes them awesome): The slightlywrong company makes t-shirts that are just enough off in their wording to make other people nuts. Prices start at $23.68/tee.

Featured Events


LOS ANGELES [Until 8/31] Peanut butter AND Fluff… I’m DYING: Lucy Sparrow’s all-felt Sparrow Mart Supermarket is showing at The Standard in downtown LA Thanks, Michael

U.S. National Parks
[11/11] Free day at national parks

USA Cities
[Various dates] Water Lantern Festival

Albany, CA
[9/17] The John Doe (of X) Folk Trio at Ivy Room, 9 PM, Tickets

El Cerrito, CA
[9/15] Playland Not at the Beach Museum liquidation auction, 10 AM (This is SO sad… the museum is closing to make way for new condos)

Gerlach, NV
Fly Ranch Nature Walks

Oakland, CA
[9/29] FIGMENT Oakland 2018, 10 AM to 6 PM
[10/26] Extra Action 20th Anniversary Halloween Ball at The New Parish, 9 PM, Tickets

San Francisco, CA
[Now through Halloween] San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour
[8/11] The Elsewhere Philatelic Society hosts Walkabout Revisitation at the Grand Newsstand from 10 AM to Noon
[8/11] Rooftop Park opening block party, 12 PM to 4 PM, FREE
[8/30] Nerd Rock Returns: Three Day Stubble and more at SF Eagle, 9 PM
[10/31] Mac Sabbath at Great American Music Hall, 8 PM

SJ shared this with me and said, “Mom! This is YOU!”
She’s right, it is. Honestly though, who answers the door without a heads up anymore? Also, text don’t call!

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a (mostly) weekly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff for positive deviants and the people who love them.

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